From Our Correspondent
KANGPOKPI | July 16
His family backgrounds and economic condition is no better than others but he has proven that determination is more important than background and sound economy by becoming the second highest rank holder among the tribal students in the matric 2017.
Born in a poor family of (L) Ngamkholun Lupho and Nemnu Lupho of Thangkanphai village, Saikul as the youngest among the six, Lungoulen Lupho scripted history in the education of newly created Kangpokpi district, if not the entire district, definitely in Saikul sub-division also commonly known as Zilhom area by bagging the 12th position.
The boy since his childhood has a quality of docility towards his illiterate parents who scale the steep slope of Saikul hills engaging in farming to support their children’s education.
However, his schooling and solid determination almost crumbled when his father passed away in 2005 as numerous hurdles loomed large over his family which compelled his eldest sister Lhingneichong alias Chochong to shoulder all the burdens by starting a small business in Imphal.
Among other siblings, Lungoulen Lupho stayed with his eldest sister in Imphal and resumed schooling at Eagle School, Imphal till Class III and studied Class-IV at Diamond Sower Academy in Thangkanphai village, Saikul and continued his academic career at Tiny Tots’ School, Imphal till he scripted the record in the annals of Saikul Zilhom education in HSLC Examination 2017.
Much to the dismay of the family and more particularly Lungoulen Lupho, just ahead of HSLC, Examination 2017 results, his sister, the sole supporter of their education unexpectedly passed away due to cancer before experiencing the fruits of her hard works and endurance.
The feat and who Lungoulen Lupho is today could be termed as the ‘corollary’ of his sister’s boldness to shoulder the burden of the family and it has obviously proved that she had opted the right decision to shoulder the responsibility of his education.
Lungoulen Lupho family’s condition has no difference from many other backwards families except his elder brother serving in the Indian Air Force.
Many urged the chief minister and education minister to help the poor brilliant boy who aspires to become a civil servant to serve the poor and needy people and encourage him to hold on his determination and make better records.
He talked about the education of Manipur and his determination to become a civil servant, after a felicitation function organised by Thangkanphai Village Authority and Thangkanphai Youth Club yesterday to the media.
Vice-chairman, ADC Sadar Hills, pastor of Thangkanphai Baptist Church Thangjakam Misao, Rev. L. James, Saikul CVOs leader apart from the Thangkanphai villagers, church members attended the felicitation program of Lungoulen Lupho at the community hall.
Speaking to media persons, Lungoulen Lupho said that if he could meet the chief minister he will definitely conveyed his opinions on government schools in the state as the poor and needy people from both the valley and hill could not afford to go to private institutions.
“It will be in the larger interest of the student community more particularly the poor and needy students to enhance the government schools at par with private schools with respect to facilities including infrastructures, teaching skills, etc.”, added Lupho.