Dimapur, November 26: The Angami Gazetted Officers Krotho held its 35th conference at AGOK Badze Meriema, Kohima today with Chief Minister, Neiphiu Rio as the Speaker.
Rio lamented that the Nagas are divided among themselves today, “individual pride has become more important than the Naga pride. I believe the leaders and the politicians are at fault for not bringing social reformation.”
He reminded that Nagas can achieve more than expected if everyone is united. He added that AGOK is a respectable Union and can bring unity within the community as well as the Nagas.
He expressed happiness to AGOK for unselfishly working towards the welfare of the whole community.
The Chief Minister said there are too many teachers and leaders but there are no doers. “Unless the teachers lead by example we cannot execute our plans. There is frustration and negativity in our society, we are expecting everything to be done by the government, leaders and parents, this can make our society very weak,” he said.
He further stressed on the use of IT to achieve good governance.
Highlighting about natural disasters that have occurred recently, Rio stressed on the importance of environment. He expressed appreciation that some villages have banned the use of plastics. He also advised AGOK to form a committee and guide the farmers, entrepreneurs and the students. Citing from his own experience, Rio said it is difficult to provide answer when people ask about the source of the state economy.
He urged the Union to uphold the Angami Public Organisation’s theme “right is might” and bring unity and progression to the Nagas.
Deputy Speaker, Zhaleo Rio; Advisor, Neikiesalie Nicky Kire; Advisor, Er. Zale Neikha and MLA Keneizhakho Nakhro also graced the function.
AGOK President, Dr. Kedozeto Punyu gave a brief outline on the projects and works undertaken. General Secretary, Megolhu Dolie and Treasurer, Vikhozo Vitsu presented their respective reports. The same AGOK Office Bearers were nominated for another term i.e. 2018-2020. (Page News Service)