Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio (L) felicitating the newly elected MLA H Chuba Chang during the PDA thanksgiving service in Kohima on Tuesday.

The ruling People’s Democratic Alliance (PDA) government held a thanksgiving programme on completion of three years of governance in Nagaland in Kohima on Tuesday.

Newly elected MLA H Chuba Chang of the Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party was also felicitated on the occasion.

Chang was elected unopposed in the recent by-election to the Noksen Assembly constituency under Tuensang district.

In his address, chief minister Neiphiu Rio said the thanksgiving service was significant because it comes at the backdrop of the completion of three years of PDA government.

Rio said while progressive achievements were made in the past three years, the government has been bogged down with an entire year of battling the global pandemic.

He said the remaining two years of the government’s tenure is most crucial and important in fulfilling the promises of the manifestos and the common minimum programme.

Rio stated that there are several crucial and important issues that need to be faced but most important in the agenda is to deliver good governance under a spirit of transparency and justice.

He added that efforts like the establishment of the Staff Selection Board, removal of VIP culture, improved e-governance and use of technology to combat governance challenges remain at the core of the government’s initiatives.

Rio congratulated Chang on being elected unopposed from the Noksen constituency.

He said Chang has been elected to Nagaland Assembly for the fifth time.

Rio urged upon the ministers and other legislators and rank and file of the party organisations to rededicate towards the service of the people.

He reminded all that there is a need to make concrete efforts to ensure that the policies and programmes of the government reach the targeted sections in letter and spirit.

Rio said the people have enormous expectations from the government. “Our responsibility is to reach governance to the doorsteps of every household and each one of us must make sincere efforts towards realisation of this aspiration,” he stressed.

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