KANGPOKPI: As the Education Department of the Kuki National Front (KNF) felicitated Satmunchon Kipgen, who secured the top 11 position in the recently declared HSLC Examination 2020, it categorically observed that education is the most powerful weapon to change the society.
The oldest and mother organization of the all the Kuki militant outfit, Kuki National Front is currently under the suspension of operation with the Governments and an entity of the peace talks with Governments under UPF.
The outfit Education Department warmly felicitated Satmunchon Kipgen on his success in a simple function held today at S.Jalenmoul Village by following strict protocol of minimal gathering and social distancing where representatives of Kuki Chief Council (KCC) Manipur, Kuki Inpi Kangpokpi District, KSO Sadar Hills leaders.
L. Solomon, Education Director of KNF while presenting Satmunchon Kipgen a traditional shawl ‘Saipikhup’ as marked of appreciation on his success evoked the importance of education among the Kuki society by emphasizing the integral roles of education in the modern society.
Terming education as the backbone of a society, the outfit Education Director, L. Solomon said that the importance of education cannot be ignored as lack of education gives birth to numerous social problems like poor health, internal conflict, poor living standards and many more, nevertheless, it [education] helps people educated to deal with different types of problems and through the right education, a person can develop good moral values in helping the society become better.
He also said that society is made of up different kinds of people and the mindset of each of them differs a lot but an educated one can guide to the right path in a better manner and can come up with a variety of ideas which may be related to political participation, social equality or environmental sustainability. So it is pretty much clear that the power of knowledge can help you walk in the right path, take the right decision and can help you in bringing the change that you always wanted.
While linking education to a society’s economy, L. Solomon asserted that if a society’s education system is not up to par, its economy will suffer because of it as it [education] is generally seen as the foundation of society which brings economic wealth, social prosperity and political stability.
Exhorting Satmunchon Kipgen to put more efforts and struggle harder in his future academic careers, L. Solomon said that education is the best investment for the people because well educated people have more opportunities to get a job which gives them satisfaction and also helps build up harmony and democracy society.
Rev. Satneo Kipgen, Coordinator, EBCCF(I) who attended as Minister motivated Satmunchon Kipgen spiritually and invoked thanksgiving and blessing prayer for the young brilliant boy for his future endeavours while Kuki Chief Council, Kuki Inpi and KSO Sadar Hills leaders also presented him a traditional shawl each and a cash reward apart from encouraging him in bringing more laurels to the society.
KSO Sadar Hills President Thangminlen Kipgen urged the leaders of Kuki Chief Council, Kuki Inpi and the Education Department of KNF to introduced efficient education policy in the district sooner than later in the larger interest of the future generation while all the civil society organizations expressed their gratitude to the education department of KNF in concerning the education of the youth in the district and also felicitating those who excel in the field of education.
Various other KNF leaders also attended the felicitation ceremony apart from others CSOs leaders and Principal-cum-Administrator of EMRS Gamnom Saparmeina.