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Governor urges communities to co-exist in harmony

By Livine Khrozhoh Updated: Dec 09, 2023 9:24 pm
La. Ganesan along with other dignitaries during the 1st Northeast Gorkha Cultural Festival 2023 in Singrijan village on Saturday.

DIMAPUR — Along with preserving and promoting one’s own cultural heritage, Nagaland Governor, La. Ganesan, urged the diverse communities of the Northeastern states to respect, learn and co-exist in harmony.

He stated this during the 1st Northeast Gorkha Cultural Festival 2023, organised by Hamro Chinhari North East India Nagaland State in Singrijan village under Chümoukedima district on Saturday. On the occasion, he asked the Gorkha community to respect to their ancestors by striving to promote and protect the rich heritage and pass down to descendants.

He mentioned that the festival reminded him of the rich heritage of Gorkha community that has added much colours and diversity into the vibrant cultural landscape of Northeast India. He stated that for over 200 years, many Gorkhas have called Nagaland their home and contributed tirelessly to the nation as well as to the state.

Ganesan also stated that many Gorkhas have been part of the Indian army and have contributed significantly to the defence of the nation. He added that their knowledge about cattle farming and other agricultural practices especially in the hilly area is well acknowledged by everyone. Besides, he stated that Gorkha community has contributed to the economic development of the state.

He mentioned that the festival is not just a celebration but also a testimony of unity and strength, adding such festivals strengthen the cultural identity and foster a sense of pride and belonging.

While responding to an appeal made by the Gorkha community to look into their demand of OBC status in the state, the governor informed that the ruling party at the centre has included the same in their election manifesto in the last parliament election. He also assured to take the demand to the government through proper channel.

During the programme, short speeches were also delivered by Tezu Pradhan, Head GB of Singrijan and Khopanala village; Nobin Pradhan, president of Nagaland Gorkha Association; SK Shukla, DIG of 6 Sector Assam Rifles; and Raju Bista, Lok Sabha MP from Darjeeling (West Bengal).

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By Livine Khrozhoh Updated: Dec 09, 2023 9:24:58 pm
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