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Govt concerned about youth of Nagaland, says KT Sukhalu


The two successful UPSC 2024 candidates from Nagaland, Tolino Chishi (AIR 431), Imsurenla Longkumer (AIR 774), both women, were felicitated by Central Nagaland Women’s Association (CNWA) and Central Nagaland Students’ Association (CNSA)

By Imna Longchar, TFM Nagaland Correspondent

Retired bureaucrat, former advisor, school education, and now Advisor for Food & Civil Supply, Nagaland, KT Sukhalu, on Thursday categorically said that the state government is seriously concerned about the welfare of the youth as Nagaland state is experiencing downfall in accommodating the qualified educated unemployed in government services.

He was addressing the annual felicitation programme of UPSC successful candidates organized by Central Nagaland Women’s Association (CNWA), and Central Nagaland Students’ Association (CNSA) at Hotel Saramati, Dimapur.

The two successful UPSC 2024 candidates from Nagaland are both women—Tolino Chishi (AIR 431), Imsurenla Longkumer (AIR 774).

Not to succumbed to the “dictate” of politicians in any manner, Sukhalu called upon all the bureaucrats and other officers in the state to work with sincerity, integrity, and with dedication.

Mentioning that due to the protracted Naga political issues, MNCs are still apprehensive in investing or foraying into the state, the former bureaucrat and also the former advisor, school education, however encouraged the student’s communities in the state to work with commitment and determination by citing that “no one will stop you” from exceling in life.

He also went on to address the parents by citing that they expect so much from their wards and accordingly their advice setting an example of their lives rubbing a reflection on their children.

Later, the advisor encouraged the two lady achievers and expressed hope that the young minds would draw their inspiration from them while also advising them to always remain humble in order to gain confidence and greater respect.

Recalling how he had raised the issue of recruiting police recruitment (Constable) in the Nagaland legislative Assembly (NLA), the advisor (F&CS), Nagaland, KT Sukhalu, their eligibility criteria should be at least a matriculate and not Class VI passed as has been followed for many decades.

For this, Sukhalu was of the view that a “constable” would not remain the same for the rest of his or her lives but in the aftermath would subsequently get promoted where they had to encounter doing many official duties including filing an FIR or chargesheet which according to him would be giving a weak notion in the Court, unless those with the requisite educational qualification.

Meanwhile, the felicitation programme chaired by CNWA president, K Atoli Sema, started with an invocation prayer by CNWA joint secretary, Aienla Yapang, welcome address was proposed by CNSA president, R Sunup Pongen, a congratulatory note was delivered by CNTC president, special numbers were presented by Limawapang Longchar, and Pusem Longchar, felicitation of the achievers was led by CNWA vice-president, Nzano Kikon, a special prayer for the two UPSC achievers was conducted by associate pastor, DABA, Imnatoshi Longkumer, while the benediction was pronounced by CNWA I&P secretary, Angelina Ngullie.

Snippets of success stories were also shared by the two young UPSC achievers— Tolino Chishi, and Imsurenla Longkumer, who both shared about their journey in cracking the world’s toughest examination which is the UPSC and also the insights of the learning experiences and challenges faced while also attributing their success to God accompanied by the unconditional support of their parents, family members, friends, and loved ones.

Former additional chief secretary of Nagaland, H Khulu, who has served the state in various capacities was also present at the felicitation programme.

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