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Nagaland has left me humbled and deeply touched, says RN Ravi

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By Thejoto Nienu Updated: Sep 15, 2021 6:03 pm
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He was appointed as the governor of Nagaland on July 20, 2019

RN Ravi being greeted by legislators, officials and civil society leaders at Dimapur Airport before leaving Nagaland on Wednesday. (DPRO Dimapur)

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Dimapur, Sep. 15 (EMN): RN Ravi, who left Raj Bhavan Kohima on Wednesday morning to embark on his new assignment as the governor of Tamil Nadu, said that Nagaland had left him humbled and deeply touched during his more than two years of intimate association with the people of the state as the governor.

The outgoing governor said this in his message to the people of Nagaland, a day after he was accorded a state farewell in Kohima following his appointment as the new governor of Tamil Nadu.

“Inherent strength of your character, innate simplicity, ability to be patient with truth, howsoever inconvenient and unbounded love and affection for a friend has few parallels in the world. Thank you for not letting me feel, even for a moment, as not one of you. I am profoundly grateful for the opportunity to be associated with the people who strive for peace,” read his message.

“I am confident that the people of Nagaland will continue to stand for peace and prosperity. I urge the youths to embrace truth and peace as against deceit and violence. The future of this state is in your hands. Please build the Nagaland of your dreams,” it added.

Ravi also advised the people to take care of themselves as Covid-19 is still around. “You are always in my prayers! May the loving grace of God be ever with you! Forever your friend and well-wisher,” he concluded.

The former special director of the Intelligence Bureau was serving as the government of India’s Interlocutor for Naga peace talk since 2014 before he was appointed as the governor of Nagaland on July 20, 2019.

The President of India appointed him as the governor of Tamil Nadu on September 9 2021, while Assam Governor Jagdish Mukhi has been given the additional charge of Nagaland until regular arrangements are made.

Ravi left Raj Bhavan Kohima on Wednesday morning set off from Raj Bhavan Kohima to embark as to the new the governor of Tamil Nadu; before departing from the state capital, he left notes of his association with the people of the state where he urged to follow the path of peace.

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By Thejoto Nienu Updated: Sep 15, 2021 6:03:25 pm