Dimapur, December 3: Advisor, Sericulture, Excise & Minority Affairs, Zhaleo Rio, IAS (Retd.) inaugurated the Northern Angami Colony Council Kuda on December 3 at Walford Dimapur. In the ribbon cutting ceremony of the monolith, Rio beseeched blessings and expressed profound gratitude to the founders of the colony over 50 years ago.
Calling the residents to be united and broad-minded in their aspirations, he affirmed that they are vital for progress and developments. Rio led a one-minute silence as mark of respect to the forefathers of the colony and challenged members to take the colony to higher level in recognition of the efforts rendered by the founding fathers.
He further urged every resident to be socially responsible, be it for uplift of the colony or Dimapur or Nagaland as a whole, while citing the failure of some dignitaries to attend the programme. Rio asserted that “irresponsible failures on our part in the society can become seeds of dissension” and requested everyone to be sensible towards the interest of the society.
Talking his mind on Covid-19 pandemic, Rio stated that Nagas have the tendency to stigmatize things unnecessarily thereby creating confusion without knowing facts but that “we must learn to live with the new normal and follow all necessary protocols given by the concerned department”.
The inaugural function was chaired by Ruopfükhrielie and short speeches were delivered by president, NAPO and president, Northern Angami Kuda Union, Dimapur. (Page News Service)