“If there is a place on the face of the earth where all the dreams of living men have found a home since the very first days when man began the dream of existence, it is India. .” –Romain Rolland.
As a student, we are supposed to study what is given in the curriculum, however, in our college, we also learn something that is not in the curriculum but is absolutely necessary to build ourselves as beings. ideal human and citizen of the nation-state. – India. For the past few years, Tetso College has made its presence felt in Nagaland and also in other parts of India. Academically, we have always been at the forefront, however, I now feel that we have truly begun to live the College’s official “purpose”: “To create a positive impact in the world”.
Against the backdrop of Nagaland’s complex contemporary history which is marked by violence and an unpleasant past, how to weave hopes for the future is something we as students learn at Tetso. We don’t have tribal unions, we’ve never had such things. Our faculty members come from different parts of India. We have somehow succeeded in building a “cosmopolitan” environment on our university campus where people are more concerned with the present and the future than with the past.
Extracurricular activities have taken our college to a different height. Various university clubs not only play a role on campus, but also off campus. They are constantly busy sending bright messages of hope. Clubs like Red Ribbon Club, NSS, NCC have actively contributed to the nation building process. Clubs like the Tetso Motorcycle Club and the Tetso Mountaineering Club (TMC) have gone above and beyond “Call of Duty” in service to the people and the nation.
At Tetso College, we learn and practice the “universal” values given to us by our “Constitution of India”, we also learn and understand our rights and duties and through a holistic teaching approach, we learn to become an ideal citizen of the nation The Constitution of India is our one and only “Cardinal Rule” which recognizes and protects our rights as human beings and also as citizens of India and charts the destiny of our future collective as “entitled” citizens of free India.
The college held a leading position among colleges in Nagaland to celebrate the “75th Anniversary of Freedom of India” (Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav). On August 15, three events simultaneously: – The History Club organized an event entitled “Hum Sab Bharatiya Hain-We Run For Our India”; TMC members hoisted the flag at “Chumu Hill” and the six-member TMC club managed to hoist the flag and celebrate independence day on top of Mount Saramati (for the first time in history registered from Nagaland). In addition, a member of Tetso Motorcycle Club participated in the ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ Bike Rally organized jointly by Royal Enfield Showroom, Kohima and Assam Rifles. The College Business Club also celebrated Independence Day and observed the campaign ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’. . Also, the positive relationship the college has developed with various government agencies, defense forces, and NGOs is commendable. The strong presence of highly intellectual and visionary figures like SC Jamir and Rupin Sharma on campus as “Lamps of Wisdom” laid the foundation for the “Progressive Movement towards a better future for the Nagas” that teachers, students and other stakeholders are endeavoring to assist in the interests of the present and future of the Nagas and our India as a whole.
As a PG student in political science, I can attest to our college’s contribution to the nation-building process. The meaning of education should never be limited to an “examination” or a “certificate”, but rather have a broader vision – a vision to train the leaders of the Nation-servants of the Nation.
My teacher always said, “There are a handful of people working silently everywhere in the best interests of society and the nation, they are invisible golden hands that have made the impossible possible. I have found such dedicated people to Tetso, both among the student community and faculty members.
As a Naga student from Frontier Nagaland, I dream of serving my India. I dream of joining the armed forces. I don’t know if this dream will ever come true or not, but one thing I can definitely say is that with the experiences I gained in college, I became more confident, stronger, a more patriotic nationalist Indian and a capable servant of great Mother India. Even if I could not become a soldier, I will certainly have an impact on the world in which I live, for my people and for my great country. Jai Hind! Vande Mataram!
Degree of Thought is a weekly community column initiated by Tetso College in partnership with The Morung Express. Degree of Thought will look at the social, cultural, political and educational issues that surround us. The opinions expressed here do not reflect the opinion of the institution. Tetso College is a UGC-recognized business and arts college accredited by NAAC. The editors are Dr Hewasa Lorin, Dr Aniruddha Babar, Khangpuiliu Pamei, Rinsit Sareo, Meren and Kvulo Lorin. For feedback or feedback, please email: [email protected]