DC Kohima Beiü Angami inaugurated the customary court building at Sechü Zubza on October 5. According to an official bulletin, DC exhorted the gathering to uphold traditional and customary laws of the land, pointing out that it was up to the present generation, either to uphold and strengthen customary laws or to make the laws extinct by disuse and neglect.
“Our culture is our identity and our strength today” he reminded.
Drawing from his long association as administrator with the people Western Angami areas, he recollected that people are honest, hard working and forward thinking.
He also put forward the concept of the villagers collecting local taxes and utilizing it in noble ways like maintenance of roads, hospitals, water supply etc., as per the need and priority of the villagers, which would promote a sense of ownership and responsibility.
The customary court building was constructed under deposit works under law & justice department with an estimate amount of Rs. 13 lakhs.
The programme was chaired by SDO (C) Sechü Zubza, Akunuo S. Meyase who also gave the welcome address. A short speech was given by head DB Dieriepralie.
Earlier on his arrival, the chief guest unveiled the inaugural plaque and dedicated the new court building to help deliver justice guided by honesty, truthfulness and compassion to the people of western area.