Governor urges Nagas to change self-centred mindset

Governor urges Nagas to change self-centred mindset
Nagaland Governor P B Acharya (File Photo)

Dimapur, November 15: Nagaland Governor PB Acharya today called upon Nagas not to be self-centred but to think about the society at large.
“Unless we wake up and change the mindset India will never be strong,” he said while inaugurating the 4th edition of the three days Thuwuni festival at Pughoboto local ground.
On the celebration of Thuwuni, which he said is celebrated to thank God expressing unity of the people; the Governor opined that “through festivals we learn to keep our identity and roots.”
According to a DIPR report, Acharya stated the need to change the education system in the State. He also encouraged to the people of Pughoboto to establish private college.
Earlier the Governor lit the traditional rituals (Itsa) – the fire making.
MLA, Y Vikheho Swu said Thuwuni festival means “to grow or to progress”. This move was to bring in young Ahuyemi’s who are specialised in their respective professions into the organising team, he said. He informed that this year they have chosen a separate date for Thuwuni as many villages wanted to celebrate the Sumi post-harvest festivals ‘Ahuna’ on their own.
Swu said the main objective of the festival is to promote economic growth of the region. He said to begin the journey, they decided to extensively use products which were locally generated or produce.
Swachh Bharat Marathon race was also conducted which was flagged off by MLA Y Vikheho Swu on the occasion. The prize of the marathon winners and Cleanest Village Award 2018, which was bagged by Kitami village, was handed over by the Governor. Tree plantation award were bagged by Shesulimi, Natsumi and Chisololimi as first, second and third respectively. (Page News Service)