TR Zeliang: Jalukie Valley can be the next Punjab of Nagaland
DPRO & Mamang, IA Peren
Jalukie, 22 Jan: Leader of Opposition T.R. Zeliang said Jalukie valley can be the next Punjab of Nagaland while addressing the inauguration programme of Jalukie Pungchi village under Peren District on Thursday, 21st January, 2021.
The Village was established on 22nd October, 2012 and was recognised by the Government of Nagaland on 12th October, 2017. T.R. Zeliang in his inaugural speech stated Jalukie Pungchi is amongst the largest in terms of area amongst the other Jalukie Villages and has the potential to become like an urban settlement very soon.
He also mentioned that Jalukie Valley is blessed with the best and most fertile land in Nagaland and is also regarded as the Rice Bowl of Nagland. Stating that the village is located in the foothill of Peren District, he encouraged the village authority to make masterplan in order to make it a model village with a well-planned roads, drainage etc.
He said that government jobs are scarce so we must look for alternative source of income. He encouraged the Jalukie Valley people to work hard and smart so that the valley can be the next Punjab of Nagaland which can hold the economy of the State. T.R Zeliang also urged the land owners not to sell their lands for short term relief instead protect and preserve for generations to come.
Earlier, the Special Guest upon his arrival unveiled the Monolith at Peren District Welcome Gate while dedicatory prayer was pronounced by Rev. Ngimrai.
The inaugural programme was chaired by Albert N Hau & Icamceu N Hau while welcome address was proposed by Jalukie Pungchi Chairman, Hainlang and short speeches were also delivered by ADC Jalukie, Dr. Tinojongshi Chang and Kelie Zeliang.
Other highlights of the programme included; Special no. by Nangkamlak Pame, folk dance by Jalukie Students’ Union and special dance by Gorkha Baptist Church Fellowship.