IMPHAL, Sep 10: The presentation ceremony of the Governor’s Award and Rajkumari Sanatombi Devi Award 2010 was held today at Asha Jina complex North AOC, with Gurbachan Jagat, the Governor of Manipur, Kiran Jagat, the first Lady of Manipur, Dr. Rishang Keishing, MP, Rajya Sabha and Dr. Meinya, MP, Lok Sabha gracing the function as chief guest and guest of honor respectively.
At the award function Governor Gurbachan Jagat stated that a nation is built in its educational institutions. We should train youths in these institutions. It is in the educational institutions that we should develop the individual character and also a feeling of social purpose.
Further, he said our institutions must give the inspiration which is sorely needed to ignite the minds of the youth. The hidden human feelings, the common search for peace and cooperative living are far better and more important than publicized ambitions. It is for the educational institutions to prepare youths by taming the base instincts of mankind, like anarchical ambition, spiritual blindness, recalcitrance, which are grave internal obstacles and the spirit to settle by the authoritative decision of force, forgetting that justice is more important than armaments and the maintenance of peace by threats and horror is repugnant to the moral sense of loyalties, a sense of moral values, faith in human spirits and ideas, he said.
While lauding Padmashri Th. Haridas Singh who along with his associates manages R.K. Sanatombi Devi Vidyalaya for contributing valuable services to Manipuri society, particularly in the field of education, he also appreciated the Vidyalaya for giving the Governor’s Award to its best student every year with a view to encouraging its scholars, besides a number of other awards given to selected persons in different trades and professions as an indication of social harmony and peaceful living which will ultimately lead to an all-round development in the state.
The Governor expressed his confidence that the management and teachers of the R.K. Sanatombi Devi Vidyalaya will march ahead towards the fulfillment of their aims and objectives and its students would surge into a bright future.
Gurbachan Jagat appealed to all students that education at college and higher secondary level is of utmost importance for a student’s life, because it is the turning point of his or her search for career, suited for his ability and aptitude. The students of today have a challenging task ahead as future citizens and pillars of the nation, he said adding with increasing globalization and better communication and technology, the world is going to become a very competitive place and only those who are better equipped with specialized knowledge and skills and with drive will be able to cope with it.
Distribution of certificates and cash awards to outstanding students and sports persons, presentation of various cultural dances by students marked the award presentation ceremony.