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Kaito asks students to cultivate ‘peace’

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By EMN Updated: Jan 17, 2014 10:18 pm
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DIMAPUR, JANUARY 17

The 36th general conference of Western Sumi Students’ Union under the theme “A glorious generation” is being hosted by Aqahuto Area Students’ Union at Khekiho village from January 16-18. State home minister G Kaito Aye graced the inaugural function this morning at chief guest wherein he delivered an encouraging speech stating that prosperity and glorious generation comes through peace and freedom and therefore urged the students to cultivate peace in the land and pave way for peace to prevail in the society.
He challenged the students to inculcate healthy competition among them with the view to equip one another, explore their abilities and make good use of it for better tomorrow. Stating that dignity of labour is a crucial aspect for the advancement of the society, he said students who are the leaders of tomorrow must not shy away from working for yourself in order to be self-dependent in life.
The chief guest also unveiled the conference monolith.
The inaugural function was chaired by Benjamin Sema, convenor, programme committee for the conference. Akavi Zhimo, Convenor, organizing committee for the conference delivered the welcome note. Rev. Helkath Kappo, Director, Mission & Evangelism WSBAK said the invocation prayer.
Cultural and sports competition including racing of indigenous wooden kart were other highlights of the inaugural day.
Deputy Commissioner of Dimapur N. Hushili Sema (IAS) exhorted the students during the introductory session in the afternoon of January 16. Hushili stressed on the importance of usage of mother tongue stating that losing of mother tongue is losing on cultural identity.
She called on the students to discourage the enrolment of illegal immigrants in the electoral roll in their respective areas.
Pointing out the need for civic sense for the growth of a society, the Deputy Commissioner said education must go along with civic sense. But in the context of Naga society, she said Naga people lack civic sense and students are responsible to instill the same in the minds of the people.
She also encouraged the students to go for quality education and not for quantity education.

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By EMN Updated: Jan 17, 2014 10:18:22 pm