We are delighted that our annual awards ceremony have, after a gap of two years, taken place in person on 25th March 2022 in Kohima.
This year we are able to award 73 new scholarships. The presentation ceremony in Kohima was attended by KET trustee Bob Cook. In addition, Bob was joined by three of our supporters who have been touring the area of Kohima and Imphal, and who were able to award their scholarships in person. We are most grateful to them for doing so, and below are delighted to share some photographs of the event. Other guests who had travelled from the UK included those who are descendants of veteran of the battle.
The programme started with a prayer by Dr. Kuokehebi Gwirie, advisory council member of Kohima Educational Society, followed by a welcome speech from Pheluopfhelie Kesiezie, a former chairman of KES. He explained how the scholarship award programme was started by Gordon Graham (Founder of Kohima Educational Trust) who visited Kohima and encouraged the scholars to work hard in their studies to achieve their goals.
One of the KET Scholarship recipients M.Ethungbeni Ngullie who is studying at present in class 11 at Modern College and who is sponsored by Maj. Paul Burton in the name of Arthur Eagle gave a wonderful acknowledgement speech on behalf of all the KET Scholarship recipients.
This is what he said:
"Respected Chairman, Esteemed Guests, Host and everyone present here this morning. I am deeply grateful for the opportunity that I am standing in front of you all. My name is M. Ethungbeni Ngullie and I am one of the recipients of this scholarship in which Maj (Retd) Paul Burton in name of Arthur Eagle has been supporting me since 2018. I was thrilled to learn of my selection for this honour and I deeply appreciate your support.
"I am standing here in appreciation of all of your generous contribution to us students whom you have supported us dearly. All of your contribution is allowing us to make our dreams and goals to become a reality. We are all very privileged and humbled to receive this scholarship and even though we have nothing to give in return, you are all in our prayers and hope that these good deeds continue to move forward as a blessing for the deserving students in the future. Thank you Sponsors for your continued support, wishing you great success in life and Kudos! to all of the fellow recipients who are here on this auspicious day to receive a scholarship."
Below we are delighted to share some video footage of the ceremony and of the students. And we look forward to sharing photos and letters from students with our donors as soon as possible.
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