Pochury Institute of Literature (PIL) annual meeting and training of Pochury language was held on April 8. Parliamentary Secretary for Tourism, Law & Justice, Yitachu graced the inaugural function as the chief guest.
Speaking on the occasion Yitachu stressed on the importance of education and mother tongue. He asked the government teachers to be more sincere for they had more responsibility as they were teaching someone’s child and the destiny of the child depended on teachers, eventually victory and pride of a teacher depended on the success of its students, he added.
Director, CIIL Mysore Rajesh Sachdeva speaking as the special guest lauded state government by saying that Nagaland was the only state that was legislated for recognition for all 17 major language of Nagaland. He also quoted UNESCO report saying that hundred of languages were in threat due to the influence of major languages.
Earlier, Head of Department of MIL Mysore, Dr. K. Kapfo who is the special resource for the training delivered the keynote address stressing on 1986 National Education Policy called Mother Tongue. The highlights of the programme included release of a book ‘Pochu Rieke 66’ by Parliamentary Secretary, Yitachu. Another Pochury Premier was released by Director, CIL, Sachdeva and another monthly journal by Akho Leyri called Pochu Waza was released by President PIL, Chompa Jurry. Folk song by St. Xavier School, Government Middle School Meluri and Khumiasü women folk were presented. The chief guest bought the first 300 copies of the monthly journal of Pochu Waza and distributed to all the participants in the programme. Around 300 people including teachers, students, government officials and public leaders attended the function. The programme was chaired by Language Officer Pochury, Zersie.