Nagaland Earnestly Wait For Naga-Political Issue Settlement; Says CM During Statehood Day Celebrations

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  • Loreni Tsanglao, Nagaland 

Nagaland Chief Minister, Neiphiu Rio said Nagaland state occupies a unique position in the Indian Union with special provisions in the Constitution and continues to earnestly wait for a solution of the ‘Nagaland Political Issue’.

Addressing the gathering, during the 59th Statehood Day celebrations, organized today at Nagaland Civil Secretariat Plaza, Kohima, the Nagaland CM asserted that the dialogue and negotiations between the Government of India (GoI) and the Naga Political Groups have reached a stage that gives hope of an early resolution.

“Meanwhile, on our part all the elected leaders of the state have come together forming an opposition-less government in the form of United Democratic Alliance (UDA) in our effort to facilitate an early settlement of the Naga political Issue and through this United front, we aim to convey the voice of the people to all stakeholders in the negotiations,’ he added.

Rio also announced that the state will be hosting the South Asian Cross Country Champion in January 2022 which will be clubbed together with the 56th National Cross Country Championship.

As part of its continuous effort to provide world class infrastructure to the people, the long-awaited Capital Cultural Hall have also been inaugurated today by Chief Minister Rio at Kohima.

The state-of-art infrastructure with a seating capacity of 1850, is one of the premier Cultural Halls in the country which will further provide the citizens a platform to showcase the Naga tradition, Culture and talents.

Highlighting on the state departments activities, Rio said to prevent the out break of African Swine Fever in the neighbouring states the department of soil and water conservation to enforce strict bio-security measures constructed the “State soil testing laboratory” at Kohima which was inaugurated by Union Minister for Tourism, G. Kishan Reddy on 24th September 2021.

Meanwhile, to facilitate the entrepreneurial initiatives of the Naga youth to undertake productive activities, the SARFAESI Act in Nagaland was passed after ensuring the rights of the people guaranteed understand Article 371A continue to be fully protected during the 9th session of the 13th Nagaland Legislative Assembly held on 25th and 26th November 2021.

On the occasion of the statehood celebrations, Rio also launched the (National Initiative for Proficiency in Reading with Understanding and Numeracy) NIPUN Bharat Mission in the state to strengthen the educational sector, thereby ensuring that every child attains foundational literacy and numeracy.

Eight contingents participated in the March past followed by a musical presentation by (Nagaland Armed Police Training Centre) NPTS Brass Band and 15th NAP (IR) Mahila Pipe Band and cultural dances by Ao, Rengma and Khiamniungan tribe cultural troupes. Rio later inaugurated the photo exhibition in ‘Glimpses of the History of the state’ displayed by the department of Information and Public Relation.

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