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Inauguration programme held for Jalukie Pungchi

Inauguration programme held for Jalukie Pungchi
T. R. Zeliang and other officials at the monolith during inauguration of Jalukie Pungchi on January 21. (DIPR)
DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 1/21/2021 11:01:56 AM IST

Jalukie Pungchi inauguration programme was held on January 21 at Jalukie Pungchi chairman’s residence, with Leader of Opposition (LoP) NLA, T. R. Zeliang as the special guest. The village was established on October 22, 2012 and was recognized by the government of Nagaland on October 12, 2017.

According to DIPR report, T. R. Zeliang in his inaugural speech stated Jalukie Pungchi was one of the largest in terms of area amongst the other Jalukie villages and has the potential to become like an urban settlement very soon. He also mentioned that Jalukie valley is blessed with the best and most fertile land in Nagaland and is also regarded as the Rice Bowl of Nagaland. Therefore, he appealed to the people to take up sustainable farming and plantation which can yield more income. Stating that the village was located in the foothill of Peren district, he encouraged the village authority to make masterplan in order to make it a model village with a well-planned roads, drainage etc.

He said that government jobs were scarce so one must look for alternative source of income. He encouraged the Jalukie valley people to work hard and smart so that the valley can be the next Punjab of Nagaland which can hold the economy of the state. T.R Zeliang also urged the land owners not to sell their lands for short term relief instead protect and preserve for generations to come.

Earlier, Zeliang had unveiled the monolith at Peren district welcome gate while dedicatory prayer was pronounced by Rev. Ngimrai. Inaugural programme was chaired by Albert N Hau & Icamceu N Hau while welcome address was proposed by Jalukie Pungchi chairman, Hainlang and short speeches were also delivered by ADC Jalukie, Dr. Tinojongshi Chang and Kelie Zeliang. Special number was presented by Nangkamlak Pame, folk dance by Jalukie Students’ Union and special dance by Gorkha Baptist Church Fellowship. 

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