Dimapur, June 16 (EMN): Member of Rajya Sabha KG Kenye believes that the Naga people need to return to the character and virtues of their forefathers who he claimed was ‘very hard working, upright and very honest people.’
The Rajya Sabha member urged the people to be ‘dependable, reliable, responsible and trustworthy society.’
He was addressing a programme marking the inauguration of a new school building of Christian Mission Higher Secondary School, on June 14 in Phek.
Speaking during the occasion, Kenye was said to have claimed that the Naga forefathers were ‘very hard working, upright and very honest people.’
“They depended only on themselves,” a press release that was received here on Saturday quoted him as having said during his address. He urged the students that ‘we should not lose the finest quality of mankind which was found in yesteryears’ generation,’ the updates stated.
Further, the member of Parliament urged the students to ‘pick up those virtues and qualities which had been handed over by forefathers for generation to generation.’
A time has come to revert to the ‘original character’ and be dependable, reliable, responsible and trustworthy society, he said insisting that the students develop a sense of hard work and integrity.
“Honesty is a must for any vibrant and progressive society,” he said.
Further, Kenye emphasised on the need to streamline ‘the policy in the government machinery’ to make the people more efficient and to secure a progressive society.’ The press release not explain the policy it mentioned.
He said that another challenge in today’s age is artificial intelligence.
Artificial intelligence (AI) is an area of computer science that emphasizes the creation of intelligent machines that work and react like humans. AI is a tremendous scientific achievement but on the other hand, it is a ‘threat to human beings,’ he said.
He called upon the students to use mobile phones prudently and to the parents, to keep an eye on their children to ensure that they do not use the device excessively.
Lamenting that the students are losing interest in the art of ‘handwriting,’ he said that the best and most secure was handwriting although ‘scientists have developed alternative ways.’
He told the students not to be ‘lazy’ to write essay, poems and literature in general.
Kenye told the students to be thankful to their parents for putting their best efforts and connecting them to decent and proper education to equip them to be responsible citizens of the society.
“You have to work hard to keep pace with the competitive world,” he said.
Kenye was appreciative that the churches in Phek initiated the establishment of the school, way back in 1969, in response to the plight of the students who were unable to afford to go outside for studies.
After the school was handed over to the Phek Town Baptist Church, he said, it has taken a concrete shape by upgrading to higher secondary level.
Congratulating all those who were involved in establishing the school, he expressed hope that they would continue striving for ‘perfection’ and live up to the school’s motto “Strive towards perfection.”
The chairman of the school building committee Khosapa Venuh said school currently has 780 students with 32 teachers.
So far, INR. 1.43 crore has been spent for the construction of the new school building, the updates stated.