Guest Speaker SB Sangma, State Working President, Meghalaya NPP and Ato Yepthomi, State Party President NPP and NHL Chairman, along with other NPP officials during the Foundation Day celebrated on September 1.
Dimapur, September 1 (MExN): Nagaland State National People’s Party (NPP) celebrated its 1st foundation day on September 1 at Hotel Saramati, Dimapur.
In a welcome speech, Sasank Ghatraj, State General Secretary, PDA member mentioned that the NPP Foundation Day is celebrated in many districts in Nagaland and also in other parts of India. He also mentioned that September 1 is not only the foundation day but also the birth anniversary of the party founder, Padma Vibhushan Late P.A Sangma, former Lok Sabha Speaker.
NPP Nagaland State mentioned in a press release stated that a frame of the party founder was unveiled together by guest speaker SB Sangma, State Working President, Meghalaya and Ato Yepthomi, State Party President & NHL Chairman. After which the biography of Padma Vibhushan Late PA Sangma, former Lok Sabha Speaker and the founder of the National People’s Party was shared by the guest speaker.
Sethrongkyu H, State Youth President, during a short speech, mentioned that the party has grown strength by strength and that NPP is the only national party in India for tribals to come together especially for the people of North East to come under one umbrella.
Yashila Imchen, State Party President Women Wing in her speech mentioned that NPP is a new political party and has been successful in few contested states and has even formed a government in Meghalaya.
In the presidential address, Ato Yepthomi, State Party President asserted that a political party with dedicated members and workers is like a house with a strong foundation and mentioned that the NPP family is a small political party but it comprised of dedicated workers and members. Yepthomi stated that NPP is growing fast in a short span of time and that it is the only tribal party to be recognised in India. He urged the party workers to acknowledge the senior leaders by interacting and communicating with them consistently.
A video message by Conrad Sangma, Chief Minister of Meghalaya and the National President of NPP, was also telecasted at the event.
The programme was chaired by Samuel Sumi, State Secretary Organisation. The event also witnessed a cultural Ao traditional ballad by Ako Longkumer and cultural dance by the Garo Union Dimapur.