Governor asks students to work towards self reliance

Governor of Nagaland and Assam Prof Jagdesh Mukhi addressing the students on the occasion of the 32nd Graduation Day celebration at College Indoor stadium, St. Joseph’s College Jakhama on August 22.

KOHIMA, AUGUST 22 : Governor of Nagaland and Assam Prof. Jagdesh Mukhi graced the occasion of the 32nd Graduation Day celebration at the College Indoor stadium, St. Joseph’s College Jakhama on August 22, felicitating 1259 Undergraduates and 102 Postgraduates.

Mukhi in his address commended the College for leaving an indelible mark in the legacy of education in Nagaland. He congratulated all the graduates of various departments on completing their degrees from this distinguished institution and also complemented the faculty members, administrative team and the parents of the graduating students for their selfless support in achieving this milestone.

“Today, it fills my heart with pride to see a batch of promising youngsters armed with knowledge and skills are ready to accomplish their dreams,” stated Mukhi.

He said that he was glad to know the college holds the distinction of being the largest college in Nagaland ever since its inception in 1985 and it is remarkable to know that the institution has emerged as one of the top autonomous colleges in the North East. 

He also mentioned that St. Joseph’s College has been accredited with Grade ‘A’ by the NAAC in 2016 and further added that the college seems to have left no stone unturned in providing quality higher education to the youth of Nagaland as well as neighbouring states. 

He appealed the students to set out into entrepreneurship and become job providers rather than job seekers and start up ventures. He mentioned that it is very unfortunate that students here, even after post-graduation from universities are prepared to join as employees in government sector on contractual basis. Therefore he suggested the students to take up agriculture and contribute to make a self-reliant India.

Mukhi stated that, Nagaland stands on the launch pad of significant change and development and the youths of today have a great responsibility towards enhancing this progression of this hugely beautiful and resourceful state.  

Later the Governor also conferred the Graduation Day Award 2022 to eleven different graduates. They included: Governor’s Gold Medal – Illo I Jimomi; APJ Abdul Kalam Award – Kithetoli Yepthomi; Mahatma Gandhi Award – Kevileinuo Angami; Dr. Talimeren Ao Award – Mecievi Khieya; Best BBA Student Award – Reena Rai; Best Science Student Award – Hosea Kent; Alumni Association Award – Temjenmenla Walling; Avika Achumi Memorial Award – Ukumari Bisukarma; Chikrophuyo Memorial Award – K Benjamin; Khriebuno Nagi Literary Award – Moanaro Jamir; and Capt. Regina Razousinuo Award – Zuchobeni Humtsoe. 

Earlier in the programme Principal St. Joseph’s College Dr. Fr. George Keduolhou Angami delivered the welcome address while Bishop of Nagaland, Most Rev. Dr. James Thoppil gave a short message and blessing to the graduates.