Saturday, September 23, 2023

‘Seva Sushasan Gareeb Kalyan Abhiyan’ concludes

Correspondent/Staff Reporters

The 15-day “Seva Sushasan Gareeb Kalyan Abhiyan” concluded here, on Wednesday, at RCEMPA Hall, Jotsoma Kohima with a Tribal Mela.
In his address, national president ST Morcha and MP Rajya Sabha Sameer Oraon said Nagaland being a tribal state, all the karyakartas should make an effort to take forward the programme and schemes of the Modi government.
Oraon expressed hope that the support of BJP in Nagaland would increase with programmes and schemes reaching the actual beneficiaries at grassroots.
While pointing out that women were hard-working, he claimed that empowerment of women was “a priority of Modi” and that the change in NE was “clearly visible” because of the efforts of Modi for “equal development opportunities”.
BJP organisational general secretary i/c Manipur and Nagaland, Abhay Giri said that in the past several governments have come and gone but they “were unable to tell their planning to the people.”
He, however said the BJP government led by Modi “wants to run the government through service to the people”.
Meanwhile, in presidential address, state BJP president and minister for Higher Education and Tribal Affairs, Temjen Imna Along said Modi government was an assertive government that brings together 130 crore people into the forefront of empowerment through good governance.
Along said that words were not enough and “praises are too less to talk about the visionary strategy of the most loved Modi”.
Stating that “many propagandas was spread to destroy the determination of BJP”, Along said more than 16 crore of BJP workers have celebrated and felt humbled to help the nation with a new vision, dream and strategy.
Along also pointed out that Nagaland was known to go here and there, run up and down in search of power and chair and political gains, however, he said he expressed gratitude that Modi “did not show those path” and the BJP national president was “leading the world’s largest party into the service of humankind, empowering the un-empowered people.”
He thanked BJP workers across the state for working with resilience and that BJP workers cleaning the streets, visiting hospitals, cleaning the cemetery, cleaning compounds of the churches, youth going for a bike rally, distributing the leaflets of 8 years of governance made one proud with humility.
Along said policies were made to make the nation great but many policy makers forgot the poor and needy with students and tribal “always lagging behind”. He, however said a new era for Nagaland had begun.
He also said the pandemic did not deter India as a nation and that when no one could move out of homes, Modi chose to create a policy where more than 80 crore people were fed till today, irrespective of religion, political parties, caste or greed.
He further stated that BJP was “ready to take negativism” as it made the party “work harder.”
The culmination ceremony was marked by cultural presentations from various Naga tribes.
National parties before BJP neglected NE: Jacob
Minister for Public Health Engineering Department (PHED), Jacob Zhimomi on Wednesday claimed that the other national parties that governed India before BJP neglected the North East (NE) region.
He said that NE was sidelined and marginalised “socially, politically and economically.”
Addressing the gathering at “Garib Kalyan Jansabha”, Jacob claimed that “if one compares North East before and after 2014, no political party had been able to bring socio and political development like the BJP”.
He said after BJP came to power on 2014, under the leadership of prime minister Narendra Modi, NE was kept at par with the rest of the country, and further coined the termed “new engine” for NE.
Jacob further spoke on welfares and schemes under BJP government and informed that more than three crore houses were built under the leadership of Modi to accommodate marginalised families.
General secretary (admin), Kevishe Achumi and BJP Dimapur president, Tokuhu Neho also delivered speeches.
The programme was chaired by BJYM 4 Ghaspani-1 vice president, Akhala Longchar and invocation was offered by music ministry associate pastor, Enyar Jamir. Welcome address was delivered by president, BJP 4 Ghaspani 1, Vitoho Y Zhimomi and short speeches by state spokesperson, Hokaito Zhimomi, chairman Diphupar Village Council while vote of thanks was proposed by DLU general secretary, Tsalese Sangtam.
State BJYM highlights ‘Agnipath’ scheme
State Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) on Wednesday, highlighted the “Agnipath” scheme at BJP office, Dimapur.
Speaking on the scheme in a press conference, state BJYM president Hosheto Awomi said informed that the youth selected under the scheme would be known as “Agniveers”.
Hosheto said the scheme would motivate the youth to serve in the armed forces for a period of four years and has been designed to enable a youthful profile of the armed forces.
It will provide an opportunity to the youth who may be keen to don the uniform, he informed.
He also highlighted key features, benefits of the scheme for armed forces and its eligibility.
Meanwhile, BJYM NEC member and in-charge BJYM Meghalaya Arvind Dawani said the scheme will be a “game changer and a “revolutionary idea” in the 21st century modern defense system.
After four years, the cadres will also be given an opportunity to apply and become a regular defense soldier, he added.
When asked about how BJYM Nagaland will be reaching out to the people of the state, BJYM Nagaland general secretary Imnaningkum informed that BJYM Nagaland will take the advantage of social media and other platforms so that the youth of the state would avail the benefits of the scheme at the right time.

Jacob Zhimomi speaking at “Garib Kalyan Jansabha” programme. (NP)


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