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Need good leader for development: Patton

Staff Reporter DIMAPUR, OCT 31 (NPN)
Published on 31 Oct. 2016 9:43 PM IST
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Nagaland home minister Y. Patton Monday fervently appealed to the people of 40 Bhandari A/C to unite and choose a leader, who was ready to do any work by keeping in the mind the benefits of the people of the area. 
He made this appeal at the inauguration of the office building of commandant and officer mess of 7th NAP Bhandari. 
“We need your full support and cooperation so that we can finish the unfinished task”, said Patton. 
He reminded the gathered crowd including representatives from various organizations not to be contented only when government provides them developmental activities but reply back by casting their vote in favour of those leaders who was willing to take up development activities. “We ask only for one vote, please don’t forget us”, he said. 
According to Patton, politicians have to face interview every after five years, unlike government servant who continue to serve till they attained retirement age. “Whether we pass or fail, it all depends on your hand”, he said. He also appealed to the people to extend support to the government on any development activities. 
He admitted that the issue of land ownership has become a major concern for development in the Naga society. He said unless there was availability of land, development cannot take place. However, he appreciated the landowners of Bhandari for not creating any hindrance towards developmental activities taken by the government. 
On the occasion, Patton also congratulated the commandant and his staff on the successful completion of the office building of Commandant 7th NAP battalion at Bhandari after a lapse of 31 years of its inception. 
He said, Bhandari headquarter was established in 1985 with a recruitment of 30 boys only and initially, Chumukedima was declared as the temporary headquarter. It was shifted to its present location in 1994. 
“In fact, it is disheartening to say that proper commandant office building could  not be constructed even after a lapse of 31 years but, indeed a proud moment for fulfilment of a long felt dream”, he said. 
In this regard, he urged the people to acknowledge and appreciate the government. 
He further expressed hope that infrastructural development such as inauguration of commandant office would give boost to the commanding officers and staff members to enhance their zeal in the service of the people.
Patton also planted a tree outside the premises of the newly inaugurated office.  
In his brief speech, DGP L.L. Doungel lauded 7th NAP for their unity and said that inauguration was the new resources for them (7th NAP). 
According to DGP, state police has achieved many milestones in development front through home minister’s unstinted support. 
He further urged the police personnel to continue to work together so that more could be achieved. 
Earlier, the programme was chaired by deputy commandant 2 i/c 7th NAP bn, Chuba Walling while commandant 7th NAP V.Z. Angami delivered welcome address. The act of dedication was done by pastor PBC 7th NAP Bhandari Rev. M. Woben Lotha. 

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