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NSU Dibrugarh observes golden jubilee


Dimapur, October 31: Observing that the State is lagging behind in human resource sector, Neiba Kronu, Minister for Planning & Coordination, Land Revenue and Parliamentary Affairs, said that students need to “learn and bring quality education to the core” so that they can return to Nagaland and serve the State in professional capacities.

He was addressing a gathering during the golden jubilee function of the Naga Students’ Union Dibrugarh at Sacred Heart Cathedral compound, Dibrugarh on October 30, according to a press release
Kronu pointed out the need for modern medical facility in the form of a Medical College which the State has not been able to be set up till date.
Nonetheless, he commented that the north-eastern States of India are gifted with the richness of land and resources.
Mentioning few alumni of Naga Students in Dibrugarh, he recalled that the legendary footballer T Ao, late Minister TM Lotha and legislators like Dr Neikesalie Kire were among a host of medical retired officers, and para medical officers.
President of Naga Students’ Federation, Kegwayhun Tep, commended the pioneers of NSUD.
He spoke about the “crucial importance of being able to receive education and exposure outside the State” which is not received by everybody.
Tep asked the students to become assets to the State.
He said that the Nagaland Staff Selection Board (NSSB), to promote meritocracy and fairness of appointment, will be implemented very soon.
Delivering the presidential address, Kape Khalo stated that the union was established in 1971 with the vision to cater to the needs of Naga students studying in Dibrugarh and to bring together the Naga community of Dibrugarh as one.
“Today, we can find many of the alumni of this union who are leading in the field of academic, in the medical fraternity, in our State’s political arena and even in the field of sports,” he said.
He held that the NSUD has always been instrumental in ensuring comfortable and safe stay of the Naga students in Dibrugarh.

“The NSUD along with the Naga elders in Dibrugarh, like a guardian, has never failed to stand up for the welfare of the Naga students and the Naga community of Dibrugarh in times of unrest and distressing situations,” he said.
Earlier, the commemoration stone of the golden jubilee was unveiled at Naga Patient House and jubilee magazine was launched thereafter by the Speaker. (Page News Service)