Social work trainees encouraged to develop compassion
Dimapur, August 2 (EMN): Addressing the North East Institute of Social Science and Research (NEISSR) freshers’ day cum inaugural programme as chief guest, SDO Civil, Dimapur, Nyempo Wallim, exhorted the trainees to exhibit compassion in all their walks of life. Social work as a helping profession should reflect the spirit of compassion and being true to oneself, she said.
She also highlighted the importance of honesty and hard work which will eventually balance out the other things which may not seem so fair in lives.
Dr. C.P. Anto in his speech stressed on the need of training more social workers. He shared a dream where NEISSR will produce professional who do not seek employment but provide employment to the youth of the Naga society.
Basing on different statistical findings, he spoke on how social workers can fill the gaps that is seen in what our society ought to have been and what really is.
Most Rev. Dr. James Thoppil, Bishop of Kohima urged the students to live and inculcate the mission and the vision for which NEISSR was started. He called upon the trainees to be the agents in restructuring the Naga society based on sustainable development and peaceful coexistence.
NEISSR inducted 50 new social work trainees for its present fourth batch on August 2. The freshers’ day also mark the culmination of a weeklong orientation workshop on topics ranging from child rights, organic farming and social entrepreneurship.