Dimapur, June 17: Governor of Nagaland PB Acharya on Monday inaugurated the newly constructed Sibrai (Shiv) Temple, here at Dhansiripar Village.
The programme was attended by a host of different religious organizations and individuals from diverse walks of life.
Speaking on the occasion, Acharya said that PM Modi wants the Northeastern states to be equally strong as the other states and unless every part of the country is strong and the fruits of independence reach every part of the society, India cannot be called a strong country.
He said that while religion is personal in a democratic country India, it is education that is of utmost importance for any country to march ahead and there is a need for the people of other religions to learn from the Christians, who despite being a minority in the country and only 20 lakhs in population in Nagaland, produced five universities, two since he occupied the office of the governor.
He said that the state along with other Northeastern states, are full of resources and can leave all other states behind if the resources are utilized, lamenting at the same time that due to a faulty system many people are still ignorant about this part of the country.
He also cautioned the people not to forget their mother tongues while pursuing English, reasoning that they didn’t get to choose it and it is their identity.
Previously, giving a brief history of how the temple came to be, the president of the construction committee Kishore Jeedung said that the temple was first proposed in the year 2010 by Govind Bhai Dholakia, a member of a team of Gujarati social activist who were touring Dhansiripar.
The construction of the Sibrai Temple started on November 7, 2011 and was built over the span of nine years with the financial assistance of the many individuals, organizations, and Ramakrishna Welfare trust, Surat (Gujurat).
(Page News Service)