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NSF kick starts consultative meeting
Correspondent KOHIMA, JUNE 20 (NPN):
Published on 21 Jun. 2011 1:01 AM IST
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Starting off their tour to reach out to the people, Naga Students Federation (NSF) on Monday held a consultative meeting with Angami Frontal Organization’s at APO conference hall.
Briefing the gathering, NSF President Kelhouneizo Yhome said the federation started off the consultative meeting on Monday with Angami Frontal Organization where three agendas – education with main thrust on Right to Education (RTE) Act 2009, social economic development issues and the Naga political issue were discussed.
President also acknowledged and thanked Angami public for their constant support and co-operation given to the NSF since its inception and hoped the Angami’s would continue the same even in future.
President also said the first phase of NSF consultative meeting would cover all NSF federating tribal units in Nagaland and Manipur, a good will tour to Eastern Naga areas and meet the people of those areas in the second phase, reach out to the Nagas living in Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and Myanmar in the third phase and fourthly to reach out and meet the various Naga underground groups.
Western Angami Public Organization (WAPO) President Vikehielie Victor said there was an urgent need to change the present system of education in the state.
Angami Public Organization (APO) President K. Linyü opined that Right to Education (RTE) Act 2009 in many form was not applicable to the state and stated that one should discourage the new education system.
Angami Youth Organization (AYO) President Khrielevi Chüsi strongly urged the NSF to stop re-appointment of bogus school teachers in the state education department and feared that if not stopped, then it would amount to encouraging corruption among the younger generation.
APO press secretary, Medo Yhokha said though government school teachers are paid well in terms of salary, he wondered as to why government schools fair poorly in exam, and felt it was for this reason, the NSF has set up a committee to look in the matter.
Angamiapfü Mechü Krotho (AMK) President Salhotunuo Krose urged upon the NSF to look into the appointment of teachers in various government schools.
Northern Angami Youth Organization (NAYO) Auditor Dr. K. Rio said teachers should have requisite qualification and would be mandatory to have B. Ed qualification to become a teacher.
Speakers talking on social economic development issues felt the state government should immediately review the job reservation policy.
Angami Students Union (ASU) President Voto Neikha said the government should not play with the career of students and urged upon like minded Nagas to come out to fight for the total review of the job’s reservation policy.
AYO president, Khrielevi Chüsi also the Naga Students Federation should stand firm to demand for ratification of job reservation policy. In his reply the NSF president reiterated that the federation’s principle stood for “total review” of job reservation policy.
NAYO president, Khriengulie Theünuo lambasted the non- locals for exploiting the Naga economy and demanded the NSF should initiate a plan to check the wages of skilled and unskilled labours working in the state.
APO press secretary Aja Zinyu suggested to the Naga Students Federationto check stone quarries located on National Highways and be moved away from the main road as it is hazardous to human health and environment.
On Naga political issue, speakers strongly viewed that there has to be unity amongst Nagas, be it underground or over ground and suggested that NSF also meet the over ground organizations.
Meanwhile, 13 Naga Students Federation member led by president Kelhouneizo Yhome left the state capital for Tsemenyu town and the rest to Wokha on an eight days consultative meeting to cover all NSF federating tribal units in Nagaland and Manipur.

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