Unions hold general conferences, session

DIMAPUR/KOHIMA/KIPHIRE, JAN 4 (NPN) | Publish Date: 1/4/2019 12:32:33 PM IST

Kuhuboto Area Students’ Union, Kiruphema Students’ Union, and Aqahuto Area Students’ Union have been busy conducting their respective General Conferences with Seyochung Area Students’ Union (SASU) organizing a General Session. Following are reports of the events.

KASU General Conference underway: Cultural activities and indigenous games marked the Kuhuboto Area Students’ Union’s (KASU’s) 35th biennial General Conference hosted by Kuhuboto town on Friday. 
The inaugural session was graced by entrepreneur, Hollen K. Yepthomi as the conference host. In her address, Hollen urged youngsters to first seek God’s blessing in everything they do. She also encouraged students to work hard in order to achieve their dreams. Hollen further encouraged educated youth to take the initiative to lead people in the right direction. 
Reminding the students that there was no substitute to hard work, she urged them to work hard with commitment and determination to achieve their goals. On her arrival, the conference host also unfurled the union flag.
Earlier, a presidential address was delivered by president KASU, Kabo G. Zhimomi and KGPO president, Kuhovi Zhimomi delivered the greeting message. 
Cultural shows were performed by Tokugha Kiphimi Kuqhakulu, Luzheto Kiphimi Kuqhakulu, Suhoi Kiphimi Kuqhakulu and Kuhuboto town. A special song was presented by Roviche K. Yepthomi. 
Indigenous games such as fire making, cart racing, spear kicking, etc were also demonstrated. 
The introductory session was held on Thursday evening with an opening prayer by Rev. Kaiho Awomi, Nihoto Ghami Baptist Akukuhou. 
During the four-day event, sporting activities such as volleyball, table tennis, badminton, loop race and cultural activities, indigenous games and literary competition will be played and conducted among the 23 units under KASU. 
The literary competition on Saturday will be graced Kakheli Inato Jimomi, department of Women ministry, WSBAK. Dr. Kavika K. Yepthomi, assistant professor MGM and NECU will be the main speaker. The conference will conclude on January 6.
(Staff Reporter)
KSU holds General Conference: The 43rd General Conference of Kiruphema Students’ Union (KSU) was held with Angami Public Organisation (APO) property secretary, Savilie Kruneilie as the special guest at Kiruphema Basa on Friday.
Savilie, who is also a former president of Western Angami Public Organisation (WAPO), in his address, complimented the KSU for attaining its 43rd glorious year. 
In his speech, he laid stress on the importance of education and said that education was the most powerful weapon, urging the student community to whole-heartedly pursue it. He advised students to wisely manage their time and face competitive exams so that they may have a better future. 
Savilie also called upon the students to learn the history and tradition of their forefathers and at the same time learn about the change brought about by modern times to overcome selfishness and become positive leaders. He likened the students who apply themselves to learning, to a parachute builder who saves the lives jet pilots. 
Savilie also warned against using technology unwisely and urged young people and students to use technology for their benefit and not let it destroy their lives. 
The function was chaired by Kepeneilhou Shosahie and Vikosatuo Visienyu, president KSU, delivered a welcome address. Viletuo Vielie, pastor Kiruphema Baptist Church, offered the invocation and a special number was presented by Khriekedolie Vielie. Keneiselhou Hozoyie, advisor KSU, said the word of gratitude and the benediction was pronounced by Pfuneilie Visienyu.
During the conference, meritorious students in two categories (Class PPJ-7 ) sponsored by KSU and (Class 8 and above) sponsored by Service Association Kiruphema, were awarded. The conference was also marked by some recreational activities and competitive events like Sweet biting, Bamboo climbing, Feet jump and Tug of war.
SASU General Session underway: Seyochung Area Students’ Union (SASU) began its 24th General Session at Yangzitong Village with K.V. John, convenor, Vigilance Committee, Naga Council Dimapur as the special guest. The general session is being held under the theme “Soaring towards Excellence” from January 3 to 6 at Yangzitong village under Kiphire district.
The special guest, in his speech encouraged the students to set visions, goals, aims and objectives in their lives. He also spoke against backdoor appointments in the government sector and encouraged the students to study well and get through competitive examinations, so that they may be role models for society.
Stressing on the importance of Unity in Diversity, the special guest encouraged students to build good relationships with other tribes in the district and among Nagas in general so that good relationships may to be sustained. He said that peace was the ultimate goal to achieve for all round development.
Speaking on the theme, the special guest asked the gathering to be practical in their day to day work, otherwise the meaning of the theme would be useless, he said. 
K.V. John also declared the 24th Annual sports session open by lightning the torch on December 4.
United Sangtam Student’s Conference, president, Sepikyu Jinger also spoke at the program on Friday.
K. Chumseli Anar, president, SASU, delivered the presidential address and the program was chaired by Longtila C and Kunyangli.
Lumjongla, winner of Seyochung Got Talent, made a special appearance in the program and presented a special song. Oath taking was administrated by Tsikhumse Games and sports secretary SASU.
AASU General Conference underway: The Aqahuto Tokukujo Kiphimi Kuqhakulu (Aqahuto Area Students’ Union - AASU) is holding its 39th General Conference from January 4 to 6, hosted by Shokhuvi village, under the theme ‘Envisioning Excellence’.
AASU president, Toka Chishi, in a press release stated that Y. Kikheto Sema, commissioner & secretary finance & land resource was the special guest on the first day.
The special guest spoke about ‘Envisioning Excellence’, and borrowing from 1 Timothy 4:12 of the Bible, he urged the youngsters not let anyone look down on them because they are young, but set an example for believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity. 
Kikheto said excellence could not happen magically; it is a long process. “Irrespective of profession, you can also achieve excellence in your own ways” he stated.
He said he was impressed with the practice of farmers of Phek district who sell their produce by leaving them in marketing sheds without physically being present. The price for each product is displayed and any traveller can take the product and drop the amount in a box kept for the purpose. Kikheto said the idea is an excellent means of selling and even speaks a lot about the trust farmers have for humanity.
He advised the student to always set their goals higher so that even if they cannot achieve the original goal they can still achieve the next target.
On the topic of personal qualities, Kikheto said that without humility, no one achieves success and so he urged the students to be humble.
He urged students to do things differently and also try to do positively what others refuse to do.
Kikheto pointed out that in other states or countries, people pay speakers and guests, but in Nagaland, especially in the Sumi community, things are expected of the speaker. “We invite people to come and speak and on top of that we also expect many other things from them. We should change this culture” he asserted. 
Earlier, pastor Shokhuvi Baptist Church, Kiyezhe Chishi said the invocation prayer and Shokhuvi Students’ Union led the opening ceremony. Ghotovi Zhimo, head GB Shokhuvi village said the welcome address. General secretary AASU, Zakali Aye presented the annual report and president of Aqahuto Area GB Association, Victo Achumi also exhorted the gathering.

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