Kohima: A tripartite Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was inked on Friday to set up the ‘Late Capt N Kenguruse, MVC Centre of Excellence and Wellness’ at Tsiesema under Kohima district. 

In a bid to secure a better future for the youth of Nagaland, the Inspector General of Assam Rifles (IGAR) North (N), under the aegis of Director General of Assam Rifles (DGAR), signed the MoU with a corporate partner Axis Bank and a training partner National Integrity and Educational Development Organisation (NIEDO) to establish the Centre of Excellence & Wellness, Lt Col Sumit K Sharma, PRO (Defence) Kohima informed. 

The MoU was inked by DIG 5 Sector Assam Rifles Brig Herjinder Singh, CEO of NIEDO Rohit Srivastava and Head Corporate Affairs of Axis Bank Rudrapriyo Ray at IGAR (North) headquarters here in the presence of Nagaland Minister of Tribal Affairs & Higher Education Temjen Imna Along and IGAR (N) Maj Gen Vikas Lakhera, he said.

The programme will mentor and guide children and aid their future growth story as well as provide value-based education including soft skills training, critical life competencies, leadership training, personal conditioning, wellness programs, vocational training, personality development, and end to end grooming to aid them in becoming a productive human resource for the nation, the PRO said.

The centre named ‘Late Capt N Kenguruse, MVC Centre of Excellence and Wellness’ will be located at Chieswema in the outskirts of Kohima, he said.

The project has been conceptualised as a year-long fully residential coaching and mentoring facility for students from economically weaker and underprivileged sections of Nagaland to prepare them for competitive examinations, he said.

The project is expected to be fully functional for the first batch of 30 students by the first week of July 2022, the officer said.

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