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Published on: June 20 2016


Livingstone Foundation Hr. Sec. School, Dimapur celebrated its Annual Fresher’s Day on the 18th of June 2016 under the theme DO NOT LIMIT YOUR CHALLENGES, CHALLENGE YOUR LIMITS. The function, which was held at the School’s Auditorium from 10AM onwards, was hosted by Mr. Navin Gurung from Grade-XII (Sc) and Miss Zeba Rahman from Grade-XII (Arts).

The programme was marked by several colourful and entertaining items presented by the students of the Higher Secondary section. The invocation prayer was led by Mrs. Ani Yepthomi, Director, Junior High which was followed by the Welcome Speech by Mr. Nito H. Swu from Grade-XII (Arts). Mr. Arthur Edwards, the Administrator of the school exhorted the gathering through his words of wisdom. In his brief address, Mr. Arthur Edwards encouraged the students to inculcate the motto of the school ‘Learn to Serve’ in their daily lives thereby serving humanity and God. He also underlined the necessity of learning responsibility and discipline at a young age to be better citizens. According to him real discipline comes from within and it is learnt at home at an early age. Therefore to be truly disciplined one must discipline one’s mind.

The Fresher’s Day Message was delivered by Mr. Andrew Ahoto, Chairman cum Principal of the school. In his heartening message, Mr. Ahoto while welcoming the freshers hoped that they would respect their seniors and learn the tenets of good understanding and fellow feeling as Stonites. He encouraged them to always have positivity of mind as everyone was God gifted and talented in their own fields. Comparing with the rest of the world, he highlighted that Nagaland along with some other parts of India is still reeling under backwardness and corruption. But he was optimistic about the hospitality of the Nagas which makes them apart from the rest of the country. He also underscored the importance of setting one’s goals and for which one has to work really hard in order to achieve the goals. He was critical of soothsayers and naysayers who are very conniving and they may ruin one’s life. Finally he encouraged the students to reach the top and the pinnacle of success so that no one can shake or deter them.

Other highlights of the function included some enchanting special numbers from students including ‘Kelhou Kevira (Paradise)’ presented by the students of Grade-XII (Arts), ‘Give Me some Sunshine by Grade-XII (Sc) students, ‘Give Love a Try’ by Mr. Aloto Zhimomi from Grade-XII and yet another one performed by students from Grade-XI.

The most special part of the function however was the Mr. and Miss Fresher 2016 Contest where various enthusiastic contestants from amongst the fresh batch of Grade-XI participated and showcased their mettle in facing the crowd and answering some challenging questions posed by the judges across two exciting rounds. Mr. Thuireishang Jamang (PGT) led the proceedings of the contest as the co-ordinator. The Panel of Judges included the Chairman cum Principal, Mr Andrew Ahoto; Director of Junior High, Mrs Ani Yepthomi; former Miss Fresher, Miss Marllyn Walling; Drama teacher, Mr. Uto Chishi; and Builders Trainer, Ms. Vanthunglo Murry.

Mr. Vihuka P. Shohe was adjudged the Mr. Fresher while the crown of Miss Fresher was bagged by Ms. Kumlijungla Tzudir. The other winners included Ms. Imsunenla who was declared as the Miss Photogenic, Ms. Margrate Snock as Miss Congeniality, Mr. Tovi Sema as Mr. Popular and last but not the least, Mr. Amos P. Ovung as Mr. Smart. Mr. Arthur Edwards, Administrator and his wife Mrs. Nisheli Edwards, Co-Administrator of the school felicitated the winners of the contest with gift hampers and sashes.

The colourful  and memorable programme came to a close with the Vote of Thanks proposed by Mr. Prabhat Mandal, Principal (Academics) which was followed by a grand lunch for both the students as well as staff at the LFHSS Dining Hall.