Dimapur, February 23 (NE): Delegates of Marwari Samaj, Dimapur led by its President Shri Om Prakash Sethi felicitated the only Padma Bhushan from Nagaland, Dr. S. C. Jamir on Friday, February Twenty One at his residence in Chumukedima, Dimapur.
A press release by Marwari Samaj, Dimapur reads: Appreciating Marwari Samaj for being the first Community to felicitate him after being conferred Padma Bhushan by the Govt. Of India recently, Dr. Jamir reminisced the days when the pioneers like Shri Harisankar Singhania, Late Kishan Lal Sethi, Late Mangilal Jain, Late Panna Lal Sethi, Late Sohan Lal Sethi and others had immense contribution in building Dimapur as a thriving township. He also appreciated Jain Community for the Hospital, Girls College and School built for the welfare of the public in general.
Sharing about his views on minority welfare, Dr. Jamir reminded that he always maintained a seat in the legislature for the minorities during his rule. Dr Jamir opined that the Act East Policy of GOI would open the floodgates for the development in Nagaland. Influx of foreigners would be very high at that time which needs to be monitored for better progress & protection of the indigenous inhabitants.
Appreciating the liberal views of Dr. Jamir, Sethi expressed his gratitude on behalf of Marwari communities and wished him a long life and the best of the place in the Indian history.
Shri Gopal Sharma, Secretary, Brahmin Samaj, Shri Anil Jain, Advisor, S. D. Jain Girl’s College, Shri Uma Agarwal, Secretary, Agarwal Mahasabha, Shri Ashok Agarwal, PRO, Agarwal Mahasabha, also expressed their gratitude and concerns on the occasion. Shri Virendra Singhania, Shri Naresh Jain, Shri Ajay Sethi & Shri Ravi Poddar were also present on the occasion.