Gov feted prior to completion of tenure

Gov feted prior to completion of tenure
PB Acharya
DIMAPUR, JUL 8 (NPN) | Publish Date: 7/8/2019 12:10:50 PM IST

Nagaland governor, PB Acharya, who would be completing his tenure as governor soon, was honoured at a felicitation programmes jointly organised by St. Joseph University, Dimapur and ICFAI University, Dimapur in their respective college premises on July 8, 2019. Acharya was appointed as the Governor of Nagaland on July 14, 2014 by the President of India and was sworn in as 19th governor of Nagaland on July 19, 2014.

Addressing the gathering in both the events, Acharya stressed on creating an economically strong state saying that despite blessed with rich natural resources the state is economically poor, DIPR reported. 

Describing universities as pillars of the Nation to make India economically strong, the governor urged the universities to produce employable youth in accordance to the need of the society.  He also said that the fruits of independence have not reached equitably to all the section of the people where only some section were enjoying the luxury while many citizens were downtrodden, which was not acceptable in a democracy. 

Governor, therefore, said that in a democratic and secular country every citizen should have equal rights.

Acharya also warned against self centred education, saying that those working only for his own benefit or family were “looters of society” and further urged all to work towards strengthening their respective tribe, village and nation. 

He also thanked all for their love and respect shown to him during his tenure as Governor.

Vice chancellor of St. Joseph University, in his address, described Acharya as not only a good administrator, but someone who is actively involved in nurturing younger generation. 

He also thanked him for his involvement in establishing the university and for the financial contribution for setting up different awards.  Vice chancellor of ICFAI University also thanked the Governor for the concern shown towards the university and for inspiring them to take up new initiative. The day was marked with special presentations by students.

NEZCC fetes Acharya

Nagaland governor, PB Acharya, whose five-year tenure as chairman of North East Zone Cultural Centre (NEZCC) would be completing soon, was honoured at a special get-together held at the office of the NEZCC, Dimapur on July 8, 2019.

Speaking at the programme, Acharya thanked the officials of NEZCC for their support and cooperation. Governor said that his five years as governor has enriched his knowledge and strengthened his opinion towards the people of the state. 

Highlighting some of the development that took place during his tenure, the governor reminded the officials that there was still need for improvement in different sector. 

He reminded the gathering that the role of NEZCC was not an entertainer, but promoter and preserver of the rich cultural heritage of the North Eastern states, which was made possible due to contribution of different artists from all the state. 

Acharya urged the people to work towards economic development in tune with the rest of the nation. He observed that despite of plenty natural resources, the region was lagging behind others. Governor reiterated that India cannot progress unless north east developed.

He said that India was a secular country where every individual irrespective of religion have equal rights and had a responsibility to build India into a strong vibrant country. 

Further, governor thanked the people for their prayers and good wishes that strengthened him.

NEZCC director, Jitul Sonowal, in his address, thanked the governor for his contribution towards the development of NEZCC. He also lauded the governor for being a capable and courageous torch bearer, which would always be remembered. 

The programme was marked by folk songs presented by Onentoshi and group and Vitahulu & group, Dimapur.  Special songs were also presented by exhibition officer NEZCC, Phesao and officers and staff of NEZCC. The programme was chaired by NEZCC deputy director, D Vashum.

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