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Economy depends on agriculture: Azo
Published on 7 Feb. 2009 12:41 AM IST
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Phek Town Baptist Church Association (PTBCA) reviving day was observed at Phek local ground with Minister for Health & Family Welfare, Kuzholuzo Nienu as chief guest on February 6. According to an official bulletin, the chief guest in his speech said it is not only reviving day for him but also revamping and reformation day because we need to retrospect ourselves of our forefathers' traditions. He said that a lot of evil designs are taking place among the Nagas and called upon them to change their attitude and behavior by dignified integrity, honesty, hard work, right thinking, adding we should try to look to our inner self and set priority in the positive direction where our forefathers have handed down. He also termed the traditional reviving day as a welcome step to spread the need to put all possible efforts to make our younger generations economically viable. He sought co-operation from the public for effective functioning of government machineries so that government employees would work harder. In order to improve our economy it depends on agriculture and we should nurture it for better result, he said. While congratulating the founding members' visionary wisdom for organizing such type of programme, he said that the example should be an eye opener to all parts of Nagaland, in order to exhibit our tradition to our younger generations. Pastor PTBC, Rev. D.N. Soho, in his introduction and welcome address said the main objective of the programme was to provide employment opportunities to the unemployed youth, where our youth are willing to do un-skilled work and to create awareness of our rich traditional value, thereby enhancing livelihood and security. Act of grace was delivered by head deacon PTBC, T. Khape. Folk song, folk dance and special songs were the highlights of the programme. Closing prayer was pronounced by Veiyi. The minister also held a meeting with the departmental staff and public leaders at the Civil Hospital, Phek. At the outset, he expressed appreciation to the medical staff and the department as a whole for their good performance and said acknowledgement should be given by the public for their hard work and good performance and in this regard called for a better communication and better understanding among the people. He also mentioned that the department would have their own water supply and better medical equipments by next year. The CMO and MS of Civil Hospital, Phek apprised him of the activities of the department in the district.

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