Tribalism affecting Nagas’ progress, democratic platform, says MLA
Dimapur, March 28
The annual session of Young Indians (Nagaland Chapter) and session on ‘Community Engagement’ was held today at Bamboo Resource Centre, Dimapur.Young India (YI) with an objective of creating a platform among young Indians was formed in 2002.
Member of Nagaland Legislative Assembly, Mhonlumo Kikon, special guest, said, ‘We have democratic institutions’ but fails to live the democratic way of living which hampers and weakens the society. He said differences in opinions within the state generates more problems that affect the development of the state while expressing that ‘tribalism’ among people is one of the major problems that weaken the peaceful co-existence among the people.
Emphasizing on the topic, ‘Engaging community for social economic uplift’, Kikon cited that, absentees and proxy teachers in villages are such issues which should be looked upon and that the village leaders should also complain instead of just watching. He said that in order to eradicate such community problems, one should educate oneself by absconding from such corruptions.
Chief Engineer of the PHED, Kevisekho Kruse who spoke on Swacch Bharat thorugh “Community Engagement’ said that to dream to transform India into a clean India by October, 2019 through Swacch Bharat will be successful with the involvement of every individuals in the society while the Hygiene behavior among the people needs to be changed. He said development in infrastructure only will not help.
To achieve various developmental works in the state, the state leaders should involve the community in all stages right from the initials of developmental plans in order to attain progressive works with a sense of belongingness among people as according to him with belongingness, sustainability which cannot be ‘ordered or brought’ remains.
He also said that schools are a good platform for Swacch Bharat to prosper. While commenting on the zero toilets built in Nagaland during the 2014-2015 plain, the PHED Chief Engineer said that the reason behind zero toilets is because the amount of Rs. 20Cr. which was sanctioned in September 2014 by the centre has not been released from the state government till February 2015.
Various colleges from Dimapur came to be a part of the annual session of YI (Nagaland Chapter).
Chairman Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and MD NIIT Dimapur also addressed the session. While report on Young Indians was presented by National Chairman, YI and Deputy MD India Carbon Limited, Shaurya Veer Himatsingka. Yi chapter annual report was also released during the session while appointment of the incoming Chapter Chair and Co Chair was held during the session.