NPF youth asked to play constructive roles
Dimapur, Aug. 8 (EMN): Describing the youth as watchdog to check on proper implementation and utilisation of government fund for the welfare of the people, prominent leaders of the Naga People’s Front (NPF) called upon the party youth to be responsible and accountable for better governance.
Various NPF leaders have stated this at the ‘mini youth rally’ organised by the NPF youth at its central office in Kohima on August 8.
Speaking on the occasion, NPF MLA, Kuzholuzo (Azo) Nienu lamented that many Naga leaders tend to compromise the future of the Naga people with any situation for their selfish interest and personal benefit. Nienu claimed that many Naga leaders could go up-to to the amount of even destroying the future of the Naga people for their vested interest.
NPF youth wing (central) press release has quoted Nienu accusing many present ministers of the PDA government in misleading the people by referring to the ongoing Assembly session. Nienu has accused the ruling PDA ministers of disrespecting the Assembly proceeding and misleading the people even on the pertinent issue, which were raised by the opposition members in the floor of the house.
Nienu iterated that NPF party is the only party, which is deeply rooted with the Naga people and the Naga identity. He called upon the party leaders for better co-relation among one another and strengthened the party.
“Time has come to strengthen the party while being in the opposition instead of thinking only to take over the government,” he maintained.
Nienu also reminded that no other political party whatsoever could protect the Naga people and its identity except the NPF party. He cautioned that it would be the greatest defeat for the Naga people with the extermination of NPF party.
Neinu, therefore, called upon the party leaders to stick with the party principles and ideologies to protect the Naga identity and be courageous to stand for the party and the Naga people.
Speaking on the topic “Role of youth in opposition,” Er. Loguseng Semp, former candidate, pointed out that in a democratic government youth are the watchdog to check the government for proper implementation and utilisation of the government fund for the welfare of the people. He called upon the youth to be responsible and accountable for better governance.
He also insisted upon the youth to put pressure on government and raise question on behalf of the people and to give constructive criticism so that the policy makers in the government would be influenced and work for the betterment of the people.
Dr. Lemwang Konyak, general secretary (central), who spoke on the topic “Role of social media in opposition” urged upon the youth to utilise the technology and spread positive political messages to the citizens.
“Being in opposition, we must rectify that social media is not an exclusive platform for the power holders,” he said. He also called upon the youth to be more active and genuinely engage in social media and create new ways to reach to the citizens for the development of the party and the society.
Special greetings were delivered by Dr. Huskha Yepthomi, working president, women wing and farmers wing.
The programme was chaired by the youth wing vice president, Achamo Kikon, while the invocation prayer was said by its secretary Manpha Konyak and the welcome address was delivered by Vihoshe Swu and the vote of thanks by Supoyi Vezhu.
In a significant initiative, the youth wing presented natural plants to all the special guests symbolising a gift of the mother nature. A huge congregation of youth office bearers representing from all the divisional units including Manipur state unit have participated at the mini rally.