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By Livine Khrozhoh Updated: Apr 20, 2021 10:55 pm
Sisir Dev Kalita (left) and Khekugha Muru (right) during the CNCCI executive council meet at Hotel Saramati, Dimapur, on Tuesday.

Our Reporter
Dimapur, April 20 (EMN):
The Confederation of Nagaland Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CNCCI) held its 3rd executive council meet at Hotel Saramati in Dimapur on Tuesday. The meeting was attended by the members of Assam Chamber of Commerce (ACC) as well as CNCCI members from Dimapur, Kiphire, Kohima, Mon, Mokochung, Phek, Wokha, Zunheboto, and representatives from Peren and Noklak district as observers.

ACC secretary general, Sisir Dev Kalita, in his speech, has suggested for the entire NE states to team up under one umbrella. He stressed that the problems of NE are different from the rest of the states saying, “we should come together and solve. Our basic problem is that we do not have developed industries or infrastructure and therefore we need a common platform where we can raise this issue to the concerned persons.”

He shared that ACC was established in 2007 by few people with the aim to promote entrepreneurship in the mind of the young students. With the prevailing Covid pandemic, he opined that entrepreneurship is one alternative for sustainability.

“The pandemic has given us a new experience and it has drastically changed the scenario,” he added.

CNCCI chairman, Khekugha Muru, in his presidential address, has termed the occasion a ‘historic day’ for the two neighbouring states of Assam and Nagaland for enabling the two apex business bodies namely CNCCI and ACC to come together.

He stated that the business community of the two states have never met or have visited each other in an official capacity in the manner, though many of them might have interacted and dealt with each other on an individual and personal capacity.

“Today as the two state business communities come together with the common vision for overall progress, prosperity and vibrant economic environment, this meet will not only usher progress for the two states but for the entire North eastern states of India,” he stated. He added that the meeting would be an eye opener for the rest of the region’s business community to emulate and further strengthen the ties among the North eastern states that will usher into an economic powerhouse for the nation.

He also shared with pride saying, “all my district units were part of the district task force for covid-19 extending financial and material support and ensuring seamless availability of essential commodities to the general public”.

He further mentioned the initiation undertaken by various district units to make Nagaland a plastic-free and environment friendly. In this regard, he encouraged all the district units to keep on the good works and make the society a better place to live.

By Livine Khrozhoh Updated: Apr 20, 2021 10:55:17 pm