Zhavame students observe 57th general session
Dimapur, Dec. 28: The Zhavame Students’ Union observed their 57th general session on Wednesday at the Public Amphitheatre, Pame Tsüdu, in Zhavame village, under Phek district.
Parliamentary Secretary for Higher and Technical Education, Deo Nukhu was the chief guest of the event.
Addressing the occasion, Deo Nukhu noted that it was in changing times that people had been living in. Still, they must return to their roots and preserve their culture, he said.
The legislator also talked about the core values of education. Nukhu said that there were two types of education–formal and informal education. He emphasized that people in both the categories should ‘respect one another’ as they were specialised in their own respective field whether it was education in its myriad aspects or with farming and agriculture.
The politician also remarked that the strength of Zhavame village was in her spirit of unity. Nukhu urged upon the gathering to continue to uphold said virtue. “Unity is our strength,” he said and called upon the young people to play active role in the preservation of wildlife. “Preserving the future generation is in your hands,” he said.
The village council chairman of Zhavame, Vivotso Domeh, also addressed the event. He informed that the village council had resolved to set the 2nd of January, 2017, as a day of prayer to seek blessings for the New Year. During the day, members of the village will spend time in prayer in their respective churches, ‘renew themselves’ and pray before undertaking any activity for 2017. Also, he informed the gathering about several other resolutions that the village council has undertaken.
Motesou Rhi, who got through the Nagaland Public Service Commission examinations, gave a brief speech. He said that it was not easy being successful in competitive examinations. But, he said, it is not an impossible task. He talked about the need for the people to put God first in their lives and to pray, apart from working hard to achieve desired goals.
Rhi also encouraged the students to venture into various fields of expertise. “My wish is that you excel in your respective callings,” he said to the gathering.
During the programme, a moment of silence was observed in memory of departed members of the village during the year 2016. Zhavame village had lost both its oldest man, Rhipi Raphael Nukhu, aged 94, and its oldest woman, Asü Matilda Krocha, aged 104, on December 7, 2016 and December 19, 2016, in that order.
Some of the highlights of the inaugural session included the unveiling of the union’s flag by the chief guest, a special appearance by Khrurhülu Rhi, a Gospel Voice Hunt Grand 2016 finalist, and an award ceremony.