Nagaland governor P B Acharya on Wednesday said the newspapers in the state are doing a wonderful and better job than the political parties even as running a newspaper has been a herculean task.
However, he pointed out that the newspapers were not reaching every nook and corner of the state in time. Acharya attributed this to poor road infrastructure in the state.
The governor was speaking at the inaugural function of the office building of to be launched another newspaper of the state, Nagaland Today.
He pointed out that the people outside know Nagaland as insurgency-ravaged state. He, however, lamented that the people in others parts of India do not even have the desire to know how the Northeast India is.
“We have failed to showcase our good parts to the outside world. We have beautiful culture, identity and tribes,” Acharya stated. In this, he said the media has a major role to play.
According to Acharya, Nagaland has all the potentials to be a great state of India. Emphasizing that it is time to go the people in the remotest areas, the governor said running away from problems will not solve problems.
He also put emphasis to improving the education system and the lives of the villagers. “The achievers should be the givers as the community is life,” he said while pointing out that once educated, our youths run out of the state.
He further alleged that the NGOs working in different parts of the state were making money instead of empowering people.
Acharya recalled a visit to a government school in remote Mon district where he found that the mid-day meal was provided to the school children only on the day when he visits the school. This was happening despite New Delhi pouring in money to the state, he said.
“We have to solve our own problems. No one will do it for us,” the governor added.