Kohima, April 29: The stage is all set for the 29th general conference of Naga Students’ Federation (NSF) under the theme ‘Towards harmony’ at Solidarity Park in Kohima on Friday.
The conference initially proposed to be held for 3 days at Ukhrul Town in Ukhrul district of Manipur has been cut down to one day event due to Covid-19 pandemic restrictions while the venue was shifted to Kohima.
In lieu of the stricter guidelines on COVID-19, the NSF conference this time will have limited attendees of around 150 to 200 delegates, while strict adherence to SOPs are being put in place, informed NSF officials.
Convener of the Central Organizing Committee, Subenthung Kithan said that NSF general conference usually witness delegates from all Naga contiguous areas as well as the city-based students’ organization. However, given the pandemic situation, the NSF has invited only five delegates from its federating units and two from sub-ordinate bodies.
Dwelling on the theme of the conference, he said Nagas are at the ‘crucial’ juncture at this moment and are in need for harmony to exist within Nagaland and outside, and therefore the theme this year is ‘towards harmony’.
The conference will elect a new team of office bearers for the tenure 2021-23 with Chief Commissioner of Election Commission, Elu Ndang informing that five candidates will vie for the post of president and two for general secretary.
Sources without wanting to be identified said that other posts are likely to be filled through selection.
Issue of nomination forms started today while voting would be done through a secret ballot between 3 pm to 5 pm on Friday and results will be declared the same day, he said.
A total of 34 votes, two each, will be casted by every federating units, he said.
Nagaland Minister for Housing & Mechanical and Former NSF president Tongpang Ozukum will be the conference as special guests for the theme session starting at 8:50 am with Publisher of The Morung Express, Akum Longchari as the theme speaker.
NPF MLA and former NSF president Y Vikheho Swu will grace the valedictory session at 5:30 pm, which will be followed by bonfire. (Page News Service)