Dimapur, September 13: Minister of Higher & Technical Education and Tribal Affairs, Temjen Imna Along Longkumer on Friday said that Nagaland Government is the largest provider of employment in the entire country according to the proportion of population, and ironically, the state also has the highest number of unemployed population who are educated and this is all because of it being a government job oriented society.
Speaking on the occasion of “Annual Function and 28th Freshers’ Social 2019” of Pranabananda Women’s College held here at the college premises, the minister said that Nagaland has the capacity to be a robust society, provided people look beyond government jobs.
Addressing the students as “ladies”, he said that the influence of women in the Naga society is not undermined and in the present context, women are not behind, rather, he said that the Higher Education sector in the state is run by women.
Appreciating PWC for being a ‘pioneer in the education and empowerment of women’, he said that the college has come a long way, while reminding the students at the same time that they have the power and ability to be influential that men cannot comprehend and the cradle of the society starts through them.
He encouraged them by calling them the epitome of strength, to pursue life that is worthy.
Guest of Honour and DC Dimapur Kevekha Kevin Zehol in his speech had said that Nagaland is going single use plastic-free by September 13 and the whole of India will be so by October 2.
On the occasion, Zehol asked the students to be not indulged in self pity but be hardworking regardless the circumstances and added that it is not facilities but strong will that can make or unmake someone.
Continuing the tradition of felicitating one influential woman during the annual function, this time, the college felicitated social entrepreneur Jesmina Zeliang.
Jesmina in her acceptance speech said that it is very important for the students to have a script of their life and make themselves the leading character in that, and if there is a need, to bring changes in the script.
Commenting that being a woman and doing business in the North East is a challenging affair, she asked the students to be their own role models and inspire others.
Earlier welcome address was delivered by PWC principal Uma Bhowmick in which she mentioned that the college was established in 1991 and over the 28 years, it has produced 3050 graduates and many established citizens.
During the event, the inauguration of “Pranab Vision” college magazine and wall magazine was also done. (Page News Service)