Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu being felicitated by Nagaland CM Neiphiu Rio in Dimapur on October 07, 2021. Nagaland Governor Prof. Jagdish Mukhi is also seen in the photo. (PIB)
Dimapur: Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on October 7, 2021, called for fast-tracking infrastructure development and connectivity projects in the North East for the all-round development of the region.
He said that infrastructure development is vital to improving the ease of living, enhancing trade, improving schooling outcomes, health indicators, security situation and attracting tourists to the region.
The Vice President was speaking at an event marking the virtual inauguration of various buildings and complexes in Nagaland- Office Building of Directorate of IT & C, Kohima, buildings of a few government high schools and the Ministers’ Residential Complex, Kohima.
VP Naidu, who is on a tour of the North East, arrived in Nagaland on Thursday.
Referring to the Sustainable Development Goal indicators in the SDG India Index 2021, the Vice President appreciated the performance of Nagaland with respect to certain indices such as ‘gender equality’, ‘decent work and economic growth’, and ‘life on land’.
He called for improvement in indicators such as health and well-being, industry, innovation and infrastructure. The Vice President lauded Nagaland for being the state with the lowest crimes against women in the entire nation.
Calling for complete transparency in the execution of infrastructure projects, the Vice President said that there should be “zero tolerance towards corruption as corruption is the enemy of development.”
Later, the Vice President interacted with the HSSLC 2021 Toppers from Nagaland and the National Teacher Awardees from the state.
VP Naidu encouraged them to aim high and continue to pursue excellence in academics.
The Vice President also interacted with Governor’s award winners from the state in the fields of literature, culture and performing arts.
He noted that art and music are integral part of our culture and heritage and there is a need to preserve them with earnestness.
Nagaland Governor Prof. Jagdish Mukhi, Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio, Nagaland Chief Secretary J. Alam and other dignitaries were present during the event. (Press Release)