Along unveils foundation stone of Thehouba and Viewpoint
Kohima, April 11 (EMN): Minister for Higher Education and Tribal Affairs, Temjen Imna Along unveiled the foundation stone of the Thehouba and Viewpoint, located at The Naga Heritage village, Kisama on Saturday.
The Thehouba and viewpoint was initiated by the Angami Students’ Union (ASU), an update informed.
The minister while speaking during the unveiling ceremony called the initiative of the ASU, “a path breaking move” and said that it was time to start thinking, implementing and acting in a broader perspective.
“We have seen through the narrow passage of those times and have seen the very essence of narrowing ourselves down to our vested domestic interest and wanting to meet those narrow aspirations. This is the similar trait of all the Naga tribes,” the minister said.
He added that if one wants to achieve and dream beyond, “one should achieve and dream beyond us”. “Visions can only come and be earmarked if it goes beyond ourselves. The traditional attires that we wear would only be justified in spirit if we learn to go beyond our individual vested interests,” he said.
President ASU Vizokho Zashümo in his speech said that the laying of the historic stone foundation would make the Thehouba and viewpoint a reality. He added that the place would serve a meaningful purpose for everyone visiting and for generations to come.
“We have a tendency of belittling ourselves instead of promoting and ensuring the progression of ourselves and our people. We are gathered here to reflect on our past and present. We should commit ourselves to go beyond the parameters of our village, range, our tribe and endeavour in our realities in the best way possible,” the president added.
The stone laying foundation programme was held also in commemoration of the 29th ASU Biennial General Conference 2021, 75 years Kohima Sub-division Students’ Conference and 50 years of ASU.
Advisor for Technical Education and Election, Medo Yhokha, was also present at the programme. Leaders from the four Angami ranges- Northern, Southern, Western and Chakhroma and senior members were present. The land was donated by the Zasiunoma clan, it informed.