‘Some people from outside the State creating roadblocks to peace’
DIMAPUR, DECEMBER 1: Nagaland Governor RN Ravi today hailed leaders of the Naga Peoples’ Convention (NPC) as the true heroes of Nagaland.
Speaking at the inauguration of a memorial to commemorate the contributions of the founding fathers of Nagaland Statehood in the lawns of Dr Imkongliba Ao Hall, Raj Bhavan with the unveiling of a bust of Dr Imkongliba Ao, President, NPC who was martyred soon, Ravi paid rich tributes to NPC leaders and countless Nagas whose blood, sweat and sacrifices created the Nagaland State. He stated that the NPC leaders through a peaceful democratic process for over 3 years and intensely extensive socio-political churning of Naga society helped crystallize the free-will of the Naga people on their political future.
Ravi, however, lamented that the people of Nagaland have not yet been able to fully enjoy the fruits of Statehood “due to some people, mostly from outside the State, who in pursuance of a perverse political ideology, are creating roadblocks to enduring peace in the State.”
“These people have been peddling preposterous lies to mislead the people,” he alleged.
Unveiling the magnificent bust of Dr Imkongliba Ao, Ravi urged the people of Nagaland to renew their sense of gratitude to the founding fathers and commit themselves to build a Nagaland of their dreams where genius of the Naga people will blossom to the fullest.
In the programme, the family members and officials of the Naga Peoples’ Convention were felicitated by the Governor and Laxmi Ravi. Sorei Keishing, a professional sculptor who designed and sculpted the bust was acknowledged by the Governor in the function.
Speaker, Nagaland Legislative Assembly, Sharingain Longkumer, Deputy Chief Minister, Y Patton, Minister, Higher Education & Tribal Affairs, Temjen Imna Along, Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha) K G Kenye were also present on the occasion. Tali Longkumer, IAS (Retd.), son of Dr Imkongliba Ao also attended the programme.
President of India, Vice-President of India, Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, Lok Sabha Speaker, Om Birla, Home Minister, Amit Shah, Defence Minister, Raj Nath Singh, Finance Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman, Minister, Petroleum & Natural Gas, Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister, Tribal Affairs, Arjun Munda, Minister, Culture, Prahalad Patel, DoNER Minister, Dr Jitendra Singh, Minister, Sports, Kiren Rijiju, BJP President, J P Nadda, all Chief Ministers of Northeast States, Governor of Manipur, Dr Najma Heptulla, Chief Minister, Madhya Pradesh, Shivraj Singh Chauhan, and a large number of dignitaries and celebrities including Bollywood tweeted their best wishes and greetings to the people of Nagaland on the occasion.
(Page News Service)