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Central government set to invest Rs. 23 crore in NEZCC

By Our Reporter Updated: Sep 14, 2017 11:20 pm
Union Minister of State for Culture and Forest and Climate, Dr. Mahesh Sharma with his wife at the inauguration of “Sankalp Se Siddhi” on Thursday in Dimapur.

Staff Reporter
Dimapur, Sep. 14 (EMN): Union Minister of State for Culture and Environment, Forest and Climate Dr. Mahesh Sharma said the central government is planning to boost North East Zonal Cultural Centre (NEZCC) in a big way by investing Rs. 23 crore, for which about Rs. 16 crore has been released already.
He was addressing the inaugural session of “Sankalp Se Siddhi” on “New India Movement 2017-2022 – we resolve to make” organised by the ministry of Parliamentary Affairs in association with Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) at Sculpture Garden, NEZCC complex Dimapur on Thursday evening.
The central government is committed to see the northeast region develop in a great way, said Sharma. The New India Movement 2017-2022 envisions India free from poverty, corruption, terrorism, communalism, casteism and terrorism, he said.
Reminding that 65% of India’s population was youth, Sharma appealed this section to work for a new India by 2022. He said he will be meeting Chief Minister, TR Zeliang on September 15 next to take his views on the state to be conveyed to PM Narendra Modi.
“The world growth in tourism is about 4.6% but India’s growth in tourism is 17% and the potential lies in Northeast states and especially Nagaland “, maintained Sharma.
“If we can develop Nagaland and its culture in the form of tourism place, the future is ours, future is of Nagaland and future is of the youth of Nagaland,” he said.
Parliamentary Secretary of Art and Culture E Eshak Konyak, apprised the union minister of the development gap Nagaland faces in terms of road and communication, and not just insurgency problem, especially in the Eastern areas.
Also, the legislator informed Sharma of the need to set up tribal museum and cultural centre in various locations in the state to preserve tribal culture and traditions which he said is vanishing with the migration of people from rural to urban areas in search of better opportunities.
Governor, PB Acharya; Deputy Commissioner of Dimapur, Kesonyu Yhome were also present at the inaugural session. The participants along with the dignitaries took the New India pledge: “Come, let us together pledge for building a New India by 2022, a clean India, a poverty free India, a corruption free India, a terrorism free India, a communalism free India, and a casteism free India.”

By Our Reporter Updated: Sep 14, 2017 11:20:25 pm