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LONGLEN, Aug 17: Parliamentary Secretary, Land Resource Department & Excise, B.S. Nganlang Phom inaugurated the new office building of District Project Officer, Longleng on 16th August 2017, in the presence of Secretary, Land Resource Department, Nagaland, Y. Kikheto Sema, IAS, Director, Land Resource Department, Hoto Yeptho, Deputy Commissioner, Y. Denngan, Joint Director, Avennoho Phom, SP, Longleng, A. Pangjung Jamir, HODs, NGOs led by President PPC, public leaders and general public of Oukshok.
In his inaugural speech, B.S. Nganlang expressed gratitude to his team of departmental officials led by the Secretary and the Director, for completing the new DPO office at Longleng successfully. He thanked the contractor for the quality workmanship of the building maintaining that it the best in the state.
Asserting that politicians come and go, Nganlang appealed to the departmental official to maintain the legacy of good workmanship behind for the younger generation to carry forward and move towards the right perspectives. Lamenting bad legacy to be the essence of corruption the Nagas are living with today, he urged the people to initiate and intervene into issues with innovative ideas to progress. For effective implementation of government policies and programmes, he maintained the Government requires suggestions, directions and cooperation from the civil societies and stakeholders.
Secretary, Land Resource Department, Y. Kikheto Sema, IAS, speaking on the occasion as the guest of honour, called on the staff and the people of the district to maintain cleanliness of the office and set a living example to others to follow suit. He lauded the Director for keeping the Directorate of Land Resource Department neat and clean calling the directorate as one of the best directorate in the state, constructed with least expenditure compared to other 22 directorates.
Lauding the landowner for donating the land free of cost to the department Y. Kikheto Sema said, it was the first of its kind, where a Naga landowner became a land donor. He expressed that such good gesture should be disseminated to other landowners who creates hindrance for development all over the state.
Director, Land Resource Department, Hoto Yeptho presented a brief report on the new office building construction. He informed that the office was constructed under the Special Plan Assistant (SPA) and lauded B.S. Nganlang for availing the fund from Delhi through the then Chief Minister, N. Rio. He informed that the Land Resource Department, a comparatively new department, with the completion of DPO office, Longleng has completed DPO office in the 11 districts of the state.
Yeptho appealed to the people of the district to take the responsibility of ownership of the new office to enable the department’s officials to discharge their duties smoothly under the protection of the people for the development of the people.
The program was chaired by DPO, Longleng, I. Acato Chishi while, Pastor, Oukshok Baptist Church, H. Chingko dedicated the new office building.