KANGPOKPI, June1: Leikot Area Youth Organization (LAYO) in collaboration with Integrated Highlanders Environment Economic Development Society (InHEEDS) organized on Sunday the 13th felicitation programme cum Career Counseling at Bethsaida Village, Sadar Hills to felicitate all the successful candidates of HSLC and HSE 2014 from Leikot Area which comprises of more than 35 villages.
Rev. Paolun Haokip and Chongpu Kipgen, chief executive officer, Sadar Hills Autonomous District Council, Kangpokpi attended the function as minister and functional president respectively while Dr Seipu Kipgen, lecturer, Imphal College attended the felicitation programme as resource person.
Altogether 51 successful candidates including 38 HSLC successful candidates and 13 in HSE 2014 from Leikot Area has been felicitated in the programme.
Late Sehkhosei Kipgen Memorial Award comprising cash and memento donated by Gogou Kipgen has been awarded to Tongminlen Kipgen, a student of Damdei Christian College in Science stream from Molnoi village, who top the HSE 2014 among the felicitated student from Leikot Area with 72.4 %.
Meanwhile, late Seikhopao Kipgen Memorial Award comprising of cash and memento donated by Lhingboi Kipgen wife of late Seikhopao Kipgen of Chaljang Village has been awarded to Vahneilam Kipgen of C Joujang village, a student of Ideal English High School, Charhajare, who top the HSLC 2014 among 38 HSLC successful candidates from Leikot Area with 77.8 percentage.
The second topper among the HSLC candidates from Leikot Area Hengoulal Kipgen of Leikot village from T L Shalom School with 75.6 percentage has been awarded a cash and a memento donated by Haoneo Kipgen while the other top 4 to 10 were awarded memento and the other successful candidates were awarded certificate.
All the felicitated candidates were encouraged based on the verses of Holy Bible by the Minister and sought a blessing from God for the successful candidates.
There is no provision that only wealthy and bureaucrats family is entitled to achieved success said Chongpu Kipgen before adding that those who struggle continuously with determination have every chance of success.
He continued that parent have equivalent responsibility for the success of their ward as their ward do while urging the student to avoid malpractice in every examination and termed unfair means in examination the ‘dirtiest lies’ account for a student unsuccessful life.
The function resource person Dr. Seipu Kipgen while in his speech asserted that the society today is not a jhum cultivation based rather it is a knowledge based society adding that knowledge has become the best tool for human being.
He continued that youngsters today should struggle to achieve all available knowledge while avoiding high fashion living standard and live life in the simplest form.
“Let books be your best friend”, Dr. Seipu Kipgen told the student adding that book will never forsake and betray you