In what could be termed as a historic meeting, a delegation of VDB secretaries and village council chairmen from 17 villages under Zunheboto RD Block led by Kuputo Achumi, BDO and Lhosheto Sumi JE Zunheboto visited Chuchuyimlang on Saturday. The meeting was graced by Temjensangla, EAC Chuchuyimlang. While speaking at the meeting, EAC exhorted the visiting team to learn and strive for development of their respective areas. She also urged to have more such meetings to exchange ideas for common development. Alluding to her work experience as EAC in Chuchuyimlang, Temjensangla said that many developmental works have been undertaken in Chuchuyimlang without any problem and quipped unlike in certain places where there was crisis even without work. She also expressed hope that the visiting team would learn and develop their villages as model villages in near future.
Achila Quinker, BDO Changtongya while delivering a short speech said “the meeting is not to discuss development but to exchange ideas for stronger and better human relationship development.” She also urged the participants to inculcate competitive spirit for development in their respective areas. Referring to the best VDB award achieved by Chuchuyimlang VDB, the BDO urged the visitors to learn and try to overtake the host village while also advising the latter to make leaps and lead in developmental activities.
Kuputo Achumi, BDO Zunheboto while speaking in the same interlaced the works of Rural Development Dept with that of the church mission and urged the VDBs to utilize the funds properly. He also exhorted the participants to have closer ties through sharing ideas for common development.
Imyapangla BDO Kobulong who also spoke advised the VDB members to instill the spirit of appreciation as the same was lacking. In this regard she expressed regret that certain VDBs were criticizing the authorities through the media in times of lack of funds despite the colossal developmental works in all the RD blocks.
Others who spoke in the meeting included Piyeto Zhimo, vice president of VDB Secretaries Association, Nagaland and Hekuto Yepthomi, chairman Sukhalu village council.
Former VDB secretary of Chuchuyimlang, Latongwati presented a paper on the various developmental activities of the village that ultimately led to the achievement of the best VDB award followed by group discussion.
Earlier the invocation was said by Pastor Lima and welcome address was delivered by T. Matong, VDB secretary Chuchuyimlang. Vote of thanks was proposed by C. Alem, VC Chuchuyimlang, closing prayer by Achila, Asso Pastor (Women) and the meeting was chaired by S. Mar, VDB member.
The delegation was also accompanied by Achila Quinker BDO Changtonya, Imyapangla BDO Kobulong, Toshi Lemtur, S.O. Kobulong, and Piyeto Zhimo, vice president of VDB Secretaries Association, Nagaland and president of VDB secretaries Association, Zunheboto district. During the visit, the delegation had a joint meeting with members of the VDB and village council Chuchuyimlang.
Later, on their way back the team also visited Mopungchuket village and interacted with VDB and VEC.