Student bodies observe golden jubilee, general sessions

Student bodies observe golden jubilee, general sessions
C M Chang, minister along with others after unveiling the jubilee & model village monolith. (DIPR)
DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 1/4/2020 12:33:20 PM IST

Various students’ unions held their general sessions, golden jubilee celebration and cultural programme in their respective areas. 

KSU: Kiruphema Students’ Union (KSU) held its 44th general conference with scientific technical assistant-B, National Informatics Centre (NIC) Rüüvisie Kehie as the special guest at  Kiruphema Bawe on Saturday.

Rüüvisie Kehie in his address during conference said entrepreneurship development was one of the most important aspect for employment purpose in the present state scenario and also for the future of those who have the ability and skills.  He reminded that entrepreneurship was rapidly becoming one of the most dynamic forces in Nagaland economy. He said flurry of local entrepreneurs have emerged to tackle the market demands and create a self-sustaining economy that also generates more employment opportunities.

Kehie also encouraged students’ community to focus on tourism, maintain the natural gift to mankind and to promote eco-park in the village. He urged upon the students not to sell themselves but to initiate on clean election and clear governance for brighter future so as to triumph over the present deplorable road condition, scarcity of water supply and half finished development, which were indirectly affected due to unclean election system in the state.

President of Dimapur  Naga Students’ Union (DNSU), advocate Sedevilie Angami in his address spoke about the Article 371 (A) and stressed on the future of Nagaland in this regard.

The new team of KSU office bearers for 2020-2021 is led by Keneivitso Suohumvü as president and Keneizekho Kruneilie as general secretary, while the conference also witnessed award to meritorious students in different categories. Rokoneino Hesielie was awarded  in extempore speech and Ketouvikho Yavio was awarded in debate under the topic “Citizenship Amendment Act”.       (Correspondent)

MVSU: C M Chang, minister of Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Law & Justice said that no work was too great to be undertaken nor too low to be taken up and the importance of work culture against present competitive level of Nagaland job scenario.

According to DIPR report, Chang said this at the golden jubilee of Monyakshu Village Students’ Union (MVSU) on January 4, where he underlined the need for change in people’s mindset as the urgent need of the hour. 

C M Chang delivered the speech on behalf of the chief minister by congratulating the student’s union and their pioneers for their vision and selfless sacrifices, braving odds throughout the last 50 years to bring the union to this momentous occasion. 

“A vibrant students/youth today is one of the strongest foundation blocks of the village”, the speech read and continued that the students were the backbone of the village therefore, the organizers had the immense responsibility to look after the welfare of the people besides pursuing their individual careers. 

Giving details of the pass percentage of the NBSE, the chief minister’s speech conveyed concern on the overall decreasing pass percentage in NBSE in the state as compared to CBSE schools. It also touched on the importance of life skills, good habits, manners in addition to right attitude and good education to build a successful life.

“Just having degrees or academic qualification is not sufficient to set jobs, one needs to have the right skills and attitude along with education to be able to find jobs”, the speech stated. It also informed that the government had taken an initiative of sponsoring Naga students to undergo professional coaching in order to help more Nagas appear the UPSC Exams.

“Even after 50 years of statehood, we are still a consumer economy”, it stated while adding that though the government was implementing various programmes & policies to empower the people, all must work together for effective change. 

C M Chang also inaugurated the Monyakshu model village and unveiled the MVSU golden jubilee memorial stone.

Deputy commissioner, Mon Thavaseelan K also congratulated the MVSU and commended the students leaders of the village and area. 

Welcome address was given by N. Bongkhao Konyak, advisor DUDA, and short speech was given by Bumang Phaiba, president Konyak Students’ Union. Wangti Village Students’ Union, Yongkhao Village Students’ Union and Monyakshu Village Student’s Union performed cultural dances.  Programme was chaired by A. Sangti Nyeiwwang and L. Mary Shainyu. 

SASU: Seyochung Area Students Union (SASU) held its 25th cultural programme at Seyochung Hq on January 4, with Tsanio Sangtam (Rtd) DPRO as the cultural special guest. 

A press release from planning committee secretary, Horiba Sangtam stated that, the special guest said that culture has been known since man came into existence and defines one’s identity and distinguished attitude, behavior as well as traits.

Nagas have been richly blessed with rich culture and traditions, he said while adding that today one can see that culture and traditions are on the verge of extinction. 

Stating that it was high time to protect one’s rich culture and tradition by taking it to greater heights, he said that various competitions like traditional fire making, cross bow shooting, filed harvesting songs etc were held. 

Earlier, programme started with invocation by Sethrio, pastor New Monger village and welcome address by K Hopongse Sangtam, planning chairman. 

Traditional rice pounding song was presented by the Thsingar Village Students’ Union (TVSU) in the programme chaired by the cultural secretaries, T Rodila and Seola.  

TVSU: Tethuyo Village Students’ Union (TVSU) held its 42nd general session on December 27-28, 2019 with NDPP Kiphire region general secretary, Atsoba Anar as the special guest.

A press release by TVSU stated that Anar encouraged the students to be pro-active. He also envisioned the necessities and importance of technology and climate change in the next 10-15 years. 

Anar also stressed on the need of co-operation and understanding between the village elders and the students in people making policy.

AASU: Aghunaqa Area Students Union (AASU) held its 18th general conference on December 27-29 at Zutoi Village under the theme, “Agents of Change”.  

A press release by AASU informed that the session was held with E.E. Central store PHED, Er. Vihoto Achumi, as the introductory guest; principal secretary urban development and municipal affairs, I Himato Zhimomi as the inaugural guest, entrepreneur, K. Hollen Yeptho as the speaker, Western Sumi Hoho (WSH) president, Dr. Kakheto Zhimomi as the theme speaker and AKK president, Heshito Awomi as the valedictory guest. The event ended with vote of thanks by AASU advisor, Nito Achumi. 

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