Jharnapani renamed as New Medziphema

Jharnapani renamed as New Medziphema
Zhaleo Rio with village leaders after unveiling the monolith on change of nomenclature to New Medziphema on December 29.
DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 12/29/2020 12:09:15 PM IST

Advisor of Sericulture, Excise & Minority Affairs, Zhaleo Rio inaugurated a monolith, in recognition of nomenclature change from Jharnapani to New Medziphema village, a playground rostrum, youth office hall and New Medziphema village council hall as special guest on December 29. 

A press release by NDPP 5 Ghaspani-II A/C media secretary, Thejangukho Yalietsu stated that, Zhaleo expressed appreciation to the people whose united efforts have brought about positive change through coordinated, mutual understanding with Medziphema village and urged everyone to continue the legacy for a brighter future. 

On the change of nomenclature, he noted that “the change from Jharnapani to New Medziphema may be over traditionally according to customary practices” and leaders should expedite and pursue official procedures so that it was recognised by the government in letter and spirit. Rio challenged the youths to utilise the newly constructed rostrum and youth office to the optimum and maintain the properties with dedication so that the village can be role model for all to see. 

Zhaleo stated that he had sanctioned some amount for construction of council hall and rostrum under LADP scheme but added that, “all credit goes to the villagers and especially, Rokolhu Angami, director, Naagaamii Infratech Pvt. Ltd., for bearing the brunt of expenses.

He also reminded about strict adherence to given guidelines and SOPs in regard to COVID-19.  

CPO former president Dosau Kuotsu and head GB, Medziphema village, Sier Kuotsu also delivered speeches on the formation of Jharnapani and its consequent years of foundation. 

Inaugural ceremony was chaired by R.D. Angami, secretary, Khanakhurü (Jharnapani) Village Council, while Kevilhoukho Kehie, pastor, Baptist Church, Khanakhurü offered invocation and vote of thanks was delivered by Mesehol Kweho. 

Others who attended included Medziphema Village Council chairman, Nikhonyü Kuotsu, representatives from neighbouring villages including Chakhroma public leaders and other party leaders.

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