Zhaleo urges students to preserve identity
DIMAPUR — Acknowledging that Naga youth, especially the students, are sandwiched between traditional and western culture, the advisor of Urban Development and Municipal Affairs, Zhaleo Rio, urged the youth to preserve culture, which according to him, is their identity.
He stated this during the culmination programme of the 28th biennial conference of Niuland Area Students’ Union (NASU) held at S Vihuto Village on Saturday.
“We, especially students and youngsters, get sandwiched between our culture and western/ modern culture but we should learn that we must keep track of our culture and our identity,” Zhaleo said.
Rio further asserted that students should be allowed to pursue their studies with commitment, choose their interest and right job-oriented courses, stated an update from Thejangukho Yalietsu, media secretary of NDPP 5 Ghaspani-II AC.
On education sector, Zhaleo opined that government institutions or schools have the best qualified teachers and requested the student community to attend government schools for the better. He, however, lamented of ghost employees or teachers in certain pockets.
He also suggested that leaders should organise necessary career guidance for students and guide them for higher education.
Zhaleo requested the leaders to be united and guard against persons with vested interest, who are all out to misguide, poison and pollute the minds of people.
He further urged everyone to learn to coexist by accommodating one another and be assets to the Naga community.