Nagaland can become richest state in the country: Governor
Meets traders’ body, visits NEZCC
Dimapur, August 12
Governor P.B Acharya held a meeting with the members of the Dimapur Chambers of Commerce and Industries (DCCI) here at Hotel Saramati today.
Expressing his satisfaction for their yeomen services and contribution for the society, he called upon the members to provide more services towards upliftment of the down-trodden and to set up a corpus fund in order to provide more facilities and help the public.
On behalf of the business community of Dimapur, Hokivi Chishi, president, DCCI thanked the Governor for hosting lunch for representatives of business community, besides having formal interaction with the traders.
Hokivi said, interacting with the DCCI by a governor was first of its kind in Dimapur and for which business community of the commercial hub is greatly motivated to do what it can best for the uplift of the society.
Humbled by the gesture of P B Acharya, the 18th governor of Nagaland, DCCI hopes to see a positive change in the state through his governorship.
The DCCI members assured to set up a corpus fund as requested by the Governor and also requested him to assist them in future endeavors.
On state premier hornbill festival and accommodation of more tourists both foreign and from mainland India, the governor said that the accommodation facilities should be created specially during the annual hornbill festival. “Nagaland is very rich in natural resources, however, Nagas are poor, but with the abundance of varieties of minerals, it can become the richest state in the country. However, in order to realize that dream, every sector of the society has an important role to play and we cannot run away from our responsibilities.”
He further said that in India, there are very few philanthropists and our society is much in need of them. The DCCI as an influential trade and commerce organization needs to pay back to the society by delivering citizen-centric-services. The business people have to build the Naga society; be the trendsetter, and we cannot afford to remain complacent. The Governor also added that religion should not be taken for creating divisions and discord. However, religion should be to make a man better. As responsible citizens, the democratic spirit and integrity of India should be up hold by the citizens.
The Governor also visited North East Zone Cultural Centre, Dimapur. He encouraged the NEZCC to aspire for higher achievements. The Governor was welcomed with the National Anthem by ARTC Band Party. Director, NEZCC, delivered the welcome address. The Yotsu Cultural Society, Chakhesang Zuve Cultural Club and the Nagaland Singing Ambassadors (Choral Presentation) performed a cultural presentation.