CM Neiphiu Rio and others after unveiling the cornerstone of Norman Putsure College on June 29. (Morung Photo)
CM Rio inaugurates the Norman Putsure College
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Chümoukedima | June 29
With its motto, “Think Bright”, a new college in Nagaland was inaugurated on June 29, promising to offer “the best of Western-style education”, but rooted in traditional Naga values.
The Norman Putsure College (NPC) was officially opened by the Chief Minister of Nagaland, Neiphiu Rio, when he unveiled the foundation stone here today in Ward 10, Chümoukedima.
The college was established in memory of the late Norman Putsure, IAS, by his wife and children to “fulfill his dream of educating young people.” He died in 2012 while serving as Commissioner and Secretary for Social Welfare in the Government of Nagaland and Team Leader of the Nagaland Bamboo Development Agency (NBDA).
Speaking on the occasion, NPC President Aseiu Putsure said that everything good in life takes time to come true and it took about 4 to 5 years for the college to take form.
The only son of Late Putsure and a software engineer and real estate developer based in Pennsylvania, United States of America, he expressed hope that “with God, hard work and brilliant thinking” something good would happen. with the opening of the college.
Aseiu’s sister and Vice President, NPC, Seyievinuo Putsure also highlighted how her father’s love for Nagas was instilled in his three children. The CEO of Seyie Design thus implied that the creation of the college was a way of contributing to society and that it was a privilege.
In her introduction to the college, NPC Chief Executive Officer Saneinuo Putsure said the college was established to keep her father’s value for education alive. She also recalled how her father always emphasized finding talent first and contributing to the world, adding: That’s what NPC is all about.
We believe that every student has the opportunity to excel, but the first step is to find what we are good at, noted the educator, adding, “With proper guidance, anyone can find careers that fit. to his gifts, which makes the job fun and enjoyable.
The college’s motto, ‘Think Bright’, aims to inspire the student to choose the right path and be in the light, an essence of society and not liabilities, she added, as its teaching gravitates around the ability of students to solve problems through criticism and creativity. thinking.
The use of yellow as a theme for NPCs in the college uniform as well as in buildings and the like is to remind students to always think clear and choose light, she added.
She also recalled how in 2015 she was an ignorant college graduate but knew her talent lay in education. While sharing this with her late mother, she said that the latter enthusiastically suggested starting an educational institution. “Since then, our family discussed the project and first laid the groundwork in December 2017, and haven’t looked back since,” she added.
According to the NPC, the college’s mission is “to create a place of learning where students can freely discover, express and apply their talents” and students would be “trained to discover their God-given talents, develop their skills and step out of beaten track.
In his speech, Chief Minister Rio said it was an institution worthy of the “memory of a person as dear as Late Norman”.
He was a man of vision. As a bureaucrat, wherever he was, he always worked in mission mode. Whatever mission was given to him, whether official or personal, his approach was always to see challenges in a positive light, Rio recalled.
On a personal note, Rio said he was a childhood friend of the late Norman and had studied at the same college in Darjeeling, and the latter was his best man on his wedding day.
“I later entered politics as he was inducted into government service and we continued to serve our people in different capacities,” he added.
Rio appreciated the efforts of his late wife Akruzo, children and family members for establishing this college in his memory “allowing us to celebrate the life of the late Norman.”
“Although he left us too soon, his good deeds and his legacy will live on with us,” he added.
Any institution or movement must be based on solid principles and clear guidelines. And I am aware that this has been the APN’s approach, he further noted.
Rio also encouraged students to make the best use of the facilities provided in the halls of an institution striving to give the best modern education rooted in traditional values.
He also asked the teaching faculty to encourage students to leave this college “inspired” to face a bright future tomorrow.
Currently, the NPC offers a Bachelor of Arts course for Honors and General students.