Strengthen secularism; India respects diversity —Acharya
Dimapur, Feb. 2 (EMN): Expounding that India is a secular and democratic nation, Nagaland’s Governor PB Acharya has said that the citizens of India should enjoy equal rights and opportunities, while also urging citizens to work in strengthening the ‘principles of secularism.’
The governor said this in his address at the 15th session of ‘Pongvin Mozu Moyong,’ a festival of minority indigenous community at Mount Langshai campus near Wangti village in Mon district on February 1.
India being a democratic secular nation, he said it respects diversity. Also stating that every citizen should enjoy electricity, drinking water, schools, hospitals, proper road connectivity etc, he assured to look into the problems faced by the people and take up the matters with the concerned authority.
Also adding that India is a secular state, the governor urged all to work in strengthening the principle of secularism.
He called upon the gathering to preserve their cultures and traditions and inculcate them to the younger generation.
“Culture is the base of a human being to march forward and mother tongue is our identity,” he further stated.
Chairman of Wangti village council, Pongthra Angh, and the former assistant commandment of village guard, Chingjei, delivered short speeches. S Hoya chaired the programme, while Nahwang Langshai delivered the welcome address. Students of Nengwang School presented a special song. Founder of community and religion, Rev. Dr. N Yahoi Konyak pronounced the vote of thanks, while Langshai women presented a folk song.
Governor interacts with security forces in Wangti
The governor of Nagaland PB Acharya visited Assam Rifles personnel posted in remote Wangti village in Mon district on Feb. 1.
During his visit to eastern Nagaland, updates on Fri. stated, the governor interacted with the soldiers and appreciated work being undertaken by the security force in safeguarding the borders as well as in maintaining harmony in the region. Besides, the security force has been undertaking welfare projects for the local population across the state.
Acharya exhorted the Assam Rifles troops to keep up the good work, the updates informed.