Dimapur, May 6: BJP Nagaland delegations stationed at Bengaluru in view of the Karnataka assembly election scheduled on May 12 organised a Moatsu Mong festival on May 5 at Redisson Blu Hotel Bengaluru. Around 200 Naga students attended the event which was addressed by Y Patton, Deputy Chief Minister, Pangnyu Phom, Minister for Health & Family Welfare and Temjen Imna Along, Minister for Higher and Technical Education.
Manipur BJP MLA L Susindro Meitei (Yaima), Nagaland State BJP President Visasolie Lhongu, former State BJP President Dr M Chuba Ao and Secretary Organising Ananta Mishra also attended the event.
The programme was chaired by Student Union Adviser Tali Jamir, welcome address by Naga Students Union Bengaluru (NSUB) President Nuthipru Chakhesang. The festival was hosted by Temjen Along, Minister for Higher and Technical Education.
Interacting with the student community, it was highlighted to the delegation the long demand and the urgent need of Nagaland Guest House at Bengaluru which will not only cater to the needs of the students but all the citizens of Nagaland who comes down to the Southern part of India for employment, touring, medical treatment and business etc. Replying to the gathering, Deputy Chief Minister Y Patton assured the student community of Bengaluru to look in to the matter and make necessary steps to apprise the State Government.
Another query raised by the student community to the delegation was what guarantee do the students have that on completion of their studies they will avail job at Nagaland. For which the Minister for Higher and Technical Education Temjen Along replied that out of 20 lakhs population in Nagaland more than 1.60 lakhs are already employed in the Government sector which itself is in excess and to accommodate more is very dim. However encouraging them, he said Nagas need to be more adventurous. Instead, of looking for jobs only at home one should work outside the State too as we (Nagas) are talented enough to compete with fellow country man and also capable enough to venture at the international level.
(Page News Service)