MLA inaugurates Lengrijan market road
Dimapur, March 4 (EMN): Member of the Nagaland Legislative Assembly from 2 Dimapur II AC, Moatoshi Longkumer, inaugurated the Lengrijan Tuesday Market road near Lima Aier Higher Secondary School on Friday.
The road, measuring 7000 square feet at the cost of INR five lakh, was constructed under Local Area Development Fund (LADF).
Speaking at the inaugural function, Longkumer has appreciated the colony council and residents for utilising the resources judiciously and completing the project with a stipulated timeframe.
Terming Nagaland as one of the poorest states in India, Longkumer urged the gathering to start working to improve the state economy stating that food and agricultural production is not sufficient to feed the people even for a year. As most Nagas have stopped jhum cultivation, Longkumer stated that Nagaland has to import food from other states thereby compelling the politicians to beg for grant from the centre.
In this regard, he encouraged the gathering to pull up their sleeves and start working to improve the economy by changing one’s lifestyle, learn the value of money, learn the art of saving, start eating organic food and stop buying from outside.
Longkumer urged the gathering to understand the dynamics and learn to change, saying that no one would come to improve the economy.
At the event, administrator of Dimapur Municipal Council (DMC), Albert Ezung, stated that good leaders bring development and referred to the road as a reflection of a good leader.
With rapid urbanisation and increased in population in recent years, Ezung advised the citizens to judiciously make use of the limited resources. To live a better life, Ezung also urged the citizens to be responsible and actively participate in the community services adding that “Cleanliness should be a way of life and not an obligation.”
The programme was chaired by secretary of Lengrijan Village Council (LVC), Ayimsalang Longchari, while the dedicatory prayer was said by Alemwati Longkumer, pastor of DABA Sümedem fellowship, and the welcome speech was delivered by LVC chairman T Anung Pongen.