Thursday, June 1, 2023

RSU celebrates platinum jubilee


Rengma Students’ Union (RSU) celebrated the platinum jubilee (75 years) on the theme “Beyond Mediocrity: Reviving Virtues, Unleashing Creativity”, at RSA ground, here, on Friday.
Congratulating the student union and the Rengma community for attaining platinum jubilee, minister for Housing and Mechanical, Tongpang Ozukum urged upon the members of Rengma community to work harder in order to be at par with others.
The speech was read out by chief information commissioner, I. Meyionen Jamir on behalf of the minister, who was to grace the occasion as honoured guest.
The minister also paid respects to founding members of RSU who took the first step towards this accomplishment and urged upon RSU to treasure the contributions and sacrifices of the past leaders.
He said Rengmas contributed immensely for the cause of the Nagas and that their contributions were well documented in the Naga history.
Meanwhile, I. Meyionen Jamir reminded the youth that government has banned appointment against retirement vacancies since March 2020 except certain posts in few departments to phase out unwanted posts in order to cut down expenditures on salaries and pension and therefore employment opportunities in the government had become difficult.
In this regard, he suggested RSU to conduct career counselling at Class IX and X which he said, was the right stage.
Youth Secretary CRBC Zunpha Tseminyu Jonathan Mesen who was the theme speaker said the present generation has bartered away the rich and life-affirming virtues passed down by the elders in exchange for social acceptance.
He pointed out that if Nagas desired to thrive and flourish, there was a need to revive virtues and these virtues would guide one’s minds to breed and foster creativity.
Jonathan also reminded that Naga society would not progress as long as blame game and accusation does not end.
In his presidential address, RSU president Heiko Kent said attaining 75 years was an important step to continue building a lasting relationship among themselves and with neighbours. He urged upon his people to continue to press forward as a union in strengthened cooperation and harmony in the days to come. In his solidarity message, Angami Students’ Union president, Bisevi Nakhro expressed gratitude and respect to the visionary pioneers who devoted their lives towards the growth of RSU and the student community.
He advised them not to waste time squabbling over tribal issues, denominational issues, egoistic and leadership issues but to support one another and work hand in hand for a Naga society filled with hope and determination for God’s glory.
The celebration was marked by songs, cultural presentations and release of jubilee souvenirs.
Host of guest invitees from Southern Nagas, other tribal student bodies, Rengma Hoho, RWO, founding members and others attended the programme.


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