Dimapur, February 20: Zeme Students’ Union Nagaland (ZSUN) released a booklet on Village Administration in Zeme dialect. The booklet was officially released by DC Peren, Sentiwapang Aier in presence of President, Zeme Council Nagaland, ADC Jalukie, President, Nsong Kebai Area Public Organization, Kebai Area Frontal Organization and Village council authorities.
President Aakam Pame briefed on how it started to write the booklet by interpreting Nagaland Village Council Act 1978, Government Gazettes and notification by updating time to time into Zeme dialect. President ZCN, Dr. Tumda Newme spoke on the purposes of the booklet, its importance and need to know its rights and responsibilities the government has given to the Villages. He also lauded the ZLBN for their contribution and their noble action which will empower the Village authorities
ADC Jalukie, Dr Tinong Jongshi stressed on the need to balance the Village Council in focusing more on development rather than copy the election or greedy for grapping leadership.
DC Peren appreciated the union for taking all hardship to release the booklet in Zeme Dialect. He cited that there many books about village administration or Nagaland Village Council Act 1978 in English but for local language or dialect are rare and encourage the union to enact and insert more of latest government gazette and departmental notification to update the village authority in the rural area.
He also opined that if union can bring more such publication to educate and empower the Village Council authorities for smooth functioning, the district administration would ready to extend any material support in the coming days.
He hoped that by this booklet, the Village Councils in the district will be educated and aware of their duties, functions and strive towards transparency, accountability and development.
(Page News Service)