Thursday, September 29, 2022

Rio urges youth to propagate peace and harmony in Nagaland

Correspondent

State chief minister Neiphiu Rio said that even as the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) was still in force in Nagaland, it could change if the youth could propagate peace and harmony in the society. He said those youth who were misguided could be encouraged to work for the society.
Speaking at the inauguration of newly-constructed golden jubilee building of Nagaland State Bharat Scouts and Guides (NSBSG) at State headquarters, Bayavü here on Friday, Rio said with peace, Nagaland could catch up with rest of the country in terms of economic growth and development.
The chief minister underlined the need for youth to be encouraged to do good things and serve the people. He said if all youth could be taught to become responsible citizens, then the nation could have a bright future.
Rio further stressed on the need for more enrolment into Bharat Scouts and Guides (BSG) in Nagaland and suggested district-wise enrolment through membership drive sin schools in serving society.
He said this while addressing the inauguration of newly-constructed golden jubilee building of Nagaland State Bharat Scouts and Guides (NSBSG) at State headquarters, Bayavü here on Friday.
Rio stressed on motivating the children to join the Scouts and Guides so that they can emulate the many youth who have worked and participated in trainings, attended camps and also involved in social works which have brought laurels to the state.
While lauding NSBSG for the yeoman service to the community, Rio said the building was a testimony of hardwork, dedication and services rendered to the society.
He noted that the Scout and Guides was an international movement and every member a part of that large family in the service of the people.
Rio said the motto of the BS&G “Service to God is Service to Man”, was a phrase that was also found in the Bible. Therefore, as a Christian community, he said Nagaland was expected to do more in this regard.
He also referred to the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) still in force and which could change if the youth could propagate peace and harmony in the society. He said those youth who were misguided could be encouraged to work for the society.
He said with peace, Nagaland could catch up with rest of the country in terms of economic growth and development.
The chief minister underlined the need for youth to be encouraged to do good things and serve the people. He said if all youth could be taught to become responsible citizens, then the nation could have a bright future.
Earlier, in a short speech, Youth Resources &Sports adviser and NSBSG president Zale Neikha informed that currently there were more than 3,000 members enrolled with NSBSG with over 400 unit leaders and officials all over the State.
He said NSBSG was doing an exceptionally good job in continuously producing Rajya Purashkar Scouts and Guides with some even qualifying for the President’s Scouts and Guides awards, the highest such award in the country, in the past.
Nyekha also expressed the hope that with the creation of four new districts, new district associations would now be added to the organisation.
He urged upon the organisation to stay true to its motto and be beacon of encouragement and guidance to the people.
Earlier after a dedicatory prayer pronounced by Baptist Mission Church pastor Atuo Whuorie, State chief commissioner of NSBSG Atuo Mezhür delivered the welcome address.
A brief note on the construction of the building was shared by construction committee convenor and NSBSG treasurer Neibou Sekhose.
A special number was presented by Dziesekhrienuo Keretsü, while Youth Resources & Sports director and NSBSG vice-president Akumla Chuba proposed the vote of thanks.
The programme was also attended by ministers– G. Kaito Aye Temjen Imna Along and Keneizhakho Nakhro, MLA and host of officials.

SourceNPN