Eastern Naga Students Union Shillong (ESUS) on Tuesday welcomed its student community, pursuing their academic career in various streams in this mountainous state capital of Meghalaya.
Philanthropist and Managing Director of NEC Energy Private Limited, Sapu Bhattacharya attended the daylong programme held at Naga Community Hall here. Student leaders from various Naga tribes and other communities from the northeastern states attended the programme.
Addressing the students, Bhattacharyya exhorted the students to inculcate acquired knowledge and return to their homeland with the mission to educate the people in the respective areas.
Lamenting that there are no good educational institutes in Eastern Nagaland, Bhattacharya challenged the students to be the pillars of these good institutes so that students from other parts of the region would also come and pursue their academic career.
“Why can’t we have such good institutes in Kiphire, Mon Tuensang even though our people from that region are not far behind in terms of educational qualification,” he asked.
Bhattacharya also called for protection and preserve the integrity of Eastern Nagas in particular and Nagas in general.
Special cultural performances were performed by the six cultural troops from Nagaland namely; Chang, Konyak, Khiamniungan, Phom, Sangtam and Yimchunger, respectively.