St. Joseph’s College, Jakhama, observed its annual graduation day on August 24 at the college indoor stadium with the Archbishop of Guwahati, John Moolachira as the chief guest.
In his address, the chief guest congratulated the college for its remarkable feat in the 2017 NU examinations. He stated that there would be no progress in any field ‘if we stop learning and that it is of utmost importance to be a constant learner.’ Also commenting that there is no substitute for hard work, he encouraged the students to put their heart and soul in whatever they do. More importantly, he has stressed on integrity, compassion, work culture and generosity.
The college principal, Fr. Dr. Sebastian Oussepparampil, welcomed everyone to the historic moment of SJC, congratulated all the successful graduates for bringing mammoth laurel to the college and also encouraged them to march forward, holding their heads high up and exhibit their capabilities to the world. He further mentioned that 2017 was a great year for SJC as there were 71 rank holders and 8 (eight) toppers in the NU Exams.
Zubemo Humtsoe, faculty member from the department of management, delivered the message on behalf of the teachers. He said a successful person is one who is ready to work on his shortcomings and overcome the obstacles to carve a way to success.
It was followed by conferring of the various awards. The awards were given away to Wetso-u Kapfo for winning the Governor’s Gold Medal; Bichano Lotha for winning the Chikrophüyo Memorial Award; Lungkungam Leo Panmei for Avica Achumi Memorial Award; Lironthung S Humtsoe for Alumni Association Award; Keyolezo for Youthnet Award; Visedelie for Best Science Student Award; Khriele-u Zumvü for APJ Abdul Kalam Award; Nuneno Niehu for Dr. Talimeren Ao Award; and Lito Zhimomi for Mahatma Gandhi Award.
The best graduate of 2017, Wetso-u Kapfo expressed her gratitude to the teachers for always rendering their support and advised the graduates as well as the students that they should always strive hard in whatever they do and exercise their abilities and potentials to the fullest.
The programme was hosted by Thozüsie Nyuwi and Kiringle Martha, while the invocation was said by Rev. Fr. Vemedo Kezo, and a welcome song was presented by ‘Rhythm Shackles.’ Special beatbox entertainment was presented by Jeffrey and Moatemsu, while cultural dance was presented by Rengma cultural troupe. The event concluded with the words of gratitude by the cultural secretary of SJC Students’ Council, Ms Thejakhrienuo Tunyi.