Kohima, February 13: Worried over the dangers of being brought down to minority within own land, the Kohima Village Council (KVC) would soon be bringing out notification against renting out of house and commercial buildings to Illegal Bangladeshi Immigrants within its jurisdiction.
This was informed by KVC chairman, Dr Neiphi Kire during the biennial conference of the Kohima Village Gazetted Officers’ Association (KVGOA) held at Capital Convention Centre, Kohima hosted by Dapfhütsumia Gazetted Officers’ Krotho (DGOK). Formed in 1991, KVGOA has 434 members at present.
Dr Kire said illegal immigrants are ‘breeding like flies’ and posing dangers of out numbering the local populace and therefore KVC would soon be bringing out notification on renting of housesand buildings to illegal immigrants.
Maintaining that KVC is an apolitical body, he asserted that the Council would always work towards the welfare of Nagas in general. He also affirmed that it is time for village to consciously raise voice against the Citizenship Amendment Bill.
Stating that gazetted officers are the ‘think tank’ of the society, he urged upon them to exercise comprehensive plan and mechanism for the welfare and progress of the community.
He also urged upon the members of KVGOA to stay united, adding that everything is possible through the facet of unity and mutual understanding.
He also appreciated the effort and invaluable contributions of KVGOA towards the welfare and upliftment of the citizens of Kohima village in particular and the Nagas as a whole.
Dr. Kire also informed that Kewhimia Day would be observed on March 16 this year and sought the support of each and every individual for the success of the celebration.
Also speaking on the occasion, Kohima Deputy Commissioner, Thejawelie Gregory maintained that gazetted officers are the cream of the society and urged upon them to be committed and give their best service for all round development of the society.
He challenged the officers to live up to the expectation of the public by connecting various government programmes and facilities to the public at the grassroots level.
Also urging the officers to perform their duties diligently, he asked them to feel satisfied to serve elsewhere, especially in the remote areas of the state.
He also sought the active involvement of the KVGOA on various social issues, including land encroachment and traffic congestion as well as developmental works in the State capital.
Nomination committee convenor, Dr. Vilatuo Rutsa announced the new team of KVGOA for 2019-2022 with Dr. Vizolie Suokhrie as president, Zakielatuo Yiese- vice president, Peter Phewhuo- general secretary, Neivotuo Keyho- treasurer and Er. Keviletuo Yiese as advisor.
The Association also felicitated seven NPSC successful candidates and welcomed them into the family of KVGOA.
KVGOA general secretary Medozhazo Rutsa and treasurer Kelhousinyu Solo presented their respective reports at the conference.
KVGOA president Keviletuo Yiese delivered the presidential address. Chaired by KVGOA vice president Menuolhoulie Suokhrie the programme commenced with prayer by Pastor of Khedi Baptist Church Neisalie Keretsü while Dziesekhrienuo Keretsü presented special number and vote of thanks was delivered by DGOK president Dr. Khriesilie Sachü. (Page News Service)