Dimapur, December 6: CEO of Investment & Development Authority, Alemtemshi Jamir (IAS, Rtd.) on Thursday officially inaugurated Yimkong Sidewalk, a footpath near the West Police Station, Dimapur, alongside which under the initiative of Ao Students’ Union Dimapur (AKTD), murals have been painted over walls stretching more than a thousand feet and is deemed to be the longest mural in the entire northeast.
The murals show different shades of the Naga traditions as well as touch social aspects of present Naga society through brilliant colours.
Speaking on the occasion, Alemtemshi said that in a time when Ao leadership is being questioned, the initiatives like these that the Aos are undertaking is something that the Nagas need and it is a different kind of necessary leadership at a time when Nagas are doing many things wrong and this gives a hope to the state.
Calling the sidewalk a big leap, he said that though it might seem like a small thing, it may very well be a movement that would spread in other parts of the state in the days to come and added that people are now learning to make things happen without the help of the government and that is how it should be.
He said that comparing to other states and cities, Nagaland is miles behind, but with determination Nagas can achieve and change things.
Previously, Administrator of DMC Moa Sangtam had said that Ao community has been doing much towards making Dimapur a better place and has been involved with the Better Dimapur initiative of DMC and asked the community to continue the tendencies.
Convenor of Golden Jubilee Planning Committee, AKTD K. Temjen Jamir in his introductory speech had mentioned that the development of the sidewalk, besides others, is an endeavor of the AKTD to contribute to the city of Dimapur as a way to celebrate the golden jubilee. He also appreciated the concern of Moa Sangtam for the city of Dimapur and cleared that it was his idea that AKTD should adopt the stretch of footpath on the occasion of its golden jubilee.
(Page News Service)