Nagaland in pathetic condition: Governor

Nagaland in pathetic  condition: Governor
Nagaland Governor P B Acharya (File Photo)
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Dimapur, June 6: Nagaland Governor, PB Acharya interacted with the Nagaland Scholars’ Association (NSA) on June 3 last during his official visit to Delhi for the conference of governors.
During the interaction, the Governor reportedly touched upon various important issues on the state of affairs in Nagaland, including rampant corruption, lack of consciousness of the ethics of law and order, poor condition of Government schools where 68% of Government school teachers in Nagaland are proxy teachers, etc.
According to a release issued by NSA, the Governor also spoke on the pathetic condition of roads where 8 km road took him one hour to reach his destination.
The Governor pointed out that the NSA as academic community, apart from working on academic excellence, should raise voice against “such ill-practices and pathetic conditions that is prevalent in Naga society.” He also appealed the scholars to carry out research on the various socio-economic problems in Nagaland and try to come up with remedial measures for solution of the problems.
Earlier while acknowledging the invitation of the Governor, NSA president Dr Zuchamo Yanthan highlighted the objectives of NSA and its activities. He pointed out that the main objectives of the NSA were to create an academic platform to nurture and groom young scholars, build their confidence and lead them as critical thinkers in society.
The NSA also presented the Governor with several books written on Nagas by different NSA members and a journal. The NSA also requested the Governor for a room for NSA office in the new Nagaland House in RK Puram, to which the Governor responded that he would look into the matter.
The members of the NSUD and Nagaland Armed Police (NAP) also participated in the interaction. The interaction was followed by dinner offered by the Governor.
Later on June 5, the NSA had interactions with Prakash Javadekar, Union Minister of Human Resources Development (HRD) and Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister of Road Transport and Water Resources in New Delhi. The meetings were arranged and attended by Governor PB Acharya.
During the interactions, the Governor expressed his concerns over some of the challenging issues in the state, particularly on the political settlement between Government of India and the Naga political negotiators. He was of the strong opinion that once there is peace in the state, it will enable the potential of the state to rise up and the Nagas could compete with the rest of the world.
HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar while fondly remembering his last visit to Doyang Hydro, Wokha as Environmental Minister said the centre has a huge responsibility towards the state to harness its potential. The Minister expressed his concern towards the Naga political settlement.
Nitin Gadkari, Minister of Road Transport, expressed his concerns of developing North East states. He was also concerned about the long delayed Naga peace settlement. Both the ministers expressed their concerns and have assured to extend their support for a peaceful settlement of the Naga political issue, the NSA said.
Dr Zuchamo Yanthan, president of NSA also expressed that the Naga political issue has affected the lives of all the Nagas. But today, the Nagas see another great opportunity for realizing their long cherished dream coming to a final settlement, he said and requested the ministers’ support for a peaceful settlement.
(Page News Service)