IMPHAL: Zillai (Vaiphei Students’ Association), General Headquarters, has organised a reception cum felicitation programme of 12 year old Master Isaac Paulallungmuan Vaiphei, the youngest student ever in the history of Manipur to appear and cleared the matricular exam by the state board, at its office on Tuesday. He was felicitated by the students’ body with a memento and a shawl. The parents of Master Isaac were also felicitated with a shawl each as sign of appreciation for nurturing their son to achieve what he has achieved today. On the said occasion the Zillai General Headquarters also thanked the BJP-led government headed by N Biren Singh, and the members of the Board of Secondary Education Manipur (BSEM) for allowing Master Isaac Vaiphei to appear the HSLC Exam 2020 as a special case. The students’ body also expressed its gratitude to the other officers and well wishers who were instrumental in getting the required tests and permission from the concern authorities. According to the students’ union Master Isaac Vaiphei studied at Mt. Olive School, Kangvai which is a private school. The school is the hope of many young students in the area for their future career. “We appeal to the Government of Manipur to extend help to the school in the form of ‘Grand-in-Aid’ to enable the school to function well and cater to the needs of the students in the surrounding neighbourhood and the district and the state at large,” a statement from Zillai mentioned. It added that the declaration of the results of the HSLC Examination 2020 by BOSEM on the15th of June 2020 gave the Zillais a special reason rejoice and be grateful. Zillai hailed it as a joyous moment to learn that one of its member and tribesman Isaac, son of Genkholian Vaiphei of Kangvai Village, Churachandpur District cleared the exam in first division with 72%. He became the youngest student ever in the history of Manipur to appear and cleared the exam at such young age and being the first of its kind he made a sweet and unforgettable history in Manipur. The event was to show appreciation and to congratulate him for his noble achievement and to thank the Almighty God for the abundant blessings, Zillai said.