Dimapur, August 20: Governor of Nagaland PB Acharya today said newspapers as the fourth estate can play a great role in changing the mindset of the society.
Interacting with editors of vernacular papers at Police Guest House Chumukedima today, the Governor emphasized the importance of local dialect, and informed that eight universities, including three from his home town, have started teaching tribal dialect after he took over as Governor.
Acharya noted that apart from the subjects, universities must focus to teach on how to create wealth out of the available natural resources. “Create wealth and strengthen Nagaland, and this can only be done if the Universities stand up,” he said and appealed to the universities to introduce skill education. He also assured to help outright anyone willing to become an entrepreneur in boosting the State’s economy.
The Governor also informed that on his appeal, the Government of Nagaland has extended Rs 20 lakh as flood relief to Kodagu in Karnataka, the home state of the Governor of Nagaland. The Governor also gave a relief of Rs 5 lakh on his own behalf and said that the donated money would be handed over to the right agency.
During the interaction, the Governor enquired on how the vernacular papers are despatched to the readers and also reminded on the importance of daily papers reaching on time. He encouraged them to approach him if need arises and assured to look into their problems.
On the suggestion for giving recognition to deserving media personnel during national programmes, the Governor felt that it was a genuine suggestion to be considered favourably, if routed through proper channel with relevant documents.
(Page News Service)