DIMAPUR, JUNE 15 (MExN): The Angami Students’ Union (ASU) has urged the Health Department and the concerned contractors to expedite the works and complete the requisite infrastructures and constructions at the Nagaland Institute of Medical Science and Research (NIMSR) at Phrieba, Kohima before the commencement of academic classes.
A press release from the ASU informed that the union visited NIMSR as the inaugural activity of its Educational Drive 2023 on June 15.
The union appreciated the State Government and the nodal department for enabling the long cherished dream of a Medical College in Nagaland a reality. However, it expressed concern that the institute is yet to have a full fledged academic building whereas the academic session is supposed to begin shortly and admissions are expected to commence by a month’s time.
NIMSR being a premier institute requiring conducive environment for its functioning, it is felt pertinent to allow the institute to function without any shortage of its need, the ASU said.
In addition, the ASU reiterated the stand of the union to the district offices under Angami jurisdiction that all Grade IV posts must be held by the indigenous inhabitants of the respective district. The union said that it has been notified of certain instances where the said posts are being held by non indigenous persons. The union said it would remain vigilant on such matters and take up necessary measures to curb such practices. It further informed indigenous inhabitants to communicate with the ASU on account of any cases “where the rights of our people are curtailed.”
The ASU further informed that during the educational drive, it will be corresponding with the educational institutes for necessary data collection and sought the support and cooperation of the institutes.