Nagaland Governor, Nikhil Kumar said that he was highly honoured to see the long history of unique Naga culture, style of living and their tradition of hospitality. Speaking at the civic reception function at Mokokchung Town Hall on March 26 on his maiden visit to the district, Nikhil Kumar showered his admiration on Mokokchung and its people and said that Mokokchung district was one of the oldest and most important districts. The Governor said enlightened and progressive leaders from the district have contributed ‘crucially in shaping up the history and development of the state all along’.
Drawing attention of Naga students who are pursuing higher studies and career outside the state particularly in the nation’s capital New Delhi, the Governor allayed their fears and apprehensions of discriminations, saying that he had seriously taken up the issue with central leaders to ensure that Nagas are at equal liberty to pursue their studies and their career. He said Naga girls are doing well in hospitality sector and are in high demand everywhere.
Governor also assured that he would look into the two memorandums that he had received from various organizations and that he would request the state government to see to it. The Governor after the civic reception went to Dr. Imkongliba Memorial District Hospital, visited Mayangnokcha Govt. Hr. Sec. School and also inspected the proposed site for the construction of Late P. Shilu Ao memorial park. Later the Governor visited Mopungchuket tourist village.
Governor lauds ICIT initiatives
The governor lauded initiatives on IT sector taken by Institute of Communication and Information Technology ICIT, Mokokchung and exhorted to make it a premier IT institute. He also termed the ongoing programmes and new initiatives being undertaken by the institute as “very good idea”. The Governor was interacting with ICIT Principal Imsayuba Naga and other senior officials during his brief visit to the institute on his way from Lumami to Mokokchung on Thursday.
Responding to the briefing given by ICIT principal, the Governor suggested that besides other IT courses Information Technology Act be incorporated in the programme of studies. He was of the opinion that incorporation of IT Act in the syllabus would enable students to know more about utility of IT and negative side of it such as cyber crimes.
ICIT Principal said ICIT was in the process to set up Regional GIS Capacity Building centre in the institute and the institute is considering to incorporate GIS as a regular course of study from the next academic session. He also said the ICIT is on a move to sign MoU with organizations such as 24X7 Skill Bridge (Bangalore) for setting up a Business Process Outsource (BPO) centre in the campus for training students. Joint Secretary to the government of Nagaland and Deputy Team leader, NEPED Raj K. Verma presented power point presentation on government’s initiative of convergence amongst the four state mission teams which include Nagaland Bamboo Development Agency, Nagaland Honey Mission ,Nagaland Bio Resource Mission and NEPED.