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Rio inaugurates new village council building

Rio inaugurates new village council building
Neiphiu Rio and others during the inauguration of the new village council building of Seiyhama village under Kohima district on December 19.
DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 12/19/2020 11:58:59 AM IST

Nagaland’s chief minister Neiphiu Rio inaugurated the new village council building of Seiyhama village under Kohima district on Saturday.

A press release by the organisers stated that, Rio in his speech called upon the villagers to maintain and uphold the spirit of oneness to stay connected to various schemes and developmental packages. Rio maintained that the construction of the new building has been possible through the prevailing  unity and cooperation amongst the villagers. He also hoped that the new building would strengthen the bond of unity and usher in fair judgment on various matters.

Touching on the role of village councils in the state, he stressed on the need to continue to uphold and strengthen the customary laws and its conduct in delivering justice. He urged the people of Nagaland to ponder on the present election system in the village council set up in the state. Rio suggested the usage of search committee for electing village council leaders on consensus and not through election to avert division and discord amongst the villagers.

Rio also advocated the same system for tribal hohos and village development board as well.

Vibeiletuo Kets, president NDPP 11th Northern Angami-II A/C also spoke on the occasion.

Seiyhama Village Council chairman Rheituolie Metha chaired the function, while Seiyhama GB, Thekruneio Thevo gave the construction report. Vote of thanks was proposed by Seiyhama head GB Neitsolie Sopfünuo.

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