Tuesday, June 6, 2023

Governor Jagdish Mukhi lauds Nagas for protecting and preserving tradition


Nagaland governor Prof Jagdish Mukhi lauded the people of Nagaland for protecting and preserving their traditional knowledge and value system manifest in their languages, folk dances, food habits, art and culture, etc.
Addressing the 5th convocation of Nagaland University (NU) as the chief guest, held at the university’s auditorium (I Ihoshe Hall) on Thursday with vice-chancellor of Rajiv Gandhi University, Itanagar as a special guest, Mukhi said it was the responsibility of NU to create an enabling ecology through relevant centres of knowledge to promote and preserve the ancient wisdom of Naga people.
Mukhi, who is also chief rector of NU, said the convocation was an occasion for graduates and research scholars to receive their degrees and certificates, which they had earned by dint of their hard work. At the same time, he stressed that it was also a time for them to introspect and ponder over the utility of their degrees and certificates in meeting the challenges of the outside world and grabbing the existing opportunities for bettering their own lives and of those living around them.
He asked the graduates if they have acquired out-of-box thinking ability to successfully deal with the contemporary challenges being faced by humanity today. The Governor advised the gathering not to go after those who are not on the right path, even if they are in large number but to learn to walk alone, if they think and feel it will take them to the right destination.
He appealed to the graduates to be solution providers, adding that if the knowledge that they had acquired over a period of time had made them democratic in thinking, then they had received proper education and were on the right path to change and transform the polity and society towards a brighter future.
The governor also expressed happiness to learn that NU was fully prepared and wholeheartedly geared up for implementing the New Education Policy 2020 from the forthcoming academic session– 2022-2023. Mukhi expressed hoped, the New Education Policy, if implemented successfully, would bridge the gap between job seekers and job givers and would be able to create a pool of young minds empowered with the elements of innovation, creativity and desired skills to meet the national as well as the global standards.
He also spoke about global warming and climate change, and called for addressing them on a priority basis.
He also urged the educated youth to focus on agriculture, which could be very lucrative and make them self-reliant, which would ultimately boost the State economy.
Altogether, 111 candidates were conferred with gold medals in various fields on the occasion, while 199 candidates received their degree certificates.
Earlier, NU Registrar Dr Abemo delivered the welcome address while report of university was given by Vice Chancellor, Prof Pardeshi Lal.


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