Thursday, July 25, 2024

Sumi tribe most progressive: Tongpang Ozukum

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DIMAPUR, JANUARY 29: Minister for PWD (Housing & Mechanical), Tongpang Ozukum today said Sumis are the most progressive tribe and the most far sighted tribe amongst the Nagas.
Speaking as the special guest during the 50th general conference of All Sumi Students Union at Old Shena village on January 29, the Minister said that Sumi tribe were the most progressive people with many efficient bureaucrats, technocrats, social workers, businessmen and seasoned and upcoming politicians. He stated that they were also adventurous and bold hearted people since the early days when the rest of the Nagas were so comfortable in their cocoons by citing an example of late Kelhoshe Sema, who served as the Minister of Forest in undivided Assam, before the formation of Nagaland State and who later went on to be elected as the first MLA from Mokokchung town constituency.
At the same time, the Minister asked the students gathered at the conference to stop basking in the laurels and achievements of their forefathers but continue to sacrifice and strive harder in order to be truly educated and not merely be a literate in this competitive world where Government jobs have become saturated along with the absence of private companies in our State to accommodate all young educated Nagas.
He also said that the State Government is constituting a board under Nagaland Staff Selection Board after which meritocracy will be uphold and honoured and therefore every aspiring young Nagas should be prepared to become the best in their field of studies in order to defeat the rest.
As future leaders of Sumi people and Nagas as a whole, he challenged Sumi students to take the lead and be warriors of peace and unity in the present fragmented Naga society which is filled with sharp divisions.
The Minister also asked the students to be rooted in their rich culture and always keep connected with the people and their native land.
“Wherever you may be or whatever you become in the future, never forget your village and identity. We lose nothing but gain in loving our people and land”, he added.
(Page News Service)