Nagaland Governor Jagdish Mukhi Calls For Promotion Of Technology As Livelihood Enterprise
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Nagaland Governor Jagdish Mukhi calls for promotion of technology as livelihood enterprise

By Reyivolü Rhakho Updated: Jan 26, 2023 8:17 pm
Prof. Jagdish Mukhi on the occasion of India’s 74th Republic Day at Secretariat Plaza, Kohima on Thursday.

Governor of Nagaland, Prof. Jagdish Mukhi, said that technology should be made relevant to the remotest and most vulnerable group in the society, adding that technological advancement is primarily triggering developmental gap between urban and rural areas.

Addressing India’s 74th Republic Day programme at Nagaland Civil Secretariat Plaza, Kohima on Thursday, Mukhi said in order to promote and make technology as a livelihood enterprise in the state, it is imperative to explore and customise creativity with the application of the available prospective intelligence for future mass marketing avenues.

This, he said, could be achieved without much space or resources given the terrain of the state of Nagaland. Agriculture sector can also rely more on technological advancement given the growth, ‘in which mechanisation and optimisation of tools and implements are promising for better harvest’.

‘This demands creativity, good connectivity and deep rootedness of oneself to society and being conscious of its problems, limitations and aspirations,’ he added.

The governor also observed: “Nagaland was born under difficult circumstances and the building of a united Naga society, the nurturing of democratic ethos in a poor and challenged situation, and the safeguarding of tribal honor and dignity in a difficult political climate was a challenge for all sections”. However, the state has made its indelible mark in the march towards growth and development of the country, he added.

Prof. Jagdish Mukhi on the occasion of India’s 74th Republic Day at Secretariat Plaza, Kohima on Thursday.

Despite constraints and challenges, the state has achieved significant milestones becoming an equal and contributing partner in the nation building process. But in order to realise optimum output, the state needs to tap into the potentials of its resources, both natural and human, in order to enhance productivity of the people in all sectors.

‘We cannot look at the future without first addressing the needs of the under-privileged and the disadvantaged sections of the society, with special emphasis on the empowerment of the Scheduled Castes, the Scheduled Tribes and other weaker sections of society. We must ensure that they find a place to enjoy the sunshine of the country’s growth and development. Our efforts and our commitment, while pursuing the goal of high growth rates, should be to ensure that all people of our state benefit from it’, he said.

He assured that Nagaland is second to none when it comes to human resources.

‘There are many opportunities which are coming up and success stories have been created. It is only a matter of time before the state has much bigger successes,’ he said, and called upon the people to be focused and persistent in the pursuit of the highest knowledge and service towards community and humanity.

He also said that citizens’ participation is important in areas like reaching the unreached, feedback on service to the people, human resource development, entrepreneurship, role of homemakers, environment development and youth participation in the political system.

‘By achieving these factors, the people will reap the benefits and propel the State on the road to progress and prosperity of an Atmanirbhar Bharat,’ he said.

He noted the state’s average literacy is above the national average, which has been the trend over the last one or two decades. “Our endeavour is to ensure that no child misses out on education and that every citizen of the State has a chance to better their lives which in turn will contribute greatly to the progress of our nation”, he pointed out.

Prof. Jagdish Mukhi on the occasion of India’s 74th Republic Day at Secretariat Plaza, Kohima on Thursday.

From a meagre 22% literacy rate in 1961, Nagaland’s literacy rate stands at 80.11% in 2021 as per the National Statistical office data, Mukhi shared.

 He expressed confidence that if all come together in unity defying all barriers separating the people, Nagaland will be on the accelerated path to progress and development. He urged all to reiterate their commitment to peace to ensure a progressive and robust Nagaland.

By Reyivolü Rhakho Updated: Jan 26, 2023 8:17:18 pm
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