KOHIMA, MAY 5: Union Minister of State (MoS) for Electronics & IT and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship today asserted that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Team India is working relentlessly with State and local self governments for development of remote cities, towns and villages like Longwa in Mon district.
The Minister said this while interacting with village elders and leaders of Longwa, led by Chairman Amao Angh, Vice Chairman C Noklem Konyak & S Yona Pastor, on the second day of his visit to Nagaland.
He struck a chord with the audience when he affirmed to be the colleague, partner and friend of the people of the remote villages of Nagaland in Delhi.
Longwa village is one of the biggest villages under Mon district and straddles across the Myanmar and India border.
The Minister thereafter met local villagers, supporters, party Karyakartas and briefed them about the vision of Prime Minister Modi that aims to transform the North East Region as one of the engines for India’s economic growth and work for development of remote cities, towns and villages that were hitherto neglected and ignored.
The Minister also reviewed the progress of developmental and welfare schemes of the border district with its Deputy Commissioner and Superintendent of Police and other key officials of the district administration.
He directed the officials to focus on saturating the Government’s key schemes so that all benefits are made available to every beneficiary and no one is left behind.
He asked the authorities to prepare a detailed District Skill Development plan by mapping local skills and market while also suggesting that emphasis must be on creating more jobs locally and to promote opportunities of entrepreneurship for the youth.
Earlier, the Union MoS visited the District Civil Hospital in Mon and interacted with the Doctors and other frontline workers who played a critical role in fighting the COVID pandemic in the district.
He also noted that the Government of India has approved Rs 350 crore for the Medical College Project to boost the healthcare facilities of the border district with Central assistance to the tune of around Rs 292 crore.
The Minister and his team also visited the forward border post of Longwa manned by the Assam Rifles. He acknowledged the hard-work being put in by the men in uniforms for safeguarding Indian borders and paid a respectful salute to all of them.
During his visits in Mon district, the Minster was accompanied by Nagaland’s lone member of Rajya Sabha, S Phangnon Konyak, Advisors Mmhonlumo Kikon and Imnatiba Jamir, party Karyakartas and senior officials representing the district administration of Mon during the visit.
The Minister thereafter flew to Dimapur where he visited the Traditional and Heritage cluster at Sovima village.
He interacted with the youth, trainers and students and discussed about the tremendous opportunities that Skill India holds for the youth of India in general and Nagaland & North East Region in particular.
He mentioned the success of Pilot Projects for Bamboo artisans and weavers that were promised by him during his last visit in September and were formally inaugurated in December the same year, within 3 months.
Subsequently, the Union MoS chaired a meeting with key officials of District Administration of Aspirational District Kiphire at Dimapur itself, since inclement weather did not permit travel to Kiphire district.
He shared the vision of PM Modi to catalyze development in Aspirational districts through a focused approach, leveraging Whole of Government and transform them into shining models for other districts to emulate.
The Minister will inaugurate 5 National Institute of Electronics and Information and Technology (NIELIT) Centres in the North East Region, including 1 in Dimapur on Friday through video conferencing before leaving for Delhi.
(Page News Service)