‘Naga people too comfortable, need to go big outside too’
Eastern Mirror Desk
Dimapur, June 24: Minister for Higher & Technical Education Temjen Imna Along Longkumer on Monday said that the people of Nagaland are too comfortable in their comfort zones and that there was a need for them to explore the world and be something great outside the state too.
Speaking as a special guest during a reception for new students at the Pranab Vidyapith higher secondary school on June 24 in Dimapur, the legislator said it was time for students and people of the state to change their perspective. He urged them to be global citizens and to be relevant not just in Dimapur, Mokokchung, or Kiphire but beyond them too.
The minister remarked that studying in a school like Pranab Vidyapith, where students from different cultures and communities study, can teach a lot about cross cultural knowledge and having a broad outlook.
Longkumer urged the students to learn to live in harmony together and to remember that only those who become ‘big politicians’ or someone ‘mighty’ do not define represent the definition of success.
‘Success can be even something like being a good person or someone who can be of use for others,’ Longkumer said. Despite differences, he said, the people of the country have a common goal to achieve towards the progress of the nation.
When he sees young people from varied backgrounds together, the minister said he sees ‘the beauty of the Indian culture, heritage, and traditions.’
The advisor for Power department H Tovihoto Ayemi also spoke at the event. In his address to the gathering, he appreciated Pranab Vidyapith higher secondary school for it’s being a leading school in the state. Students from the school are always in the toppers’ list every year, he said. He said that the school was doing well consistently. He urged the students to take the trend forward.
This year, 10 students from the school made it to the toppers’ list of the high school and higher secondary school examination results for science and commerce. The students were given recognition during the programme.