Kohima, April 30: The Naga Students’ Federation (NSF), a frontal student body in Nagaland, is gearing up to hold its 28th general conference on the theme “For a just future” from May 8 to 11 at Bhandari Town, Wokha.
Addressing media persons in Kohima today, the organizing committee convener, S Supongmeren Jamir said around 2000 delegates from 17 of its federating units from four states – Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur and Nagaland are expected to attend the conference.
The conference will be marked by debate competition on the topic “The Naga political dialogue is in the right direction for a secure and just future” and also a brainstorming session on “The Naga journey – Hopes and Challenges”.
Stating that this year the conference will be little different from past conferences, Jamir said the present team wants to have this conference with a different vision. Basing on the theme, ‘we wanted to know the concept and attitude towards the future of our Nagas from all the tribal units’.
In this, all the tribal units have been requested to come with 100 words of their understanding on the theme.
Jamir said the NSF will definitely come out with resolutions and that will be the basic guidelines for the incumbent NSF officials.
Programme committee convener Vipopal Kintso said the intention of the conference theme is to put a lot of hopes for a better future, where the younger generation can do things and achieve things as per their capabilities. He affirmed certain resolutions would be brought based on the debate competition and brainstorming session for the welfare of the younger generation.
NSF president Kesosul Christopher Ltu said that the host Lotha Students’ Union (LSU) is making necessary arrangement for the estimate delegates of 2000. He said the participation of North East Students’ Organization, All Assam Students’ Union and All Arunachal Students’ Union have been confirmed. Also, Eastern Naga Students’ Federation will also be joining the inaugural function.
He said that with the Naga political negotiations going on between Naga National Political Groups and Government of India, the NSF have decided to have a brainstorming session on “The Naga journey- Hopes and Challenges” on May 10.
The panelists will include Neingulo Krome, secretary general of Naga People’s Movement for Human Rights (NPHMR), Alezo Venuh, Envoy to the collective leadership & co-coordinator, Working Committee NNPGs and V. Horam, executive member, Steering Committee, NSCN/GPRN.
A debate session on the topic “The Naga political dialogue is in the right direction for a secure and just future” will take place on May 10 at 2 pm.
Every federating units and sub-ordinate bodies have been asked to compulsorily participate in the debate.
Election of new team of NSF office bearers for the tenure 2019-2021 will be held on May 10, he said.
Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio will grace the inaugural function on May 9 while opposition leader T R Zeliang and Deputy Chief Minister Y Patton will be special guests for cultural regale and valedictory sessions.
Meanwhile, Ltu extended invitation to Nagas from the different inhabited areas, the neighbouring states, the neighbouring communities and all wishers to be a part of this conference.
(Page News Service)