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Jamir graces Onam cultural celebration
Staff Reporter DIMAPUR, SEP 19 (NPN):
Published on 20 Sep. 2010 12:42 AM IST
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Former governor of Goa and Maharashtra and veteran Naga politician, Dr. S.C. Jamir encouraged the younger generation to have the spirit of competition, excellence and to be determined to achieve their goal and succeed in life.
Exhorting a large gathering on the occasion of Onam cultural celebration organized by Kerala Samajan Dimapur at Town Hall, Dimapur on Sunday as chief guest, Jamir said that India can be a super power and every individual should have the spirit of super power and widen their horizon, vision and thinking process to bring development in the state, country and the world.
“We are inheritance of 21st century and now we should be citizens of super power,” he said.
In an encouragement to the younger generation, the former state chief minister said that there were great opportunities for the younger generation in today’s world and that in order to attain the goal, they have to start preparing and build up the state and nation.
He said younger generations were the pillars of society and have much more to perform to bring efficient development, peace and reconciliation in the society.
“Determined effort has to be made from now on. World is too small and now its time for us to change and bring peace and development in our state and also in our country,” Jamir said.
According to Jamir, in order to achieve peace, progress and development, one has to kill three animals which were inside a human. First he said was the ape which resembled backwardness and rationalism, second, a donkey which resembled conservativeness, individualism or not willing to accept changes and third a tiger, which resembled violence which was an obstruction in the process of development.
He urged all to kill these three animals in them to let peace, progress and development flourish in their homes, state, country and in the world.
Extending greetings on the occasion of Onam, Jamir said people from Kerala were sincere, loyal, committed to their profession and were trust worthy. He said they and have contributed a lot towards the progress and development of Nagaland.
Guest of honour, director in-charge NEZCC, Talinokcha said that festivals conveyed welfare in the society and unity among different communities and was based upon the theme of unity. He said it was very important to think in terms of national integration and that the main focus should be for development, understanding, peace and national integration.
Depicting that the Kerala Samajan Dimapur was walking hand in hand with the Naga society, a cinematic dance was performed by children from Naga community. A Cheraw dance was performed by the guest artist from Mizoram sponsored by NEZCC.
Other highlights of the programme included satirical drama by Dreams Unlimited, Bharathiya Folklore Fusion by Unnikrishna Pakkanar, songs, dance, Onam raffle draw and prize distribution of sports conducted on September 5.

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