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Naidu inaugurates new school buildings, other facilities

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By Reyivolü Rhakho Updated: Oct 07, 2021 11:30 pm
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Screengrab of new school buildings

Our Correspondent
Kohima, Oct. 7 (EMN):
Vice President of India M Venkaiah Naidu, who is in Nagaland on a two-day visit, virtually inaugurated the recently completed Minister’s Residential Complex in Kohima, school buildings and the directorate of Information Technology and Communication (DITC) building on Thursday.

Naidu opened his address by saying; “Ami Nagaland teh ahikane bishi khushi paishey. Sab ke namaskar koi asey”, (I am happy to be here in Nagaland. Greetings to you all).

He shared that ‘Nagaland is synonymous with hospitality, friendliness and generosity. It is a pristine repository of rich cultural traditions, linguistic diversity’.

On the inauguration of school buildings, he said it will improve primary and secondary education in Nagaland.

Altogether, he inaugurated four schools buildings, including Government High School, Chumoukedima; GHS, Diphupar B; Yajen Aier GHS, Mopungchuket; and GHS, Zuheshe Village, Dimapur.

Naidu was earlier scheduled for a three-day stay to the state but was reduced to two days due to unfavourable weather condition, wherein his helicopter could not land as scheduled.

Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio also said that his visit was elaborately arranged (in Kohima) but was shifted to Dimapur due to bad weather. He expressed hope that the VP would visit Kohima in the future.

He said that VP’s inauguration of the new buildings and complexes will send a positive message and motivate the people of Nagaland in the days to come.

Governor of Nagaland Prof. Jagdish Mukhi, said that in order to compete with the other states, quality education is fundamental.

‘Nagaland needs to invest in its people, an investment which makes all developmental achievement possible,’ he added.

‘The government’s flagship programme in the School Education department such as Samugra Shiksha scheme, mid-day meal and the Right to Education Act need up-scaling for bringing a positive transformation,’ he said.

‘The state is greatly dependent on the Centre for various schemes on learning services,’ he said and expressed hope that with the new school buildings, the teachers will ensure more commitment to impart positive-oriented education to students in the resourcing areas.

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By Reyivolü Rhakho Updated: Oct 07, 2021 11:30:15 pm