DYO host Darogapathar Annual Youth Conclave 2017
Morung Express News
Dimapur | August 12
Nagaland Commissioner of Taxes, Asangba Chuba Ao, today said Nagas have landed themselves in a sad state of affairs where they have lost their sense of dignity of labour, self-reliance and honest living.
The Commissioner said in the past, Nagas were self-reliant and hard working but today Nagas procure almost everything from “outsiders” and the whole economy of the state has been given to outsiders in a “silver plate” just because Nagas don’t want to do jobs, which the outsiders are willing.
Speaking as one of the resource persons on the occasion of Darogapathar Annual Youth Conclave 2017 organised by Darogapathar Youth Organisation (DYO) on the theme ‘Progress in Unity’ here at the premise of Delhi Public School, Asangba was also of the view that Nagas give too much importance to government jobs as they want to earn good income but don’t want to work at the same time.
“Here in Nagaland, the amount of work that government servants do in an entire month is done by others in other parts of the country in a week and yet when they don’t get their salary on the first day of the month they start shouting,” he said.
He also claimed the seeming unemployment issue in the state is “purely artificial” and that in Nagaland government servants work on an average 2-3 hours in a day according to their will.
Questioning the greed for money in Naga society, he said while individually Nagas may be considered better persons, as a community they have failed to project a positive image to the outside world, which has led to Nagas being tagged as one of the “poorest” and Nagaland as a “dangerous” place by others.
He further asked if Nagas can call themselves civilized when the drains overflow in the state and people are just concerned about the cleanliness till their respective courtyards.
Earlier, Commissioner of Police, Dimapur, Limasunep Jamir, in his speech asked the youths to remain united for a durable society and guard against intolerance and isms as these have the power to collapse the social system.
He asked them to be engaged in social activities and politics to bring a change instead of being fixed on video games and TV screens as well as read and interact with people to build different perspectives and empathy and love each other as Jesus had commanded.
He said a network of co-operation is necessary for survival and durability of a society and that when someone doesn’t co-operate, laws are needed.
He also asked the youths to have an adaptive attitude and recognise changes or they might be swept away in the wave of ignorance and confusion and advocated the need of debates and discussion on different perspectives saying each culture has a different view on how an ideal society should be and the difference make it necessary to have discussion and come up with the most suitable social system.
EAC Chumukedima, Thejavizo Nakhro, said youths are seen as answers to problems that a society faces and are hopes of many and thus they have a large goal to play and constitute an important force.
Calling education the most important to bring inherent changes in an individual and to become responsible citizens, he encouraged the different sections of the society to contribute towards making a healthy society.