Kohima, August 2: Director of Higher Education, Kuholi Chishi today called upon the students’ community not only to concentrate in building their academia but to develop their personality as a whole.
Addressing the All Nagaland College Students’ Union (ANCSU) 39th Foundation Day cum Degree Toppers Felicitation at Ura Academy Hall here, Chishi called upon the students to make proper utilization of time saying that “timing is very important if life and if the right time is not utilized it will back fire.
Congratulating the degree toppers, she however said told them not to be satisfied with one component of achievement but to target to achieve more than what they have achieved. On the other hand, she also encouraged the students saying that ‘every failure should be a sharpening stone for them’.
She further asked them to discover the uniqueness in oneself and give their best in order to be successful in life.
Meanwhile, lamenting that Naga society, particularly youngsters were running after easy life, she was of the view that ‘one should learn to go out and work any anywhere instead of trying to stick to their roots or being with families alone’.
Sharing her own experience of teaching for 25 years in Fazl Ali College, she said staying there she had got the opportunity to learn many things herself while also helping the community.
“We have to make sacrifices to co-exist and stay together as well as help each other to other instead of remaining isolated and being unable to develop ourselves and others too,” she said.
She, therefore, expressed hope that younger generation would come out and bring about the qualitative change within the Naga society.
Secretary General of Naga People’s Movement for Human Rights (NPMHR) and founding member of ANCSU, Neingulo Krome said the problem faced by Naga people then and now remains the same, except for the change in dimension.
Recollecting the objective of forming ANCSU and its struggle for the welfare of the students community and Naga people in general, Krome reminded that ANCSU was formed to back up NSF at the time of Naga social problem due to Naga national movement besides taking up the ILP issue and also work for the interest of the students’ community.
Recalling that with the influx of non-Nagas, specially from Bihar and UP, ILP was one of the major problem faced by the Naga people even those days. He said that despite several efforts not much could be done then because Naga people being proud people were not willing to the petty works which the outsiders did.
The problem 39 years back was small but now the dimension has changed yet the problem remains the same while and presently Nagas are overwhelmed by influx of illegal immigrants, Krome said while challenging younger generation to inculcate dignity of labour, which he opined would help overcoming the problem.
Krome also remarked that biggest problem faced by the Naga society is ‘tribalism’ because of which Nagas remain divided. Nagas are faced with problems not because of outsiders but it is all because of ourselves only, he said while urging Naga people to do away with ‘ism’.
He further advised the students’ community to work collectively and listen to their conscience and heart for taking any decision without any wrong influence from outside.
ANCSU president Katho P Awomi in his presidential address extended greetings and acknowledged the pioneers for establishing the union. He also informed that ANCSU organized the felicitation of degree toppers in order to encourage the degree students to perform better. Awomi also urged upon the state government to institute awards for the degree toppers in line with HSLC and HSSLC toppers.
Chaired by ANCSU vice president Benjong Longchar the programme commenced with Youth Director IBC, Kezhaletuo Yano pronouncing invocation. Education Secretary Kruto Tetse-o led felicitation while vote of thanks was tendered by social & cultural secretary Keneitsituo Kense. (Page News Service)