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Dr. Jamir calls for upholding virtues of forefathers

Nagaland Post 2018-05-17 01:02:00
Dr. S.C. Jamir, NU vice chancellor, Prof. Pradeshi Lal and others.
In order to stand firm against the malice of modern cultures in Naga society, Dr. S.C. Jamir, former governor of Odisha and five-time chief minister of Nagaland, Tuesday called for exhibiting and upholding the virtues of forefathers who practised honesty, truth and bravery. Dr. Jamir was speaking as chief guest at the inaugural of the Nagaland University Students Union (NUSU)’s XIXth Varsity and Cultural meet at I. Ihoshe Kinimi hall, NU Lumami Hq. on the theme: ‘Amelioration of Culture Heritage’. Explaining the concept of culture and its all embracing nature, the former governor said that there was not a single culture that was permanent rather it was a mixture of different aspects. Dr. Jamir asserted that if Naga culture should stand out from other Indian cultures, it should become uniquely distinct from the rest.  Making an appeal to all the younger generation to widen their horizon and move forward, he encouraged the youth to have the spirit of dedication, commitment and sincerity to do something for the society and country. Further, Dr. Jamir said when they realise that the future belonged to them, then that would be the turning point in their life, where their sense of responsibility and duty towards the country would begin to take shape. Earlier, the programme was chaired by RepakabaTzudir, cultural prelude was performed by Tenyimi Fellowship and invocation was said by NUCF Chaplin Elika and NUSU president, K Chumseli Anar, delivered welcome address. At the programme, NUSU cultural and literary secretary, S Serfudin Ali, extended greetings, Rongsenchila Longchar presented special number, vote of thanks was proposed by assistant cultural and literary secretary Nungshilila while Eastern Fellowship convenor, Lakiumomg P Kiungru gave benediction. Later, there was interaction with chief guest on Naga political issue.