Dimapur, October 23: The two-day 20th biennial general conference of All Nagaland College Students’ Union concluded on Saturday with Y Kikheto Sema, IAS as the valedictory guest.
The inaugural guest, Minister of Higher Education & Tribal Affairs, Temjen Imna Along, unfurled the union flag and dedicated the clock tower.
In his speech, he acknowledged the exemplary leadership of ANCSU that has given a new trajectory to students’ leadership. He stressed on the need for introspection and hard work.
He urged for consistency and visionary bonds to be laid with commitment while lamenting the ‘collective rebel effect’.
“Today’s Nagaland will bring about tomorrow’s Nagaland,” he reiterated and stressed to let meritocracy be the zeal. He advised the delegates to be ‘practical agents of hope’ and not to narrow down to divisions. Further he mentioned the need to speak the facts and the truth without fear of tribalism, nepotism, and hypocrisy and that being a tribal is not a caste but a way of life. He concluded by saying that prosperity is defined by the ‘Gross Domestic Happiness of our people’.
Vimeyiekho Vitso, ANCSU President in his presidential address talked on the digital protest which was economic and effective, KSCJ land issue, and the issues on Post Matric-Scholarship which is yielding positive result. He urged upon the fraternity to be an asset of our society. He further reiterated “to define ourselves as students and to relook introspect our role as students”. An application of appeal which was submitted to the Minister of Higher Education by the Kohima Science College Teachers’ Association was read out by the president.
In his greetings, NSF President, Kegwayhun Tep, reiterated the students to be problem solvers and not be mere degree holders while stating that the state needs ‘new breed of youth’. He further advised the gathering to adapt the ‘culture of meritocracy’ and strive to set exemplary actions.
A cultural presentation was presented by Kros College, Kohima, special number by Miss Rokono Mekro, and melody by SD Jain Girls College, Dimpaur. It was followed by Conference Remarks by the Tribunal General of ANCSU and the release of souvenir by the Inaugural guest.
Later in the afternoon, the Academic session was graced by Johnny Raungmei, Joint Chief Executive Officer SDMA, Government of Nagaland. In his speech, Johnny Raungmei defined the role of scholars and stated that “The past is our experience, the present is our responsibility, and the future is our opportunity.” He wished for the new ANCSU office bearers to be facilitators and find new avenues for young graduates of our state and emphasized on the fact that “we need to learn what we have never learn.”
He further added that young scholars need to advocate for inclusiveness and to adapt the cultures of connect and prudent learning.
“A culture of integrated comprehensive learning with philosophical blend of mind yet full of spiritualism”, he stated. He went on to urge the students to become exponential and futuristic leaders to open up new possibilities and for an ‘abundant future’ and to become technologist in the exponential world.
Y Kikheto Sema, IAS APC and Commissioner & Secretary Government of Nagaland, in his speech, reiterated that the theme for the 20th biennial general conference, “Heralding Tomorrow” was indicative of a hope and vision for tomorrow. He encouraged the gathering to ‘speak, think, and plan’ and that the long political struggle would come to a logical solution for the younger generation.
He highlighted the need to invest in education for good institutes that would encourage students to opt for higher education in the state, and the land for better alternatives for our economy. He encouraged to take up coffee plantation, rubber plantation, and also stated that “food security is possible when there is an availability of water security.”
He concluded his speech by stating that we ought to “pray and plan for new Nagaland.”
The outgoing ANCSU president in his speech thanked his former colleagues, the pioneers, and senior leaders of ANCSU for their constant guidance, support, and cooperation that helped him to stand unwaveringly for the interest of the students’ community. He further assured his continuous effort to extent help and support to the union whenever needed.
The newly-elected president, Toito D Chishi, expressed his gratitude to all the voters for their faith in him and assured his dedication, sincerity, and honesty in his tenure.
Introduction of the new office bearers was carried out by the Election Commission which was then followed by oath taking of the new ANCSU team and dedicatory prayer.
Toito D Chishi (President), Kahovi Z Rochill (Vice President), Tenyesinlo Bukh (General Secretary), Dzüzüve Swüro (Assistant General Secretary), H Kivika Achumi (Finance Secretary), Achiru Pfithu (Games and Sports Secretary), Ao – Acum Jamir (Magazine Secretary), Imtinaro Imsong (Education Secretary), Kivinoka A Sema (Info. & Publicity Secretary), Temsuwapang Jamir (Social and Cultural Secretary), Shikalito N Awomi (Women Affairs Secretary), S Topeka Yepthomi (Speaker), Hobito K Kits (Deputy Speaker), Ikato Zhimo (Assembly Secretary), and Ikiyeto H Zhimomi (Auditor General), were the newly elected office bearers for the tenure 2021-2023.
Sazolie College, Kohima presented a special number and words of gratitude were proposed by the Vice President, ANCSU.
Fazl Ali College, Mokokchung was awarded the “Best Discipline College” from the conference.
An extravaganza night followed after the valedictory session that officially concluded the two-day 20th biennial general conference. (Page News Service)