Along addresses polytechnic’s ‘academic service program’
Dimapur, Oct. 22 (EMN): The minister for Higher & Technical Education, and Tribal Affairs Temjen Imna Along addressed the 25th year of “academic service program,” of the Government Polytechnic, on Tuesday in Kohima.
The minister’s media officer issued a press release on Tuesday giving excerpts from Along’s speech.
In his address, the minister said that a strong society is one that is “humble, patient and steady and ever ready to learn, and be consistent at all cost and persistent toward its goal. He said that one may reach the goal, yet if he is not consistent and persistent, it will not help in ‘attaining knowledge and wisdom to be sustainable.’
The minister also urged the students not to focus only on obtaining certificates but to pursue excellence ‘by envisioning a better future for all.’
“These 170 students of Government Polytechnic Kohima, being endowed with various talents, holds the future of the state,” he was quoted as having stated. Stating that the “employability” of Government Polytechnic is ‘too less,’ the minister said the only way to ‘increase the rate of employment’ is hard work and consistency toward goals. He urged the faculty and the students to pursue their goals with conviction, the press release stated.
As for the matter of solution to the Indo-Naga political issue, Along was quoted in the press release as having said that “a time has come for the Nagas to pray, and refrain from mistrusting one another, the government of India, the state government, the revolutionary groups or the hohos, but this is a time to trust God and seek his guidance.”
“Along also asserted that Solution will happen gradually, and that a time has come for our people to seek peace and do away with threat and intimidation and gun culture. A time has come to stand bold and say ‘yes’ to a magnanimous future,” Along said.