Nagas’ greatest enemy is ‘ism,’ says Zhaleo
Dimapur, Oct. 23 (EMN): Describing ‘ism’ as the greatest enemy of the Nagas, advisor of Sericulture, Excise and Minority Affairs, Zhaleo Rio has urged to eradicate from the root for peace and unity to prevail and usher in progress and all round development.
Zhaleo said this during the 50th anniversary celebration of the health and wellness centre (dispensary) in Nihokhu village on October 23. He also unveiled the commemorative plaque at the proposed site for primary health centre.
While acknowledging the unflinching efforts of the head GB and his colleagues as well as those individuals who sacrificed their land for the welfare of the residents, Zhaleo pledged his 100% commitment to expedite the upgrade of the health centre, an update from NDPP 5 Ghaspani-II AC media secretary Thejangukho Yalietsu stated on Friday.
On the recent brotherhood venture of the Angami, Chakhesang and Sumi youths, Zhaleo reiterated that “we must help, contribute, share and also strengthen one another to allow the spirit of brotherhood unite all Nagas in general.”
On the Covid-19 health issue, Zhaleo insisted that everyone should opt to acquire Covid vaccination which is “solely for prevention against the disease and not to cure a patient.” He reminded that people must always follow the given protocols or SoPs such as regular washing of hands, use of facial masks and sanitisers, maintaining adequate social distance etc.
The commemoration programme was chaired by Jolly Zhimomi, while Ahoto Zhimomi, head GB, delivered an introductory speech. Hozheto Yepthomi, chairman of Ato Area GBs’ Association, and Liyinbeni, community health officer, also delivered short speeches.
Songs were presented by children’s choir and male voice of Nihokhu village.
David Zhimomi, chairman of jubilee planning board, pronounced the vote of thanks, while cultural troupes from Nihokhu and Nikhekhu presented female and male dances respectively.
Earlier, Rev. Luhevi Zhimomi, pastor of Nihokhu Baptist Church, dedicated the 50th year commemoration plaque.