Make Nagaland economically strong: Governor

Make Nagaland economically strong: Governor
Nagaland Governor P B Acharya (File Photo)

Dimapur, March 20: Governor of Nagaland, PB Acharya has stated that the end goal of professional institutions should not only be to impart knowledge to students but also to make Nagaland economically strong and stable.
Addressing a meeting with principals of various technical institutions in the State to address the need of the students who are taking professional courses at Naga Bhavan, Raj Bhavan on March 14 last, the Governor stated that universities and institutions should play a proactive role in shaping the future of the youth of Nagaland.
Students when they come out of universities and institutions should be able to stand on their feet and make the economy of the State strong, he said and urged the principals to have dialogue between industries, trade and the education sector for the development of the State and employment of the students when they pass out.
Highlighting the importance of various Government schemes and programmes which could help the students stand on their feet once their studies are completed, the Governor instructed the institutions to make the students know and understand the welfare schemes and programmes offered by the Government. He mentioned that scholarships were offered by the Central and State Government and students should be encouraged to avail them for their benefit.
Acharya also advised the Para Medical Training Institute, Kohima to start more para medical courses for students of Nagaland for which the institute could tie up with NITTE Medical Science University, Mangalore. He assured all possible assistance for this purpose.
Harping on the importance of infrastructure, the Governor said that institutions should be well equipped with all the latest machineries and tools. He also said that proper hostel with basic facilities should be made available for students. Importance should be given on girl hostels, he added.
The principals of the technical institutions also highlighted the various courses and programmes offered by their institutions. They also highlighted the difficulties and problems faced by the institutions. The Governor assured to take up the matter with the concerned authorities.
The meeting was attended by Dean, SET, NU Prof SK Sharma, Dean School of Management, NU Prof N Venhu, Director NIELIT, Kohima, Er. Lanuwabang, Principal, Para Medical Training Institute, Kohima, Dr. Vibeituonuo Mepfuo, Vice Principal PMTI, Dr Aseno Rhetso, Principal Government Polytechnic, Kohima, Er. Keyiekhru Rhuto, Principal, Khelhose Polytechnic, Atoizu, Er M Nakro, Principal ICIT, Mokokchung, Er David Tsela and Principal, Nagaland Tool Room, Dimapur Er Petehetuo Miasalhou. (Page News Service)