Kyong Students’ Union (KSU) – as part of yearlong platinum jubilee (1935-2010) celebratory activities conducted a workshop on Inter-Generational Listening Skills (IGLS) on September 4 and held a combined Teachers’ Day celebration for Wokha district on September 5 at Wokha town.
IGLS workshop was conducted at Lotha Tribal Council Hall with Wokha District Agriculture Officer Ramushan Tsopoe as chief guest where representatives from different village councils, GBs, elders, church leaders, teachers, and student leaders participated enthusiastically.
While appreciating KSU for its efforts towards bridging the gap between young and old, Tsopoe appealed for everyone’s cooperation in bringing change and prosperity.
Asserting that obedience, love, respect, simplicity and forgiveness were the most important observable facts in human lives, Tsopoe added that possession of these qualities by individuals would be an asset for society.
Platinum Jubilee overall coordinator NSN Lotha, delivering keynote address, pointed out that there was a wide ranging ideological gap between different generations, especially between the youth and the elders. “If we allow this gap to grow, the loss to the society would be very considerable, especially in the field of traditional values, land and its development… and loss of traditional knowledge,” added Lotha. Ex-KSU president John Lotha (1985) delivered greetings while current KSU president Yiben Humtsoe delivered welcome address.
School Education Commissioner and Secretary Mhathung Kithan was the chief guest at the Teachers’ Day function held at DBHSS Youth Centre, Wokha where a host of dignitaries including DC Wokha Rovilatuo Mor, SP Wokha Sejong Sangtam, SDO (Sadar) Wokha Anthony Ngullie, Nagaland School Education assistant director Nzinimo Odyuo, DTO Elias Lotha, teachers from the whole district, besides many well-wishers and students took part in the celebration.
KSU ex-president Tsenkhomo Kikon (1972), who delivered greetings, dwelt at length on the history behind formation of KSU since 1935. He also informed the gathering that very first KSU magazine materialized during his tenure.
Eight district level teacher awardees were felicitated as part of the celebration which was conducted by DIS Wokha Solanthung Lotha. The previous years’ toppers in Kyong dialect at the HSLC and HSSLC exams were given cash and certificates by Kyong Academy which was conducted by academy chairman Dr. K.R. Murry. A teacher from every school in the district was also given certificates and cash by KSU for their contribution towards their chosen vocations. Wokha GHSS principal Wonthungo Tsopoe delivered functional speech; Tsensoli Tungoe, a student of Springdale High School, eulogized the teachers, and ANSTA Wokha president P. Zubenthung Humtsoe summed up with a reciprocal speech.
KSU’s yearlong celebratory activities in commemoration of its Platinum Jubilee celebrations was launched earlier this year on January 4 with ex-KSU president Yanarao Ngullie (1946) unveiling the KSU Foundation Memorial Monolith at Okotso village (where KSU, the erstwhile LSU – Lotha Students’ Union – came into being on December 30, 1935). The celebrations will culminate in December later this year.