Kohima, July 29 (NEx): Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio inaugurated new State Banquet Hall through a virtual programme held at the Chief Minister’s Residential Complex, Kohima on July 29, 2020.
The new State Banquet Hall was inaugurated in the presence of Nagaland Deputy CM Y Patton and Minister for Housing and Mechanical, Tongpang Ozukum. Nagaland Chief Secretary, Temjen Toy, IAS, was the Chairperson of the program.
The virtual inaugural programme of the new State Banquet hall was live streamed and telecast on Youtube and Facebook for the viewers to witness the inauguration as a protective measure to handle the pandemic.
Chief Minister of Nagaland, Neiphiu Rio in his inaugural speech said that it is a remarkable day for the State to have a world class banquet hall.
The long dream of having a suitable and standard banquet hall could be achieved today ever since the idea of having a permanent banquet hall conceived in the year 2001.
CM Rio stated that at this time of achievement, we remember our pioneers for their contribution who brought our State this far, building slowly but surely.
He acknowledged the PWDs and contractors for completing the hall at a time when a pandemic began and mentioned that it will be a privilege and moment of pride to invite the honoured guest and other official ceremonies to be observed at the new banquet hall.
He also added that it will give ample opportunities to the youths and talented people to exhibit and showcase their skill in music and arts, etc, and encouraged that this hall will be fully utilised so that it becomes a house of pride and place of blessing for everyone.
Concluding his address, Rio commented and appreciated Team Nagaland – the department frontline workers, the stakeholders, NGO’s civil societies, Hohos, volunteers and particularly the churches for their prompt response and support to handle COVID-19.
(With inputs from DIPR)