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Most associations talk only about rights and not duties, says Dimapur Police Commissioner

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By Livine Khrozhoh Updated: Sep 11, 2021 12:50 pm
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Toppers with certificates after the programme. (EM Images)

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Dimapur, Sep. 11 (EMN): Commissioner of Police, Dimapur, Rothihu Tetseo on Saturday asserted that there should not be any rights without performing one’s duty but “most of the associations talk only about rights and speak like opposition leader”.

He was speaking at the Dimapur Naga Students’ Union (DNSU) 20th general session-cum-felicitation programme of HSLC and HSSLC toppers at IMC hall in Dimapur.

‘To my observation, we only talk about rights, and when we speak, we speak like an opposition leader and only complain and talk about the problem but when there is a problem, we should become the solution also,’ he said.

He also stated that a student body is one of the most important units, and ‘we all should work together to bring peace’.

“Dimapur is the only commercial city and the gateway (of Nagaland), and if we spoil this, then there will be no future for our Naga generations,” he said.

He also shared that there are so many government schools but because of low performance, it has reduced, which is a serious concern.

He, thus, appealed to the student body leaders to prioritise good education and not teacher’s employment because in many schools, students are yet to be enrolled and in many schools, the teacher ratio is higher than students.

He asked the student body to take the issue in a positive approach and not in the form of strike.

“We should also promote our own culture in schools and colleges,” he told the gathering.

The police officer further said that Nagas’ situation is not ‘that bad’ but there is confusion mainly due to the political talks which has not come to a conclusion.

He stated that it (political talks) is not old history but “I think we are losing our goal and ambition and if we continue to go like this then it will be a disaster for others”. He thus appealed to organisations and political groups to unite.

‘Achievement is a continuous process’

H Tovihoto Ayemi, Advisor of Power department, stated that in any healthy society, students and youth are the driving force and students always play a vital role in shaping the future of society, generations after generations, ‘because what has been sown today is what shall be reaped in the future’.

He described DNSU as a premiere student body of Dimapur that shoulders a huge social and moral responsibility, not only to work for the welfare of the student community but also plays a fundamental role in shaping the future of Naga society as a whole.

He also expressed his hope that the union will continue to stand for students’ rights and welfare besides raising other social and political issues.

While encouraging the toppers, he said that achievement and excellence are not a onetime affair but should be taken as a continuous process.

‘We should continue to upgrade ourselves with the advancement and changes of time. We cannot achieve something today and forever bask in that glory because while we relax under that achievements, the rest of the people will be already going ahead to scale another height or milestone,’ he stated.

Ayemi shared that it has become more challenging for students in the fast-changing world; and in the face of such tremendous change, he said students will need to have different skills. He further reminded the students to prepare with a comprehensive well-rounded education, covering culture, language, value development, creating and ‘retaining a connection to our heritage’.

Kegwayhun Tep, President of Naga Students’ Federation (NSF), also shared that “today, Naga society is divided in such a manner where we are finding difficult to heal ourselves and DNSU has been a driving force to unite our student community, particularly in Dimapur”.

“Today our people have lost faith in our leaders, organisation, unions, politicians and others, and so we have to come forward with a different perspective where we should be able to unite the others, and only after that we will be able to rebuild our society,” he stated.

He also appealed to all the student leaders to gain the trust of the students as they lead the people for today and tomorrow. He further urged the office bearers of the new tenure to carry forward the aspirations of the student community and the Nagas as well.

The executive members of DNSU for the tenure 2021-23 are; Moayanger Jamir- president, Mhajan Tsopoe- vice president, Sedelo T Vadeo- general secretary, Chüthuzhüni Chache- assistant general secretary, David Keneigutuo Sorunuo- finance secretary, Tesiding Newmai- education and statistics secretary, Khamjailung Kamson- social and cultural secretary, Star Khangrah M- debate and symposium secretary, and Michael Kath- speaker for assembly executives.

The Power department advisor also inaugurated the first floor of the DNSU office building on the same day. The HSLC, HSSLC and under graduate toppers were felicitated with certificates during the occasion.

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By Livine Khrozhoh Updated: Sep 11, 2021 12:50:00 pm