You got to learn to ‘sweat it out,’ legislator tells students
Angami students at Shillong mark golden jubilee
Zhaleo Rio along with the ASUS officials during the golden jubilee celebration of the union at Shillong, in Meghalaya on April 14.
Dimapur, April 16 (EMN): The deputy speaker of the Nagaland Legislative Assembly Zhaleo Rio has advocated dignity of labour for sustainable livelihood without depending on government jobs.
Rio stated this while speaking as the chief guest of the Angami Students’ Union of Shillong (ASUS) golden jubilee celebrations on April 14 in the State Library Hall of Shillong.
This was stated in a press release issued by the press secretary for the Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party at 5th Ghaspani-II.
In his speech, the deputy speaker listed out to the students a number of lessons to be learned even as they pursue studies from outside the state. He has insisted on imbibing dignity of labour for them to succeed and prosper in life. In this context, he advised the young to learn the ‘value of sweating it out’ for sustenance and which according to him can as a result arrest immigration of all kinds to a great extent in the long run.
“It is immigration that robs the economy of our local populace,” Rio remarked and reiterated that there was no necessity for one to compete for government jobs but to “opt for self employment through dignity of labour.” He said that value was vivid even among the Khasi people.
“There is enough room for self employment in our state so long one is ready to stoop low and sacrifice oneself for a successful life,” the deputy speaker said. He lamented that many Nagas cry about unemployment issues without even properly considering the options that are available in Nagaland.
Zhaleo Rio was also of the view that Naga persons outside the state should learn and practice positive habits even in Nagaland. He pointed out that the culture of cleanliness in Shillong was still a far-fetched dream in Nagaland.
“It is time Nagas change and put such exceptional practices into action, led by people who have the experience of living outside our state,” he opined.
Rio later visited the site for the construction of the Nagaland rest house, opposite the Neigrihms in Shillong, which is said to belong to the government of Nagaland. The site had been lying unattended for years due to opposition from certain quarters.
The deputy speaker assured to personally intervene for an amicable resolution of the issue at the earliest and to initiate construction of said house which is meant to help patients, particularly from Nagaland.