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NSF to reach out to people
Correspondent KOHIMA, JUN 1 (NPN):
Published on 2 Jun. 2011 12:58 AM IST
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The Naga Students Federation (NSF) is embarking upon a tour to reach out to the people.
Addressing a press conference at his office chamber on Wednesday, NSF President KelhouneizoYhome said that new executives, that assumed office on May 14, decided to focus on three agendas – education, social economic development activities and the Naga political issue.
On the education scenario, the President said that since the Right to Education (RTE) Act is already passed by the Indian government in 2006 and to see whether this Act has been implemented in toto or not in the state, adding the NSF team would visit the grass root level.
On the social economic development activities, the President said that the state had got statehood almost five decade ago and wanted to see in reality whether the actual development had reached to the rural areas and the people were benefited or not.
The President also said that the Naga political movement always remained a very important and core issue for the NSF over the decades and the present executives also wanted it to carry forward. In this aspect he said that the NSF would reach out to people across and get their opinions and views, suggestions from the cross section of the society.
On the state job’s reservation policy, he said that the NSF still stand firmly with principle stand for “total review” of the job reservation policy.
The NSF president also cautioned the state government and the departments to stop illegal back door appointments and warned that the NSF would not hesitate to go against the departments and the government.
On the border issues particularly with Assam, he said that the NSF team would tour border areas and meet the people. He said that the NSF stand is that the border issue should be resolved for once and all and reiterated that any issue with regard to border, it should be through people to people dialogue.
On the recent raids being carried out by the Indian security forces in Nagas inhabited areas, the NSF president said that NSF would not tolerate the sinister evil designs of Indian government and strongly condemned the atrocities committed by Indian security forces. The NSF also reiterated its commitment to safe guard and protect the rich natural resources in all the Nagas inhabited areas.
NSF General secretary N. Ejanthung Ngullie appealed to general public to extend best cooperation and support to the NSF , in-order to bring about change in system. He also said that the executives had pledged to work for the welfare and interest of the Naga people.
Meanwhile the NSF tour itinerary is likely be in four phases, starting June 20, first phase to cover all the NSF federating tribal units in Nagaland and Manipur, second phase to make a good will tour to Eastern Naga areas and meet the people of those areas, third phase to reach out to the Nagas living in Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and Myanmar and fourth phase to reach out and meet the various Naga Under Ground groups.

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