GYAK celebrates Foundation Day
Kohima, September 10: The Gorkha Youth Association Kohima (GYAK) celebrated its 30th Foundation Day at Gorkha Public Panchayat Kohima (GPPK) Bhavan, Chandmari here on September 10.
Addressing the gathering as the guest speaker, GPPK President Santu Thapa called upon the Gorkha youth in the state capital to stand together under the banner of GYAK for the general welfare of the Gorkhas, who are a minority community.
Touching on the importance of youth, Thapa said the society, state or country cannot progress without the youths. As educated youth of the society, you have immense power to change the society in any form and there one has to be responsible in discharging their duties, he said.
The youth period is a prime time in life and therefore one should not waste energy by indulging in antisocial activities and using abusive substances but maintain good health and achieve greater heights, he said.
Also expressing that the present generation is a world of technology, which has its own advantages and disadvantages, he urged the youth to be careful in dealing with fast changing technologies.
Conveying greetings and best wishes to the GYAK for their future endeavours, the GPPK president also asked them to build better relations and coordination with the T Khel Youth Organisation.
Exhorting the gathering as special invitee, Tsütuonuomia Youth Organisation president Sedevizo Zatsu said youth play a vital role everywhere – in church, association, society or nation.
“If the youth are united and strong then unity is sure to prevail,” he said, adding that youth is the time of development and a time to cultivate the abilities to bring social reforms and improvement in the society.
“We should be aware that we will pass by this period of our lives sooner or later but let us imprint the best of us in our society when we are still youthful because our history will be our pride,” said Zatsu.
Meanwhile, recollecting that the friendship between the Gorkha/Nepali and Tsütuonuomia (T Khel) was said to have started way back during the 2nd World War with T Khe as guardians, Zatsu opined that the two youth bodies (TYO and GYAK) should reaffirm and bind their relationship stronger and better than ever before and continue to live once again like one family and show to everyone what true-friendship is.
GYAK president Narayan Bahadur delivered the keynote address and also led the gathering in observing a minute silence in honour of the first president of the Association Late Deepak Lama and second president Late Prakash Sonar who passed away during the interim period.
GYAK also felicitated one of its members, Nobin Thapa, an aspiring fitness trainer and competitor, on the occasion.
GYAK treasurer Robi Thapa chaired the programme while GYAK general secretary Santosh Thapa presented the secretarial report and finance secretary Prabhakar Rai tendered the vote of thanks. Nepali Baptist Church Kohima Youth Department and Nina Rai enthralled the gathering with special numbers.
(Page News Service)