ITANAGAR, Jan 28: The All Nyishi Students’ Union (ANSU) on Sunday called for an end to ‘revenge killing’ and ‘fine system’.
“Revenge killing is one of the major social problems of the community, which proves detrimental in the end,” said ANSU president Toko Takam while addressing the 36th foundation day of the union at its office at Tallang Hira Memorial Complex here on Sunday.
He informed that an ANSU team went on a peace mission to Dem village in June last year after a boy had been murdered.
“The team counselled the family members of the victim not to practice the revenge system,” he said, and urged the leaders of the community to work towards ending the evil practice which still prevails in some pockets.
He also strongly opposed the ‘fine system’, and appealed to the community members to stop practicing it.
The ANSU president said his team is committed to protecting the interests of Nyishis, with education being the major focus.
He said one of the major problems that the students of the community are facing is shortage of teachers in schools in Nyishi inhabited areas. The ANSU leader informed that, after repeated demands, the state government has assured to post teachers in those schools in the coming academic session.
ANSU general secretary Tukbom Ligu also spoke.
Former ANSU and AAPSU leaders, and presidents and general secretaries of various branch student unions attended the programme. Later, they planted trees around the union office complex.
Meanwhile, All Tali Area Students’ Union (ATASU) won the volleyball competition, defeating All Palin Chambang Yangte Gangte and Tarak Langdi Students’ Union in the final.
Yukar Tajum was adjudged the best player of the tournament.
The winner and runner-up teams were awarded cash prize of Rs 20,000 and Rs 10,000 respectively, along with trophies, medals and certificates.
All Mengio Students Union was declared the best disciplined team.
All the 17 federal units of the ANSU participated in the tournament, which was organized to mark the occasion.
In the extempore speech competition, Bath Tolu, representing the All Yachuli Students’ Union, bagged the first position.
The second and third positions were won by Takam Chacha (Nyishi Students’ Union, RGU) and Bengia Joseph (Koloriang Damin Parsi Parlo Sarli Students’ Union).
The consolation prize was given to Teli Mepu of the Capital Students’ Union.
The first, second and third position winners were awarded cash prizes of Rs 5,000, Rs 3,000 and Rs 1,000 respectively, along with certificates and mementos.
Mepu was awarded the consolation prize of Rs 1,000.