“Literacy without skill development is incomplete in this modern era of competition” : R Tohanba

Kohima : Emphasizing on employability in any sector, Parliamentary Secretary of Municipal Affairs and Economics & Statistics, R Tohanba, said literacy without skill development is incomplete in this modern era of competition.

Exhorting the students at the 26th general session of Yimchungrü Students’ Union Kohima (YSUK) cum freshers meet at State Academy Hall, Tohanba, said attaining education without skill and extracurricular activities will be of no help in this era of competition.

Maintaining that there is no shortcut to success, he called upon the student community to be disciplined and divide their time equally for studies and also to enhance their skill. Quoting Bible verse from Proverbs 1:7, he said, as students, they need to uphold God and seek his blessing to have knowledge. He also said that education should bring out their best in body, mind and spirit. He also cautioned against influence towards anti-social activities and unwanted elements but to concentrate in their studies thereby upholding the ethical and moral values.

While pointing out that education reached Yimchugrü area by mid-1940s, he lamented that because of the Naga nationalist struggle they were unable to pursue proper education and continue to remain backward. Nonetheless, with the availability of modern education system at their doorsteps, Tohanba urged the people to take advantage and convert quantity into quality so as to uplift the condition of the Yimchungrü. He also challenged the younger generation to prepare well and struggle hard to achieve success in competitive exams.

The Parliamentary Secretary also called upon the youngsters to first propagate unity and oneness within the community which, he opined, will help in maintaining peace and tranquility with other communities.

On the occasion, Tohanba also released the new constitution of YSUK, which was presented by the convener of Drafting Committee, Kiutsüthong.

Speaking as the guest of honour, president of Yimchungrü Gazetted Officers Association, Dr. Pünsokiu, called upon the students to be self-confident and believe in oneself to be successful. He encouraged the students to be focused in their goal and put sincere hard-work to achieve their goal.

President of Yimchungrü Union Kohima, Kejingkhum, who is also the founding president of YSUK, Akum, also exhorted the gathering.
The programme commenced with the invocation said by the Youth Pastor of Yimchungrü Baptist Church Kohima (YBBK), Aroba. YSUK president, Ason Kips, delivered the welcome address, while Rünshito delivered speech on behalf of freshers, special prayer for the freshers was offered by YBBK Pastor Longri Nungti, special numbers were presented by YBBK Youth Department and Model Christian College. YSUK general secretary, Andrew, tendered the vote of thanks while YBBK Women Pastor Yinsola pronounced benediction.

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