Progress only when all communities are united, says Hekani Jakhalu Kense
Dimapur, April 11 (EMN): Hekani Jakhalu Kense, founder of YouthNet said that if Nagaland is to progress, all communities and tribes should be united as equal stakeholders with inclusive growth. She added that no tribe was too big or too small.
She was speaking as the special guest at the opening ceremony of the 3rd annual sports meet of Dimasa Students Union Nagaland (DSUN) on the theme ‘Football for unity and progress’, which was held at Doyapur on April 8 and 9th, an update informed.
It is time for the Mech Kachari and Dimasa community in Doyapur and Dhansiripar area to be united to progress ahead with the rest of the communities and prepare for a new and developed Nagaland, she said.
Hekani, who has committed the past 16 years working with the youths of Nagaland and empowering them, also challenged and appealed to the leaders, elders and parents of the Kachari community to give quality education to the children of the community. ‘There is no dearth of talent amongst the Kacharis youth, but due to lack of education, they are lacking behind in spite of close proximity to the commercial capital, Dimapur’, she added.
She informed that YouthNet will extend all support to nurture and mentor the youth in the field of education, skill building and livelihood and also assured to build an office space in her capacity for DSUN, which can be the centre for working out various youth activities in the future, it said.
Faiham, president DSUN informed that all 15 Kachari villages were participating with the objective to encourage sports and build unity.
Ramesh Hansu, president of Kachari Tribal Council; Kumar Naben, president of Dimasa Public Organisation and John Mech of Mech Kachari Public Organisation were the guest of honours.
The event was supported by YouthNet, while selection and identification of talented players was carried out under the aegis of Hitova Aye and team of Dimapur League.
Exhibition matches, cultural dances and indigenous games were the highlights of the programme.
Various western Sumi organisations, leaders and others attended the event.