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Hanging bridge at Tsithrongse inaugurated

Hanging bridge at Tsithrongse inaugurated
G. Kaito Aye inaugurating the hanging bridge at Tsithrongse village on Tuesday. (NP)
Staff Reporter DIMAPUR, SEP 10 (NPN) | Publish Date: 9/10/2019 11:15:53 AM IST

The 320-feet hanging bridge at Tsithrongse village, which connects six villages, was opened to the public on Tuesday, after it was inaugurated by minister of Agriculture and Cooperation, G. Kaito Aye. 

The bridge was constructed by six villages- Tsithrongse, Diezephe, Murise, Singrijan- Khopanala, Santamtilla and Tilla bosti with the support of PWD, R& B department.

Speaking at the inaugural programme, Kaito lauded the six villages for taking the initiative and effort to create connectivity between the villages.  

The minister encouraged the gathering to strengthen unity and inculcate the spirit of oneness for more development. Kaito asked the gathering to continue to live in unity without any “ism”. He said Naga unity should be harboured by all. 

The minister also called upon the gathering that it was time for the government and the public to come together so that they shared the problems and understand one another.  He encouraged them to strengthen the government through their support and to have a vision for better tomorrow. 

The minister further said that it “was not a time for condition but a time for volunteering one’s own service”. 

Short speech was delivered by Deputy Commissioner (DC) Dimapur Kevekha Kevin Zehol, who congratulated the villagers for the long felt accomplishment. He called upon the gathering saying “it is time to come together and share the sense of ownership for it belong to us”. He encouraged them to live in peaceful coexistence and to protect the rich traditions and culture of the community. 

Report of the newly inaugurated bridge was delivered by JE PWD, R&B Dimapur division Er. Hewoto Sema, where he maintained that the construction of the bridge commenced on June 20, 2019 and  completed with two months  with a total cost of Rs. 15,90,000. 

The programme chaired by Horiba and Thsadila began with an invocation by pastor AG Church, Dizephe Poseruh Lohe. 

Welcome address was delivered by head GB Tsithrongse.

Highlights of the programme included special number by Tsithrongse village education pastor Longtila, cultural dances by Tsongdi club, Tsithrongse village and Khukuri, Singrijan village. 

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