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Kikon seeks unity for positive development

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By EMN Updated: Jan 23, 2024 10:48 pm
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Achumbemo Kikon and Rahul Bhanudas Mali along with the executive members of SKK during its 51st biennial general conference in Zunheboto town on January 22.

DIMAPUR — NPF legislator, Achumbemo Kikon, has called for unity and inclusivity for positive development of Naga society.

Speaking at the introductory session of the three-day 51st biennial general conference of All Sumi Students’ Union (SKK) held at multipurpose hall in Zunheboto town on January 22 on the theme “Breaking barriers,” Kikon called upon the students to address various challenges confronting the society. He also encouraged the students to uphold their identity with pride.

Acknowledging the numerous challenges faced by Naga society ranging from political issues to the responsibility of bringing positive change, he highlighted the need for collective action by politicians, student leaders, church leaders and those in government services.

“If we only confine ourselves to our village, our range, and our tribe alone, we will be left behind,” Kikon said and urged the Sumi community to march forward in unison in the larger interest of Naga community, an update from SKK stated. Kikon also called upon the Sumi community to play a significant role in uniting Naga society.

Stressing on the importance of inclusivity in the Naga nationalist movement, he advocated for unity among different communities and urged them to work together as one Naga family, transcending geographical and community boundaries.

Citing example of competitive exams where obstacles need to be overcome to succeed, he emphasised the need to overcome obstacles for progress.

Highlighting the importance of addressing problems preventing progress at both personal and societal levels, Kikon encouraged the younger generation to understand the value of hard work and not expect success without effort.

Extending greetings on th occasion, the deputy commissioner of Zunheboto, Rahul Bhanudas Mali, commended the significant role played by SKK in fostering peace and progress across Sumi inhabited areas and contributing to the welfare of the student community.

Mali expressed gratitude to SKK for its collaboration with the administration, particularly during the peaceful conduct of assembly elections and anticipated the same cooperation in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.

Highlighting the pivotal role of students as the foundational pillars of the upcoming generation, he emphasised the importance of securing a bright future through education. Mali also stressed the necessity of acquiring quality education to unlock their full potential in life.

Encouraging students to steer clear of detrimental habits such as drug and alcohol abuse, he urged them to concentrate on personal and societal development. He also underlined the immense potential for the country to emerge as a leading economic power in the coming decade, given its sizable youth population.

Acknowledging the abundance of talent in Nagaland, ranging from sports, music to business, Mali encouraged students to hone their skills and strive for excellence in their respective fields.

He further expressed hope for a smooth and fruitful transition to the new leadership of SKK and extended best wishes in their future endeavors.

Anato Yeptho chaired the session, while an invocation prayer was said by Rev. Inakhu Sumi, pastor of Zunheboto Town Sumi Baptist Church, and song was presented by members of Zunheboto Range Students’ Union.

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By EMN Updated: Jan 23, 2024 10:48:32 pm
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