No job big or small; only dedication is big, says Rio
Dimapur, Nov. 08 (EMN): Member of the Lok Sabha Neiphiu Rio has said that economic empowerment is not dependent on the type of job ‘big’ or ‘small.’ The former chief minister of Nagaland implied that the ‘lack’ of work culture can be corrected by endeavouring in any profession.
Rio was addressing at event on Nov. 8 that marked the inauguration of an office of the All Nagaland Government Drivers’ Association (ANGDA) at Kohima town.
The Member of Parliament was said to have pointed to the apparent ‘lack’ of work culture in the Naga society: there is no job too big or too small to take up, he said during his address.
The senior political leader also made personal observations from his experience about work cultures in various countries around the world. Rio told the gathering that there were many drivers there above the age of 60 years who not only drove taxis but also ran travel agencies. Some work as tour guides to augment their earnings, he said. Government drivers can follow such examples after their retirement to remain economically empowered, he said.
Also, he exhorted the drivers to maintain discipline, sincerity, and ‘sobriety’ at all times—it will endear them to whoever they are ‘attached to’ and work for during the course of their service.
Another suggestion Rio offered was that drivers in Nagaland—government, commercial, and private—to unite on a single platform. As a single entity, he said, they can then formulate a ‘code of ethics’ according to the nature of their vocational category.
President of the ANGDA Neivisietuo Rino also addressed the event. He said that the association was formed in 1967 by an initiative of the late JB Jasokie. The group was initially known as the ‘Nagaland Drivers’ Union,’ it was informed. It was only in 1982 that, the union became the ANGDA following an increase in the number of government drivers and private taxi drivers.