DIMAPUR, May 20 � Nagaland University Vice Chancellor Prof BK Konwar today remarked that the Northeastern States, particularly Nagaland, are going through a �crisis of time and generation� and underscored the imperative need for our education system to get out of its �comfort zone�.
Drawing attention to the plight of people in �parts of Nagaland� where they are still �struggling to survive without electricity, road, food and internet�, Konwar wondered �what would be our educational policy� in the context. He was speaking at the inaugural of C-Edge College of Arts and Management here at Naga United Village.
He said the �final outcome of education� is ultimately the wisdom to perceive issues and the ability to decide while abstaining from shifting blame. Against this backdrop, he said, �Think about those households in the interior parts of our State who don�t have anything. No electricity, roads, food and internet.
�What would be our educational policy? We are living in our comfort zone. And we don�t reach out to our own brothers and sisters. We should give something to them.�
The VC said the need for education to do �something very serious� to keep �tomorrow�s generation� from falling prey to the social ills of today could not be over emphasised.
Further defining education as a bank of information, he said instilling of those �information� in the young minds would pave �roads to garner and generate knowledge� that would ultimately help them in �understanding issues� from multiple perspectives.
Konwar also noted that �selfish attitude� has �most seriously� plagued Nagaland. This blatant lack of dedication in one�s own work has left us �under prepared for tomorrow�, he observed.
Principal (designate) of the college, Dr Chubatola Aier, said the college has its foundation based on the philosophy of drawing out the best of multiple intelligences in a student. �We aspire to participate in a cutting edge experience,� she said.
Besides a host of noted figures in the State education scene, pioneer educationist and former Pro-Vice-Chancellor of NEHU, Nagaland Campus, Kiremwati Ao was also present at the inaugural programme.