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Exhibit kindness to neighbours: Merentoshi

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By EMN Updated: Feb 05, 2014 10:58 pm
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DIMAPUR, FEBRUARY 5

MINISTER for Youth Resources and Sports, Merentoshi R Jamir has called upon border villagers to exhibit their love, kindness and spirit of accommodation towards neighboring Assamese people who are living in the border side by side. He said that tolerance, kindness and spirit of accommodation displayed by them would reflect the image of the entire people of the state.
The minister said that differences and petty issues arising from both sides should not be allowed to flare up as it would only disturb the time tested neighborly relations between the two states.
Addressing a public function at Moayimti village after inaugurating the village gate on February 4, Merentoshi encouraged the villagers in the border areas to always invite neighboring people to any public functions and festivals as it would further cement the friendship.
Congratulating the Moayimti villagers for successfully constructing a permanent village gate at a cost of Rs 9 lakh the minister said the Naga tradition of erecting a village gate speaks volumes of the village customs and practices. He said that anyone who enters the gate is bound to respect and abide by the customs of that village. He also shared state government’s initiative for development in the foot hill areas.
Responding to a representation submitted by the villagers, the minister said he would examine for construction of an indoor or outdoor stadium in the village as it would benefit the entire areas.
Deputy Commissioner Mokokchung, Murohu Chotso in his speech said the strength of Mokokchung district lies with helping the needy ones and cooperation among the people in all villages. He also highlighted government’s seriousness to construct foothill road and declaring foothill areas as special development zone.
The function chaired by C Yanger, head teacher, Moayimti Government Primary School was attended among others by SP Mokokchung Vikram Khalate, SDPO Mangkolemba and other officials.

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By EMN Updated: Feb 05, 2014 10:58:26 pm