Kohima, Dec 11: P B Acharya, Governor of Nagaland released the “Nagaland Vision Document 2030” on Saturday at the closing ceremony of the 10-day Hornbill Festival at Naga Heritage Village of Kisama.
According to Nagaland Post, the Governor congratulated the researchers, scholars and expert groups for preparing this ‘pragmatic and realistic’ vision document for the development of this tribal-dominated state.
The Governor said that this document would serve as a guide for the all-round development of the state, and called for translating this document into reality.
Acharya also expressed hope that the Nagaland Vision 2030 would lead the Nagas to a self-sufficiency, and to build a strong, prosperous, peaceful and respectful Nagaland.
Nagaland Chief Minister T R Zeliang congratulated retired chief secretary Alemtemshi Jamir, who was the convenor of the expert group, and all the members for their commendable efforts in bringing out the document in a record time of two months.
Delivering the concluding address to mark the end of the Hornbill Festival, he also credited the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) dean, Dr Manoj Pant, and the core team for their hard work and contribution in preparing the vision document.
Seeking the support of the Governor in converting the vision into reality, Zeliang urged Acharya to use his office in expediting the implementation of ‘Act East’ policy in which Nagaland has higher stakes and hopes for the future progress and prosperity.
The Chief Minister also appealed all sections of the people of the state in taking forward and in implementing the Nagaland Vision 2030 to convert into reality.
The Vision Document 2030 states that the state of Nagaland in partnership with its citizens is committed to:
* Providing a visionary leadership and working relentlessly towards achieving long lasting peace for the State.
* Promoting a citizen-centric inclusive and accountable government with a high degree of fiscal responsibility and prudent stewardship of public funds.
* Adopting an inclusive Low Carbon Sustainable Development path that ensures employment and wealth generation, food and nutritional security to all whilst balancing, protecting and enhancing our rich and diverse environmental elements.
* Producing highly skilled, motivated and equipped individuals, developing and embracing diverse job opportunities and lifestyle choices for all ages and abilities; especially for our valuable community of young people
* Fostering responsible and ethical business environment attentive to gender and ecology that supports small and medium entrepreneurs and attracts investments.
* Building well-designed, high-quality and cost-effective infrastructure that positively contributes to the socio-economic development and provide a choice of efficient transport options for those who live, work and visit Nagaland.
* Eradicating poverty and supporting a robust rural economy through decentralised, participatory approach, adaptive to climate change that respects human and cultural diversity, livelihood security and environment stability where traditional wisdom and scientific knowledge are both valued and build upon.
* Focussing on a quality education with a broad range of formal and non-formal educational services, promoting healthy lifestyles and ensuring the availability and access to adequate and affordable healthcare and social services.
* Planning for a transformed state with gender equality where women have a greater role in governance and decision making, access to credit and asset ownership and a safe environment to live in dignity.
* Fostering a sense of community, celebrating, protecting and sustaining our traditions and culture, promoting sports and creative adventures that explore and discover the inherent talents and richness in our society.