Myanmar Naga students conference
DIMAPUR, November 18
[dropcap]N[/dropcap]aga Students and Youth Federation of Myanmar with more than 120 students and youth leaders representing atleast 32 students and youth organizations/forums from various parts of Naga areas in Myanmar participated in the conference and workshop on“Empowering Marginalized Youth: Nagas in Myanmar”organized by SHANAH, an NGO based in Myanmar from November 6 to 8 at Summit Parkview Hotel, Yangon. During the conference/workshops, the students and youth leaders deliberated on numerous issues related to the Nagas in Myanmar, according to the press note from the federation.
During the programme the participants agreed to form a representative body/apex body to represent all the Naga Students and Youth Organizations of Myanmar at the various levels and issues related to Naga students and youth in particular and Nagas in general. Hence, the “Naga Students and Youth Federation (Myanmar)” was consensually formed.The participants also agreed to send representatives of Naga Students and Youths to the Conference of the Naga Nationals (CNN) to be held from November 27 – November 30 at Singkaling, Khamti town.
They also accepted one representative from each of the Naga Tradition and Culture Central Committee (NTCCC)-recognized Seven Naga Tribes and one representative from the organizer (SHANAH). This total of Eight Members will act as the “Provisional Committee” of the Naga Students and Youth Federation (Myanmar) to represent the NSYF (M) at the CNN. The mandate of representation to this Provisional Committee is given for the interim period till its first general conference is held.
The Provisional Committee will meet in SingkalingKhamti in the third week of November, 2014 to draft the constitution of Naga Students and Youth Federation (Myanmar) to be followed by its First General Conference proposed to be held at the possible earliest after the CNN.
Theexisting students’ organizations having similarnomenclature- the Naga Students and Youth Federation (Yangon) and Naga Student Youth Federation (Myitkyina) agreed to change their nomenclatureto avoid contradiction with the newly formed Apex Body, NSYF (M).
The meeting also agreed to send two delegates to represent the Naga youth as members of the organizing committee of the upcoming “Myanmar Ethnic Youth Conference”.