Along inaugurates multipurpose hall in Okotso
Dimapur, May 29 (EMN): Stating that the government is committed to bring about equal share of development in every sector of the state, minister of Tribal Affairs and Higher Education, Temjen Imna Along, urged the public to play their part and contribute towards the efforts of the government.
Imna Along stated this during the inauguration of a multipurpose hall-cum-guest house in Okotso village under Wokha district on May 27. He urged the public to support the government and pray for wisdom and knowledge of the leaders to enable them to serve the people better.
While congratulating his additional secretary, Nchumbemo Lotha, for the initiative in bringing the project into reality, Imna Along urged him to come up with more innovative ideas involving the community for common good, a DIPR report stated.
“We need a community, a people that is progressive, that is special, that is committed to not only one-self but to the people, then only Nagaland will prosper,” he said. While pointing out that attitude determines the amount of development, he reminded that a community would never march forward ‘if we don’t change our attitude.’ He, therefore, urged the public to work in unity and oneness for the society to prosper.
Advisor of Horticulture and Border Affairs, Mhathung Yanthan, has termed it a ‘momentous occasion’ for the all especially the Okotso villagers as it was the second inaugurations during his tenure under the Ministry of Tribal Affairs. He has expressed gratitude to the Tribal Affairs department for inaugurating the community hall and the multipurpose hall-cum-guest house in Okotso village. He also appealed to the people in the village to have a sense of ownership and take responsibility in making good use of the facilities.
The function was chaired by secretary of Tribal Affairs department, Kenilo Apon, while the dedication prayer was offered by pastor of Okotso Baptist Church, Rev. O Yibomo Ngullie, and the vote of thanks was proposed by additional secretary of Tribal Affairs department, Nchumbemo Lotha.