Wokha, January 4 (MTNews): Bhandari Town Students’ Union (BTSU) held its 41st annual session on Wednesday, 4 January at public ground Bhandari Town on the theme ‘fostering a sustainable future’ with Chenithung Humtsoe, executive director, Bethesda Youth Welfare Centre Dimapur as the chief guest.
Humtsoe in his speech said that student leadership is also one platform that fosters educated youths in the field of leadership and urged the leaders to exercise their assigned duty responsibly. He appreciated the BTSU for initiating the event and urged the students to attend such gatherings stating that it also contributes to their vital system of learning and mentoring. He told the educated youths not to be contended with the education they have obtained but urged them to be socially active and to partake in community activities. He also encouraged them to become self-reliant besides the traditional practices of looking only for government jobs.
He said that human development in the area is progressing but added that the students need to be more dedicated so as to excel through various competitive exams. Meanwhile, he highlighted the various social evils prevailing in the area like use of drugs and alcohol contributing to the downfall of social growth and economy. He observed that the area needs more attention in terms of developmental activities. He told the youths not to sell their vote or barter their future in the upcoming state election and urged them to decide their future by choosing the right candidate and encouraged them to exercise their adult franchise as it is a constitutional right.
Ashanthung Humtsoe, president, Lotha Students’ Union (LSU) the theme speaker said that the future belongs to youths of today and questioned the student community, “What is our contribution towards social progress?” He reiterated that it is everyone’s duty to foster a sustainable future by contributing to society from the smallest capacity that every individual can. He called the students to look beyond government jobs, lamenting that most of the Naga youths remain “educated unemployable” by staying at home, which according to him is a huge waste of human resource. He expressed that it is not the natural resources alone that could make the society economically sustainable. He said that inborn talented youths need to be identified, provided platforms to expose their talent and urged them to become professional and to make it as a source of livelihood.
He challenged the gathering to start from somewhere to become someone tomorrow and he told them to start small by training their minds and becoming professional.