Dimapur, October 21: Governor of Nagaland PB Acharya stated that education should not be earned just for the sake of obtaining a degree and highlighted the importance of education as a tool of progress. He was addressing the inaugural function of the two-day international seminar commemorating the birth centenary of L Biakliana, the first Mizo novelist at Government Saitual College in Mizoram on October 18 as the Chief Guest.
The Governor also urged for promoting the achievements of Mizo reformer L Biakliana. “The life and achievements of social reformers and literary figures like L. Biakliana should be promoted so that the new generation can get inspired and motivated and strive for the betterment of the nation,” Governor Acharya said.
He further emphasized on the importance of promoting gender equality, women empowerment and to uphold unity in diversity.
PB Acharya also released three books – ‘The Seminar Handbook’, ‘Zir-Ang-Aw’, ‘Let-Us-Learn’, ‘Hum-Sikhe’ and ‘Zacham Par-Chhuang’ at the inaugural function of the seminar.
Special guest at the occasion, Principal Secretary of the Government of Mizoram, Shri Lalnunmawia Chuaungo pointed out some of the achievements of L Biakliana and his influence in the upliftment of women’s status in the Mizo society and urged the youth to inculcate the attitude of eagerness and willingness to work hard for progress in their lives.
The international seminar is being organised by the Department of Mizo, Mizoram University, Mizo Academy of Letters (MAL), Govt. Saitual college and Saitual Literature Club.
The inaugural function was attended by renowned scholars from Mizoram University, ICFAI University, Champhai College, Saitual College and dignitaries from United Kingdom and Myanmar. (Page News Service)