Home minister of Nagaland Y. Patton inaugurated the newly constructed panchayat hall at Old Riphyim, under Wokha district on January 10 which was constructed under TFC 2013-14 by the department of Forest and Environment.
Patton in his brief address said the RCC pachayat court was constructed in modern style which was first of its kind in Nagaland and paved the way from traditional style to modern style of building. He urged the village council members to use it judiciously and customarily for the good will of the villagers.
Dedicatory prayed was said by pastor old Riphyim Baptist church. The inaugural programme was attended by the village council members and the villagers. Later, Patton also inaugurated the old Changsu village gate which was constructed under Mahatma Gandhi National rural employment gurantee Act 2015-2016.
Patton also attended the Englan range students union 26th general conference comprising of nine villages at old Changsu village on January 10 under the theme “discover your talent” as the chief guest.
Patton in his address expressed deep regret on students’ poor performance in government school especially at the high school leaving certificate examination HSLC standards.
He said the poor performance reflected poor administration and teachers negligence, therefore urged the teachers community across the state to rededicate themselves and sacrifice for their students. He also urged the students’ organisation and leaders to sternly check the institution administration and attendance of the teachers especially at the rural and remote area and submit their report to the government for further action and strengthening of the institution.
He said students were regarded as the intellectual community in the society, therefore he urged them to elect or choose their leaders democratically and intellectually in every aspects including the state general election and town council election or any others NGOs organisation leaders. He reminded the students that they were the assets of future society. He lamented that the forefathers’ rich culture and tradition were diminishing and appealed the present generation to take it seriously and revive the culture and tradition.
President of Naga students’ federation Subenthung Kithan as the guest of honour said the present generation were full of opportunities due to advancement of science and technology, therefore he urged the students to take the full advantages and use it wisely and compete with the rest of the world in every aspect.
The conference theme “Discover your talent was”, was elaborated by Dr. Phyoben Odyuo professor Fazl Ali college Mokokchung as the theme speaker, in which he said talent was inborn as well the individual handwork effort, therefore he urged the students to dedicate themselves and put their effort to God.
Solidarity message was also deliberated by Amos, Lotha Student Union and blessing prayer for the students was pronounced by Nchumbemo Kithan, pastor Englen Baptist Church to mark the occasion.