Rio lauds catholic schools for catering quality education
KOHIMA, DECEMBER 6
LOK Sabha MP Neiphiu Rio on Saturday acknowledged the contributions of catholic institutions in the state for providing quality education besides spiritual guidance. He said education is the most valuable investment for human beings.
Addressing the second day of the golden jubilee celebration of Little Flower Higher Secondary School (LFHSS) Kohima as the chief guest, Rio underscored the importance of acquiring quality education and updating oneself to compete with others. He stated that in this modern information and technology age, ignorant people are no longer an excuse.
While lauding the LFHSS on attaining its golden jubilee with many success stories, the MP called upon the school to retrospect and find out the strength and weakness from the past 50 years so as to move forward. He expressed hope that the school authorities would consider upgrading the institution into a full-fledged college with support from the state government and parents.
He also encouraged students to take up sports saying sporting activities enhance the spirit of working together with discipline and competitiveness.
Parliamentary secretary for School Education, Yitachu who was one of the guests of honour of the occasion, also congratulated the school on achieving 50 golden years of promoting education for girls. He said changes are needed in the Naga customary system where girls can inherit immovable property and be given equal priority to access education. He said many people still treat girl child education as secondary and many of them compromise their studies for the sake of the boys in the family even though they are brilliant. He emphasized that there should be equality in education for both boys and girls.
Bishop of Kohima, Most Rev. Dr. James Thoppil also graced the occasion as a guest of honour and delivered a jubilee message. Highlights of the celebration included songs, choreography, drill etc performed by the students of all the classes from KG to 12.