Imphal, May 30,
CAF & PD, Revenue Minister Karam Shyam focussed on knowledge combined with utmost patience in a self-challenging way as an important tool for facing and curbing the various hurdles and circumstances of life relating to environment, friend circle, crisis-situation, personal as well as family matters & financial constraints. “In order to attain our aim in life, we need to develop the mindset to think on good and positive terms and making our contribution as individuals of the society”, he stated.
He was speaking as Chief Guest at the Felicitation Ceremony of Meritorious students(Class 1 to 10) of Catholic School for 2018 at Canchipur today.
N. Mohilal Meitei, Prof. M.U. & also President PTA, CSC; Shri M Lokendro Singh, retd. Chief Engineer and Dominic Lumon, most Rev. D.D. Archbishop, Imphal shared the dais with the Minister at the function as the Guests of Honour and President respectively.
Speaking at the occasion, Minister Karam Shyam expressed happiness over the outstanding performance of the students of Catholic School in his Langthabal Constituency in the recent HSLC Exam, 2018 by grabbing positions-3 in top 10 and 5 in the remaining top 25 and 151 first divisions.
Drawing the attention of the students on achieving real success in life, he said that getting high marks in academics is not the end, we have to fill our lives with the elements of goodness by inculcating the art of good listening and participating in extra-curricular activities as well.
“Money may perish, our academic credibility may decrease with time but the knowledge and wisdom contained in our heads will live and be used forever. To be able to become successful in life, all-round education with sound knowledge plays a key foundation to attain our final destiny in the fields of administration, executive office work, social work & other walks of life and face the obstacles of life bravely and effectively”, he stated.
Appreciating the private school teachers for their contribution by producing brilliant students, he said that they take more responsibility than their Government counterparts.
Students should consider themselves wealth of the family at first, then of their leikais and finally of the state and make their honest and responsible contribution to the State and the society, he also assured.
Minister Karam Shyam also mentioned starting a Memorial Foundation in his father’s name that will provide financial assistance and distribute prizes to the meritorious students of the school annually.
Citing the example of academician and thinker Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar, Prof. N. Mohilal Meitei focussed on the purpose of education by highlighting on the need to serve humanity and the role of social activists in Manipur.
Handing over the Rabichandra Memorial Award to the HLSC topper of the school for 2018, Km Archana Hijam who bagged the overall 4th position in the State, M Lokendro reminded the gathering of the inspirational works, principles and great ideas of the first President of India, Dr. Rajendra Prasad.
Naorem Feirojamba Meitei and Ph Ashima of the school got the 4th and the 10th ranks respectively among the top 10.
Teachers, staff, students and guardian of Catholic School attended the function.