Thursday, October 6, 2022

Don’t settle for mediocrity, Er. Zale Neikha tells youth

Advisor for Youth Resources & Sports, Er. Zale Neikha on Tuesday, urged upon the youth of Nagaland to choose one’s calling and vocation rather than settling for mediocrity.
In a press release, SAYO info & publicity informed that the advisor was speaking at the inaugural programme of weeklong “youth advancement training” organised by Southern Angami Youth Organisation (SAYO) in collaboration with various departments at Thiazu, Mima village, under Kohima district.
The advisor said although leaders in the region were not less than others, he lamented that the “leaders in our region lack discipline, punctuality and determination.”
In this regard, Zale said advised the youth to should display patience and tackle adversities with agility during times of need, while referring to ongoing issues and concerns surfacing the region.
He disclosed that the upcoming Hornbill Festival in December would open up more avenues for tourist guides especially Dzükou Valley and that the state government would “consider events to promote the eco-tourism for the valley.”
Further, he encouraged the trainees to learn from the training as it could be applied in their daily lives and make one a better person in service to the society.
In the welcome address, SAYO president Metekhrielie Mejura said the training had a host of sessions from various nodal departments and experienced officers as a platform for the youth to enhance their skills.
Metekhrielie expressed concerns over the footfall of tourists in the region and added that effective action-oriented response was required to be given back to the tourists.
At the first day of the training, senior research associate, department of Environmental, Forests and Climate Change, Er. Keheibamding Thoü spoke on “wildlife and awareness on forest protection” and forest range officer, Kohima range, Pezaneinuo presented the Forest Fire Management Plan while department of Fire and Emergency Services, officer in charge, Fire station (south division), Sedevizo Hibo conducted practical session and demonstration on “Fire and emergency services”.
Altogether, 82 youth from 13 Southern Angami villages are being trained.
It may be mentioned that after the training, the participants will be issued identity cards and certificates and would be mobilised when called for response and combat.