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VDBs urged to execute flagship projects

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By EMN Updated: Feb 07, 2014 12:14 am
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Correspondent
KOHIMA, FEBRUARY 6

COMMISSIONER & Secretary Rural Development Department, V Sakhrie today stressed on the need for the Village Development Boards (VDBs) to ensure that the flagship programmes meant for the upliftment of the rural people reaches the actual beneficiaries.
Exhorting the VDB leaders from all the districts during the Nagaland State VDB Association executive meeting hosted by Kohima District VDB Union at Hotel Japfu here today, Sakhrie said as responsible leaders representing the grassroots areas, the VDB officials of the districts must be willing to take up activities for the upliftment of the rural areas.
“Let us not only expect the government to do everything, but the VDB officials should realize their duties responsibilities,” he said.
The Commissioner and Secretary also maintained that since the present world is very competitive and fast changing, there is no place for laziness. He also said that the VDB officials should keep a proper check on the judiciously implementation of the flagship programmes so that it benefits the people in general.
“The VDB officials should conduct regular social audits and also supervise the implementation of the flagship programme at the ground level,” he said while urging the VDB officials to desist from playing narrow politic.
He also sought the cooperation and coordination of the villagers stating that instead of criticizing they should come up with constructive suggestions for the general welfare of the people.
Also exhorting the gathering, Project Director of RD Kohima, Thungdeno Odyuo said that VDB members are not only the leaders of the village, but they are the guide towards actual implementation of various developmental programmes in the village.
Nagaland State VDB Association president Tali Pongener delivered the presidential while Kohima District VDB union president Viu Belho chaired the first session. Pastor of Rengma Baptist Church Dr Kenny Tsela said the invocation while Ayim Longchar enthralled the gathering with special number.
The house also resolved that to hold its general conference tentative in the month of November this year and also to amend the constitution.

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By EMN Updated: Feb 07, 2014 12:14:24 am