Dimapur, January 6: Monyakshu Village Students’ Union celebrated its golden jubilee on January 4 last at Monyakshu village.
Speaking on behalf of the Chief Minister of Nagaland Neiphiu Rio, Minister for Environment, Forest & Climate Change, C M Chang underlined the need for a change in the people’s mindset which he said was the urgent need of the hour.
“No work should be too great to undertake, nor should it be too low to take up” he said in reference to the importance of work culture against the present competitive level of the Naga job scenario in the state.
Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio, who was to be the Special Guest at the event, was unable to attend the Golden Jubilee celebration due to the demise of his mother. On his behalf, C.M. Chang delivered the speech congratulating the Student’s Union and their pioneers for their vision and selfless sacrifice, braving their odds throughout the last 50 years to bring the Union to this momentous occasion.
“A vibrant students/youth today is one of the strongest foundation blocks of the village”, the speech read and continued that the students were the backbone of the village therefore, the organizers had the immense responsibility to look after the welfare of the people besides pursuing their individual careers. He stressed on the importance of life skills, good habit, manners in addition to right attitude and good education to build a successful life.
“Just having degrees or academic qualification is not sufficient to get jobs – one needs to have the right skills and attitude along with education to be able to find jobs”, the speech stated. It also informed that the Government had taken an initiative of sponsoring Naga Students to undergo professional coaching in order to help more Nagas appear the UPSC Exams.
“Even after 50 years of statehood, we are still a consumer economy”, the speech stated while adding that though the Government was implementing various programs & policies to empower the people, all must work together for effective change. “One should not depend only on the Government for change, but each and everyone of us must do our part for the betterment of our society and state to see real change”, the speech emphasised. The Special Guest C.M. Chang also inaugurated the Monyakshu Model Village and unveiled the MVSU Golden Jubilee Memorial stone.
The Deputy Commissioner, Mon Thavaseelan K, IAS congratulated the MVSU and commended the students leaders of the village and area for the commendable job they were doing for the village and area.
Welcome address was given by Advisor DUDA, N. Bongkhao Konyak and short speech was given by President, Konyak Students’ Union, Bumang Phaiba. The Wangti Village Students’ Union, the Yongkhao Village Students’ Union and the Monyakshu Village Students’ Union performed cultural dances. The program was chaired by A. Sangti Nyeiwwang and L. Mary Shainyu. (Page News Service)