50 years of Wokha District: Y Patton calls for unity, introspection and positive changes in various aspects of life

Wokha: Officers who do not have zeal to work can take voluntary retirement, says Patton

BY | Thursday, 21 December, 2023

Wokha District celebrated its Golden Jubilee on Thursday under the theme “50 years of Renewal and Transformation” at Public Ground Wokha today with Deputy Chief Minister, Yanthungo Patton gracing the occasion as the Chief Guest. Agriculture Advisor Mhathung Yanthan, MLA Y Mhonbemo Humtsoe, MLA Achumbemo Kikon and Ex MLA S.S Ezung were also present at the program.

Addressing the occasion, Patton extended warm jubilee greetings and expressed his gratitude for the love and support he has received from the people of the district. He emphasised on the importance unity and also called for introspection and positive changes in various aspects of life, urging people to reflect on our lives and actively pursue positive transformations.

Encouraging district officers to prioritize their work for the well-being of the people, the Deputy Chief Minister assured the cooperation of the government for any developmental work in the district. He also stated that officers who do not have the zeal to work can take voluntary retirement.

Further, Patton also advised Wokha Deputy Commissioner to monitor the attendance and leave status of the government officials and advised the DC to make it known to the higher ups in case of many days of absence without prior information.

He lauded the Lotha Hoho for keeping a watch on this issue and also urged the other civil society organisations to check, enquire and informed the Government if this kind of issue arises.

Patton invoked blessings of prosperity and success for the Lotha community in various spheres, including education, business, farming, and civil services exams.

MLA, Achumbemo Kikon expressed that jubilee is a celebration of achievement of the past and stated that Wokha is not only blessed in agriculture but is also blessed with human resources. Expressing Lotha community as forward-looking community and advanced tribe amongst the committee of the Naga nation, he highlighted Wokha District as place where great history has been created not only for the Lotha’s alone but for the Nagas as a whole.

Kikon also said, we have also proven ourselves that we are from a land of plenty in terms of producing great leaders and great officers. He urged everyone to take this jubilee as an opportunity to rededicated and initiate good things for one’s own people and community in order to receive the same blessings.

MLA Y Mhonbemo Humtsoe expressed heartfelt jubilee greetings to all the people gathered. Talking on the theme “50 years of Renewal and Transformation”, he emphasized on the need of reflecting one’s own lifestyle. Humtsoe said that jubilee is known as a day of celebration and a platform to address issues of the community and urged everyone to take the opportunity to discuss and come out with a solution. He also urged the individuals to prioritize societal welfare over personal interests in order to inherent a prosperous society leading to positive changes in personal lives.

Advisor Mhathung Yanthan, in his speech, highlighted that the establishment of Wokha as headquarter was more than a mere administrative change symbolizing a deep acknowledge of the courage inherent by the Lotha People. Yanthan expressed that this 50th Jubilee celebration extends beyond a mere celebration as it serves a resounding call for uniform introspection on achievements scored by the Lotha’s. He encouraged the gatherings to navigate the intricate tapestry of the past, embrace the present and urged everyone to cast a vision towards a future filled with optimism and promise. Yanthan wished for a journey ahead to be marked by achievements, growth and unity amongst the Lotha community.

Er. Mhondamo Ovung, Chairman, Lotha Hoho in his speech congratulated the Committee Members of the Golden Jubilee for the successful Wokha District 50 years jubilee. He also stated that we should honour this jubilee as we do not know if some of us will still make it to the next platinum jubilee. He emphasized on the word “growth”. He stated that celebrating Golden Jubilee means celebrating growth as it defines the honesty of the people and accept constructive criticism, and this attitude is called growth.

The occasion was followed by Cultural presentation from Lotsü Cultural Group, Golaghat Cultural Group and Tug of War. Senthan Cultural Group, Longsa presented a special Folk song while special number was presented by Thunglamo Ngullie and Zareni C. Kithan.

The program was chaired by Dr N Janbemo Humtsoe, Member, Program Committee; M Rhonbemo Murry dedicated a special prayer for Wokha District; Welcome address was presented by Ajit Kumar Ranjan, IAS; Vote of thanks was delivered by Nuhuta Tunyi, SDO (C) Wokha.

The program was followed by a Jubilee feast.

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