Nagaland Governor, P B Acharya on Monday inaugurated the Seluophe Model Village under Dimapur district in the State.
Seluophe village was adopted as Model Village by Lok Sabha MP, Neiphiu Rio under Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana (SAGY) for implementing various developmental schemes of the government. Seluophe is the second village adopted by Rio, the first one being Longwa village under Mon district which he adopted last year, stated an official release.
Addressing the inaugural function as chief guest at the newly constructed amphitheatre of Seluophe village, Acharya quoted Prime Minister Narenda Modi’s words, ‘India belongs to villages and, unless villages are developed, India will not develop’. He said Modi launched SAGY in 2014 with this vision.
Appreciating Rio for already adopting two villages in Nagaland under SAGY, the Governor observed that if the two MPs and elected MLAs adopted five villages in five years (one village in one year), then Nagaland would develop at a faster pace.
Encouraging the people to work a little harder to make Nagaland self-sufficient, Acharya remarked that God had bestowed the State with rich natural resources and that it had every potential to become a very rich State. He further advised the villagers of Seluophe to live up to the expectation as a model village in order to move forward.
The Governor also handed over keys of ambulances purchased from the MP‘s fund to Zuneboto and Longleng district officials on the occasion. An ambulance each would also be given to Eastern Nagaland Peoples Organisation (ENPO) of Dimapur and Kohima from the MP’s fund, informed the official release.
The Governor also released a report on Seluophe village during the inaugural programme.
Rio, who was the chief host of the occasion, reminded the gathering of Modi’s vision for developing villages, where Rural Development department would serve as the nodal department. He expressed gratitude to the Governor for inaugurating the SAGY village where several projects, including guest house, amphitheatre, playground, furniture unit, weaving unit, fishery ponds, rostrum, link and approach roads within village, table sawmill unit, etc, were set up from the MP’s fund.
While pointing out that development of village requires help from the government, Rio also reminded the villagers to properly maintain the infrastructure and work harder for economic progress. He also thanked the villagers for their unity and leadership because of which it was possible to make Seluophe a model village.