YI Nagaland chapter holds annual session

YI Nagaland chapter holds annual session
Keynote speakers and members of Young Indians with students who attended the annual session. (NP)
Staff Reporter DIMAPUR, FEB 1 (NPN) | Publish Date: 2/1/2020 12:26:48 PM IST

Nagaland chapter of Young Indians (YI) in association with Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) held its annual session on the theme “Connect, learn and grow” at Patkai Christian College (PCC) on Saturday, attended by students from PCC, Unity College and Tetso College.

The programme primarily aimed at empowering youth and nation building witnessed three key speakers; singer and songwriter Alobo Naga, Chümoukedima EAC Avizo Nakhro, and Window Media MD and past chair of CII Nagaland State Council Dr Aotoshi deliberate on the theme “Connect, Learn and Grow”. 

Alobo Naga spoke on how the road to achieving one’s dream can be a long and arduous with naysayers trying to discourage you. He urged students to “think out of the box” and aspire to become “game changers.” 

Alobo narrated how he was ridiculed when he took a leap of faith by  leaving a high paying job to pursue his childhood dream of becoming a singer and  pursuing a career in music but how it eventually paid off.

He advised them to get rid of the herd mentality, dare to dream and zealously pursue their passion. He left the student with mantra- have a goal, planning towards that goal and setting a definite timeframe to achieve that goal. 

Chümoukedima EAC Avizo Nakhro, a recipient of the Governor’s gold medal for waste management, who also spoke on the occasion lamented how the current incorrect method of waste disposal, collect, dispose and burn, posed grave environmental and health risks. He said waste management is not something new but emphasized on the need to reinvent, adopt latest mechanism and methods in waste disposal. 

Nakhro highlighted the Solid Waste Management Rules of 2016 which directed wastes to be segregated at source. But with the habit of chewing betel nut common in Nagaland, he suggested the need for spittoons alongside bins for dry and wet wastes. Nakhro also revealed how the dry waste material recovery facility in Chumoukedima has translated waste into financial gains. 

Window Media MD Dr Aotoshi spoke on how the narrow and limited perception surrounding business in Nagaland in yesteryears has put a brake on the entrepreneurial development in Nagaland, adding that is government jobs, contracts and supplies that are mainly sought after. 

On the local economy, Dr Aotoshi pointed out that physical connectivity was enough to propel the economy and that connectivity was also required at the emotional, psychological and mental level. 

He advocated on the production of mass consumption products and the exploitation of the core competencies for the economy to grow. 

Dr Aotoshi also pointed out the irony of people from beyond the state or even aboard having to certify organic farming in the state when the state has been inherently practicing organic methods of farming. 

Other highlights of the programme included welcome remark by Dr Aotoshi, opening remark by the outgoing chair of Young Indians Shukngam Shishak, vote of thanks by incoming chair of Young Indians Medoneizo Putsure and question and answer session. 

Young Indians NGO was aimed at youth empowerment and nation building was formed in 2002 and the Nagaland chapter in 2008. 

It has a growing, inclusive membership across all geographies and demographics with over 3200 direct members in 46 chapters, and 25000 students YUVA members from colleges. 


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