Nagas need to become wiser, says Nienu at PCF session
KOHIMA — The Phekmi Collegiate Forum (PCF) held its 33rd general session on the theme “Embracing the future” at Phek village on Thursday, with MLA Kuzholuzo (Azo) Nienu, Leader of the NPF Legislature Party, serving as the guest speaker.
Speaking on the occasion, Nienu opined that Nagas have become overly clever and that they aspire to change Nagaland without first changing themselves. He emphasised that what Nagas need today is to become wiser and work on self-improvement; only then can things change for the better.
Challenging the people to become assets to the state and contribute to it, he said that many expect the state government to do everything, which is incorrect, and stressed that it is high time for Nagas to acquire the skill of fishing and not rely solely on fishermen.
According to him, Nagas has been dependent on the government of India since the day of statehood and noted the importance of becoming self-sufficient and self-reliant.
In his message, Chakhesang Public Organisation (CPO) president Veziihii Keyho stated that when people envision the future, all want to have a future where there is a tranquil society characterised by a prevalence of love and understanding, fraternity and brotherhood, equality and justice, a corruption-free system, good education, sustainability, and economic prosperity, as well as spiritual growth.
In this, he said that the PCF, as the highest intellectual body of the people, should give serious consideration to encompassing the virtues.
“Above all else, it should never forget its foremost priority, which is the intellectual growth and progress of our people, especially the young generation,” he said.
He argued that the planning and vision of the PCF should have a broad scope, with a focus on the well-being of young people, particularly in the areas of higher education and career opportunities.
The session was chaired by PCF vice president Kho-o H Keyho, while PCF president Vekupa Venuh delivered the welcome address. PCF General Secretary Veshe Chizo highlighted its activities for the current tenure, and the vote of thanks was proposed by its programme coordinator, Khoshepa Vero.
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