Kohima, April 29: Aimed at providing healthy living infrastructure to the legislators and the Nagaland Assembly staff, the Assembly Secretariat today got a first of its kind jogger’s park and multi-purpose hall.
The Jogger’s Park Kohima was inaugurated by NLA Speaker Sharingain Longkumer, while its plaque was unveiled by Minister for Housing Tongpang Ozukum and Multipurpose Hall (MPH) was inaugurated by Advisor for Youth Resources and Sports (YRS) Zale Neikha.
Presenting the technical report of Jogger’s Park, Executive Engineer of PWD(Housing) Central Division, S Lanu Jamir informed that the project was sanctioned under state plan during 2019-20 and implemented by PWD (Housing).
The park has a length of 1018 metres jogging track with 11 rain water harvesting pond and two compost pits. It also has 170 metres length footsteps.
Director YRS Akumla Chuba on the Multipurpose Hall (MPH) said the project was conceptualized in 2015 due to long felt need of the people to have a Multipurpose Indoor Hall catering to all disciplines of Indoor sports and also hosting cultural, tribal and youth related activities.
The proposal was sent to North Eastern Council (NEC) and subsequently sanctioned during 2015-16 with a project cost of Rs 647.54 lakh having a sharing ratio of 90:10 between NEC and State government, she said.
The facilities available in the MPH are 3 badminton courts, gym, multi utility hall, electrical room, change room, green room, toilet blocks, storage room and galleries.
Speaking on the occasion, NLA Speaker Longkumer said during such a crucial time of pandemic, importance and focus on health has become paramount while being fit and having a healthy body is requisite for building a good immune system.
Minister for Planning and Coordination, Land Revenue and Parliamentary Affairs, Neiba Kronu stressed on protection of all Government properties in the State, and informed that the Government has asked all the Deputy Commissioner’s to identify the Government properties and also identify bigger plots for Government to accommodate Government offices, parks and a small airport.
Report is to be submitted at the earliest, he said.
Minister for PWD (Housing) Tongpang Ozukum lauded the departments and the contractors for creation of the assets in the Assembly complex.
State Chaplain Rev. T. W. Yamyap Konyak pronounced invocation while NLA Commissioner & Secretary Dr P J Antony delivered the welcome address and Additional Secretary Jenny Ndang tendered the vote of thanks.
(Page News Service)