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PCC celebrates 45th foundation day

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By EMN Updated: Aug 28, 2019 10:55 pm
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(Inset) Principal of Patkai Christian College (Autonomous), Husazu Epao speaking to the students on the occasion of its 45th foundation day on August 27.

Dimapur, Aug. 28 (EMN): Patkai Christian College (Autonomous) celebrated its 45th foundation day on August 27 in the college campus with pomp and gaiety.
Acknowledging the land donors of Chumoukedima and Seithekema for the 1000 acres land where PCC is established, the college principal Husazu Epao lauded the act of land gift deed signed between the donors and the college authorities way back in 1974.

Emphasising on the roles of the land donors of the two villages, Epao stressed on active participation from the villages during occasion like the foundation day that commemorates the journey of the college.

The land gift deed was done in a customary way 45 years back and the moment was relived at the function with Prof. Talitsuba Alinger, the longest serving BOT member, by presenting a rooster and a kilogram of salt to the village seniors of Chumoukedima and Seithekema.

Calling upon the students, faculties and staff, Epao urged upon all to strive and perform better to achieve academic excellence adding that spiritual excellence also need to be given equal importance. Stating that Patkai is known across the border being the first autonomous college in the Northeast, Epao exhorted all to put in concerted efforts to reach the zenith in coming days.

Underscoring the importance of commitment and conviction in the growth of Patkai, the principal also said that the vision of the college is to create a value-based education to make its students cope-up with the education system anywhere across the globe.

Speaker of the programme and general secretary of Nagaland Baptist Church Council (NBCC), Rev. Dr. Kethozelhou Keyho congratulated the past leaders for bringing Patkai to the present position that of being an autonomous and a college with potential for excellence. He further urged the students to put efforts in discovering their identity and have a purpose in relation with God. He also urged upon the students to master their lives by learning to discern things that blinds them.

The programme was marked with felicitation to the semester toppers of all the disciplines under various undergraduate and post graduate courses. Chairman of BOT, PCC, Rev. Dr. W Ponsing gave away the certificates with cash prizes to all the subject toppers.

A peer reviewed journal of the college titled ‘Patkai’ was also released by the founder principal Rev. Dr. Tuisem A Shishak. Musical performance by the students of Margaret Shishak School of Music added to the vibrancy of the occasion.

A documentary titled ‘A journey of a Hero-Patkai (Then & Now)’ screened by the department of Mass Communication marked the foundation day.

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By EMN Updated: Aug 28, 2019 10:55:10 pm