Nagaland Governor P.B. Acharya said education should not be earned just for the sake of obtaining a degree alone. He highlighted the importance of education as a tool of progress.
The Governor said this while addressing the inaugural function of the two-day international seminar commemorating the birth centenary of L. Biakliana, the first Mizo novelist, at Government Saitual College in Mizoram on Thursday, a Raj Bhavan release said.
Acharya called for promoting the achievements of the Mizo reformer, Biakliana.
“The life and achievements of social reformers and literary figures like L. Biakliana should be promoted so that the new generation can get inspired and motivated and strive for the betterment of the nation,” he stressed.
He further emphasised on the importance of promoting gender equality, women empowerment and to uphold unity in diversity.
Acharya also released five books ‘The Seminar Handbook’, ‘Zir-Ang-Aw’, ‘Let-Us-Learn’, ‘Hum-Sikhe’ and ‘Zacham Par-Chhuang’ at the seminar.
Principal Secretary, Mizoram, Lalnunmawia Chuaungo highlighted some of the achievements of Biakliana and his influence in the uplift of women’s status in the Mizo society.
He urged the youth to inculcate the attitude of eagerness and willingness to work hard for progress in their lives.
The international seminar, which concluded on Friday, was organised by the Department of Mizo, Mizoram University, Mizo Academy of Letters, Government Saitual College and Saitual Literature Club.
The inaugural function was attended by scholars from Mizoram University, ICFAI University, Champhai College, Saitual College and dignitaries from United Kingdom and Myanmar.