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YGOA urged to be agents of change

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By EMN Updated: Feb 08, 2014 10:56 pm
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DIMAPUR, FEBRUARY 8

Parliamentary Secretary for CAWD, R Tohanba, and Parliamentary Secretary for Excise, Economics & Statistics and LM&CP, T Torechu, today called upon the Yimchungrü gazetted officers to be agents of change to bring about positive transformation in the society.Addressing the general meeting of the Yimchungrü Gazetted Officers’ Association (YGOA) held at Bamboo Resource Centre, Dimapur, on February 8, Parliamentary Secretary for CAWD, R Tohanba, said YGOA being the elite and intellectual organization of the Yimchungrü tribe, should act as “guide, advisor and facilitator” in order to bring positive changes in the society, especially among the Yimchungrüs.
“YGOA should also act as role model and take up the responsibility to bring socio-economic uplift of the Yimchungrü people, especially the downtrodden people in remote areas,” Tohanba said and urged the officers to follow “professional ethics” at the workplace and to discharge their assigned duties with full dedication, sincerity and commitment in order to serve the state.
“Perform your duties without fear or favour and moral integrity should always be the guiding principle in your life,” he exhorted. Stressing on the importance of education in the modern world, Tohanba appealed to the Yimchungrü officers to encourage on quality education in their respective areas and villages.
“Pen is mightier than the sword in the present day and students are the leaders of the future. So YGOA should guide and advice the younger generation to pursue education with zeal as future lies with the educated minds”, he added.
Parliamentary Secretary for Excise, Economics & Statistics and LM&CP, T Torechu, in his exhortation, dwelled on the early life and culture of the Yimchungrüs and said the tribe was known for its “warriors and heroes” in the headhunting days. Torechu also said the headhunting culture practiced by Naga forefathers was also one main reason of disunity among Yimchungrüs. He, however, said that the old ways have to give way to the new and said YGOA should shoulder the responsibility of bringing change in the society by offering their matured and educated advice and guidance.
“To bring about positive change, you (YGOA members) should not ask others what you should do. Rather, it is for you to take the initiative to individually change yourself and in turn change others”, he added.
DIG (Police), S Akumba; CMO, Dr. W Punsokiu; Deputy Commandant of Village Guard Kiphire, Thsanthong; EAC Shamator, S Athsangla and president of Yimchungrü Students’ Union (YAA) also spoke on the occasion. Earlier, YGOA president, Murelim, delivered the welcome address.
The meeting was chaired by vice president YGOA, R Thsanso.

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By EMN Updated: Feb 08, 2014 10:56:13 pm