Elected representatives from Wokha urge Lotha officers to work with sincerity, dedication for welfare of all

Wokha: Kikon tells officers that settling down in one’s birth place after retirement can lead to development in the land

BY | Saturday, 8 July, 2023

The Lotha Officers’ Association (LOA) conducted its Genral Conferenceon Saturday at Tiyi Hall, Wokha with Nagaland Deputy Chief Minister Yanthungo Patton as the chief guest, MLA and Advisor of Agriculture Mhathung Yanthan as the special guest. MLA 38 AC Y Mhonbemo Humtsoe, MLA 40 AC Achumbemo Kikon and Advisor to Chief Minister Dr. Chumben Murry were attended the meeting.

After inaugurating the constitution of the Lotha Officers’ Association, Deputy CM Y Patton urged the Lotha officers to give the best service to the people with sincerity and dedication wherever they are posted as they are the ambassadors of the Lotha community. He appealed for co-operation from LOA to bring change in the community while assuring that the elected representatives from the district will always extend support and cooperate with the officers’ forum for the benefit of the community.

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On the Uniform Civil Code (UCC), Patton said that the Nagaland State Government is doing its best to convince the Central Government to exempt implementation of the UCC in the tribal dominated areas. He also informed that the Central government has assured that not only to the tribal’s dominated areas, but UCC will be exempted in the Christians dominated areas as well.

MLA and Advisor Mhathung Yanthan, in his address, urged the young officers in service to work with passion and dedication so that they will have no regrets after retirement. He also stressed on need to upgrade the education systemin the district and advocated to end the menace on drugs.

In his short speech, MLA Achumbemo Kikon mentioned an agenda (Wokha Sub-divisional District plan) he had put forward during the Planning Board meeting which was held on 22 June 2023.  Kikon said that he believes that this agenda will bring progress to the district of Wokha and appealed for support from the Lotha Society.

Quoting Otto Von Bismark, “With bad laws and good civil servants, it’s still possible to govern, But with bad civil servants, even the best possible laws can’t help”, Kikon encouraged the Officers to work hand in hand with the politicians for better development and progress. He also added that settling down in one’s birth place after retirement can lead to development.

MLA Y M Humstoe stated that he is ever grateful to Deputy CM for initiating to meet and work together irrespective of any political parties for the betterment of the Lotha community and Nagas as a whole.

He encouraged the members of LOA to unite and work together as one for the uplifting of the younger generations of the Lotha. He stressed that that such kind of gathering should not just be mere programme but should produce fruitful progress. Humtsoe also appealed all the members of LOA to work diligently and selflessly for the welfare of the society.

Advisor to Chief Minister Dr Chumben Murry during his speech focused on cleanliness and civic sense citing the example of Singapore.  He also stated that tax helps the state and the country’s infrastructure and services thus helping it develop and grow but the Nagas were allergic to taxes and hence we lack behind.  Murry also stated that Nagas need to live by rules.

He further mentioned that Assam is benefitting from the Nagaland Liquor Total Prohibition (NLTP) Act, 1989 imposed by Nagaland.

The program was chaired by Tsenchithung Yanthan, PGT and Khonzani K Tsanglao, PGT while K Libanthung Lotha, IAS delivered the welcome address. Earlier, the invocation was pronounced by Mhonyamo Yanthan.

A folk song was presented by Elixir Band, Wokha Village and a special song was presented by A Tsenlamo Kikon.

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