Thursday, February 2, 2023

Phiro Village Students Union foundation day observed at Phiro

Phiro Village Students Union (PVSU) held its first foundation day and inauguration programme of “pioneers gallery” on Monday at community hall, Phiro village under Wokha district on the theme “Recognise to Revive” with PVSU founding member and first general secretary CJ Ovung as chief guest and principal, Unity College Dimapur, Dr. Lichumo Enie as theme speaker.
In a press release, PVSU media cell informed that in his address, CJ Ovung stressed on the importance of unity and called for strengthening of the Phiro community.
He acknowledged early missionaries who recognised the value of education, sanitation and better living conditions and said that the idea of universal brotherhood and growth of education had widened the outlook with better economic opportunities.
This, he said brought tremendous changes in the character and habits of the “primitive tribes.”
Speaking on the topic “Recognise to Revive”, Dr. Lichumo Enie while expressing gratefulness to the achievements of the pioneers, he cited examples of the pioneers and their hardships.
Enie said that pioneers were not super human beings but were extra ordinary people who not only listened but put into practice what they listened.
He highlighted the influx of educated unemployed youth and urged upon the students to examine the drawbacks.
Enie also challenged the students to mark the day as historic and urged upon them to move forward with a call to frame their names among the pioneers.
Delivering the welcome address PVSU president, Khyolamo Tungoe highlighted the significance of the foundation day and inauguration of pioneers’ gallery. He stressed on the importance and the need to identify pioneers who contributed nobly to Phiro community in particular and Nagas in general.
Short speeches were also delivered by Lotha Hoho chairman Er. Mhondamo Ovung and Phiro Village council chairman, Yanbemo Tungu.
Er. Mhondamo Ovung spoke on the topic “work is worship” where he stressed on the need to promote local goods and services and revive the practice of speaking in local language.
Yanbemo Ovung also highlighted the need to maintain unity among Phiro community and to achieve a common goal together.
At the programme, pioneers from Phiro community who were commemorated during the foundation day included individuals who contributed towards Phiro and Lotha community in particular and Nagas in general.
The programme was chaired by PVSU general secretary Ongarhoni E Ovung, special prayer of blessing was offered by Phiro home evangelist Rev. Rapvuo Odyuo, special number was presented by Phiro Baptist Church choir and invocation was offered by KLBC pastor Zuchonthung Ovung.
Later, vote of thanks was proposed by Thungchibemo S Ovung and benediction was offered by Totsü Village pastor Dr. Lankonthung Odyuo.

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