Thahekhu village east gate cum waiting shed constructed under MGNREGA scheme was inaugurated on Saturday by Azheto Zhimomi, MLA and advisor, sericulture and cooperation as chief guest.
The inaugural programme was attended by MLA Y. Hewoto Awomi, Visasolie Lhoungu, Project Director, DRDA Dimapur, Alemla Chishi, Programme Officer, DRDA Dimapur, host of other DRDA officers and village elders of Thahekhu.
Speaking on the occasion, the chief guest said it was an achievement of the village under national flagship programme. However, Azheto opined that other states were performing better in implementation of MGNREGA schemes.
Urging the villagers to make best use of the fund, Azheto maintained that Thahekhu was one of the best performing VDBs in the state.
He further urged the departmental officials to be sincere and honest and guide the villagers for proper implementation of the schemes. He donated `2 lakh towards VDB Thahekhu.
Delivering a short speech on behalf of the department, Visasolie Lhoungu maintained that suspicion arising among the villagers over management of fund was the biggest stumbling block to development of the village. However, he said the newly inaugurated project was a sign unity and understanding among the villagers. Project director called upon the villagers to care and preserve the assets of the community. The project director also appealed to the villagers not to ask for percentage from the applicants.