Inter-Govt College Concert held at Kohima College


Dimapur, May 5: The Inter Government College Concert “Constellation Music with the Stars” organized by Department of Higher Education in collaboration with Music Task Force as part of the 1st Inter Government College Olympics 2019 was held at Kohima College on May 3.
Governor of Nagaland, P B Acharya and Advisor for Skill Development, Labour & Employment, CAWD, Kazheto Kinimi graced the programme as Principal Guest and Special Invitee respectively. Exhorting the faculty, student participants and well wishers on the occasion, the Governor said that the Naga people have been blessed with immense potential in every discipline.
He expressed hope and optimism that the Naga people have the talents and abilities to excel in whatever field they choose to embark on.
Expressing his concern about the educational institutions in the state, he emphasized the need to change the system of education so as to encourage young boys and girls pursue their academics within the state instead of pursuing outside the state. He said a large number of educated Naga youths have been serving outside the state due to lack of avenues and shrinking of employment opportunities in the state.
Therefore, he urged the present educated youths to be a job giver rather than a job seeker in order to develop a strong and stable economy. On resources, he mentioned that the state has enough natural resources both biotic and non-abiotic besides rich in mineral deposits. Therefore, he urged the educated youths to give more importance on such untapped natural resources in order to develop a strong and vibrant society.
Minister for Higher & Technical Education, Temjen Imna Along in his address welcomed and acknowledged the guests and invitees who had come from different parts of the country. He said Nagas are Indians and Nagas are proud to be part of this great country.
He said he was honoured to introduce the reunion of the young youths in such a single platform who one day will strive for the people of Nagaland and this great country with a vision to build a united India, which ultimately will be known to the rest of the world.
Special Invitee, Advisor for Skill Development, Labour & Employment, CAWD, Kazheto Kinimi in his address said that the state is highly educated in terms of education but employment opportunities has become limited and unemployment problem has been an issue for the present generation. Therefore, he urged the youths to avail the opportunity being offered by the government under the scheme “Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana”.
He also informed that the state aims at skilling the youths to find gainful employment either as entrepreneurs or employees in the organised private and public sector.
In the past, education alone is suffice for a person to get employment but in today’s competitive world, along with education one need to have the right skill to succeed, he mentioned. He also said that young youths are the future of the state, as such, they should know their own responsibility as their success and progress is the success and progress of the state.
Director, Higher Education, Dr. I. Anungla delivered the welcome note while Director, Music Task Force, Dr. Hovithal Sothu proposed vote of thanks.
Mengu Suokhrie, Ayim Longchar, Alobo Naga & the band, Eastory and Kohima College Choir were some of the artists who enthralled the fully packed audience. Altogether, 13 government colleges have been participating in this mega event.
(Page News Service)