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HM graces ANCSU conference
Staff Reporter DIMAPUR, AUG 27 (NPN):
Published on 28 Aug. 2009 1:02 AM IST
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Nagaland home minister, Imkong L Imchen, Thursday asserted that a person with proper education cannot be universally unemployed and at the same time pointed out that there was no reason why educated people could call themselves unemployed. He said this while speaking as the chief guest at the 14 Biennial General Conference of the All Nagaland College Students’ Union (ANCSU) being held at the new campus of SM College, PWD colony. The chief guest urged the students to do away idleness and laziness and usher in the ideal of sincerity and seriousness. “If you are sincere and serious there will be no room for failure but a surety of success,” he said. Imchen told the students that industrialization of Nagaland was in their hands but lamented that understanding the value of dignity of labor was slowly diminishing among the current generation. The home minister appreciated the theme of the conference, “Education: A tool for self reliance,” saying it was provocative and challenging. However, he opined that the current academic syllabus taught in schools and colleges did not basically train the students for jobs but rather made them “jack of all trades but master of none.” He admitted that the government also had a great responsibility towards the society but added that the government included everyone. Imchen urged the student leaders to do small things with the spirit of dignity of labor rather than promising heaven and earth and doing nothing. Questioning the formation of two parent body for the students’ community as Naga Students’ Federation (NSF) and Eastern Nagaland Students’ Federation (ENSF), Imchen urged the ANCSU leaders to be the bridge between the two bodies and work towards reconciling them. The home minister alleged that the Naga factions have forgotten the core issue of independence but have not forgotten to fight and kill each other. He acknowledged that reconciliation process initiated by the FNR was gaining momentum and stressed on the importance of unity among the Naga people. NSF president, Metsikhoyi called upon the students to exhibit the talent bestowed upon them and refine their thoughts, conduct, action and dreams in order to take the Naga society to greater heights. ANCSU president, O Wati Jamir, in his address called upon the students to retrospect their vision and role of the students’ community in building the society. He also called for introducing job oriented courses for the students in higher education. Chairman, SM College, Er T Saku Aier who also spoke at the function informed that the 16 year old college had produced more than 1000 graduates. He also expressed gratitude to the home minister for gracing the function as the chief guest. Earlier, the students from Servanthood Bible College and Dimapur Government College presented a special number while the welcome address was delivered by former president and convener, organizing committee, Limakum Jamir. Dimapur Ao Baptist Arogo (DABA), pastor, Rev N Tzudir invoked God’s blessings for the programme.

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