Kohima, Sept. 20: A state level national role-play competition was organised at Rüzhükhrie Government Higher Secondary School here to help schoolchildren learn life skills through extra-curricular activities.
Speaking at the programme, Deo Nukhu, parliamentary secretary for higher education and the State Council for Educational Research and Training (SCERT), said the competition would help children to develop their non-cognitive learning.
He said the competition could act as a bridge between school and life education.
The competition was based on four themes — healthy relationship among adolescents; charms and challenges of adolescents; HIV/AIDS, stigmatisation and vulnerability of adolescents; and causes and impact of drug abuse.
Schoolchildren from the five districts of Dimapur, Kohima, Peren, Wokha and Mokokchung took part in the contest.
The top three prizes were bagged by Peren, Kohima and Dimapur respectively.
Vipralhou Kesiezie, SCERT director, said adolescence was the most turbulent period of a child’s life as he/she undergo rapid physical, emotional and physiological changes.
He said role-play was an apt academic strategy to promote life skills and help children develop an independent thinking.
The judges were Tuolie Seleyi, Reader, SCERT and SCERT research associates Hosheli and Kegwalo.
SCERT joint director Kevi Liegise chaired the programme.
Suspected NSCN (Khole-Kitovi) militants allegedly gunned down a cadre of the NSCN (Khaplang) at Bethany-II Colony here last night.
Police said the cadre, identified as Povoi Shijoh, 20, was gunned down around 1am.
The police said the cadre was a bodyguard of Thepuvezo Chakhesang, a senior member of the Khaplang faction.
In a related incident, a civilian, Pukrove Chakhesang of Phek district, was injured when a stray bullet hit him last evening during an exchange of fire between cadres of the Khaplang and the Khole-Kitovi groups at PWD Colony here.
The Khole-Kitovi faction said its cadres were fired upon when they were buying vegetables from a shop.