Dimapur, February 26: Advisor for Sericulture, Excise & Minority Affairs, Zhaleo Rio, IAS (Retd.), inaugurated Government Primary School, Ighavito Village (Ighanu Ghaji) cum Honey Festival under Aghunato subdivision on February 26.
Addressing the villagers, Rio thanked God for His sustenance and protection through the Covid-19 pandemic while requesting leaders to sensitize one another in following all necessary guidelines or SoPs. He lauded the village youths for all their efforts in successfully establishing the new GPS as well as the Honey festival and advised them to learn from elders being the leaders of tomorrow instead of going for protests and agitation.
“The PDA government is committed to bring positive changes in all under developed areas of Nagaland”, Rio stated, and cited the day’s program as one such in a far-flung village which was established in 2009.
On the education sector, Rio queried as to why private schools always fared better than govt. schools when the latter have the most qualified, handsomely paid teachers. He further warned teachers of stern action against appointing proxy, adding “God’s wrath will be upon such teachers who fail in their respective jobs.”
Speaking on the honey fest, Rio opined that their “honey is perhaps one among the best in Zunheboto district” and urged beekeepers to opt for pure, organic honey so that their product can be exported to any part of the world.
“Quality, organic honey is one where no fertilizers are used on flowering crops and harvesting, as also extraction of the honey is carried out with utmost care”, he stated.
The function was chaired by Khumtsa Swu, VDB Secretary while Yeboto Chishi, Pastor, Ighavito Baptist Church, invoked God’s blessing and Zhuwoto Kiba, Hd. GB, Ighavito village, delivered the welcome address. Special numbers were presented by GPS Students and the village womenfolk while Sasuli Kiba, Pastor, Women dept., Ighavito BC, pronounced the benediction.
(Page News Service)