From our Correspondent
DIMAPUR, July 5: A two-day State level workshop on the theme, “Present Trends and Future scope of Research in Nagaland” organized by Nagaland University Research Scholars’ Forum, Kohima (NURSF-K) in collaboration with SCERT, Kohima, was inaugurated by Nagaland Governor, Nikhil Kumar, at the NIELIT auditorium on Thursday.
The Governor in his address said the main objective of the workshop is to update and acquire knowledge in research methology and that research find solutions to problems faced by the people through new discoveries, which lead to new decisions and solution in building humanity.
Citing the example of India, which was ignored by the world community for nuclear testing in 1974, Kumar said it is through the hard efforts of the researchers that India has achieved so much in terms of science and is on the road to become a super power.
He called upon the young researchers to study not simply for a degree or for securing a good job but to achieve something, which will benefit the society as a whole. The Governor mentioned that the practice of ‘Jhum’ cultivation in the State is one of the main problems causing destruction of forests and natural resources and appealed to the young Naga scientists and researchers to study on how to minimize the destruction caused by jhum cultivation. Stating that though 70 per cent of the Naga population are farmers, the State is still not self-sufficient in food. The Governor said it is the responsibility of young researchers and scientists to impact the State’s economy.
Former president of NURSF-K, Dr Kevizuo Kuolie chaired the inaugural programme. Guest of honour, Vice-Chancellor Nagaland University, Prof BK Konwar delivered the welcome address.
It may be mentioned the two-day workshop is an effort of the Nagaland Research Scholars’ Forum, Kohima (NURSF-K) to comprehend and encourage the various academic research activities in Nagaland.
The main objective of the workshop is to update their knowledge in research methology for both present and upcoming researchers and also to serve as a means of solution to the problems of research activities in Nagaland. The workshop also favoured for building a platform to bring in together the research scholars’ community in Nagaland.
Over the last two decades, academic research pursuits in Nagaland has been progressing substantially, and still there is lot of scope for exploring new areas in the field of research. Keeping this in mind, the workshop will highlight the status of higher education, particularly research activities in various fields in Nagaland. The workshop aims to guide the present scholars’ on conducting qualitative and productive research as well as to enable the other participants to understand the existing status of research in Nagaland.