Home Minister Y Patton addressing the ERSU general conference held on January 10.
Englan Range Students’ Union holds 26th general conference
Kohima, Jan 11 (MExN): Home Minister Y Patton has urged the teaching community across Nagaland state to rededicate themselves and sacrifice for the students to excel.
Addressing the 26th general conference of Englan Range Students’ Union (ERSU) at Old Changsu Village on January 10, he also urged the student organisations and leaders to sternly check the institutions’ administration and attendance of teachers, especially at the rural and remote areas, and submit their report to the government for further action and strengthening of the institutions.
Stating that students are regarded as the intellectual community in the society, he asked the students to elect or choose their leaders democratically and intellectually in every aspect, including the State general election and town council election or any other NGO leaders.
Meanwhile, the Home Minister regretted the diminishing of the rich cultures and traditions of Nagas. If the present generation does not take it seriously to preserve them, he stated, Nagas will be nowhere one day. Therefore, he encouraged the students’ community in general to revive the losing cultures and traditions.
The conference was also graced by Naga Students’ Federation (NSF) president, Subenthung Kithan as the guest of honour. Kikon said the present generation is endowed with full of opportunities due to the advancement in science and technology. In this regard, he urged the students to take full advantage and use the facilities wisely to compete with the rest of the world in every aspect.
The conference theme “Discover your talent” was elaborated by Dr. Phyoben Odyuo, Professor, Fazl Ali College, Mokokchung as the theme speaker. Stating that talents are inborn as well as developed through individual’s handwork, he encouraged the students to dedicate themselves. Success waits for everyone who works hard, he told the students.