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Naga patient guest house in Dibrugarh

Naga patient guest house in Dibrugarh
Tongpang Ozukum, Dr. Neikesalie Kire and others after laying the foundation stone in Dibrugarh, Friday.
DIMAPUR, FEB 28 (NPN) | Publish Date: 2/28/2020 12:39:06 PM IST

Minister for Housing and Mechanical, Government of Nagaland, Tongpang Ozukum on Friday laid the foundation stone of Naga patient guest house, Dibrugarh, Assam during a short programme at Dibrugarh.

A press release from Naga Students Union Dibrugarh  stated that speaking on the occasion, the minister assured that the guest house in Dibrugarh will be completed within a stipulated timeframe. 

He informed that as soon as the tender process is completed, the contractor will immediately start the work. 

As far as completion is anticipated, he viewed that guest house might not be completed in a year but said timely completion will be meted out. 

Ozukum added that the chief minister had shown deep interest and concern towards infrastructural development saying that the present project was listed out in this year’s work plan and cited that the responsibility of the department of housing was to create asset and maintain them.

After laying the foundation stone, the minister maintained that the long-cherished dream and demand for the Naga people in Dibrugarh is becoming a reality through the ceremony. “It will go on without any stoppage,” he assured. 

Ozukum also said Naga community has been strict and vigil on securing the land and later thanked the district administration for the extension of cooperation. 

He hoped that the house will accommodate people as a house of healing and worship.

The minister assured that the construction should be completed on time and see that the needs of the people are fulfilled. 

Advisor, Urban Development and Municipal Affairs, Dr. Neikesalie Kire who is also one of the oldest alumni of Naga Students’ in Dibrugarh said that Assam Medical College being one of the most referred hospital in the region in the past years, many patients from Nagaland and Northeast came here. 

However, accessibility and convenience has shifted patients to their nearer cities, he stated. 

After the completion of patient’s rest house, Kire hoped that visitors will get restful and congenial shelter. He also called upon the students to be hospitable and open to help visitors which can also attract more people to come. 

Deputy Development Commissioner, ACS Dibrugarh, Sanjay Dutta informed that the district administration was ready to extend any help to the community and hoped for a better relations and share solidarity with such extension. It may be mentioned that the plot of the land measures 1 bigha and 11 Lissa. 

The programme was chaired by Commissioner & Secretary (W& H), Government of Nagaland, Rovilatuo Mor, other speeches were delivered by Naga Students’ Union Dibrugarh (NSUD) president and Naga Community Imtiwati Jamir. Earlier, dedicatory prayer was pronounced by Pastor NCF Dibrugarh Assam, Dr. Bendangjungshi, special song was presented by Naga Students and vote of thanks was proposed by Chief Engineer PWD (Housing), Er. L Senti Jamir.

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