Kohima,17 June:Sophunumi residents of Kohima held a general picnic 2008 cum HSLC successful candidates felicitation day on 14th June 2008 at Kisama. The programme was chaired by Tepuchu, invocation prayer was offered by Yazono and welcome address by Viklauho.
The speaker were Hovithal Sothu, Associate Professor, ATI, Kohima; Metochol, Rtd. Joint Secretary, Khrupi, Deputy Secretary School Education Puchel, Senior Sub-Inspector, I. Hovithal. He exhorted the successful candidates that one should be prepared to face competitive exams right after graduation. He said that one should not go only for political appointments to secure jobs, adding that using of alcohol, chewing pan, taking drugs etc during student life destroys memory power. Khrupi in his speech spoke on the importance of quality education.
The other highlights of the programme were presentation of prizes to HSLC candidates, lottery draw and distribution of sweets. Vote of thanks by was delivered Nokethozo. About 150 people attended the programme.