Be warriors of peace, unity — CM Rio addressing the Poanglüm Mini Hornbill Festival 2024
DIMAPUR — Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio on Saturday said that Nagaland will see many developments once the Naga political issue is settled, with foreign investors willing to invest in the state.
He was addressing the Poanglüm Mini Hornbill Festival ‘lüm lin’ (joyous parting) at Parade Ground in Tuensang.
Speaking on the occasion, Rio urged the gathering to be champions (warrior) of peace and unity, saying that ‘having an opposition-less Government’ is towards that direction, reported DIPR.
Nagas have made much progress with the introduction of Christianity and education, he said, while reminding certain provisions being given to the people “in the Indian Constitution for protection of land and its resources and customary rights”
He also urged the gathering to showcase their rich culture and tradition, as well as promote the local products, while mentioning tourist footfall in the last edition of the Hornbill Festival.
The CM also expressed happiness to be a part of the Poanglüm celebration.
“Honoured to attend Poanglüm festival in Tuensang. Our festivals have significant cultural and social values, preserving history for future generations. They give us identity and feeling of oneness through shared traditions. I thank the people of Tuensang for their warm hospitality,” he wrote on X.
Honoured to attend Poanglüm festival in Tuensang. Our festivals have significant cultural & social values, preserving history for future generations. They give us identity & feeling of oneness through shared traditions. I thank the people of Tuensang for their warm hospitality. pic.twitter.com/Zia5nWHhD5— Neiphiu Rio (@Neiphiu_Rio) January 13, 2024
Rio also awarded Qui-Qui (highly exalted) award to Mongku Yanchu Chang, Phinjam News letter and Chingmei Village for Millet Production, during the event.
Other highlights of the programme include ‘Shensinge Chia’ by Eli Imti, short speech from President Konyak Union (KU), Tingthok Konyak, and tradigraphy from Yongkuk Baptist Church.
Hosted by Minister for Housing and Mechanical Engineering, P Beshangmongba Chang, the festival was also attended by Minister of Rural Development and SIRD, Metsubo Jamir; Advisor Fire and Emergency Services, Home Guards and Civil Defence, S. Kiusumew Yimchunger, and a host of dignitaries.