Imphal, Feb 5,
Governor Dr. Najma Heptulla graced the celebration of the 33rd Annual Day of Assam Rifles Public School, Mantripukhri today as Chief Guest. The celebration was organised by Inspector General of Assam Rifles (South) Mantripukhri, Imphal. Major General KP Singh, YSM, Patron, Mrs. Rachna Singh, Regional President, ARWWA, IGAR (South), Brigadier Amit Kabthiyal, Commander 9 Sector, Assam Rilfles, Col. Prikshit Dahiya, Vice Chairman also took part in the celebration of the Annual Day. Addressing the gathering as the Chief Guest, Governor Dr. Najma Heptulla expressed her happiness to be among the young students.
It is heartening to learn that the institution has been serving as an excellent study centre of the State in shaping the future of the young generation for more than three decades, she added. The Governor emphasised that education sector must be a disturb free zone towards bringing development of the nation. Education should not be disturbed at any cost for meeting the ends of some vested interests and appealed to all concerned not to disturb education sector under any circumstances. Considering the profound importance of education in development of a civilization, she stated that peace is pre-requisite for prosperity and people are well aware of it. Manipur inhabited by people of different communities and religions have been living together harmoniously since time immemorial in the State. If we adopt the philosophy of tolerance, then each one of us can go a long way and make positive contribution to the progress of the State and the country as a whole.
She gave advice to the young students to inculcate the idea of tolerance to make themselves better human beings and worthy citizens of our great country. The Governor also advised the students to learn to respect each other including life and property of other human beings. She urged them to avoid wasting time by indulging in small talk or gossips rather focus their time on gaining knowledge. Success and joy in life can be achieved when one inculcates discipline, hard work and honesty, she added. Praising the achievements of the students in the curricular and extracurricular activities, the Governor said that the motto of the school – ‘To lead towards enlightenment from the darkness of ignorance’ has been kept alive.
She also praised the commendable work of the school in providing assistance to 26 number of Below Poverty Line (BPL) students of the state for education and hostel facility besides the humanitarian task taken up by the school. It is also satisfying to know that the school provides special assistance to the BPL day scholar students with exemption of tuition fees in addition. Extending her wishes to Assam Rifles Public School in all their endeavours towards promoting a high standard of education, she said that the Annual Day Celebration would be an ideal platform for students to showcase their talent and creative values. Later, Governor released the School Magazine for the year 2018-19 and give away prizes to the meritorious students of the school who had excelled in academics and various competitions held at School, District and National Level. Officers of IGAR (South), teachers, parents and students attended the function in which various Cultural programmes were showcased by the students.