Governor Acharya calls for public support to Naga peace process

Governor Acharya calls for public support to Naga peace process
PB Acharya
DIMAPUR, AUG 14 (NPN) | Publish Date: 8/14/2018 11:48:15 AM IST

 Nagaland Governor, PB Acharya has appealed to all sections of Naga people, particularly tribal hohos, civil society groups, NGOs, youth and hard-working womenfolk and farmers to come forward and support the ongoing Naga peace process with a spirit of understanding, brotherhood and unity.

In his Independence Day message, the governor also hoped that people’s efforts would help Nagaland in scaling new heights of development, which would contribute significantly to the progress and prosperity of the nation.

Acharya expressed his appreciation and gratitude to armed forces, paramilitary forces, State police and other security agencies for their concerted efforts in securing lives and property of the people, adding “We are proud that Northeast has also contributed equally for the freedom of our country.” 

Commenting that Nagaland had indeed progressed in the last 54 years, he remarked that “our farmers” with organic produce have an opportunity of becoming members of cooperative movement and thereby become empowered financially and get a better price for their produce.  He said the agro-climatic conditions in Nagaland provided commercial opportunities for agro-based and forest-based industries, horticulture, food processing, mining, tourism and handloom and handicrafts.

Meanwhile, according to the governor, every Indian was now proud of being an Indian, and he credited Prime Minister Narendra Modi for this as India’s reputation had improved worldwide. 

Acharya claimed that common man had been given better privileges, which had led to his social and economic empowerment. 

He pointed out that Government of India had introduced a number of welfare projects that had empowered the people of the country.  

He said the Prime Minister had brought transparency to the system through legislative and institutional changes and had given this country “scam-free” governance. 

The quality of life in villages had improved with better roads, electricity, affordable rural housing, toilets and gas connections, he added. 

Mentioning that Government of India was developing market architecture in the country’s agricultural sector, he said the farmers could benefit even more if the Centre and the State governments come up with joint decisions upholding the spirit of cooperative federalism.   

He said the healthcare delivery in India was now uniquely poised to undergo a change at all stages— prevention, diagnosis and treatment — with the launch of Ayushman Bharat, National Health Protection Mission. In this regard, he said Nagaland government and Tata Trusts, Mumbai had signed a memorandum of understanding recently to implement a programme for providing comprehensive cancer care in the State.

Acharya said the new idea of Rajyapal – Vikas Ke Rajdoot or Catalytic Role of Governors as Agents for Change in Society – in the recently-concluded Conference of Governors discussed how governors could be catalytic agents for change in the society.

Under this, he claimed to have motivated all the five universities, Indian Red Cross Society, Bharat Scouts & Guides, Rajya Sainik Board and North East Zone Cultural Centre, of which he is the ex-officio head. They have to reach out to strengthen the society and be the nodal agents to identify and motivate the beneficiaries of Central and State government flagship programmes, he stressed.  

He claimed to have called upon these institutions to adopt villages and constitute teams to visit identified villages to interact with targeted beneficiaries of the flagship welfare schemes/projects during his interactions with them. “The need of the hour was to reach out to the un-empowered sections along with our constitutional responsibilities,” he added.


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