Kohima, May 6: The State Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Nagaland delegations stationed at Bengaluru in view of the Karnataka Legislation Assembly election slated for May 12 organised Moatsu Mong festival on May 5 at Redisson Blu Hotel Bengaluru. Around 200 Naga Students attended the said event which was addressed by Y Patton Deputy Chief Minister and attended by Health Minister Pangnyu Phom and Education Minister Temjen Imna Along, a press release stated.
Manipur BJP MLA L.Susindro Meitei (Yaima), Nagaland State BJP president Visasolie Lhongu, former State BJP president M Chuba Ao and organising secretary Ananta Mishra also attended the event.
The programme was chaired by Student Union adviser Tali Jamir while the welcome address was delivered by Naga Students Union Bengaluru (NSUB) president Nuthipru Chakhesang. The festival was hosted by Education Minister Temjen Along.
During interaction with the student community, it was highlighted to the delegation the long demand for a Nagaland guest house at Bengaluru to cater to the needs of the students and the citizens of Nagaland as a whole. In his reply Y Patton assured the student community of Bengaluru to look in to the matter and take necessary steps to apprise the State Government on the issue.
Another query raised by the student community to the delegation was what guarantee do the Students have that on completion of their studies they will avail Jobs in Nagaland. For which the Education Minister replied that out of 20 lakh population in Nagaland more than 1.60 lakh are already employed in the Government sector which itself is in excess and to accommodate. However, encouraging them, he said Nagas need to be more adventurous. Instead, of looking for jobs only at home, one should work outside the State too as the Nagas are talented enough to compete with fellow country man and also capable enough to venture at the international level, the release added.