Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Jacob Zhimomi inaugurates Niuland district; terms it ‘Land of diversity’

Staff Reporter

PHED minister Jacob Zhimomi on Tuesday officially inaugurated Niuland district, which was notified as district by the state government on December 20, 2021.
Speaking at the inauguration programme at Niuland public ground, Jacob Zhimomi said that Niuland would be ‘Land of diversity’—for everyone to come together irrespective of caste, creed and religion, and coexist peacefully.

Jacob said that Niuland district has huge potential for socio-economic development.
He said the creation of Niuland district would not have been possible without the support and coordination of Dimapur district MLAs. He said that it was because of them, the state government could take the decision to create Niuland and Chumoukedima districts.
The minister credited the state chief minister, all the four MLAs of Dimapur district and state machineries for taking the important decision.
Jacob asserted that the all the five legislators would be working very closely and would be monitoring the socio-economic and political impacts that may grow in three districts of Dimapur, Chumoukedima and Niuland. “…and for that we need the cooperation of the people of three districts,” Jacob said. Minister also said that everyone should participate and divide the responsibilities between the people and government for development to take place.
On the appeal made by the Yimkhiung community residing in the district to include them in the various developmental activities and consider them as one, the minister assured all the communities that they were welcome to grow and work together for the progress of the district.
Advisor sericulture, excise & minority affairs, Zhaleo Rio, in his speech, said today was a red-letter day for the people of the district and extended his greetings. He said that upgradation of the district was not only for the welfare of one community alone, but for the whole of the state.
Zhaleo also assured that with the upgradation of the district, the government would do its best. He, however, called upon the citizens to not only depend on the government, but come together as one for the development and progress of the district.
Short speeches were delivered by commissioner Nagaland Rovilatuo Mor, representative from Western Yimkhiung Hoho (WYH), Western Sumi Hoho (WSH) president Shikaho Zhimomi, District GB Association (NDGBA) president Jepitoshe L Jakha. Leaders of five areas under Niuland district namely KGKK, Kuhuboto chairman Ngukato Chishi, KTKK, Khaghaboto, area GB, AAGBA, Ato president, Sheipu Zhimo, AKK, Aghunaqa chairman Heshito Awomi and NAKK, Niuland chairman Tokishe Zhimomi also spoke at the programme.
Earlier, the welcome address was delivered by deputy commissioner (DC) Niuland, Sara S Jamir.
Advisor of skill development, labour, employment and civil administrative works department (CAWD), Kazheto Kinimi; Azheto Zhimomi, MLA; Er. Picto Shohe, MLA; commissioner of police Dimapur Rothihu Tetseo; commissioner of excise and prohibition H Atokhe Aye; administration of Niuland town council; apex tribal organizations, citizens of Niuland district attended the programme.
Highlights of the programme included cultural extravaganza, unveiling of the monolith by the special guest, dedicatory prayer by WSBAK executive secretary Rev Dr Phughoto Sema.
The programme was chaired by EAC Aghunaqa, Imlijungla Lemtur; invocation was given by Niuland town Baptist church, pastor Kughavi Zhimomi and special song was presented by Vivi Yepthomi and Sulika B Chishi.
Later, vote of thanks was proposed by ADC and NTC administration T Lemlila Sangtam and benediction by Viyito Baptist Church, pastor K Ilhoshe Pucho.


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