Kohima, January 20 (NEx): The Chief Minister of Nagaland, Neiphiu Rio inaugurated Noklak as the 12th District of Nagaland on January 20th, 2021 at public ground Noklak Hq in the presence of Dy.Chief Minister, Y.Patton, Advisor L.Khumo and Advisor H.Haiying.
Speaking at the inaugural ceremony of Noklak District cum Khaozaosie- Hok-Ah festival as special Guest, CM Neiphiu Rio wished the best to the people of Noklak and expressed hoped that Noklak district will set a good example.
Rio further encouraged all to have a competitive spirit and to co-operate with the government for all round development and called upon the people of Noklak district to be self sufficient and encouraged the young people to start modern farming.
The Chief Minister tagged Noklak District as the ‘Frontier District’, the district being located in the international boundary with Myanmar which connects to other east and south east countries. He called upon all to safeguard and protect the region. With regards to the COVID-19 vaccine, Rio mentioned that preference will be given to health care workers, frontal workers and elderly people who are above 50 years of age.
Rio also greeted the people of Khiamniungan community a Happy Khaozaosie-Hok-Ah festival, the festival of Thanksgiving and hoped that it would usher in a prosperous year.
Deputy Chief Minister, Y.Patton while exhorting the gathering adviced the people of Noklak District to be peace loving and unite with the neighboring districts and said that though Noklak district is located in the far end of Nagaland, it is the gateway to the east. If people are united, he said Noklak will be a more advanced district in Nagaland and further advised the people to avoid land issues when development comes.
Advisor, Fisheries & Aquatic Resources, Eco. & Statistics and Evaluation, L.Khumo lauded the dynamic leadership of CM Neiphiu Rio and Dy.CM Y.Patton and the PDA government for inaugurating Noklak District. He also appreciated all who had rendered help and efforts to make Noklak district into reality and urged the people of Noklak District to be peace loving citizens.
Advisor Prisons, Printing & Stationery H.Haiying said that, for the people of Noklak 20th January will be a historic day. The people of Noklak have been longing and cherishing for the district and today it has been fulfilled, Haiying stated. He said that Noklak district is the gateway to the east and expressed hope that, with the help of government, it will become the real gateway to the eastern countries.
Chief Secretary, J.Alam, IAS, Deputy Commissioner Tuensang, Kumar Ramnikant, IAS, President, Khiamniungan Tribal Council M.Thangou also spoke during the occasion.
Executive Secretary, Khiamniungan Baptist Churches Association, P.Hempao Lam dedicated the Monolith during the inaugural ceremony and special numbers were presented by K.Okie and the forlic band.
Meanwhile, the Vice President of India released a video on Noklak District profile and extended his best wishes to the new district.
Earlier, Deputy Commissioner Noklak, Reny Wilfred, IAS welcomed the gathering and vote of thanks was delivered by Superintendent of Police Noklak, Dr. Pritpal Kaur Batra, IPS.
(News source: DIPR)