Nagaland: NEALEAST holds ‘Think Tank’ symposium on Corruption


Story highlights

  • NEALEAST holds a Think Tank on the leadership issues in Nagaland recently
  • This was a joint effort with Mokokchung Town Baptist Church (MTBA) Youth Department
  • The seminar was to discuss the leadership issues in relation to corruption

The North East Alliance for Leadership and Social Transformation (NEALEAST) with the collaboration of Mokokchung Town Baptist Church (MTBA) Youth Department has organised a symposium to discuss the leadership issues in relation to corruption in Nagaland.

Corruption was discussed extensively

The Conference Hall at MTBA in Nagaland held a symposium on January 8 that was organised by NEALEAST and Mokokchung Town Baptist Church in a joint effort.

The seminar was organised to discuss the leadership issues in the state in relation to the corruption. The topic was discussed extensively by the people gathered at the event.

During the event, Toshi Sanglir, Youth Secretary, ABAM and Youth President, NBCC presented facts on the Corruption and it’s face value where he talked about the meaning, types, and levels of corruption, with reference to Nagaland state.

The talk was followed by a group discussion and presentation of findings. Some of the findings were the think-tank found that corruption is a conscious or unconscious action which has become a way of life in the Naga society.

The House also found that corruption in Naga society has become socially accepted because of the lack of accountability, absence of a strong anti-corruption mechanism, they considered it unfortunate.

On the question of how corruption has come to be so much accepted in the Naga society, the House found that there is a twisting of language or a euphemism for corruption like the word ‘Side-income’.

Besides, the house also found that there is a pressure on the higher levels or those in powers to indulge in corrupt practices, for instance, the ‘Chief Guest Culture’ in the Naga society.

The house also deliberated on how to prevent corruption in the society. To this question, the house suggested ‘sensitization about corruption from the grass-root level’, exposure of corrupt practices in the society through the use of mass media.

Along with this, the house also strongly felt the need for more watch-dogs like youth organizations or role-models in the society.

Moreover, it also found that there is a strong need to focus on comprehensive education for the future generation with an updated and modernized curriculum in line with social changes.

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