First general conference of TNSA conducted

Pangsau, April 23 (MExN): The first Tangshang Naga Students’ Association (TNSA) general conference was held from April 17-19, 2014 at Pangsau, Sagaing Division, Myanmar. Over thousand delegates from different organizations and village representatives attended the conference, informed a press release from TNSA officials, which added it was a historic conference ever held in Tangshang area related with students’ organization.

First general conference of TNSA conducted

English: Yimchunger Naga people at the morung ...

U Zinn Wan, Phyithu Hluttaw, Representative Nanyun (MP) was the chief guest. In his message, Zinn Wan called the conference historic and urged the TNSA to further promote education, students and the society. According to the release, he expressed that through TNSA many areas can be controlled related to wild life and natural resources throughout Tangshang land.

Meanwhile, U Maung Nyut, member of Naga self-administration Zone (MLA) and the guest of honour stated, “in our time there were no such chances and organization for the students, this is first organization among Tangshang Naga.” Therefore, he encouraged the TNSA members to work harder for the uplift of students and their education because “education is the weapon of the knowledge and through education the society can transform.” U Yaung Rarn, Member of Naga self-administration (MLA) at the same time asserted, “Culture is our identity and dignity, through culture we can identify each ethnic groups, therefore, we must preserve our culture.”
Besides, various short speeches were delivered by different organizations. Among them, Lomham Tangha, president, Changlang Redressal Forum termed the conference the first historic meet between the Tangshang Nagas of both India and Myanmar. Michael Kaita, Advisor, TNSA and former president of ENSA (now Naga Students’ Organization) appealed to the Naga leaders of Myanmar Naga to find any kind of job for the Naga educated instead of employing non Nagas in Naga areas to avoid misleading the Naga youth, stated the release.