Neiphiu Rio speaking at the award ceremony of Nagaland Chief Minister’s Meritorious Students Fellowship (CMMSF) at Capital Convention Centre, Kohima on January 31.
Kohima | January 31
Nagaland’s Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio today challenged the Naga youth to take things more seriously to excel in life.
Referring to state’s performance at the recently concluded Khelo India at Guwahati wherein the state fail to earn even a single medal, he felt that Nagas as a whole and particularly the youth are becoming very casual.
“We are very proud people. People don’t praise us but we praise ourselves a lot. But in such National games we can’t achieve even one medal… It is very depressing,” he said this while speaking at the award ceremony of Chief Minister’s Meritorious Students Fellowship (CMMSF) here at Capital Convention Centre, Kohima.
Rio said that not securing even a single medal at such national games show that Nagas and youth in particular were not taking life very seriously.
In this, he challenged the youth to take life more seriously and excel in life.
“We are serious and concern for our youth,” he said adding that the government is concern for their overall development and urged them to work hard to excel “because, today, your goodness may not be good enough.”
Urging the youth to change their mindset, he said “Youth are our hope and our future.”
Stating that his presence and others at the award function is to honour and encourage the meritorious students, he said “It shows that we trust you. We hope that you become educationists, successful persons and to do good things to our community, our state and to the country. Do not betray our trust.”
Further, Rio said those students who are meritorious, toppers should aim for the highest job in the country and those who could not achieve much should also be mentally prepare to take up the private sectors.
He maintained that such approach would go a long way in bringing positive change in the society.