Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Be warriors of peace: Rio tells people of Zunheboto

State chief minister Neiphiu Rio on Friday said Zunheboto was known as the land of warriors, but now with coming of Christianity, there was no more headhunting and therefore urged upon the people of Zunheboto to be the warriors of peace.
Rio said this after inaugurating the long-awaited multipurpose hall at Zunheboto town on Friday in the presence of minister G Kaito Aye, advisor KT Sukhalu, advisor H Khehovi Yepthomi, Vikheho Swu, MLA and a host of government officials and public leaders. The building was constructed under tribal affairs department with an amount of Rs.3 crore. The land was acquired from Sumi Baptist Church Zunheboto (SBCZ).
Congratulating the people of Zunheboto on the inaugural of multi-purpose hall, the chief minister said it was a testimony of unity among the people and funds being properly utilised. The chief minister expressed hope that the new facility would be taken care of and used well for the common good. According to a DIPR report, advisor school education, KT Sukhalu, informed that Rs.2 crore was initially allotted for the project. However, due to fund deficit, Sukhalu said he approached the chief minister, who released Rs.1 crore and for which the building could be materialised with stipulated time.
Also, speaking at the programme, agriculture minister, G Kaito Aye, said the legislators have come together to address the Naga political issue. In this regard, he called upon the people of Zunheboto to see that they come together to address Naga political issue.
While delivering the welcome address, Sumi Hoho president, Nikheto Jimomi, lauded the chief minister for his initiative in Zunheboto district.
He said that under the CM’s chairmanship purchases of land were made for supply godown costing Rs.70 lakh, land compensation at Khelhoshe Polytechnic Atoizu costing Rs.2.78 crore, Zunheboto town graveyard costing Rs.66.78 lakh, land extension for Zunheboto Government College costing Rs.25 lakh and multi-purpose hall costing Rs.60 lakh besides other developments.
On the occasion, SH president urged upon the government to take measures to introduce degree courses at Khelhoshe Polytechnic staring from next academic session.
NDPP Zunheboto region president and member construction committee presented the multipurpose hall report. He said that the need to have a proper town hall came up during Ahuna Festival 2018 under the chairmanship of then DPDB Zunheboto chairman H Khehovi, advisor tourism. He said a proposal by the Sumi Hoho was put up and appealed the chief minister for allotment and construction, adding that it has become a reality today. He also lauded advisor KT Sukhalu and legislators form the district for their support.
Earlier, SBCZ pastor Dr. Hutton Sumi gave dedication prayer and the chief minister unveiled the monolith. Zunheboto district band presented a special number and special appearance was made by Naga Kheks on behalf of TAFMA, district partner Zunheboto; vote of thanks was proposed by DC Zunheboto, Rahul Bhanudas Mali and benediction was said by ZTSBC pastor Rev. Dr. Daniel Chishi.

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