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Youth need to develop work culture: T R
Staff Reporter DIMAPUR, NOV 6 (NPN):
Published on 7 Nov. 2010 12:14 AM IST
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Minister for planning & co-ordination, veterinary & animal husbandry, evaluation & parliamentary affairs T R Zeliang on Saturday underscored the importance of developing work culture among the Naga youth and asserted that it will solve the employment problem.
At the same time, he also pointed out that paying 2-3 lakhs for getting a measly government job was foolishness. “You will be a liability to the government and society if you get paid without doing any work” he averred. Zeliang also further maintained that the Naga society will face an uncertain future, if this culture (buying government job) was not discontinued.
Speaking at the 4th general conference and freshers day celebration of Tenyimi Students Union Dimapur as chief guest, Zeliang said that there are lot of job opportunities outside the state which the Naga youth can apply for. Basing on this statement, Zeliang expounded on the export of English teachers outside the state and country and averred that it was his dream to see the state producing surplus teachers. He also further informed that Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited (HSBC) India was looking for 100 Naga youth in the banking sector.
Maintaining that lack of work culture and discipline was proving to be hurdle for educated Naga youth, Zeliang opined that the free lifestyle of the Naga people must have been the direct impact of not being under the rule of one king unlike in other parts of the country and world. Pointing out that the people and technology have become competitive, the minister also urged the students to be ready to face the challenges. However, at the same time he also lamented that India was lagging far behind in technology when compared to advanced countries.
Asserting that the GoI and various countries have accepted the uniqueness of Naga history, Zeliang said that it was based on the traditional land holding system, customary practices and mongoloid looks of the Naga people.
Calling upon the student community to revolutionize the Naga society, Zeliang said that it was the people who can change and transform the society and nothing else.
SP Dimapur Z Mero, who was the guest of honour, in his speech stressed on the importance of education and diversity of the Tenyimi’s.
Pointing out to the youth that they are the new generationwho can take the community to greater heights, Mero emphasized on obtaining holistic education by the youth. “Use your times in schools and colleges properly” he stressed.
Asserting that the Tenyimi people are known for their honesty, truthfulness and integrity, Mero urged the students to carry forward the legacy and utilize it to create a congenial atmosphere for the Naga society. It may be added that Tenyimi includes nine tribes namely Chakhesangs, Angami, Inpui, Mao, Poumai, Pochury, Rengma, Rongmei and Zeliang.
Stating that situation in Dimapur was improving amidst some unreported kidnappings and extortions, Mero requested the student community to come forward and inform the authorities when required.
Earlier, the general secretary of the union Akhroloe Letou in her welcome speech highlighted the achievement of the union in uniting the tribes. She also laid importance on climate change, education and unity among the Naga tribes.
Solidarity messages were also delivered by president DNSU Medo and president Tenyimi Union Dimapur.
The other highlights of the programme included cultural display and special numbers by Venetolu Tetseo, James Raimei, Chakhesang Baptist Church Dimapur and Zeliang Students Union Dimapur.

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