Vacated NSCN-IM Mukalimi camp now Centre for Peace and HR Dev
DIMAPUR, OCTOBER 8
In a significant development, the vacated NSCN (IM) camp at Mukalimi village under Pughoboto sub-division in Zunheboto district was converted into “Centre for Peace and Human Resource Development” under the initiative of Sümi Aphuyemi Baptist Akuhou Küqhakulu (SABAK) on October 7.
Parliamentary Secretary for IFC & Election Y. Vikheho Swu formally inaugurated the Centre while Rev. Hotokhu P. Zhimomi, executive secretary, SABAK, dedicated it in presents of various villages under Pughoboto and government officials.
Addressing the gathering, Y. Vikheho Swu said this Centre for Peace and Human Resource Development initiated by SABAK is a very positive approach in developing not only Pughoboto areas but it will also help the entire Sümis and even cater to the needs of Nagas besides attracting people from outside.
He said he wants the Centre developed in such a way that every village under Pughoboto comes up with one house each, so that when people come for training or any other activities they can accommodate their own villagers and even provide services to other people.
“We have to look into the future. Our children, our people have privilege to work outside and when they come back home they would like to work in similar facilities,” the Parliamentary Secretary said. In this connection, he asked the SABAK to look beyond for the future of youngsters and develop every facility to suit their needs.
Vikheho also said a big hall will be constructed in the Centre with state-of-the-art facilities inside and that the hall will be named “Pilinhaboto hall” to accommodate big gathering. Besides, the entire Centre would be designed in such a way that it will proper parking facilities, small recreation area etc, he added.
He was optimistic about developing the Centre, saying the Nagaland Baptist Development Outreach (NBDO) has also given some positive response towards developing it. He assured to contribute some funds from Local Area Development Fund (LADF) and was hopeful that he will be able to bring in funds from some Central ministry.
Additional deputy commissioner Pughoboto Nokchasashi Ao spoke on the occasion as a guest of honour. He said the Centre should be a peace centre for everyone, as the place is a centre point for most of the villages of the area.
“In commemoration of silver jubilee (1989-2014) this land is dedicated to be used for “Centre for Peace and Human Resource Development,” Rev. Hotokhu said while dedicating the Centre.
The plot of land measuring about 10 acres was donated to SABAK by Mukalimi village in 1989.
With a vision to promote various activities SABAK has decided to use this land for multi-purpose activities such as human resource development, conference venue, training centre for any vocation, prayer centre, retreat and camping spot, Bible study centre, handicraft training centre and development of language centre, said Rev. Hotokhu.
Short speeches were delivered by presidents of SAKH, SAKK and SATH and chairman of Mukalimi Village Council.