Sunday, October 2, 2022

Community dev leads to more opportunities: H Tovihoto Ayemi

Staff Reporter

Advisor, Power, H Tovihoto Ayemi on Monday said that when there was community development, people saw “less crime, more opportunities and peaceful co-existence”.
Speaking at the inaugural programme of Rongmei Council Nagaland (RCN) guest house at Chungaizaeng Rongmei Colony as special guest, Tovihoto said people should come together as one and work for the community.
He said that it was the moral responsibility and duty of all to live peacefully and coexist.
“When we are united, everything will fall in place but if we are divided, we will not see any progress and development. Community development will lead to society development”, Tovihoto stated.
The advisor stated that the building was constructed under the funding of Local Area Development Programme (LADP) and that each elected representative received a fund of Rs. 1,50,000 from the state government for developmental activities in their respective constituency.
He claimed that Nagaland had seen many developmental activities with BJP government at the centre and there was transformation and visible development across North Eastern states.
With regard to centre officials visiting North Eastern states, the advisor said that they not only sanctioned the funds for development but also inspected to see that development was actually taking place.
Further, Tovihoto said that the Rongmeis were early settlers and pioneers “in making Dimapur” and that it did not matter if a tribe was major or minor.
He said what mattered was how a community contributed towards making Dimapur a better place.
Earlier, the programme was chaired by Matilda Panmei and Tanlouthai K Kamei and dedicatory prayer was said by RBCAN executive secretary, Rev. Mathiuthai Gonmei.
Short speech was also delivered by joint chief executive officer, NSDMA, Johnny Ruangmei and welcome speech was delivered by RCN president, Chingkhiulung Gonmei.
Highlights of the programme included women dance by Chungaizaeng Women Dancing Group, cultural dances by Diphupar Cultural Troupe and Rongmei Council Peren Dance troupe, folk song by Luh TR Ganh, and special numbers by United Rongmei, Friends of Music