By R Lester Makang
UKHRUL, May 22: Deeply concerned over the prevailing social problems in Ukhrul district, the Tangkhul Naga Long (TNL) today organised a day-long consultative meeting at its campus which was attended by church leaders, social leaders, legal experts, NGOs, public members and representatives from different villages of the district.
The meeting that commenced from 10 am on Thursday at TNL campus brainstormed a myriad of problems pertaining to social injustice, disparity in economy and employment opportunities, political crisis, religious and moral integrity.
The meeting then observed that infrastructural constraints lie at the core of the prevailing scenario wherein the rights of the people to lead a respectable life is being put at risk.
Observing that migration of huge number of local youth to bigger cities and abroad has made them vulnerable to discrimination, exploitation, violence and immorality, the gathering unanimously resolved that civil societies, villages and churches monitor migration of youth and students through strengthening of networking, sharing authentic information.
It further called for bolstering the role of parents/guardians to inculcate the values of social, moral, work culture, religious and economic integrity among youngsters.
The day long discussion then in conclusion, recommended to take up frequent training on capacity building, professional skin development and employment opportunities apart from taking up various precautionary measures at the grassroots level.