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NPCC president calls like-minded citizens to join Congress and take part in bringing change

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KOHIMA, APRIL 10: The Nagaland Congress, while lambasting that the present Naga society stands on the deep-rooted materialistic nature of the political system leading to corruption and nepotism, today made a ‘clarion call’ to all like-minded citizens to join the Congress family and take part in bringing a change.
The newly appointed Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee (NPCC) president, S Supongmeren Jamir making the clarion call said while Nagaland is in its 60th year of statehood, Nagas have advanced tremendously in all sectors possible.
“It is indeed a proud achievement for us however it is absolutely heartbreaking to see our State achieve such advancements while completely destroying and dishonoring the values of truth, dignity and oneness”, he said.
He said that Nagaland that once proudly stood firm on principles and values passed down by the forefathers now stands firm in the deep-rooted materialistic nature of the political system leading to “corruption and nepotism”.
“These two elements which have taken over our system are like a mighty dam slowly killing all the organisms living in the water as it disrupts their natural habitat.
“It has led to the political system being the biggest mockery to all the oaths taken under the Constitution of India to serve for the people, as the only people falling into this category includes only a special few”, he said.
Jamir said that this menace which is a stumbling block for better governance showed to what extent it can go, through the recently concluded 14th Nagaland Legislative Assembly and it is the best example of how deep-rooted “materialism” is in the political system of the State.
Opining that the people of this glorious State need to take a step back and think on what path we are leading, he wondered if it is short-term development what Nagas need over long-term development or is momentary satisfaction what we need at this juncture.
“Are we going to be the cause of our own downfall by choosing the easy way out?” he asked.
Saying that Nagas need to reframe their perspective and remind themselves that it is not only the responsibility the present lawmakers to bring change but “us” – The youth of today who hold the vision and ambition, entrepreneurs who are driving the state’s economic development; a testament we saw in the recently conducted G20 Summit in Kohima; People at the grass roots who are the backbone of Naga society and whose voices we should listen and read between the lines; NGOs and Civil Societies who spearhead change at the grass roots.
In this, he also said that veteran leaders, former parliamentarians, former bureaucrats, retired Government officials who have knowledge and experience with the system should be leading the call to collaborative action to propel the systemic changes.
“It is time for all of us to come together”, Jamir said adding that it is high time for Naga leaders to be able to gather in one space and have the courage to voice out and accept positive criticism, setting aside all egos and take a firm decision to work for the betterment of the State and not for any specific party, community or individual.
The NPCC president therefore appealed to each and every citizen of the State having the same like-mindedness to join the Congress family and take part in bringing a change no matter how big or small.
“Each individual’s knowledge, suggestions and support both physically and mentally is vital for us to achieve the goal of creating a State that we will be proud of to pass on to our future generations. Let us work together and strive to become that drop of water that makes a mighty ocean”, Jamir urged.
(Page News Service)