Kohima: Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) working president Alemtemshi Jamir affirmed that the Party believes in innovation, transparency and accountability while carrying the voice of the people for positive change towards all round development and progress.
He was speaking during the NDPP Women Organization Kohima Region outreach program with 8th Western Angami A/C Women Organization and their units of NDPP under Kohima Region at Sechü Zubza Council Hall on November 6.
Expounding on political parties formation, Jamir said it is a group of people coming together with a thought to take forward the people with determination. They have common aspiration and ideology which are brought in the party’s manifesto to change the world, he said.
He highlighted that NDPP has done away with VIP culture showing to the world that MLAs and Ministers are public servants.
Saying that NDPP has a concept of meritocracy to induct the most capable, he reiterated saying that the government has therefore decided to go ahead with the Service Selection Board, despite some disgruntlement from certain quarters.
On the Globe symbol of the party, Jamir said the reality of cock symbol is fading away and it is a symbol of the past but now it is time to think global and act locally to grow with the world. Our symbol is targeting the future Nagaland to cope with the changes in the world, he claimed.
The ideology of NDPP is clear and it is a party of the future, he said.
Stressing on the modern technological intrusions to the levels of Artificial Intelligence, he said NDPP is giving importance towards the Sustainable Development Goals for the overall progress of the state.
Appreciating the proposal of the constituency to have a women candidate from the constituency , Jamir expressed optimism that Western Angami A/C will be the first constituency in the state to have a women representative in the Assembly.
He wished that more women leaders from the constituency would come forward to be leaders in different levels and also political arena.
On gender issues, he asserted that NDPP believes in equality for women and is determined to give equal opportunity to women.
Jamir expressed hope that the constituency would stand strong on the political aspirations of the NDPP and work towards the party’s win from the constituency for the common welfare.
NDPP Central vice president Vikehelie Victor delivering a short speech said that the NDPP though a new party has been successfully running the affairs of the state for the last almost three and half years.
Soon state elections will be held and therefore we should all work together for the success of the party candidate to be in the government, he said.
He also challenged the party women organization of the region to set up eligible leaders to work for the Naga people in general.
Pointing that Western Angami region is tagged with following gender inequality, he said the region has capable women leaders whose service needs to be utlised in the future to overcome the issue, he said.
The contribution and hard work of women in politics cannot be overlooked as they are a strong part of a party, he said.
NDPP women organization Kohima region president Kekhrienuo Meyase said they have been conducting the outreach programme in order to develop better coordination and understanding of the party at the grassroots level thereby having a stronger party to work for the overall welfare of the state.
She also emphasized on the role of women in politics saying that women can do much better if she is not discriminated negatively on character lines. In this, she said women’s involvement in politics would strengthen the process of development and progress.
The Electoral population of women is more, and therefore requested the party legislators to appoint at least one woman PS to work for women welfare in the constituency.
She also asked the party to grant a party ticket to an intended women candidate in the 2023 state elections, adding that real change and political reformation in politics is not possible without involvement in politics.
NDPP Central Women vice president Alebu Sanchu and NDPP 8th Western Angami A/C president Neivikuolie Khtasü also exhorted the gathering to work together to win all the seats under Kohima district.
They also appealed to all to develop better coordination and work for the betterment of the party under the leadership of Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio and NDPP president Chingwang Konyak.
Chaired by NDPP 8th Western Angami A/C women organisation president K Ali Tungoe the program commenced with prayer by its treasurer Rokovo-ü. Advisor 8th WA A/C Pelevinuo S. Shuya delivered the welcome address with a special number by Atto and vote of thanks by vice president Bano.