ANCSU biennial general conference underway
Dimapur, Oct. 22 (EMN): A two-day 20th biennial general conference of the All Nagaland College Students’ Union (ANCSU) got underway at Kohima Science College Jotsoma (KSCJ), on October 22 on the theme “Heralding tomorrow.”
In her welcome address, KSCJ principal Dr. Lily Sema remarked that “All members are young, educated, vibrant, and enthusiastic creating a powerful youth force. And it is on these young men and women that the future of our nation depends.”
She added that the society needed men and women with integrity and who could stand for the people and their rights, and speak the truth. She advised the participants to learn to be hard working with high morality and accountability and develop respect for all to be future leaders who could handle responsibilities and pressures.
She further expressed confidence on ANSCU for competently taking up sensitive issues for the welfare of the students.
In his greetings, the president of Angami Students’ Union (ASU), Bisevi Nakhro, appreciated the works of ANCSU for the past 42 years and their unrelenting zeal to promote cooperation and unity.
“As we work for a better society, let us not waste time scrambling over tribal issues, denomination issues, egoistic issues, or leadership issues and instead make time to support one another and work hand in hand,” he urged.
President of Nagaland College Principals’ Association (NCPA) and introductory guest, Dr. Visakhonü Hibo congratulated the ANCSU team for leading the student community effectively.
She emphasised that education should thrive for employability. Stating that Nagaland education scenario is changing, she suggested to go from ‘mugging’ to critical thinking and archaic towards functional literacy. While lamenting that some colleges are ‘faring pathetically,’ she urged to develop a mechanism to check quality education.
She added that theoretical education should not overshadow cognitive and critical thinking saying, “We should take the E-highway to frog jump into the league of achievers in the world.” She further advised to use the vehicle of quality education to herald a better, brighter tomorrow.
The union general secretary presented activities report from 2019- 2021.
Songs were presented by students of Kohima Science College, Jotsoma, and the Baptist College, Kohima.
Altogether, 213 delegates from 38 colleges across Nagaland are attending the two-day conference.