NBSE begins year-long celebration of 50th Anniversary with Golden Jubilee Race

Some of the students who participated in the marathon

Some of the students who participated in the marathon

Morung Express News
Kohima | January 30

As the first series of the Nagaland Board of School Education (NBSE) year-long celebration of its 50th Anniversary, Golden Jubilee Race, a Curtain Raiser was held on Tuesday drawing the participation of 670 students and teachers from 49 schools from Kohima. The Run, covering a distance of about 4 kilometres began from High School Junction and culminated at the Assembly Secretariat Junction and took marathoners about 10-12 minutes to cover the distance.

1st runner-up boys category.

In the boys’ category, Petevituo Yhome, Class 11 of Northfield, Khika was declared champion while Seyiedelie Chuse, Class 12 of Mount Sinai Higher Secondary School, Kohima and Gwakenye Khing, Class 11 of Don Bosco Higher Secondary School, Kohima were adjudged first runner-up and second runner-up respectively.

In the girls’ category, Cekrotalu, Class 11 of Bayavü Higher Secondary School, Kohima was the champion while Nirmala Rai, Class 12 of Mount Carmel Higher Secondary School, Kohima and Vilesieno Mepfhüo, Class 10 of Christ King Higher Secondary School, Kohima were adjudged first runner-up and second-runner up respectively.

1st runner-up girls category.

The winners received cash award of Rs 10000 for the champion, Rs 7000 for first runner-up and Rs 5000 for second runner-up respectively both for the two categories of boys and girls.

Referring to the marathon held under the theme, “Learning is a marathon,” NBSE Chairman, Asano Sekhose called upon the students to become lifelong learners while elucidating that “learning inside the classroom or outside will add value to your lives, and help you build your career.” She urged everyone to become lifelong learners so they can contribute to the growth of themselves and the society to a higher level.

Talking about NBSE, she said, “from a humble begi

Dr. Kekhrielhoulie Yhome presenting the cash award to the champion in the girls category.

nning, we have come a long way through trials and errors, and challenges, but with the support and cooperation of all the stakeholders, we are working hard to bring up the standard of education to be at par with the rest of the country.” She also emphasized on the need to redefine and realign their activities with the NEP 2020 while pointing out that there is more focus on competency base assessment in this context. “Now the focus is shifting to critical and analytical thinking skills of the students so they can express themselves in a better way and they can become problem solvers,” she put across.

Champion boys category.

She also highlighted that the NBSE was established under Act. No 4 of the Nagaland State Legislative Assembly 1973 on November 15 in 1973 and started functioning in October 1974 covering the whole of Nagaland within its ambit. As we celebrate 50 years, she expressed that it is a time to thank God for his grace and protection while extending sincere thanks to the Government of Nagaland, particularly Department of School Education for helping and guiding them all through these years. She further acknowledged all the affiliated schools, teachers, students, past and present because of whose support, she said, “we could function and come this far.”

Rangumbuing Nsarangbe, Secretary NBSE proposed the vote of thanks.