CM stresses on ‘human touch’ in governance

CM stresses on ‘human touch’ in governance

Dimapur, April 27: Hitting out at the Opposition in the state, Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio today said that the opposition has been talking all kinds of things against the PDA government and criticizing the new political party (NDPP) but the registration and recognition of the party by Election Commission just before the Lok Sabha by-poll is an answer to their criticism.
He said this while addressing a gathering of party members here at Niathu Resort, Chumukedima, on the occasion of an ‘NDPP media seminar-cum-workshop’.
In his keynote address, Rio reiterated that the government has much to do to deliver its election promises and though the motto of the party ‘Facta non Verba’ sounds easy, it is going to take much hard work by the party members to deliver the motto and take the message of the party, its aims and objectives to the grass root level.
Requesting his party members to be filled with humility while speaking with public, he said that even if the government fails to fulfil some promises but is able to have a human touch, it would go a long way and people would understand if explained the circumstances provided that a human touch is present.
He also urged the party workers to be respectful towards the alliance partners as well as the government agencies.
Once again stating that all the deserving candidates were not able to make it to the NLA in the last election, he said that their coming together under NDPP is already an achievement and being a new party it has done very well. He also thanked BJP for standing with the party through thick and thin.
Speaking on the importance and increasing relevance of social media in every sphere of life, Rio said that social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat have become the focal point of activities as millions of people use them every day and the party should be able to use these to achieve the aims and objectives of the party as well as to create awareness.
Congratulating the social media team of NDPP, which managed the social media campaign of the party in the recently concluded election, he said that many agencies had come to prove their services but due to limited resources and faith in the party members, they were assigned the task and they did a commendable job proving they are not behind anyone.
He cautioned that the party should be aware of the ‘fake news’ and use the social media platforms for progress and success.
Rio also assured that he would be fully involved with the party while at the same time handling the affairs of the state as the party is new.
Previously, Merentoshi R. Jamir, spokesperson of NDPP in the opening remark had said, quoting the lines from Robert Frost’s famous poem ‘Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening’ that the party has promises to keep and miles to go before it can sleep.
He said now that the election has been won and honeymoon period is over, there is no time for the party to sleep and it has to work hard in the 5 years so that it can retain power in the state.
“Our success is a big achievement, but bigger tasks lay ahead,” he said.
On the context of social media, he said that in the present time, a small rumour in the social media can create big difference while at the same time playing an important role. He added that the party needs to use social media responsibly and learn how to use it to the party’s advantage.
The seminar was an endeavour to explain the principles and objectives of the party to the party members as well as to make them aware of the importance of media/social media in the political arena for which co-founder of ATVI Infotainment and consulting editor of CNN News 18 Karma S. Paljor was present as a resource person. (Page News Service)