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Students asked to be flag-bearers in transforming society

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By EMN Updated: Jan 06, 2018 10:57 pm
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Dimapur, Jan. 6 (EMN): A two-day Diphupar Sumi Kiphimi Kuqhakulu’s 37th annual general conference got underway at Diphupar village in Dimapur on Sat.
A local contractor Z Kasheto Yeptho was the chief guest of the event, the joint director of the Soil & Water Conservation department SK Hekshe Achumi the speaker.
Updates in a press release on Sat. informed that the chief guest unfurled the flag of the union. In his address to the gathering, Yeptho challenged the students’ community to be ‘flag bearers’ in bringing transformation to the society.
Although Nagaland is known as a Christian state, Yeptho said, “The people of the land have lost the Christian principles and corruption has crossed every limit making the state one of the most corrupt states in the country.”
The Naga society needs a great change and that is possible only through younger generation with education as weapon, he was stated to have said.
Referring to the Clean Election campaign initiated by the Nagaland Baptist Church Council (NBCC), the chief guest called it one opportunity where the younger generation, especially the students’ community can contribute. They can support the campaign strongly in implementing the movement of the churches, he said. He was of the view that that clean election would be a step forward in eradicating corruption from Nagaland, the press release stated.
Also, Yeptho said that God blessed the people with the ‘ability to do anything beyond one’s imagination.’ Therefore, one has to seek God always and be humble in his sight, the contractor was quoted as having said. ‘One cannot expect life to be spoon-fed as long as we do not put our abilities and blessings into practice. One has to work hard with sheer determination making best use of what God has bestowed upon each one of us for one’s own well-being and for the society at large,’ he said.
Encouraging the students to make education their primary focus, the contractor also maintained that education coupled with determination and hard-working is very important for one to achieve success in this cut throat competitive world. He reminded them that a mere degree was not sufficient for one to accomplish what one desires; one needs to excel in whatever field they are pursuing. With people accessing all advanced technologies today, he advised parents to give the ‘required education’ to their children.
The local contractor also talked about ‘preservation and upholding one’s tradition and culture,’ according to the updates. Yeptho pointed out that the people around the world are known and regarded by their culture and tradition. Similarly, he said it is very important for the Naga people especially the younger generations to preserve their vibrant culture and history of the land.
The president of the Diphupar Naga Students’ Union Khumlamo Patton also exhorted the gathering.
Cultural performances were other presentations of the day, it was informed.

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By EMN Updated: Jan 06, 2018 10:57:51 pm