Phek: The Government High School (GHS), Dzülhami celebrated the 75th Platinum Jubilee under the theme: “Honouring our past and creating our future” with Director of School Education Nagaland Wonthungo Tsopoe as the special guest on November 5.
Addressing the gathering, Tsopoe said the glorious 75th year celebration is possible because of the unity among the peoples and sacrifices made by the past pioneers, present leaders, teachers and the students. “With unity you can go forward even further beyond the centenary,” he added.
Tsopoe said teachers duty is a mission duty, they take responsibility not only as a teacher, but as a parent, guide, mentor and counselor for the children. With this, he called upon the school authority to improve the level standard of the students by introducing extracurricular activities like Scout & guide, National Cadet Corps etc. He also emphasised on the importance of vocational education in the form of music, fine art and computers etc.
Tsopoe said “Our government school is second to none, we can do better, because we have a rich deposit of qualified teachers,” however, without students enrollment in the school development cannot take place. He therefore requested the parents to send their children to government school, because any kind of development, the first priority depends on the enrollment of the students.
Tsopoe appreciated the visionary leaders of the GHS Dzülhami for producing many eminent personalities, missionaries, public leaders, academicians and other professionals. “Let us envision creating an educational hub at Dzülhami village,” he said.
Tsopoe also called upon the students to dream big in life and work hard to achieve the goal. There is no shortcut in learning. Hard work and constant practice makes a man perfect. He called upon the teachers to give more commitment, dedication and sincere towards the call profession to mold the future generation.
Meyawabang, SDEO, Chozuba, Phek released the souvenir of Platinum Jubilee and delivered a short speech.
Short speeches were delivered by Zachilhü R. Vadeo, former minister, Nagaland GHS on behalf of Alumni GHSD, Züneyi Shijo on behalf of GHSD retired teachers and Razoukhrü Vasa, chairman, Dzülhami Outsider Welfare Union, also Project Director, DRDA Phek. Meanwhile, Zavepra Nyekha, chairman, Village Council Dzülhami brings greetings.
Earlier, the special guest unveiled the jubilee monolith with Seve Vadeo, former President, Chakhesang Student Union as the leader followed by opening display song by Dzülhami Students’ Union.
A special cultural dance and song was presented by Dzülhami Youth Association and alumni of GHSD followed by GHS Dzülhami Jubilee choir.
The programme was chaired by Veshosa Keyho, Secretary GHS Dzülhami, Platinum Jubilee celebration and SIS. SDEO, Chozuba, while Kezuwe Wetsah, G/T, GHS Dzülhami and Vesevolu Keyho comperes the function.
Meanwhile, Thüpurüso Phüswüo, Pastor, Dzülhami Baptist Church invokes God’s blessing, while the welcome address was delivered by Thinoneisie Lhousa, Headmaster, GHS Dzülhami. Vote of thanks was pronounced by Bilhünyi Nyekha, Convenor, GHS Dzülhami Platinum Jubilee Committee. The celebration concludes with a blessing prayer by Evangelist Chivotso Vasa.