Towards self sufficiency: Nagaland CM calls for revival of work culture

Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio and others during the inauguration of Sechü Zubza Village Council Hall at Sechü Zubza on January 28. (Morung Photo)

Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio and others during the inauguration of Sechü Zubza Village Council Hall at Sechü Zubza on January 28. (Morung Photo)

•    Farmers market in all district HQs
•    Sechü Zubza Village Council Hall inaugurated

Our Correspondent
Kohima | January 28

Nagaland Chief Minister (CM) Neiphiu Rio today said that COVID-19 pandemic has taught lessons on the need to attain self sufficiency in the Agri and allied sector and called for a revival of work culture in the society.

The CM said that everyone has to live up to the principle of ‘work and eat’ and do away with the attitude of too much dependence on others.

Speaking at the inauguration of the Sechü Zubza Village Council Hall at Sechü Zubza under Kohima district, the CM announced that the state government would be constructing Farmers Market in all the district HQs in Nagaland to facilitate the farmers to sell their Agri and allied produces.

Rio added that the pandemic induced lockdown opened the eyes of the people on the need to pursue ‘Back to your land’ for a sustainable livelihood.

 “We are a consumer society. We are not a producing society,” Rio observed and asserted that the time has come to focus towards surplus production for the market. Commercial viability has to be taken into account, he added.

Rio also appealed to the churches in Nagaland to propagate social transformation and a revival of work culture in the Naga society.

During the inauguration, The CM also stated that when there is peace and unity in the community, everything is possible.

Addressing the gathering, Rio thanked Sechü Zubza community for their good will contribution towards the construction of the hall. He also challenged the people to continue to uphold the spirit of oneness and friendly atmosphere for all round development.

MLA Keneizhakho Nakhro and Western Angami Public Organization (WAPO) president Kevisekho Chücha also spoke on the occasion.

Earlier, organizing committee convenor Neidilhoutuo Sechü chaired the function while Sechü Zubza Village Council chairman Mhasikhotuo Zhünyü delivered the welcome address.

Vote of thanks was proposed by Building Committee convenor Khriengulie Kuotsu.

State Youth Resources & Sports Advisor Er Zale Neikha and State Technical Education & Election Advisor Medo Yhokha including several other dignitaries were also present on the occasion.

Sechü Zubza Township
Rio called upon the village leaders and the intellectuals to ponder over turning Sechü Zubza into a township status.

Desiring an early declaration of the township status, Rio maintained that once urban local bodies come into being, the Sechü Zubza community would be able to access various developmental packages.

Sechü Zubza has potential to become a centre of economic activities as it lies on National Highway and also already in the map of Railway Station, he said, adding that it can also become one of the educational hubs in the State.