Peren, January 21 (NEx): Jalukie Pungchi inauguration programme was held on January 21st, 2021 at the residence of Jalukie Pungchi Chairman with Leader of Opposition NLA, T.R. Zeliang as the Special Guest. The Village was established on October 22nd, 2012 and was recognised by the Government of Nagaland on October 12th, 2017.
T. R. Zeliang in his inaugural speech stated that Jalukie Pungchi is one of the largest in terms of area amongst the Jalukie Villages and have the potential to become an Urban settlement very soon. He also mentioned that Jalukie Valley is blessed with the best and most fertile land in Nagaland and is also regarded as the Rice Bowl of Nagland, therefore, he appealed the people to take up sustainable farming and plantation which can yield more income.
Stating that the village is located in the foothill of Peren District, he encouraged the village authority to make a masterplan inorder to make it a model village with well planned roads, drainage etc.
Zeliang also added that Govt. Jobs are scarce so we must look for alternative source of income. Further, he encouraged the Jalukie Valley people to work hard and smart so that the valley can be the next Punjab of Nagaland which can hold the economy of the State.
Further, he urged the land owners not to sell their lands for short term relief but instead protect and preserve for generations to come.
Earlier, the Special Guest upon his arrival unveiled the Monolith at Peren District Welcome Gate while dedicatory prayer was pronounced by Rev. Ngimrai.
The inaugural programme was chaired by Albert N Hau & Icamceu N Hau while welcome address was proposed by Jalukie Pungchi Chairman, Hainlang and short speeches were also delivered by ADC Jalukie, Dr. Tinojongshi Chang and Kelei Zeliang.
Other highlights of the programme included; Special no. by Nangkamlak Pame, folk dance by Jalukie Students’ Union and special dance by Gorkha Baptist Church Fellowship.
(With inputs from DPRO Peren)