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Yi annual retreat at Touphema vill underway
Correspondent, TUOPHEMA:
Published on 22 Nov. 2008 12:41 AM IST
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The inaugural function of a three day retreat of Young Indians (Yi) was held Friday at Tuophema tourist village. At the opening session attended by delegates from different parts of the country, parliamentary secretary, industries and commerce Dr. K.C. Nihoshe called upon Young Indians to search for ways and means to bring potential that were lying dormant in Nagaland. He said there were huge potentialities for growth in state in agriculture sector, hydro power area and road connectivity. Dr. Nihoshe also added that a good communication between Nagaland and Myanmar needed to be concentrated to develop border trade. While expressing dissatisfaction over primary education system, Dr. Nihoshe said primary schools in various villages should be clubbed together for better maintenance and effective results. He stated that the education system needed to be changed, saying "we have to see the capacity and mentality of the child and accordingly pressurize him". He also appealed to members of Young Indians to educate the village system and encourage the medical fraternity to concentrate on rural health care delivery system. Also speaking at the occasion, advisor ITTE, Vikho-o Yhoshü said that there were many unexploited resources in the state such as minerals, oil, metallic and non-metallic minerals. To make proper utilization out of it, he urged the Young Indians to help Nagaland find ways to face challenges, plan for future and vision properly. Dwelling on employment Yhoshü said the huge English speaking graduates and post graduates in Nagaland needed to be trained to be more employable. He further assured support of the State Government towards Young Indians movements. Earlier, National chairman, Yi, Jay Galla gave a presentation on Yi, vote of thanks was proposed by Merentoshi Jamir, co-chair, Yi, Kohima chapter; while the programme was chaired by Hekani Jakhalu, chapter chair of Yi Kohima and National Retreat chairperson. The three day retreat on the theme 'Possibilities Destination Nagaland' would include sessions on India @75 and micro finance, panel discussions, trekking, cultural programme etc. Founded in December 2002, Young Indians, an integral part of Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) comprised of young Indian achievers and professionals from various walks of life. It is a forum that focuses on issues of national importance and motivates a generational change in the economic and social agenda of India.

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