Dimapur, December 20: NSF president, Ninoto Awomi graced the 58th general conference of the Pochury Students’ Union as a valedictory guest at Matikhrü village under Meluri sub-division on December 20.
Speaking on the occasion, Awomi acknowledged PSU for being an important backbone of the federation and appreciated the leadership of Er Joyson, outgoing president PSU, and team for always being active in the platform of NSF.
Exhorting the students present, Awomi urged them to take courage and set their mind on their goals. “It doesn’t matter where you are today, who your parents are, or in what condition you are, but it is what you want to become in life that matters. What matters the most is who you envision yourself to become in the future,” he said.
“…The past do not define you nor does the situation where you are in the present, but the commitment and the dedication with which you carry yourself forward out of your present situation will surely define you.”
Awomi lamented that the Naga society is in a fragmented state and that tribalism, factionism, departmentalism and clan-ism have destroyed the credibility of the Naga society and that the inaction and the deafening silence of the educated youths have done more harm than good. “…and until and unless we come out from those shackles, we will soon corrode away in our false sense of pride and vanity,” he said.
He encouraged the students’ community to come out from the comforts of their homes and social media and take active participation in social activism, participate in public debates which concern their community, their village and be an agent of change.
The NSF president was accompanied by Rite Khutsoh, speaker NSF, and Kegwayhun Tep, education secretary NSF. Outgoing president PSU Er Joyson Yitsüthu also spoke on behalf of his outgoing executives and the valedictory prayer for the new PSU office bearers was offered by Ngusie Pfithu, youth pastor. (Page News Service)