Along, Dr. Longrineken interact with Delhi’s Ao community

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 7/20/2018 12:35:35 AM IST
Minister of Higher Education and Technical Education, Government of Nagaland, Temjen Imna Along, invited Aos of Delhi for an interactive talk to Nagaland House, New Delhi on July 18. The meeting was also attended by advisor Law & Justice, Border Affairs, Treasuries & Accounts, Dr. Longrineken. 
According to PRO (IPR) Nagaland House, New Delhi, Along promised to work for the Naga family “in this big country like ‘Joseph in Egypt’ to the best of the God given position and his ability.” He reminded the gathering that the need of the hour for the Nagas was to come together instead of staying apart and said that Aos should play a pivotal role in blessing others with the realization that God has blessed the Aos.
Along also explained the projects that are in the pipeline being pursued by his ministry and other ministries of the government of Nagaland. He also welcomed constructive and productive suggestions and advice to jointly build a better Nagaland. The interaction also delved into possibilities of getting central and international schemes and funds.
The interaction primarily engaged with the status of Higher and Technical Education in Nagaland. JNU documentation officer, Ayimla Pongen, talked about need for infrastructure in Nagaland colleges and Along in his acknowledgement of the problem also added that he is also working to enhance library books and develop digital libraries for government colleges in Nagaland. 
Recognizing the need of research in the state, Dr. Walunir suggested that the ministry direct colleges to ensure that every department organizes at least one seminar or conference in a year and runs at least one academic journal. Walunir added that this exercise would create an academic environment in the college campuses.
A student leader and civil services aspirant, Omajem, asked if the government of Nagaland could establish an examination centre of Nagaland Civil Services Examination in Delhi to which the minister responded that this suggestion will be placed as an agenda before the government of Nagaland. 
Delhi Ao Baptist Church (DABC) pastor, Rev. Dr. Alemrenba, stressed on the evangelistic and other services of the church for students, young professionals, Ao families and Ao-in-laws in the city and the way some Ao churches from Nagaland are sponsoring some of the activities. Deacon DABC and vice principal (Music) Mt. Carmel Schools, Lanu Yaden dwelt on the placement service of DABC and also the groundwork carried out with their parent body in Nagaland for city ministry.
The interaction was attended by representatives from Delhi Ao Senso Telongjem, Delhi Ao Baptist Church, Delhi Ao Students’ Union and Aos from medical, academics, social service, research and security backgrounds.

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