National People’s Party workers celebrate Gandhi’s birthday by visiting Sisters of Charity
Dimapur, Oct. 2 (EMN): As part of celebrations on the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, the Nagaland unit of the National People’s Party (NPP) visited the Sisters of Charity at Dimapur on September 30. The party issued a press release to the media on Wednesday informing about the programme.
Speaking on behalf of the new team of NPP Nagaland, Dr. Andrew Ahoto Sema, the state unit’s president, said that the party was genuinely interested in the welfare of the people especially for the downtrodden sections.
Sema explained that the team had not visited the Sisters of Charity for any political mileage but with the intention to make the visit an example for other political groups to emulate, the press release read.
Sema was stated to have expressed ‘immense satisfaction’ at the charitable mission of the Sisters of Charity.
The party stated that the charity organisation has been following the ‘spirit of human kindness and empathy’ as exemplified through the life and works of Mother Teresa who along with Mahatma Gandhi may be regarded as true messengers of peace, non-violence and brotherhood.
Sema highlighted further that he wanted the new team of the state’s NPP to begin charity right from one’s doorstep and therefore in commemorating the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, the team decided to visit the Sisters of Charity, the press release stated.
Likewise, Tohovi Achumi, secretary, spoke about the significance of the visit. He spoke about the life and work of Mahatma Gandhi and emphasised that the need of the hour is to “stand strong on the principles of peace and non-violence as reflected through the life of Gandhiji, the updates stated.
During the visit, the team interacted with members and nuns of the Sisters of Charity. They also distributed 120 ‘gift hampers’ to the members and caretakers during the visit, the party stated.
“The missionaries under the Sisters of Charity take care for abandoned children, old age people, sick and mentally ill people, lepers, people suffering from HIV/AIDS, etc. These services are provided without any charge to people regardless of their religion or social status,” the press release stated.
The NPP stated that the party is a “fully secular party” which emphasizes on the well-being and uplift of religious and social minorities including the Christians in India.
“The party through its motto of ‘one voice, one Northeast’ has ingrained in its constitution the development and empowerment of the tribal people, minorities, women and youth especially from the backward regions of the Northeast in particular and the country at large.
“The aspiration of NPP Nagaland state is not only to see infrastructural development in Nagaland but also to envisage a self-dependent and self-reliant Naga society where every culture, religion and community can co-exist with peace and harmony at its core,” the party stated.
“The present team of office bearers has brought about several changes in the State Party set-up aiming for a more rigid party administration without any bias, individual gains or political mileage,” the NPP added.