Kohima | October 23
Dr. Neiphrezo Keditsu, chairman, NSMDC Ltd today stressed on the need to protect and promote Naga cultural and traditional values. Addressing the cultural session as part of the 17th biennial conference of All Nagaland College Students’ Union (ANCSU) here at Indira Gandhi Stadium, he said culture defines the identity of a lot of nation and in particular Naga as tribal people.
Dr. Keditsu said God has been very kind to Naga people and even through “we are just a minority tribe in the corner of the vast country India, we are still recognized and appreciated by many people because we have taken the opportunity to keep on practicing our traditional values and customs.”
Stating that the state government is encouraging and protecting the cultural and traditional values in the form of holding Hornbill festival, he stressed on the need to gear up a little more and put more emphasis to be able to protect, preserve and uphold our cultural and traditional practices.
He also called upon the students to take their study seriously not for the sake of graduating, not for the sake of degree but make themselves employed. “We need Nagaland to grow, to become vibrant, to prosper and to develop,” he said and urged upon the gathering to ponder over it.
Deo urges ANCSU to work as agent of peace
Parliamentary secretary for higher & technical education Deo Nukhu on Thursday appealed ANCSU to work as an agent of peace and prosperity of the state. In his message read out at the 17th biennial general conference of ANCSU here as he could not make it to the programme, Nukhu said over the years, ANCSU has been taking many initiatives for bringing the students’ community together from various colleges. “The greatest assets of human resources are from the educated youth while you are preparing for the future benefits of humanity,” he stated. Nukhu also stated that Nagaland has the major structure of population in the age group of 15-30 years, “and you as college students are the future leaders of the society.” The future progress and advancement of Naga society largely depends on your generations, he added.