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Students advised to pursue culture and respect

By Our Correspondent Updated: Sep 27, 2019 12:25 am

Our Correspondent
Kohima, Sep. 26 (EMN): Capital College of Higher Education in Kohima organised its third cultural day on Sep. 26 in the State Academy Hall, Kohima during which students were advised to ‘be cultured,’ respect people and to cultivate the sense of responsibility.

The chairman of the Nagaland Empowerment of People through Energy Development (Neped) Kevechütso Doulo addressed the students at the event. He urged them to be cultured, to respect people and be responsible enough to be independent.

“We failed to know ourselves. This is the greatest challenge. We should go deeper and we should be a cultured society,” Doulo said in his address. He lamented that the Naga people are good imitators in spite of their capabilities in being able to excel in every other field be it sports, education, entrepreneurship or performance arts. Likewise, he expressed concern that the Naga people were losing their way of life. He urged the people to address this issue.

Doulo exhorted the students to help, contribute and encourage each other in every venture. “By default you may win, by default you may lose. Keep in mind and face the challenge. To be successful men and women, it doesn’t mean that your institution determines it. It is not that, it is you and me.”

‘Great people like Abraham Lincoln and Thomas Alva Edison who rose to be eminent personalities of all times as the president of the United States, and one of the greatest innovators in human history were from humble backgrounds. They were once failures but who were not deterred, the students were told.

Further, Doulo maintained that it was through zeal and determination that the prime minister of India Narendra Modi rose to prominence ‘despite being not formally educated.’ He urge the students believe in themselves.

“You are the best! You are best,” he said, urging students not envy others but to believe in themselves and to believe in God.

The event also saw a culture-themed session during which music and dance performances and skits were performed.

By Our Correspondent Updated: Sep 27, 2019 12:25:37 am