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YVSU first general conference concludes

Correspondent LONGLENG, JAN 10 (NPN) | Publish Date: 1/10/2020 1:00:09 PM IST

The first general conference of Yongnyah Hongnyiu Village Students’ Union (YVSU) was held from January 6 to 8 at Yongnyah village under Longleng district. The event was graced by MLA 49 AC and chairman DPDB Longleng, B.S. Nganlang Phom as the guest of honour.

Exhorting the gathering, B.S. Nganlang Phom shared his life experiences of schooling days and challenged the students of the village to be sincere, honest, hard working and strive for quality education to have bright career in future where one can harvest the fruits of hard labour for having pursued and achieved quality education.

Phom urged the students’ community to strive for far sighted vision and cultivate the habits of self reliance which would benefits not only the doers but the community in large instead of wasting good time waiting for government jobs. 

Speaking on the topic “Education is the key to development”, the resource person, Henow Phom, who is the principal of Bautung Government Higher Secondary School (BGHSS) Longleng emphasized on the various schemes like “Right to Education” (RTE) Sarva ShikshaAbhiyan (SSA) etc. which were implemented by the Central Government for the upliftment of downtrodden and all round development of the students’ community. 

“It is necessary that implementing agencies, village councils and students’ union need to put concerted effort to ensure every child from the age of 6 to 14 get benefits with free and compulsory education, mid-day meals etc., so that no child should be deprived from such facilities until the child attain the prescribed age. 

The resource person said the younger generation should know the value and proper usage of an internet and other technological appliances so that using modern technology should not impact in negative ways. 

While declaring Yongnyah village as a clean and green village, the resource person encouraged the gatherings to plant more trees and keep their village surrounding clean and green  to make Yongnyah the cleanest village in entire district.

S.P. Longleng Yanithung Ezung said the students should not only depend on easy government job appointment or on reservation policies as the people of Phom are qualified enough to be in the general categories.

The SP also graced the women folk dance competition at Yongjong Pangshe which was participated by the students’ union of different units. EAC Peren, Wangan Phom, who spoke on the topic “Determination changes everything” said that every students must set an aim and be determined to achieve it. He said setting a goal in life should be the main priority of every student.

Phom Baptist Christian Association (PBCA) executive secretary, N Tialemba Phom, who was also the resource person during the conference spoke on the topic “Walk in the path of righteousness”. He said it is through Christianity, the modern education took its root in every nook and corners of the state where every Christian must know its positive impact God has set upon them thereby making everyone of them free from bondage of darkness. 

The ES also declared Yongnyah as the “Plastic free zone village”.

Deputy SP Nagaland Lokayukta Police Kohima, B. Pongtau Phom who graced the menfolk log drum competition lauded  the organizers for taking up such initiatives by preserving one’s own indigenous instruments, cultures, customs which were roots back to their origins and identity. 

Deputy Director of Horticulture, Nagaland Kohima, C. Bhupom who was a special guest during the closing day lauded the students’ union of Yongnyah village for organizing the first ever event in Longleng district. He said students can play a bigger role for all round development of the village in particular and society in general. 

During the conference spelling bee competition was also held for both junior and senior categories followed by extempore speech. 

Later, Longleng Town Baptist Church associate pastor H. Mongngoi led the candle lighting & special prayer for Yongnyah Hongnyiu Village Students’ Union while Yongnyah Students’.


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