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Student leaders urged to act with a difference
Published on 29 Mar. 2011 12:51 AM IST
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Peace Channel, Kohima District organized “Passion for excellence cum leadership programe on March 26 at Don Bosco Youth centre under the theme “Leaders to be students with a difference”.
In the first session, Gerry Meyase, assistant professor, department of Mathematics, Science College, Jotsoma spoke on “Passion for Excellence”.
Meyase urged students to act with a difference and attributed failure of oneself to expose to new challenges, as one of the main factors causing unemployment problem in this competitive world.
He said one has to introspect oneself and identify one’s weakness and transform in order to make a difference.
Stressing on identification and sign of students as a leader, he pointed that a leader should build a healthy relationship and must discontinue anything that is not enriching. He challenged students to develop work culture with self esteem, sincerity and honesty to achieve success.
Peace channel coordinator, Kohima district, Victor Kevilhouthie Yhome spoke on “Leadership”.
According to Victor, a leader was someone who leads, guides and serves its people with truth, respect, equality and non-violence.
He explained on two kinds of leaders - hereditary leaders and acquired leaders, as well as two kinds of leadership i.e. good will leadership and dictatorial leadership.
He urged leaders to realize their responsibilities as leaders elected by people and to contribute for any positive changes. He pointed out that the world demands “effectiveness” in every profession and added that being a leader alone was not enough without being effective.
He also interacted with participants, conducted leadership games, peace celebration, and seven step process, where students irrespective of tribe, culture, religion, denomination came together as a family.
The programme activities included evaluation hour where students shared their learning of the day.
The programe was attended by 60 students.

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