MLA & Chairman Nagaland Khadi and Village Industry Board (NKVIB) Dr. Nicky Kire Thursday said Church should not allow its members to go pray and for VIPs and the rich and expect something in return, but should pray for the poor, needy and the less privileged people.
Church should not blame the politician alone for the prevailing corruption in the election system but it should take care of the congregation as the people who are responsible for the prevailing corruption were members of the Church. Dr.Niky said this while addressing the inaugural function of the three-day 35th general conference of the Rengma Students’ Union on the theme “Assiduousness Leads” at Kandinu, about 20 Kms away from Tseminyu. “We say that election is dirty, but don’t blame the politician alone”, he said and blamed the people in general for making the candidates/politician corrupted as the candidate would do anything to win the election if the people demanded.
Dr. Nicky regretted that Nagas were too casual in everything. “We’re not prepared for our day to day life”, adding government servants take their own time in their workplace. Citing the example in the state secretariat, where many staff try to enter the secretariat complex with the public and leave the office after working for few hours, Kire said the trend of leaving the office early was not so in Meghalaya where office timing is upto 5 pm, people sincerely work till the end of the office time.
Elaborating on the traffic problem in the state, Kire pointed out that educated people were ones who created the traffic congestion and break the traffic regulations. He also said the reason for too many educated unemployed in the state was because people do know how to choose the right subjects. He reminded that no government could give jobs to every educated but only that they have to compete to get the job in the modern competitive world.
On the need to preserve culture and tradition, he regretted that children were forgetting their own culture and tradition including folk songs and dances and suggested that schools should teach culture and tradition to the school children. Dr Nicky also released the RSU Magazine on the occasion.
Welcome address was delivered by John Kath, Convenor, Organizing Committee while the presidential addressed was delivered by RSU president Haiwalo Kath. NSF speaker Kelhouneizo Yhome extended greeting on behalf of NSF on the occasion of RSU general conference.
Earlier, the inaugural function of the three days general conference began with unfurling of the union flag by the chief guest, presentation of cultural dances by Tseminyu Students’ Union and followed by invocation by president, CRBC, Kids Melody by Conference Choir. Special song was also presented by Shawalo Kent, Kids for fame finalist.