Pfutsero, January 22: Nagaland Minister for Planning & Coordination, Land Revenue and Parliamentary Affairs, NeibaKronu today said discipline, punctuality and hard work are the three most important aspects in a students’ life to determine their future.
Kronu said precious time of a person is academic life which will ultimately determine one’s prosperity or failure in life and therefore as students they have to discipline themselves, maintain punctuality and work hard.
The Minister was speaking as the inaugural guest of the 71st general conference of Chakhesang Students’ Union (CSU) coinciding with Pfutseromi Students’ Union platinum jubilee held on the theme “Fostering unity in diversity” at Pfutseromi village on Thursday.
He said learning is a continuous process which should be updated with every changing time while the youngsters must also learn to make good use of the innovative technology and not to be controlled by technologies.
The Minister while recalling that due to Naga political problem, it was difficult to get good education in olden days but the present generations have the opportunity which should be utilised properly.
Remarking that many youngsters are worried about getting jobs, he said for those hardworking job is available everywhere. He also encouraged youngsters to be more qualified than others in order to get job outside Nagaland and also venture into entrepreneurships.
“Let us not only think about getting only government jobs because even the government will not be in position to do so, but youngsters need to focus on entrepreneurship in various fields including farming,” he said.
Former president of CSU (1974) and ex-MLA, Deo Nukhu during the tribute to CSU leaders highlighted that under very difficult circumstances and political problems, the pioneers of the CSU leaders initiated this very important students’ organization. In August 1946, the pioneers after serious consultations decided to form the Chakhesang Students’ Conference while the first conference was held in Pfutsero in 1948. In the late 1960s, CSC was renamed as Chakhesang Students’ Union, he said.
Convener, Central Organising Committee of the conference and former CSU president, Wepe Mekrisuh in his keynote address highlighted the menace of mobile phones and said the use of mobile phones has created relentless gap within families and society, while also affecting students’ career. He suggested that CSU should initiate restricting use of mobile phones by young students before it becomes a hazardous menace in the society.
In the presidential address, CSU president Lavoto Chizo said bearing in mind the imperative need to preserve and promote the culture and traditions, CSU has resolved to mandatorily enforce wearing of Chakhesang shawl (Mhashekhwü) for all students community during CSU conference and respective union sessions.
The day was marked by cultural regale with Additional Director of SIRD Dr Velü-o Shijo as guest while president of Chakhesang Hoho Kohima Theja Therieh was the main speaker of the theme session in the afternoon. An interaction on Chakhesang’s stand on Indo-Naga political talk with president of Tenyimi Peoples’ Organisation Timikha Koza was held in the evening session followed by fourth union assembly.
On Thursday, Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio will grace the platinum jubilee celebration of Pfütseromi Students’ Union which is also being held coinciding with the CSU conference at the same venue.
Election of new CSU office bearers and the valedictory session of the conference will be held at 4:30 pm on Thursday evening. (Page News Service)