Kohima: Governor R.N Ravi said he has has immensely benefited his personal and professional life by the honest friendship given by the Nagas.
Ravi was speaking at the Welcome Reception programme held on Thursday (1st August) at State Banquet Hall in Kohima. Stating that five years back when Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave him the responsibility as the Interlocutor to Naga peace talks, the Governor said he accepted the responsibility as not a mere job, but has been looking and pursuing it as a mission of his life.
The Governor said over the years he has been receiving the immense love and cooperation extended to him by the Naga people, including the NGOs, and the elective representatives of the state.
Ravi said it is the accumulative contribution of all that we have come so close, that the final settlement seems within the glass and is optimistic about the issue. In assuming the office of the Governor of Nagaland, Ravi stated that it would be his endeavour to take the responsibilities and work of his predecessor to the next higher level.
The Governor also said Nagaland is blessed with immense natural beauty and resources and is home to one of the finest sets of human being. Stating that Youth of Nagaland are inherently talented and among the best in the country and the world, Ravi said there is unlimited potential of the people and the land. The Governor further said that he has no doubt that together we will achieve what we all have been looking for.
He also said there is a window of opportunity for all of us and added that Nagaland cannot afford to miss it.
Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio, while welcoming the Governor said that the entire Naga community is looking forward to Ravi’s tenure with high hopes and expectations. Rio expressed hope that with the coming of Ravi to Nagaland will pave the way for the breakthrough to ensure a final resolution for the political solution.
Opposition leader TR Zeliang was also expressed optimism that the present ongoing dialogue mediated by Ravi, as the state governor and as interlocutor to the peace talk will arrive at a conclusion sooner.