An 11-member delegation of Myanmar’s Union Solidarity and Development Party called on Nagaland Governor P.B. Acharya at the Raj Bhavan in Kohima on Saturday and expressed their desire for further developing the Naga-administered areas of Myanmar.
Nagaland Higher Education Minister Temjen Imna Along also attended the meeting.
Appreciating the delegates for their visit to Nagaland, Acharya expressed his concern for the welfare of the Nagas living in Myanmar and called for taking up development activities in the border areas of both the countries, PRO, Raj Bhavan, said in a release.
The Governor underscored the need for opening of educational institutions, hospitals, orphanages and skill development centres along the Indo-Myanmar border areas through border area development activities.
He said private public partnership welfare activates with participation from various NGOs from both India and Myanmar should be encouraged for the development and strengthening both the nations.
The Nagaland Governor said the Indian National Fellowship Centre, a Mumbai-based NGO, was working for the people of Northeast by organising student-teacher exchange programmes, medical camps in border areas.
Acharya also urged the delegation to arrange visit of other Nagas of Myanmar to Nagaland and also conduct Bharat darshan from time to time so as to strengthen ties between the two Countries. He also called for cultural exchange programmes between the two countries.
Acharya said the North East Zone Cultural Centre (NEZCC) can sponsor cultural programmes and exchanges with Myanmar Nagas. The Governor is the chairman of NEZCC.
The India Foundation, an independent research centre focussed on the issues, challenges and opportunities of the Indian polity, sponsored the visit of the Myanmarese delegation to the state.
The foundation believes in understanding contemporary India and its global context through a civilisation lens of a society on the forward move.