KOHIMA, Jan 25 (NEPS): Governor of Nagaland PB Acharya expressed the hope that the “Framework Agreement” signed between the Government of India and NSCN (IM) would result in an “early respectable and acceptable solution to protracted Naga political issue.”
In his message to the people of the State on the eve of the 70th Republic Day Anniversary, the Governor said, “Peace is pre-requisite for development” and further informed that the Centre had been successful in bringing all the Naga armed groups to negotiating table.
Lauding Prime Minister Narendra Modi for showing the political will to address the Naga issue, Acharya hoped that the “Framework Agreement” signed between the Government of India and NSCN (IM) almost three-and-half years back at Delhi would “result in an early respectable and acceptable solution to protracted Naga political issue.”
“It is with boundless pride and joy that we celebrate our 70th Republic Day of our Motherland BHARAT. On this momentous occasion, we also gratefully recall the struggle and sacrifices made by hundreds of patriots, men & women who laid their lives for the freedom we enjoy today,” the Governor said. “On this historic day, in the year 1950, we the People of India adopted our Constitution which was framed by Bharata Ratna Dr B R Ambedkar, that made India into a Sovereign and Democratic Republic Nation, whereby, Justice, Equality, and Liberty was ensured to one and all.”
Acharya also paid tribute to Rani Ma Gaiginiu, a Naga, and great freedom fighter of North East India, on her birthday, today.
He also made a special appeal to all educated youth to come back to Nagaland and strengthen the village economy and contribute to making Nagaland a vibrant economically self-sufficient, prosperous and Golden Nagaland.
Appreciating the State Government for their initiatives for all-round development of the State in tune with “Sabka Sath Sabka Vikas,” the Governor said, “Let us renew our pledge, on this historic day, to rededicate ourselves to the ideals of nationalism and of patriotism and to work, with commitment, dedication, trust and confidence to make Nagaland a Golden Nagaland by making economically strong, vibrant and peaceful.”
Stating that their goal should be economically independent, peaceful and prosperous State in tune with other States of the country, Acharya said they had to come out from ‘Bimaru State.’ “Let us be the equal partner in making Bharat a prosperous, strong peaceful country,” he added.