Kikheto for compulsory vocational courses
Secretary, Finance and LRD, Y. Kikheto Sema, IAS taking salute from the marching contingents at St Paul Higher Secondary School, Dimapur on October 11. (Morung photo)
Morung Express News
Dimapur | October 11
Underscoring the importance of sports and other vocational courses besides classroom teachings for holistic and all round development of a child, Secretary Finance and Land Resource, Y. Kikheto Sema IAS emphasized on making vocational courses a compulsory subject in schools.
Speaking as Special Guest at the Annual Games & Sports Meet of St Paul Higher Secondary School, Dimapur on Thursday, Kikheto said instead of confining students to classroom teachings they should also be engaged in other extracurricular activities for all round development. Similarly, he said it was also not good for the teachers to remain busy between the blackboard and the students.
He pointed out that the monotony of classroom teachings have been reduced largely in advanced countries and engaging the students more on outside the classroom activities. However, the officer said studying hard should not be given the backstage at the same time and urged students to be faithful to God, obey their teachers and parents. “It is not the colour of your skin or family background that will make you successful. Success comes from what is inside you in the same way a balloon soars up due to the helium gas inside it,” he told the students.
Guest of Honour, M. John Lotha, SDO (PWD) Research Laboratory Cell, Dimapur urged the students to take sports equally serious as their studies and advised them to seek opportunities and show their capabilities. “Do not just participate for the sake of winning but take it as an opportune time to compete for determination, dedication and discipline. Play to win hearts since sports reveals the true character of an individual,” he said. John also lighted the torch to mark the event.
Earlier, the special guest hoisted the school flag, reviewed the student parade comprising of four contingent colour houses and NCC cadets. He took salute from the marching contingents.
Director of Land Resources Department, Hoto Yeptho released helium filled balloons in the air to mark the opening of the sports week.
The inaugural programme which was one among the most impressive ceremonies of sports functions held at schools in Dimapur was also attended by District Project Officer, LRD, Hekato Yepthomi, parents, teachers, students and well wishers. The sports week will culminate on October 13.