Guv to students: Embrace philosophy of respect

IMPHAL, 4th Oct: Noting that many educators recommend role-play simulation as the best method for experiential learning as it helps students grasp the nuances of thinking, creativity and effective communication skills; Governor Dr Najma Heptulla has exhorted the students to adopt the philosophy of respect for all from an early age so that they could become responsible citizens and realise the responsibility of contributing towards shaping an egalitarian society.
The Governor was addressing the first ever Model United Nations conference ‘MMS PIMUN 2019’ jointly organised by Polaris International MUN (PIMUN), Shillong in collaboration with Maria Montessori Senior Secondary School, Koirengei on the theme “Coadunate Contra Conflict” at Classic Grande here on Friday.
Addressing the gathering as chief guest, Dr Heptulla stated that the conference provides a platform to students for participation in debates and public speaking which are the basic aspects of leadership roles to be played in dealing with diplomacy laced with political satire.
She asserted that such an engagement would challenge the students to extensively use their thinking ability critically and approaching manner towards the subject matter from different angles to provide solutions to the crisis at hand.
She made an observation that adoption of philosophy of respect for all by the people particularly students would prove vital for a state like Manipur where different communities with dissimilar culture, language, tradition and custom have been settling together since time immemorial.
The Governor admitted that young boys and girls of the state are very talented in different fields especially in sports and cultural activities as they possessed a rare quality of adaptation and requisite temperament.
It is due to this unique blend of character of youth of the state that they have been able to bring many prestigious laurels in various disciplines at the national and international level, she added. While expressing happiness over the improvement of law and order situation in the state, she appealed to the groups/organisations not to disturb the peaceful academic atmosphere under any circumstances and always abstain from imposing bandh, blockade and general strike considering the value of education in civilizational development.
She hailed Maria Montessori School which has witnessed significant development within a span of 10 years and produced many bright students by imparting quality education.
Presided over by Maria Montessori School, School Board of Trustees chairman Ajit Irom, the inaugural function was attended by former diplomat Nengcha Lhouvum as guest of honour. PIMUN secretary general Veno Rudupra; board members, teachers and students of the school were also present at the occasion. The conference which will go on till October 7 will include debates and discussions on various relevant topics.

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