Kohima, April 27: Nagaland minister for planning & coordination, land revenue and parliamentary affairs, Neiba Kronu today inaugurated the first VDB village building at Kütsapo village in Phek district.
VDB was first formed on December 6, 1976 in Kiitsapo village with the initiative of the then Phek deputy commissioner AM Gokhale and was implemented throughout the state of Nagaland under the leadership of Vamuzo Phesao, former chief minister of Nagaland. The VDB K?tsapo, in remembrance of the two great leaders constructed this two storied building under MGNREGA 2017-2020.
They have named the ground floor after Late Phesao to house a library and the first floor as AM Gokhale Hall.
The building constructed under MGNREGA 2017-2020 was to be inaugurated by Padma Shri, Gokhale but due to his demise on April 18 the building was inaugurated by Nagaland Minister for Planning and Coordination, Land Revenue and Parliamentary Affairs, Neiba Kronu.
In his addrees on the occasion, Kronu said that Kütsapo is a legendary village and urged upon the villagers to live up the good legacy of being the first VDB village in Nagaland.
He urged upon them to continue to do good deeds for others to follow suit.
Also touching on infrastructural and economic development, Kronu challenged the people to focus more on human resource development for a progressive society.
Maintaining that agricultural activities are the sole area to boost the state’s economy, he encouraged the people to take up coffee, cardamom and other cash crops on commercial scale.
Government is always there to assist market channel, he told the farmers.
He called upon the people to preserve and conserve forest and wildlife.
Together let’s develop Phek area and beautify Phek town, he said and assured to work for all round development.
The purpose of the first VDB Village Kutsapo was highlighted by VDB secretary Vechikhoyi Lohe.
Ruzukhrii D. Vasa, project director DRDA Phek, NDPP former candidate Kupota Khesoh and Sovenyi, former president Chakhesang Public Organization also spoke on the occasion.
Message from Sano Vamuzo, wife of Late Phesao and family members of Late Gokhale were also read out on the occasion.
The programme was chaired by Zashevezo Rhakho while welcome address was delivered by Kutsapo village council chairman Shevotso Rhakho. Vote of thanks was proposed by first VDB secretary Dukhiiyi Vadeo.
Phek deputy commissioner Razouvolie Dozo, Phek SP Vesupra Kezo, Phek BDO Kuhuchiyi Vadeo, NDPP Phek Region president Mosonyi Domeh also present at the function.
(Page News Service)