Sep 09, 2010

Nagalim: Ansari To Meet Naga Groups

Indian Vice-President Hamid Ansari plans to meet with representatives of Naga organizations next week to discuss various issues confronting the Naga people. 


Below is an article published by The Telegraph:


Naga organisations will meet Vice-President Hamid Ansari when he visits the state next week to inaugurate the World Bamboo Day.

During his three-day visit commencing September 18, Ansari will also meet Governor Nikhil Kumar, chief minister Neiphiu Rio, the council of ministers, senior government officials and top defence officials.

Government sources said Ansari would meet representatives of Naga organisations and discuss various issues confronting the Naga people.

The commissioner and secretary of information and public relations department, M.K. Mero, said the Naga organisations have been asked to submit their agenda for discussion with Ansari.

The Naga Hoho, Naga Students’ Federation, Naga Mothers’ Association, Eastern Nagaland People’s Organisation, church leaders and tribal leaders are expected to meet Ansari and apprise him of the need to expedite the Naga peace process and speedy development of the state.

Rio will host a special dinner for Ansari at Heritage Bungalow on September 18 evening. Earlier that day, Ansari will inaugurate the World Bamboo Day at Kisama, 12km from here.

On September 19, he will visit Tuensang. He will address a public meeting at the town and later visit Tuensang village. During his stay here, he will visit the Commonwealth War Cemetery.

The Rio government will host the World Bamboo Day under the aegis of the World Bamboo Organisation on the theme, Bamboo for Livelihood and Community Development. Over 200 participants from around the world will take part in the functions.