Kohima, January 19: Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio today said that the role played by educational institutions in shaping the future generations is important as colleges and academic institutions not only impact education but also help in instilling values and a positive attitude amongst students.
Addressing the eighth foundation day of KROS College Kohima, Rio lauded the college for not only imparting education but also providing other extra curricular activities and special emphasize for the less privilege and differently abled students.
Encouraging the students’ community to be serious with their education, he said through education one should gain knowledge and give power to benefit and uplift the society to the higher level.
Stressing on the importance of employability, Rio said imparting education has many dimensions and one should fit in the market after studies. In this, Rio told the younger generation that if they want to build Naga society they should not shift the blame to others but get quality knowledge and be the agent of change.
Admitting that social reformation and change cannot happen overnight, he however challenged the younger generations to strive for it.
Citing the example of Japanese and Korean, he urged Naga people to cultivate the culture of hard work to develop Naga society.
Nonetheless, the CM lamented that due to unresolved Naga political issue Naga people have missed many opportunities to utilize our talents and develop ourselves. He was optimistic that Naga issue would be resolved soon and therefore youngsters should not loss hope.
Stating that Nagas are second to none and have potential to develop, he said “our people need mass movement to reform ourselves and catch up with the rest of the world. He called on the young people to bring good name to the State by upholding Christian values”. He also stressed the need of skill development and learning through discipline.
The Chief Minister also launched the Sadze and Swacch Bharat Abhiyan for the college while also releasing the college magazine.
College administrator Vidilhou Suohu in his welcome address said the college besides providing quality education also give importance for self-sustenance opportunity to the students by providing facilities of skill development and other extra curriculum. He also highlighted the facilities available in the college like free wi-fi, smart class, other latest technology equipments, free-ship for less privilege and disabled students and others.
Chaired by Watichila Imchen, invocation prayer was pronounced by Rev. Keviyiekielie Linyü while the gathering was enthralled with special songs from Thoidamo Nring, teaching and non-teaching staff, Ledilhounuo and Nourhe Whuorie. College principal Dr. Kekhrielhoulie Yhome tendered the vote of thanks. (Page News Service)