Ukhrul: Sentinel college, established in 1996, which is one of the oldest colleges in Ukhrul district observed its silver jubilee celebration on Saturday with congregates observing two minute silence in remembrance of the two departed founding members.
The historic observance began with blowing of jubilee trumpet by guru AS. Rawung.
Earlier, Shanngam Shaliwo DFO Ukhrul flagged off and declared the jubilee celebration, while Dr. S. Jibonkumar Singh, Director, College Development Council, Manipur University and Father Parvis, principal ST Joseph college Ukhrul unveiled the jubilee plague and released the Jubilee Magazine 2022 titled “Footprints.”
Addressing the public, Shanngam DFO Ukhrul who attended the occasion as the distinguished guest extended his warm greetings.
It is not only a time for celebration but is also a time for thanksgiving, he expressed.
Education doesn’t just come from text books but is a lifelong process. Our present day education is marred by absence of value-based education. “Good moral character, discipline, honesty, respect for teachers and elders therefore must be imprinted in the minds of the young ones.”
The programme was attended by founding members, alumni, students, teaching and non-teachings staff of Sentinel college, parents, principals and teachers of various colleges and schools, TKS, TNL representatives and well wishers.
In his speech, Dr Jibonkumar Singh, Director, College Development Council, Manipur University harped on the importance of getting permanent affiliation from Manipur University and due recognition from University Grant Commision.
Elaborating further, he stated that Sentinel college was granted temporary affiliation to Manipur University in 2013, and urged Sentinel college principal to apply for permanent affiliation at MU and get due recognition from UGC.
Once permanent affiliation is received, the college will be recognised by the University Grant Commission (UGC) and will received scores of facilities and fundings from the UGC, Dr Jibonkumar who looks after the overall development of all colleges in the Manipur maintained.
According to him there are 118 colleges in Manipur and he has visited almost all the colleges.
Commenting specifically on National Education Policy 2020, he informed that NEP will be implemented from this year. Teachers and students will have hard time but the changes brought by the new education policy will be meaningful, he said. Dr Jibonkumar also exhorted students of the college to work hard. “Teachers are your best textbook and no textbook can replaced teachers,” he added.
As part of the celebrations, Shimreingam Horam, a college alumnus, Not Funny band and Yursari Ngalung entertained the public.
In his speech, Father Parvis John congratulated both teaching and non teaching staffs for completing 25 years of imparting quality education to the community.
“You don’t need atom bomb or long range missiles to destroyed the nation, you just need to lower down the quality of education, he said focusing on the vital role roles education plays in the society, Father Parvis John exhorted.
KSA, Lurstep, principal Sentinel college welcomed and introduced the dignitaries.
The celebration came to an end with flag de-hoist by AS. Wungayung Peter, headman Hungpung village.