With faith in God, young achiever dreams big

With faith in God, young achiever dreams big

Morung Express News
Mokokchung | July 9


For achievers, perhaps, the sky can be the only limit; and for young achievers life can be nothing short of hope and opportunity and be an asset for the society. Meet Imtilong Jamir, the top 5 ranker at the HSSLC exams who cleared the JEE Advanced examinations and is now poised to join the prestigious IIT Kharagpur. His life is one of humility, hard work and complete faith in God.


Eldest among three siblings, Imlilong Jamir is the son of I Imkong Jamir (an advocate) and Takaienla (a theologian) hailing from Chungtia village under Mokokchung district.


He was born on March 31, 1999 and did his high school at Edith Douglas Higher Sec. School, Mokokchung. He secured the top 16 rank in the HSLC exams and improved his ranking at the HSSLC exams by securing the top 5 rank from Holy Cross Hr Sec. School in the science stream. Now, he has cleared the JEE exams and IIT Kharagpur beckons him for his further studies in Biotechnology and Bio-chemical engineering.


In a brief interaction with The Morung Express at his residence, the eighteen year old boy said that there is no alternative to hard work and also faith in God.


He attributed his deep faith in God to his parents and also his church in which he takes active participation. Academic wise, Imlilong gave credit to his teachers for their teachings and also his parents who were always being supportive towards him.


Being born and brought up in Mokokchung town, he feels strongly for the Mokokchung society and expressed his hope that the youngsters who are in schools would study hard, remember God in their lives and lead the society. In this connection, he defined life as “inspiring the people round you and leaving a legacy behind you”.


On being asked how he sees himself four years from now, Imlilong Jamir humbly replied that ‘if everything goes well, and if God willing, then he sees himself as a research scientist’ contributing to the society in the field of biotechnology.