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NLA Speaker advises students to strive for merit

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By Imrongkumba Aier Updated: Jan 03, 2021 12:26 am
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Sharingain Longkumer releases the platinum jubilee souvenir of Soyim Shisaluyimer Telongjem at Ungma village on December 29.

Our Correspondent
Ungma, Jan. 2 (EMN):
Speaker of the Nagaland Legislative Assembly (NLA), Sharingain Longkumer, congratulated the Soyim Shisaluyimer Telongjem for attaining 75 years milestone and stated that jubilee should be a time of retrospection, introspection and preparation for the future.

Addressing the second-day programme of the platinum jubilee celebration of Soyim Shisaluyimer Telongjem at Ungma village in Mokokchung district on December 29, Longkumer urged the students to ponder on what they should do for a better future.

In this connection, he suggested the students to prepare and excel in all professions since the world has entered the era of meritocracy. He added that the PDA government would also be implementing the SSB based on merit.

Longkumer also reminded the parents to let their children pursue a profession based on their interest. He cautioned that bringing up their children to get government only job could land them in frustration.
On attaining 75 years, he also suggested the members to focus on human resources in order to move towards- a more sustainable socio-economic development.

“We do not want our economy to be salaried-based economy but a sustainable economy,” he asserted.

Longkumer further urged the Soyim Students’ Telongjem to invest on holistic education and values based on Christian life so that together they could achieve the common goal.

Professor Temjensosang Imsong, HOD of Sociology from Nagaland University, was the theme speaker. According to him, pursuit and unwavering stand for truth and patience are the virtues of education.

While reminding that the purpose of education is to gain knowledge, he said, “if you are emotionally attached to your religion, caste, village, clan, tribe or have political leaning to the point that truth and justice become secondary considerations, then your education is useless, your exposure is useless”. He added that “if you are unable to reason beyond pretty sentiment, you are a liability to mankind and if you are unable to reason for humanity, your education need overhauling”.

He further advised the students saying, ‘if your education is not accompanied by moral character, your positive science is not accompanied by the spirit of humanity and your knowledge is without humility than you are a resounding gong or clanging cymbal’.

Pointing out that Jesus Christ is the greatest scientist, positivist and pragmatic, the professor said students can achieve what the jubilee theme wanted to convey if they truly follow the teaching of Christ.

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By Imrongkumba Aier Updated: Jan 03, 2021 12:26:33 am