DIMAPUR, July 17 - The Naga Students� Federation (NSF) has launched the first phase of its campaign against false claims for post-matric scholarship in Nagaland.
The NSF began the campaign at Sazolie College, Jotsoma, in Kohima district, sources said today.
Aimed at checking the grant of scholarship benefits to ineligible students, the federation started the campaign after finding bogus beneficiaries of the matric scholarship scheme over the years in the State. Launching the campaign, NSF president Kesosul Christopher Ltu said the federation had initiated the move so that genuine students were not deprived of their rights.
He pointed out that more than 45,000 students apply for scholarships under various schemes in Nagaland every year. Even though everybody is aware of the criteria, some manage to obtain scholarships despite ineligibility, he rued.
Ltu said the NSF would generate publicity in colleges during the first phase of the campaign. In the second phase, some students will be selected as ambassadors of the campaign to spread awareness among various sections of the people, it was informed.
The general secretary of the federation, Imtiyapang, said the Naga people were once known for their honesty. However, with the passage of time, the people seem to have forgotten the golden legacy left behind by their forefathers, he lamented.