Dimapur, August 3: PWD Minister, Tongpang Ozukum graced the 3rd day (3rd August 2018) formal programme of Tsungremmong Mini Hornbill Festival as special guest accompanied by cabinet colleagues, government officials and other dignitaries.
Addressing the Tsungremmong festive gathering, Tongpang Ozukum said the Mini Hornbill Festival initiated by the government to be celebrated in all the district of Nagaland coinciding with major tribal festivals is to promote tourism and also provide an avenue for the people to showcase their rich cultural heritage and local products.
Touching upon the serious issue on influx of illegal immigrants from neighbouring states, he stated, the publication of National Register of Citizen in Assam, detected 40 lakhs cases of illegal immigrants.
These illegal immigrants may try to get access to our state which will have a serious impact on our economy and society, he thus sought support and cooperation from every section of the people to check this problem.
Reminding the people that Foothill Road Project, now renamed as Trans Naga Highway, can become a reality only when community come forward in donating their land for development, in this context, he called upon Ao Senden to continue their active participation to make the community aware of the issue.
While celebrating the Tsungremmong Festival let us also uphold the values of honesty and hardworking as practiced by our forefathers to make a vibrant and advance society, he maintained.
Earlier in the programme Dr. Longrineken Advisor Law & Justice, Border Affairs, Treasuries & Accounts, Nagaland shared Tsungremmong greetings. Welcome address was delivered by President AKM. Cultural programme, Taekwondo demonstration and Indigenous games were some of the eye catching presentations of the day. (Page News Service)