‘Education goes beyond classrooms, books, research papers’ – Zale Neikha
Kohima, Dec. 9 (EMN): Advisor for Youth Resources and Sports Zale Neikha on Monday encouraged students to grow beyond barriers and circumstances. He was addressing the inaugural programme of the Northeast National Service Scheme (NSS) 2019 at Kohima Science College in Jotsoma on December 9 as special guest.
Neikha asserted that college life is not just being brilliant in academics, saying that, ‘it is equally important to be talented in other fields, which will help to develop your future career’.
According to the advisor, education extends beyond classrooms, books and research papers to which he stressed on the importance of co-curricular activities, stating that it provides opportunities for thinking outside the box and getting innovative ideas and preparing for the future.
Exhorting the students that they are the backbone of the society and the future leaders, Neikha told them to make the best use of their talent.
“Every day is an opportunity to grow beyond your present barriers and circumstances. Everyone has the resources, the skills, personality and experience that deserve to be discovered and nurtured,” Neikha said.
The advisor also opined that every individual has a role in strengthening the society and called upon the gathering to do so by adopting the ideals: educate, inspire, motivate and contribution.
Earlier in the programme, the regional director NSS Cell, NER Guwahati, Dipak Kumar maintained while delivering his keynote address that 300 participants from eight north-eastern states were participating in the festival. Out of the total participants, 240 were from seven northeast states and 60 from Nagaland.
Kumar expressed confidence that the festival would provide opportunity for the students to learn, experience and showcase the rich cultural heritage of the region. He shared that a youth must be educated, skilled, independent, healthy and fit, loyal and be responsible towards the society.
He opined that society has given much to each individual, and for which he implored them to give back to the society. Further, he urged the students to be change-makers.
With the theme, “Step up empowering young minds”, the festival will continue till December 12.