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Chakhesang tribe celebrates 75th recognition anniversary

By Reyivolü Rhakho Updated: Jan 10, 2021 10:44 pm
Dignitaries during the unveiling of the monolith to mark the 75 years anniversary of Chakhesang tribe at Phek town on January 10.

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Phek, Jan. 10 (EMN):
The Chakhesang tribe on Sunday turned 75 years since its recognition as a tribe in 1946, the anniversary of which was celebrated at Phek town on the theme ‘Recognise, celebrate and inspire’.

The programme was organised by the Chakhesang Public Organisation (CPO) with Rajya Sabha MP, KG Kenye, as the guest speaker.

Speaking on the occasion, Kenye urged the community to thank God for all the blessings; for leading the Chakhesang community thus far. He called upon the people to safeguard and protect the collective interest against any internal dissent or external incitement.

The MP also stressed upon the importance of safeguarding the customary laws.

Also speaking at the programme, minister of Planning and Co-ordination, Land Revenue and Parliamentary Affairs, Neiba Kronu, called upon the people to forgive and forget the past mistakes and to reason together so as to march ahead as a progressive society.

He urged the people to extend their unflinching support and co-operation to the state government in undertaking various developmental projects under Phek district.

On road developments, he called upon the people and villagers along the highway to restraint from resorting to unhealthy practices that could hamper the smooth execution of developmental works.

Stating that compensation comes in huge amount, he advised the villagers to use them wisely. Also stressing on protection and conservation of forest and wildlife within its jurisdiction, he urged the community to adhere to the CPO’s resolution.

Kronu donated an amount of INR 2 lakh to CPO for strict implementation of ban on jungle fire and killing of wild animals.

The minister also assured a corpus fund of INR 10 lakh towards market linkages on agricultural sector. The fund would facilitate transportation of agricultural produces and enable the farmers to sell their produces in proper marketing shed in Kohima and Dimapur.

He further encouraged the people to give more efforts towards large scale production to boost the rural economy. He also released a souvenir and book on customary law published by CPO.

MLA Kuzholuzo Nienu delivered the welcome address and legislators Chotisuh Sazo and Kezhienyi Khalo also spoke at the event.

CPO president Mikha Kenye delivered the presidential address and presidents of Angami Public Organisation (APO), Sumi Hoho (SH), and Pochury Hoho (PH) also shared greetings..

By Reyivolü Rhakho Updated: Jan 10, 2021 10:44:09 pm