Naga People’s Convention president’s bust unveiled
Ravi says people of Nagaland have not yet been able to fully enjoy the fruits of statehood due to some people, mostly from outside the state
Dimapur, Dec. 1 (EMN): A bust of Dr. Imkongliba Ao, the president of Naga People’s Convention (NPC), was unveiled at Raj Bhavan in Kohima, on the occasion of 58th Statehood Day of Nagaland.
A Raj Bhavan press release on Tuesday informed that family members of the NPC leaders were felicitated by Governor RN Ravi, who hailed the leaders as the “true heroes of Nagaland”.
While unveiling the bust, Ravi urged the people of Nagaland to renew their sense of gratitude to the founding fathers and commit themselves to build a Nagaland of their dreams.
“Governor lamented that the people of Nagaland have not yet been able to fully enjoy the fruits of statehood due to some people, mostly from outside the state, who in pursuance of a perverse political ideology, are creating roadblocks to enduring peace in the state. These people have been peddling preposterous lies to mislead the people,” it stated.
Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio ‘extended Statehood greetings to the people of the state and paid tributes to Dr. Imkongliba Ao, the architect of Nagaland state’, it added.
Padma Bhushan Dr. SC Jamir, who is the sole surviving leader of the NPC, “recollected the intricacies of over three years of hard work during which the Naga leaders under the presidentship of Dr. Imkongliba Ao mobilised the Nagas under extremely trying circumstances”.
“He asserted that successive governments and MLAs in the last 57 years have taken oath of allegiance to the Constitution of India. The constitutional provisions on Nagaland are the fountainhead for Nagas and it shouldn’t be muddied by anyone. Unfortunately some people who were nowhere to be seen during the critical periods of Naga history are now unrealistically muddying the fountainhead,” it added.