Governor lauds PM Modi for demonetisation Correspondent KIPHIRE, NOV15 (NPN) :Published on 16 Nov. 2016 12:57 AM IST Nagaland Governor P.B. Acharya on Tuesday lauded the decision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to pull out Rs. 500 and Rs. 1,000 currency notes, saying it was an excellent step to washout black money from the country. The demonetisation of Rs. 500 and 1000 notes would usher in changes at the same time keep check and minimize corruption, said Acharya this during his visit to Kiphire along with his wife Kavita Acharya on Tuesday.
Acharya said wherever there is insurgency, development remains stalled and this is the wish of Prime Minister Modi to resolve the Naga political issue at the earliest and bring in rapid development in the region. The governor called upon the people of Kiphire district, which has people from various tribes, to be united and to live peacefully.
He said Kiphire district was not just rich in mineral resources, but could also become a tourism hotspot in the region.
Acharya also visited Kiphire Village Government Primary School and directed the school authorities to provide Mid-Day Meal regularly to the students. He later joined the students for lunch.
United Sangtam Students Conference (USSC) who met the Governor also submitted a memorandum citing three point-development programme that was needed-- Development of proposed Tizu inland waterway from Longmatra to Avankhu, establishment of Medical institute in Kiphire and Construction of Multi Community centre at Kiphire. Later, Governor, accompanied by Power minister C. Kipili Sangtam visited District Hospital Kiphire, District Jail Kiphire and had a general meeting at Hopongkyu Memorial Hall, Kiphire.
At Hopongkyu, the programme was chaired by DC Kiphire Sedevikho Khro. Short speeches were delivered by C. Kipili Sangtam, Hd. GB Kiphire town, Sepithong Sangtam and executive chairman Justin Khatomong T while vote of thanks was delivered by USLP vice president K. Tsilise Sangtam.