Nagaland : The Chief Minister, Shri. Neiphiu Rio, graced the 24th Biennial General Conference of Angami Students’ Union, on the 9th April 2011 at Sovima village, Dimapur. The Conference is being attended to by delegates from the Angami Region Unions of Chakhro Angami, Western Angami, Northern Angami and Southern Angami.
Addressing the Conference as Chief Guest, Neiphiu said that the student life is the most crucial period of a man’s life which determines what a man shall be. And for which parents sacrifice everything to give quality education to the children. He also said that the only repayment the children can make is by becoming a man who can survive in life.
Speaking on the theme ‘Re-orienting Priorities’, the Chief Minister, reminded the students that the British provided special protection to the Nagas by imposing the ‘Inner Line Permit’ system through an Act in 1873. The same protection was continued by independent India and the Article 371 A was added to the Constitution of India. Neiphiu opined that, while others have realized our needs, we often fail to have self-realisations and forget our own culture. We also erroneously consider as freedom when we indulge in lawlessness.
The Chief Minister cautioned the Angami Students against complacency for the advantage of having the Capital, Kohima and the business town of Dimapur in its district. He cautioned against arrogance and said “Nothing fails like success”, and advised that we be good to the other people who come from other States, to do all types of works and should learn from them and one day be able to do like the Mizos in taking up all business activities.
The Chief Minister emphasized that everyone must earn, for which the Government has been extending help by declaring the Year of Entrepreneurs and help in training young people in various disciplines. He urged all to develop banking culture and to utilize loan facilities instead of solely depending on parents.
The Chief Minister appreciated all including the Student Unions for extending help in ensuring the enumeration of a correct Census 2011. He stated that the correct census will enable correct assessments and plannings.