Khonoma Students’ Union on Monday celebrated its silver jubilee under the theme “understanding today’s challenges for our adequate response” at Khonoma village. Additional chief secretary, School Education and SCERT Banuo Z. Jamir graced the occasion as the chief guest.
Speaking on fundamental issues and basic characteristics of the 21st century basing on the theme, the chief guest said that supremacy of technology had affected the Naga society even to the remotest villages. She stated that the emergence of technology was growing at a fast pace and the Naga society needed to adapt and adjust according to technological advancement.
With globalization, Banuo said the market economy had gone global where only the fittest would survive and advised that the products of local markets should be globally competitive in price and quality.
Banuo Z. Jamir talking on global warming and climate change stated that the implications of climate change would affect the society in various ways and urged the people of Khonoma to play a vital role in preserving forests and its bio-diversity. She also advised them to reduce use of electricity, improvise and change agriculture practices and preserve water sources as remedial steps.
The chief guest also said that effects of change had affected ethics and moral of the people. She cited the example of inaccurate census in Nagaland which she said would lead to disastrous consequences and irrational planning. She also stated that fast pace of change had resulted to high rate in AIDS and abortion cases, particularly among the youngsters.
Earlier, speeches were delivered by Kevi Liegise, project director, SSA, presidents of Naga Students Federation, Angami Students’ Union, Western Angami Students’ Union, Khonoma Village Council. Songs were presented by Khonoma Students’ Union, Nise Meruno and Megorüzo Chase and friends.
The jubilee celebration was also graced by Khevito Sema, additional director of School Education, John Lohe, joint director, School Education, Nukshilemba, assistant director, School Education, V. Meyase, joint director, School Education, and representatives from various civil bodies and students unions.