30 July : Minister for Urban Development & Higher Education Shürhozelie today inaugurated the SDO (C) Hq. at Sechü (Zubza). Speaking on the occasion the Minister expressed his happiness to be a part of the celebration and thanked the area people for their hospitality.
He said that Nagaland has come a long way from the time when it was under Assam with only one Deputy Commissioner and later the formation of the state with only three districts – Kohima, Mokokchung and Tuensang. He credited the upgradation of the EAC Hq. to Nagaland Legislative Assembly Speaker Kiyanilie who had put forward the agenda during a Cabinet meeting last year.
The Minister said that with the changing times people from the villages are migrating to towns rampantly creating congestion in town areas. To look into all this the Minister said that urban development is launching a nationwide programme (JNNURM) and City Development Plan which will first be implemented in the state capital and later on in the other districts as well. Sechü, being in the National Highway-39, the Minister said that the town should emerge as a properly planned model town and thereby setting an example for others to follow suit. He also said that the upgradation of the administrative office at Sechü is a long felt need of the area people which should now effectively and efficiently provide administrative coverage to the people of the area.
Speaker Kiyanilie in his short speech expressed gratitude to the Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio and Minister Shürhozelie who have been instrumental for upgradation of the administrative hq. He said that the DAN government is concerned for the welfare and development of the people and urged upon the area people to live up to the expectations.
Welcome speech was delivered by President WAPO, Dr. Kepelhousie Terhüja and vote of thanks was tendered by Chairmans Sechü VillageCouncil Mhasikhotuo Zhunyu. The programme was chaired by ADC Kohima Zeneituo Yano. The programme was attended by MLA & Chairman NHHDC, Dr. Nicky Kire, representatives of various Public Organisations, senior government officials, NGOs and public.