NDPP Mokokchung unit contributes INR 1 lakh to AKM free coaching
Mokokchung, Sep. 3 (EMN): The Mokokchung unit of the Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) contributed INR one lakh to the Ao Students’ Conference’s (AKM) free coaching programme for class-X repeaters on Tuesday in Mokokchung.
The cash was handed over to AKM officials in presence of party officials, students and well-wishers in the AKM’s coaching hall.
The NDPP unit’s president N Bendang Jamir said one of the guiding principles of the party is to help the needy. He said that the party decided to sponsor the teachers’ honorarium amounting to INR 1,00,000 as part of the free coaching classes initiated by the AKM.
“We are looking forward to extend our helping hand to uplift who are in need,” he said. He appealed to the students to be sincere and to be serious in their studies so that they will succeed in life.
On behalf of the AKM, the organisation’s vice president Sunglem acknowledged the noble gesture of the NDPP. Such yeomen service for the students’ community might be first of its kind from a political party, he said.
The free coaching classes were started in 1997 to help the repeaters clear their HSLC examinations. The classes have been on for more than two decades with contribution from well-wishers.
AKM officials said that this year 90 per cent of students cleared their HSLC. Currently, more than 40 students are availing free coaching classes on four subjects.
In other matters, a team of leaders from the Tseminyu NDPP visited families affected by a recent storm, at Gwachonlo village in Tseminyu subdivision of Kohima district. During their visit on August 30, the team provided relief materials along with some financial assistance to the affected families, updates on Tuesday stated.
The Tseminyu NDPP also informed that it had welcomed Thapimo Semy, OSD to chief minister and former JD (U) candidate, and officials and members of the JD (U) of Tseminyu into the party’s fold. They were welcomed into the organisation in a formal ‘welcoming programme’ on August 31 in Tseminyu’s town hall, the updates stated.