Students told to use their abilities to bring changes in society
THENYIZUMI — Elucidating on the potential that students could contribute towards the society, Dorothy Swuro, associate professor of Education at Kohima College, on Wednesday asked the students and educated persons to utilise their capabilities for a harmonious development.
She stated this during the 70th general session of the Thenyizumi Students Union (TSU) at multi-purpose hall in Thenyizumi village under Phek district as guest speaker. Lamenting the indifferent attitude of the people resulting in eroding of culture, she challenged the students to make use of their abilities to be contributor in bringing about change in the society.
“An educated individual should be independent and be able to lead others and posses a good quality as a citizen,” Swuro said.
Observing that the world is ever changing, she asserted that things may not be as what one expected. She, therefore, advised to be determined and have positive approach while trying to adapt with changes. Also observing that Naga society is influenced by modernisation and westernisation, she cautioned that Nagas might go off track if they are not careful.
In this regard, she highlighted the importance to have a critical thinking of the situation in the midst of changes which poses danger for the roots and individuals. In this regard, she stressed on the need to preserve and practice the good culture and tradition that have been passed down from the ancestors.
She further exhorted the students to have close relationship with their parents stating that none could take their role and also advised the students to manage their time wisely.
Medothi Rhakho, chairman of Thenyizu village council, extended greetings and expressed gratitude to God for the love showered upon the village and its citizens. He advised the members to walk in the fear of God.
Avezo Kevin Kapu, president Chakhesang Students’ Union (CSU), in his greetings, extended his delight over the achievements made by the students over the years with two toppers in HSLC, one topper in HSSLC, three persons who cleared NPSC and four persons for clearing NSSB examinations.
He also exhorted the students to be hard working and be determined to achieve success in life.
The presidential address was delivered by John Swiho, while the general secretary report was presented by Pukrokho Kezo and the education and statistical report was presented by Akhruvo Dawhuo.
On the occasion, topper talks were delivered by Metsilu Swiho, HSLC top 7, and Vetolu Yomi, HSLC top 18, while a song was presented by Rupfusato Theyo and a folk song was presented by members of Thenyizumi Women Society.
The programme was led by Aveto Resu, while the invocation prayer was said by Rev. Veshoseyi Rhakho, pastor of CRC, and the benediction was said by Pusekhoyi Dawhuo, youth pastor of TBC.
Later in the afternoon session, a career guidance and counseling session was held with Chothazo Nienu, assistant professor of Economics at Pfütsero Government College, and Vede Dawhuo, motor vehicle inspector of Transport department, as resource persons.
During the evening session, Vepalu Dawhuo, counseling psychologist at Woodstock International School, Mussoorie, Uttarakhand, was the session speaker, wherein she spoke on navigating the complex landscape of mental health including understanding anxiety, depression and ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder).