Imphal, June 24,
Every single minute during student life is important and wasting of even a single minute will regret you when you get old. Former MP Dr. Meinya said this while speaking during the 17th Annual Incentive Prize Distribution Ceremony, 2019 held yesterday at Ibudhou Korouhanba Laibung, Moidangpok , organised by Sabal Kanba Lup, Moidangpok.
The former member of Parliament further said that this days students wasted most of their time in certain activism which are not related with their studies.
“I am not against forming of Student Union, however, conducting election, campaigning for the election and propagating activism for the interest of some vested interested people or say students group have wasted most of their valuable time”, Dr. Meinya said.
He said, the students will not know the value of those times which they wasted but they will realize and feel frustration when they become older.
Dr. Meinya however said that students of today are highly competitive. Parents now have lot of care for their children, technology of different kind are used for increasing their memory power. “The kind of changes that we see today is encouraging”, he said.
On the present system of our government, Dr. Meinya said that even though our country is a democratic country we still fail to get the real taste of democracy. This is because of lack of proper education not only to those contesting the election but also the people, the former MP who had retired from contesting the election said. He said that the only option left for getting the real taste of democracy is getting proper education. People need to be educated and self sustained so that a tips provided by candidates contesting election don’t sell them.
Motivating the students on the current political trends, Dr. Meinya said that once a person become 18 years he have the right to chose their representative, after some years it likely that people who had crossed 18 year may have the right to contest election. This is because of the kind of proper education that the students of today are getting.
He further added that in earlier time there were not many illiterate people in the society but now, people have change and became literate. IAS, Engineer, Teachers, Doctors, Scientists etc., are so much available today. He added that to achieve this goal students should work hard and give their best to the education.
He said that education system has changed a lot compare to the olden times. “Students should work hard, should maintain punctuality, and should be patience and well discipline”, he added.
Jeet Akoijam, Resident Editor of Imphal Times hails from Singjamei Liwa Road. Has been with Imphal Times since its start. A National level Rugby player and a regular Trekker and Nature Lover, loves spending time in lap of Mother Nature. Jeet is the father of two lovely kids. Jeet can be contacted at [email protected]