Eastern Nagaland Students’ Union Mokokchung (ENSUM) Saturday held its 7th Annual general session at Chang Baptist Church Mokokchung on the theme “Decoding Ideas – Striking the Existing Imagination”. The session was graced by P. Chuba Chang MLA and Hawang Konyak President ENSF as chief guest and guest of honor respectively. Delivering his address, chief guest called upon students’ community to continue pursuing higher and formal educations so that people from eastern Nagaland could compete at par with others.
Questioning as to how long the tag ‘backward’ would remain, he asserted that it was not the people who were backward but the region which was economically weak and lesser developed than others.
He added “we are not mentally backward, as God created all of us equal”. He gave the reason of laziness for being backward and added that it was high time people realize and do accordingly.
President of ENSF Hawang Konyak delivering asserted that they were not backward mentally, but it was the economic backwardness that was hampering achievement to forge ahead and be at par with the privileged and elite group of people in other state of Nagaland.
The President also said blame had to be shared equally because the reason maybe of insincerity and lackadaisical attitude. He called upon the gathering to forget the past and join hand together to rise up and fight for their rights and uplift the society and the downtrodden which he considered it as a moral responsibility. He added “we will shine one day if we adhere to the spirit of ‘dignity of labor’ in all our studies and our daily life”.
Lauding the ENSUM as one of the strongest subordinates of the ENSF, he appreciated how the union stood firm and committed in all the activities and initiatives taken up by ENSF in confronting the issue of the students’ community of the six tribes in particular and the general public of eastern Nagaland. Earlier in the program, welcome address was delivered by President ENSUM, special numbers were presented by ENWOM, Clark Theological Students. Short speech was delivered by Likhase Sangtam Advisor ENSUM.