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Nagaland CM opens road show

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Kohima, October 5, 2010: “To preserve the Naga identity, the DAN Government and the public is organising the Road Shows” said Chief Minister, Neiphiu Rio while gracing the Tsokum festival cum State Road Show as the Chief Guest. The festival of Khiamniungan, Tsokum cum State Road Show is being held under the theme “Unity and Entreprenuership” at Public Ground, Noklak.  

Rio said that the Road show is the interface between the Government and the public and is to showcase the development activities and the policies of the government to the public, which is also to extend help to the public. He said that Nagaland is land of festival where every tribe of Nagas has its own distinct festival, which is celebrated throughout the yearlong and further, added that all these tribes come together to celebrate festival of festivals at Kisama during the 1st week of December every year. Rio said that festival means celebrating the harvest of the hard work, which carries a huge meaning.  Stating that there is no place on Earth where people live without working, he called upon the unemployed youths to inculcate work culture. Citing the example of the Chakhesang people of being the most progressive tribe within Nagaland, Rio also called upon the Khiamniungan community to be progressive and hardworking people like them in future.  

Delivering the keynote address, Additional Chief Secretary and Development Commissioner, Alemtemshi Jamir IAS, said that Road Shows bring the Government and the people closer. The main aim is to show what the government is doing for the development of the people and also to learn and see the capabilities of the people so that the Government can do the necessary action for the upliftment of the people through participatory approach and inclusive planning for development process. The ACS also said that Noklak is a historical village and has tremendous potentials like biodiversity, culture, tradition, handicrafts and its natural beauty   

Cheif Secretary, Lalthara, IAS while exhorting the people the Khiamniungan's are the best dancers and best physique amongst the Nagas and further encouraged them to preserve and exhibit their rich culture and tradition. The Chief Secretary also said that the world is coming closer becoming a one global village where everyone should think of unification and not division and further urged the people to think as a part of global village.