Patton adopts Noklak village
Dimapur, March 13 (EMN): Deputy Chief Minister of Nagaland Y Patton on Friday officially declared adoption of Noklak village, in line with the Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojna (SAGY) which was announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi last year, urging MPs to adopt at least one village.
This was informed by the media cell of the deputy chief minister’s office through a press release.
Speaking on the occasion, “Patton urged the villagers to come together and cooperate with the government agencies to bring all-round development to the village” and that ‘developmental activities would be taken up step-wise, for which modalities have been worked out’.
Stating that he decided to adopt a village from a remote area with a vision to take development to the far-flung areas, he urged the fellow legislators from the state to follow suit. He also thanked the villagers for their warm reception and assured to extend all possible help for the betterment of the village.
Noklak village was also declared a model village. Stating that it was the second in the state to be recognised as a model village, Patton advised them to utilise funds sincerely. He also announced that Noklak station would be upgraded to SDPO and two police stations to be set up at Nokhu and ITC Dan.
The minister of Higher and Technical Educational, and Tribal Affairs, Temjen Imna Along, said during the occasion that ‘changes will keep on coming if we are passionate about uplifting in every way’.
Kusho Hd. GB, local MLA, and advisor to Prison Printing and Stationary H Haiying also spoke at the event, informed the update. DGP Nagaland John Longkumer, chief engineer PWD (R&B) Limanaro, DIG(R), SP Tuensang and DC Tuensang also attended the programme.