Former president Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee and MLA K V Pusa attributed transformation of Naga society to the emergence of Christianity in Nagaland.
Speaking at the introductory session of the ongoing Southern Anagmi Students Union (SASU) held under the theme “Western impact on Angami culture” on Friday evening at Pfuchama village, Pusa said Naga society which time had forgotten was introduced to the outside world with the advent of Christianity from the west.
He said today Nagas are at par with the rest of world due to the emergence of Christianity which also brought along education. He said there was a rapid transformation in Naga society when the west explored Naga society with Christianity and education.
However, Pusa regretted the degradation of Naga culture due to the impact of western culture which has taken its toll on Naga society in many aspects.
He urged Naga students not to give up the qualities set forth by the forefathers and to emulate them.
He lamented that honesty and hardworking nature of Naga forefathers have been slowly eroding from the society, and urged the youth to be honest and hardworking to be successful in life.
The MLA also urged students not to opt for “Naga jobs” alone but to find better avenues stating that government jobs have reached a saturation point, adding entrepreneurship was a better avenue for Naga youth.
Extempore speech and solo and duet competitions were also held. Vitalie Paphino Pastor pronounced the invocation prayer. Asano Zashumo and Zeshekhono Tetso were the compeers for the introductory session.
The inaugural programme on February 5 would be held with Dr. Neikiesalie Kire, chairman, Khadi and village industries board, and advisor music task force as chief guest.