The staff of Nagaland Khadi and Village Industries Board (NKVIB) organized a simple luncheon program on September 14 at its office premises to celebrate the occasion of being awarded the National Award-2010 for excellence in the field of Khadi and Village Industries, as the best KVI Board, NE Zone (National) recently.
The celebration was graced by the presence of Dr. KC Nihoshe, parliamentary secretary (Ind&Comm.), Chotisuh Sazo, parliamentary secretary (social welfare), director (Ind&Comm) deputy secretary and a host of dignitaries and well-wishers, besides the chairman, board members, and staff of NKVIB.
In his welcome address, Dr. N Nicky Kire, chairman NKVIB, accorded all credit for the award to the Board and its employees, parliamentary secretary, commissioner secretary, director and officials of industries and commerce; chief Minister Nagaland, all stake holders and partnering agencies for their support and co-operation.
He opined that proper implementation of REGP scheme, besides the dedication and performance of the NKVIB in promotion of Khadi and generation of wealth through small scale village industries could have played a significant role in winning this award for the state.
He also conveyed appreciation of the chairperson KVI Commission, Mumbai and her officials who had a first hand experience on the performance of NKVIB during their visit to the state on two earlier occasions and their approval for setting up a Khadi Plaza, in Dimapur, the first of its kind in the whole of the country.
Chairman, NKVIB, expressed satisfaction on the work related to the Khadi Plaza, and appreciated the contractors for striving to complete the work within the stipulated time even without any payments.
Dr. Nicky also underlined the need for co-operation of the banking sector, in the successful implementation of the PMEGP program.
He expressed faith that the banking institutions will extend more co-operation in the task of enhancement of wealth generation and equitable distribution of wealth in the state.
He also encouraged the CEO and staff of the board to work harder with renewed commitment and dedication.
Dr. KC Nihoshe stated the achievement of NKVIB has penetrated into every nook and corner of the state. He also asserted that government officials in every department have started questioning themselves and re-evaluating their own performance, thereby igniting a healthy competition.
While attributing the winning of this award to the chairman, CEO and staff of NKVIB, he announced that the NKVIB shall have a full fledged CEO in near future and that the practice of having state government employees appointed as CEO on deputation would soon come to an end.
Chotisuh Sazo expressed immense happiness on the success of NKVIB. He congratulated Dr. KC Nihoshe and Dr. Nicky Kire for winning the prestigious award at the National level, adding the award has brought glory not only for the board but the state as well. He also mooted for interdepartmental interaction and co-operation in certain fields like toy making for the children. He felt that this will all contribute to the progress and betterment of the state.
Director industries and commerce congratulated the chairman, members of the board and the staff of NKVIB.
K. Jimo CEO NKVIB who chaired the program observed that this is the first time that the government of India has accorded such a prestigious award to the Board, since its inception in 1979. He thanked everyone present for the function, and regretted that the commissioner and secretary could not attend due to official assignments in New Delhi.