The three-day 17th general conference of Niuland Area Students’ Union culminated on December 30 at Zuheshe village. Chief guest of the valedictory function MLA Kheto Sema exhorting the students said NGOs and students’ unions were too dependent on others for their sustenance which was not healthy for the growth of a society.
He pointed out that Nagaland’s per capita income was very high comparing to other states of the country yet, the state was lagging behind others. He said it was because of the “lifestyle habits, which needed to be changed”, if at all Nagaland was to progress ahead.
He encouraged the students to develop the confidence in them to choose the right and wrong and also not to depend on others but to depend on oneself to achieve success. He challenged the students to come together and pledge with determination to bring about a big change in the society.
Impressed by the colorful cultural presentation by the students, he urged the students to preserve the rich cultural heritage which have been passed down from generations to generations.
Stressing on the relationship of parents and children, the maintained that parents should have more attachment with their children, understand their feeling and interest and give them proper guidance in choosing their career. He donated a sum of Rs. 50,000 towards the union, Rs. 25,000 towards the host village Rs, 2,500 each for first prize of Thishole and Lejole competitions and Rs. 1,500 each for runners up.
Jeito Tuccu, member, construction committee, NASU delivered the welcome address of the cultural regale while Kuhoxu Students’ Union presented a cultural song. Saul Kiho, Engineer BSNL, Dimapur exhorted the congregation at the valedictory session. At the naugural function Hokuto V. Jimomi, Chairman, NPSC presented a lecture on the theme of the conference “Competitive era” Daniel Swu, President, Western Sumi Students’ Union also shared words of exhortation.