Youths are the pillars of social, economic and political developments. However youths of today’s generation are faced with a lot of challenges ranging from unemployment, corruption, AIDS pandemic, adverse effects of climate change and others. This has made many good ideas to die. Our young generation of today has good qualities and insufficiency in them. This generation has a series of understandings and emotions. Adding to their intellectual contribution and the ability to mobilize support, youth could bring unique perspective. Youth need to have confidence that they can make a positive change. They need to believe in themselves that they can do something. We as a society should value the imagination, ideals and energies of young men and women, which are also the future stakeholders of our society.
Passing away of Isak Chishi Swu, the 87-year-old founder-member and chairman of Nationalist Socialist Council of Nagalim, who played a prominent role in Naga insurgency movement for around four decades, has left a vacuum. Swu had hoped to see a final peace deal signed in his lifetime, to witness the end of an insurgency he helped give birth to. His death came at a time his outfit was engaged in a dialogue with the Centre to finalise the agreement between both the sides. Though he was unable to attend the signing ceremony at Modi’s official residence in Delhi, he was optimistic that the agreement would bring about a final and lasting solution to the long-standing Naga political issue.