Governor’s award, Rajkumari Sanatombi Devi award, 2019 distributed
Governor’s Award 2019 was today conferred to Thongkhatabam Ankita Sharma while ten others were conferred with Rajkumari Sanatombi Devi Award of 2019 for their excellence in various fields.
Thongkhatabam Ankita Sharma, class XI student of the institute was conferred the Governor’s Award for her consistent excellence in academic and co-curricular activities in the Vidyalaya for three consecutive years. The award was given in the form of certificates with a cash prize of Rs. 15,000 to the senior secondary level students of the Vidyalaya.
It may be mentioned that the award was instituted in the year 1988 in order to promote and encourage the students of the institute for pursuit of excellence in academic and co-curricular activities. The cash award is given from the corpus fund created with contributions from several former Governors of Manipur namely padmashree, O.N. Shrivastava, Shivinder Singh Sidhu, Gurbachan Jagat and the institute itself.
However, Rajkumari Sanatombi Devi Award was instituted in the year 1983 to recognise and encourage passion and excellence on various fields. The award is given annually in the form of certificates with cash award of Rs. 10,000 by the founder or his nominees in appreciation of outstanding performance in the field of education, arts, sports, social workers, differently abled person, traffic control (police, journalism and social awareness.)
Ten persons were selected to receive the award in the field of teaching, traffic police, nursing, sports, differently abled persons, outstanding student in co-curricular activities or sports from central board of secondary education of Manipur and social awareness.
Rajkumari Sanatombi Devi Award, 2019 was conferred to Jaichand Oinam, lecturer of Johnstone Higher Secondary School, Imphal West for his devoted service as a teacher; Ph. Tamubi Devi of Khurkhul Makha Leikai for her devoted service as a traffic police; Takhellambam Yaimabi Devi, assistant nursing superintendent, JNIMS for her devoted service as a nurse; Salam Luwanglakpa Meitei of Khurai Nandeibam Leikai, Imphal East for his commendable activities in various sports including archery, athletic, cricket, swimming at national and international level despite his challenges; Lukanand Kshetrimayum of Maria Montessori senior secondary school and Ningthoujam Yoihenba Meitei of National Sports Academy, Imphal being outstanding student in co-curricular activities; Chanambam Rishikanta Singh of Ngairangbam Makha Leikai, Imphal West for his various achievements in national and international level in the field of sports as weightlifter; Maisnam Meiraba Luwang of Sega Road Khwairakpam Leikai, Imphal West for his achievement in the badminton; Huidrom Ambeshori Devi of Mayang Imphal Thana Awang Leikai, Imphal for her achievement in boxing and Philem Rohan, Moirang Philem Leikai, Bishnupur district for his social awareness activities and for being an ambassador of peace, security, humanity and clean environment.
Speaking on the award distribution ceremony held today at R.K. Sanatombi Devi Vidayala, Pangei, Imphal, Lok Sabha, MP, R.K. Ranjan as chief guest said schools and institutes should be established for commercial purpose but they should be knowledge based institutes.
He said a family is the basic unit of society. At one time, moral lessons were taught in the family by its members and elders, he said. But with the establishment of educational institutes, moral education is taught at these places and they helped moulding the character of the students.
He further said private tuitions should not be promoted. “If private tuitions are promoted then it will be hard to bring out good students,” he said.
Dean, school of math and phy.sc., Manipur University, professor, Nongmaithem Rajmuhon Singh also attended the function as president. As a part of the programme, cultural programme including Thang-Ta demonstration were presented by the students of the Vidyalaya.
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