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Unity, discipline vital in life: Rio

Unity, discipline vital in life: Rio
Neiphiu Rio speaking at the Tuophemia Day celebration. (NP)
Correspondent KOHIMA, DEC 29 (NPN) | Publish Date: 12/29/2018 10:42:18 AM IST

Nagaland chief minister, Neiphiu Rio, Saturday asserted that unity and discipline were very important in everyday life, saying those aspects were also required to make the village grow and become more successful.

Addressing the 13th Tuophemia Day celebration at Tuophezou Dahou as key speaker, the chief minister advised every individual to put an effort into making Tuophema a prosperous village. He urged the villages to all work hard together to make Tuophema a better place. Advising people to eat healthily and not to abuse food habit, Rio said one needs to be healthy to be happy. 

Stressing the importance of education and knowledge in today’s generation, the chief minister encouraged every individual one to strive for the best and prepare oneself to compete with the competitive world. He also encouraged the youngsters to appear for competitive exams and aim for the top.

Rio suggested parents to discipline their children for a better future and not to hesitate sending their children to hostel. 

Further, maintaining that the village should aim to protect and promote the rules, regulations and law made by the elders and forefathers, Rio assured to finance the villagers to keep those traditions alive.

Urging the villagers to make Tuophema the best village, Rio suggested protecting the community forest, banning hunting and reducing the use of plastic. The chief minister assured that he would reward the cleanest ward in the village.

Rio suggested that Tuophema being a tourist village should raise the standard of living, presentation and cleanliness.

Shared a brief history of Tuophemia Day, the Tuophemia village council (TVC) chairman Pfuduolhou Kense said it was began 13 years ago with the goal to bring everyone together as Tuophemia people were scattered in different places around Nagaland. Kense said that natives of Tuophemia were residing in Botsa, Nagarjan, Razaphe, Razaphe Basa, Tuophe Basa. He reminded everyone not to forget their original language and culture even if they no more live in their native village.

Earlier, Botsa Baptist Church pastor Rüdilhou Rio said the prayer followed by the village elder, Solhicha Kense blessing the village.


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