Kohima diocese stresses education in villages

Bishop James Thoppil of Kohima said education should create morally upright people.

 
Dimapur: 

The Kohima diocese has opened a new school and convent in the remote Niuland area of the diocese stressing development of people through education.

N. Jacob Zhimomi, Parliamentary secretary for Irrigation and Flood Control was the chief guest at the opening of St. Joseph’s School and St. Ann’s Convent in March 7. “Education is the key to integral progress,” he said.

Jacob said he had assigned Niuland as a special development zone and expected faster and better road connectivity to the place.

The official asked parents not to shrink their responsibility in the education of children. Stressing education as a join venture, he encouraged parents to support local schools by enrolling their children in schools near their villages than sending them to far off places.

Jacob said he was proud to be a product of Catholic education and thanked the Catholic Church in Nagaland for doing a yeomen service in the education of the youth.

Jacob said he admired the Church’s commitment and service with a human touch and also thanked the Church for the huge investment made in the campus.

Bishop James Thoppil of Kohima blessed the buildings. He said he had a nostalgic feeling because of his close association with the place and the chief guest in the area as a missionary in early nineties.

The bishop said that over 1.61 crore had been spend for the various developmental work in the campus during the last two and a half years.

He said education must make people to stand for moral uprightness and moral values taught by Jesus.

Head Gaon Bura (GB) of Viyito village, Vikiye, also spoke on the occasion and requested public to support the growth and development of the school.

Source: Nagaland Post

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