Governor visits medical lodge, canning plant
Dimapur, August 11
Governor P.B. Acharya visited Medical Lodge run by the Government of Nagaland attached to the Nagaland House Guwahati today.
On visiting the Lodge, Governor appreciated the efforts taken by the state government in running such type of Lodge for the benefit of the patients who come for treatment in Guwahati and staying in homely atmosphere. He also lauded the maintenance and up keeping of the Lodge under the care of Smt. Maria Yanthan, Joint Resident Commissioner, Nagaland House Guwahati. Governor opined that Nagaland is the first State in the North East to set a very good example to help the patients who go out of the State for health care.
Governor and his lady wife also visited the Shipgram of the North East Zone Cultural Centre at Panjabari, Guwahati. He was impressed by the craftsmen and the talents of artists displayed in all the eight North Eastern States. He opined that more and effective steps should be taken to make the products popular. He was of the view that the 8 Pavilions could be Centres for performance of art and meaningful gatherings of youths and NGOs to make use of the facility.
Meanwhile, August 9, Acharya visited the Canning Plant functioning under the aegis of Assam Rifles as a community empowerment project at Medziphema. He was accompanied by his wife, Kavita Acharya.
During the visit, the Governor was apprised about the management and functioning of the Canning Plant, which started its commercial production from June 27. The Canning Project is the first of its kind in Nagaland and is a joint venture of the Assam Rifles and the Village Council of Medziphema. The plant has provided employment to twelve villagers of Medziphema including four women and utilizing the pineapples grown in and around Medziphema.
The Governor appreciated the efforts of the Assam Rifles and the Village Council of Medziphema. During his interaction with the employees, the Governor conveyed his best wishes for success of the plant in days to come. He also appreciated the initiative of 37 Assam Rifles, HQ 6 Sector and Inspector General Assam Rifles (North) to have established the plant and created a source of employment and market for local produce.