‘Nagaland youth still lack professionalism, competitive spirit’
Dimapur, February 6
India is a large country with a large population of youth where development and competiveness are two factors that aid India’s economic and social growth, a senior government officer in Kohima said recently. However, youths of Nagaland and Naga have yet to develop a professional mindset and a competitive spirit.
Youth education intuitive, the Nehru Yuva Kendra of Kohima, conducted a youth convention called the district youth convention in the LCS building in Kohima on February 6. Government official Sidramapa MC, IFS, was the chief guest. Youths from various youth clubs attended the programme.The IFS officer addressed youth telling that India was a land of young people; the country has a large population of youths. “We have good working force like, USA, and China,” he said and called upon the generation to come and join the productive work force for economic development.
Sidramapa appreciated the NYKS structure build for the youth ‘at all levels’ by way of youth clubs, and other social organizations for positive contribution. However, he expressed regret that the youth of the state of Nagaland ‘miss professionalism and infrastructure development’ which he said were important factors for development of youth resources. He categorically stated that the youth of the state needs a more competitive spirit if they wish to achieve something in life.
Another issue that he raised was that there was a big gap in parenting care in primary schools and higher-level education. In the primary stage, he said, good care is being given whereas in the higher level, less care and guidance is provided, he said. He called upon the youth to take up skills development and skills up gradation with seriousness so as to be ready for the job market. Lack of self awareness and skills among the youth will lead to unemployment in the state.
District youth coordinator of the NYK John Makhabo gave the keynote address. He called upon the youth to put more voluntary service for the development of their respective districts and state. He also asked the youth to be job-providers rather than job-seekers. ‘Each of us who are educated can provide a job each to lesser educated one than there will not be unemployment problems in the state,’ he said.
During the event, the organizers conferring district-level awards such as the Best Youth Club Award for 2014 which was bagged by Fountain Club. The club won a cash award of Rs. 25,000 and a citation. Seyievizo Tsϋkrϋ, president of Fountain Club, was grateful to the Nehru Yuva Kendra for honoring the club with the recognition.
Sidramapa MC also gave away sport materials to applicants from various youth clubs.