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CCSU 57th general session: More than 100 people awarded for excellence

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By EMN Updated: Feb 05, 2020 11:30 pm
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A group of women getting ready to perform a cultural item at the 57th general session of the Confederation of Chang Students’ Union held at Loyem Memorial ground in Tuensang town.

Dimapur, Feb. 5 (EMN): Sepili L Sangtam, president of the Eastern Naga Students’ Federation (ENSF) has expressed gratitude to the Confederation of Chang Students’ Union (CCSU) for their ‘positive response and spirit’ to the federation.

Sangtam was addressing the second day of the 57th general session organised by CCSU at Loyem Memorial ground in Tuensang town, according to a press release on Wednesday.

A log drum being towed to Loyem Memorial ground in Tuensang town, the venue of the event.

“Tuensang being the headquarters of ENSF, CCSU has a big responsibility to respect and accommodate all the six colours of ENSF in good and bad times,” ENSF president stated.

A total of 103 awards were conferred for excellence in different fields along with awards for distinguished girl child in the field of education conferred by Beti Bachao, Beti Padhaon (BBBP), Tuensang, read the statement. Awards for distinction holders and best performing schools under ‘Mission Wesen and Mission Zero % Free’ were also given. TVSU received best performing federating unit of CCSU award.

Sangtam lauded the achievers, saying that they had made the Changs and the Eastern Nagas proud. He encouraged the rest to work hard, with dedication and strong determination and to compete in the fierce and competitive advancing society.

Various bands and artists from the district such Naga Incarnate, Aohim Sem and Limba Chang performed during the event.

The third day of the general session was dedicated to culture and president of ASSU Atokiho Sumi was the cultural guest. Chang DBs and Chang Songdak Setshang Thangjam towed the log drum from the clock tower till the venue, it was informed.

“Our society is changing in a very rapid pace in both good and bad ways. While trying to catch up with the modern era, our society is gradually losing the importance of our cultural values,” Sumi said while addressing the gathering.

Congratulating the CCSU team for incorporating the cultural event in the programme, he urged the students to sustain their culture and warned that if it disappears, Naga identity would be lost.

“Today the reality of tribalism in Naga society is deeply rooted, shattering Nagas into unwanted pieces and the sad reality is that the Nagas are enslaving and dominating one tribe over another,” he lamented, adding that it is not wrong to be affiliated to one’s tribe and to feel proud but that should be more constructive and beneficial for all other Naga tribes as well.

He added that education is the answer to all odds, like a ‘direction to heal the society’, informed the update.

Several cultural activities were displayed, such as top spinning by Hakchang Students’ Union, mouth organ performance by Chendang Students’ Union, Chang folk tale by CCSU cultural troupe, traditional fire-making by Ngangpong Students’ Union and beating of the log drum by the Chang DBs and Chang Songdak Setshang Thangjam. The press release also informed that Waoshu Students’ Union performed Shangpele, Chongli by Nakshou Students’ Union, Sao Chia by Noksen Students’ Union, Monung Chia by Sangdak Students’ Union and Pangan Chia by TVSU on the occasion.

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By EMN Updated: Feb 05, 2020 11:30:12 pm