MLA Azheto Zhimomi called upon students to change the concept of employment with government jobs and reminded that unemployment problem in the state was “real and unsustainable” and urged them to look towards private sectors and entrepreneurship.
“Lets us be realistic and be clear about our aims and goals in life” he said while addressing the inaugural function of 17th general conference of Dimapur Naga Students’ Union (DNSU) on Thursday. Expressing his views on the theme “Nurturing and sustaining relations”, the chief guest called upon the gathering accommodate new ideas and enrich the customs and cultural heritages and nurture life with noble thought and ideas.
He also acknowledged the DNSU in looking after the welfare of the students, checking social injustices and condemning crimes. Pointing out that peaceful coexistence of people from diverse in Dimapur was the hallmark, chief guest called upon the gathering to preserve the harmony and protect it from any subversive elements.
He also stated that if DNSU could stand above corruptions, self interest and negative ‘isms’ then it could be the vanguard of social harmony in Dimapur. Later the chief guest donated one lakh towards the union’s fund.
The function was also attended by Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dimapur Municipal Council (DMC), Nikashe, Naga Students Federation president Mutsikhoyo Yhobu and Naga Women Hoho Dimapur president, Hukheli Sumi.
President DNSU Solomon Awomi in his speech stated the DNSU was formed to foster oneness and understanding within the Naga community. He also pointed out that activities of DNSU were not confined only to students’ welfare activities but also as watchdogs for the society. Admitting that it was a challenging task for the union to carry out in the same spirit with determination fro justice and rights of the people, the president stated it was possible largely to the confidence and support it has garnered from the people in the society.
Meanwhile, NSF president Mutsikhoyo Yhobu who spoke on the occasion urged the gathering not to be labile to the society but try to be a good and counted citizen. He also stated that DNSU was a very important constituent under the NSF. Taking examples of God chosen personalities from the Bible, President, Naga Women Hoho Dimapur, Hukheli Sumi urged the students to like Joseph and queen Easter.
Earlier the function was chaired by lecturer, S D Jain Girls College, Hoil Swu while the comperes’ were Katimenla and Temsuna. The welcome address was delivered by convener, organizing committee, Kapani Krichena and conference choir from Eastern Bible College, Dimapur sang the welcome song. The Mao Students Union, Dimapur also presented a folk song while Totikali of St Paul higher secondary school, Dimapur presented a special number.
Later after the function a session on the theme “Nurturing sustainable relations” was conducted with former secretary general Naga Hoho & Member Forum of Naga Reconciliation (FNR) Neingulo Krome as the resource person and Convener, Naga People Movement fro Human Rights (NPMHR) as the moderator.