Good days imminent: Governor
DIMAPUR, AUGUST 17
OBSERVING that good days for the people of the State are imminent, Governor PB Acharya, however, said one should be in a position to deserve before he desires.
Addressing the Sri Krishna Janmasthami celebration at Bharat Sevashram Sangha, Dimapur today, the Governor acknowledged that the northeastern states deserve credit for all religious practices. He, however, pointed out that there is a huge gap between the haves and have-nots even as Nagaland and other northeastern states are blessed with coal and other rich natural resources which are left untapped.
While acknowledging that Nagaland is one of the states in India where all religions and communities of India live in harmony, Achraya said the present government at the Centre is focusing on making Nagaland at par with other states of the country.
Emphasising on three Es, Acharya said education, electricity and empowerment are the three keys for a country or an individual to be contented. But, he lamented that the fruits of independence have not reached all places equally. “India is a rich country but Indians are poor and at the same time India is literate but Indians are illiterate,” he said.
“God has given us everything but why are we lacking behind,” the Governor asked. “India being a diverse country, we can move forward only if we consider and bear in mind that we are all one and we are Indians and not as individuals from a particular community,” he stressed. Though we should be proud of our community, we should be proud to be Indians as well, he added.
India is a secular country and secularism is in our blood which makes India a unique example of democracy, the Governor added.