Dimapur, August 5: NEISSR academic session 2019-2020 was inaugurated at the premises of NEISSR, Dimapur on August 5. Sr. Pramila Lobo, Director of ACID and Coordinator of Domestic Workers Movement, Ela, Director Prodigal’s Homeand, Ajay Sethi, Managing Director of NIIT Dimapur along with other invitees shared social issues affecting lives of the peoples and opportunities for professional interventions.
In his welcome address, Principal, NEISSR Dr. Fr. C.P Anto stated that Nagaland is one of the most beautiful states in North East India; it is a land of festivals with friendly and open minded people with committed values. “Originally Naga society was a classless and casteless culture but with the passage of time the socio political situation witnessed lots of turbulence due to various concerns. But today a class system is engaging with materialism as an epicenter, striving to accumulate wealth and prominent status. There is also an increased rate of educated unemployed youth. Thus, in order to curb these issues there is a need for social work intervention in all these spheres,” he said.
Sr. Pramila Lobo appreciated the students for choosing social work as their profession. She shared the activities and intervention of ACID in the lives of community and motivated the students to play their role as a social worker.
Ela, Director Prodigal’s Home stated that “every community has a work to be done, every nation has wound to be healed and every heart has a power to do it”. She encouraged the students to finished their MSW swiftly and contribute back to the society because there are lots of things to be done in the community.
Ajay Sethi introduced the various courses offered by the institute. He shared the importance of upgrading one’s knowledge in Information Technology (IT) and how it can enhance the students in their academic field as well as professional career.
During the program, the profile of the institute and faculty members was presented by Meriakthule N Chewang. Fifty new students were inducted and welcomed into the family of NEISSR on the occasion.
(Page News Service)