State chief minister Neiphiu Rio Thursday called for emotional integration of the people to pave way for peace, understanding and oneness.
Addressing the 45th general conference of Khaimniungan Students Union in Thsoiphu village under Thonoknyu sub-division., chief minister said people needed to consider the welfare of Nagas not just in Nagaland but across international boundary in Myanmar where condition of the people was much worse. He emphasized that though physical integration may be out of immediate reach, there was no reason why Nagas could integrate emotionally.
Rio challenged students' community to undertake studies and education in technical fields and self employment oriented studies by availing the government scholarships and support which, he said was available even under DUDA department.
Rio lauded the hardworking nature of Khaimniungan people and expressed satisfaction that the sub-division was progressing well under the guidance of elected representatives, P. Longon and Heno. He thanked the gathering for electing him for a second term in office.
The grand programme was attended by a host of public leaders, high ranking civil and police officers, student leaders and the public of the area. Parliamentary Secretary Heno was also present in the function.