‘At Home’ programme: Governor awards 2 groups

‘At Home’ programme: Governor awards 2 groups
Governor RN Ravi and chief minister Neiphiu Rio alongwith their wives and the awardees at Raj Bhavan, Kohima. (NP)
Correspondent Dimapur, Jan 27 | Publish Date: 1/26/2021 12:07:14 PM IST

 Joint council of Fakim, Thanamir and Vongtsuvong village under Kiphire district and NGO Access to Rights and Knowledge (ARK) Foundation, Kohima were awarded by the governor during his "At Home" programme held at the Raj Bhavan, here Tuesday on the occasion of Republic Day.

Speaking at the programme, governor R.N. Ravi congratulated the two awardees for their positive contributions toward humanity in the form of preserving natural resources and human resources by harnessing the good forces in their respective fields.

He said the two awards were instituted last year after which awardees were selected from among many other such organisations based on the roles they have played in their respective fields. 

Ravi further encouraged those groups working in similar fields to continue with their efforts and not be disheartened or think they were not recognised for their contributions because their hard work will reap eventually.

He said there was a constant conflict between good and bad forces and it was important for the people to tap into the goodness and feed it daily to help it grow.

Nagaland chief minister, Neiphiu Rio, who also delivered a short speech, congratulated the awardees and also extended Republic Day greetings.

Rio said he was aware that besides the two awardees, there were many other organisations and village councils heavily engaged in the protection of "our" biodiversity and human lives. He called for more of such efforts from the people in their respective locations.

As India celebrates the Republic Day, Rio said Nagas were the proud sons and daughters of the country as it emerged into being one of the powerful countries after its handling of the Covid pandemic was recognised worldwide.

He maintained that India was living upto its responsibilities by manufacturing and exporting Covid vaccines to the neighbouring countries even as developed nations struggle in their fight against the pandemic."From strengthening democracy to peace keeping and contribution towards scientific and human progress, India has played a key role among the community of nations," Rio said.

He said Nagaland on its part has also joined the rest of the country by producing leaders in public affairs, exemplary officers, judicial luminaries, Olympians, musicians, progressive farmers and brave soldiers all of which would contribute to nation building and its glorious history.

Rio expressed hope that with the early resolution of the political problem Nagaland would be able to contribute more towards the rise of India.

He later thanked the Governor and his wife for instituting the awards and also hosting the event.

The programme was attended by wives of the governor and chief minister, advisor of science and technology, IT&C and NRE, Mmhonlumo Kikon, DGP Nagaland, senior officials of both State and Central government and civil society leaders.

Earlier, chief secretary J Alam, delivered the keynote address and later commissioner and secretary to governor, Mhabemo Yanthan, proposed the vote of thanks.

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