Newmai News Network
DIMAPUR, Aug 04: The ruling Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) has resolved today that its MLAs and all its members who have been appointed to various government positions will contribute one month’s salary to the fund drive, which will be donated to the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund for the victims of recent natural calamities in Nagaland.
This resolution was adopted during the party’s Central Executive Board emergency meeting along with NDPP MLAs including Chief Minister of Nagaland, Neiphiu Rio.
The meeting also resolved that the NDPP will carry out a statewide fund drive from all rank and file of the party to donate voluntarily in order to contribute towards the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund and donate towards relief and rehabilitation of those people who are going through difficulties and are suffering due to the calamities in Nagaland.
The NDPP then appealed to all concerned to come forward and contribute towards the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund so that “the Naga family can collectively help each other during this difficult period”. The NDPP said that it is time for all sections to show “our concerns with deeds in whatever manner possible and share the burden collectively”. It further appealed, “Let us rise above all differences and supports each other in this hour of crisis”.
The meeting of the NDPP then expressed its “deepest condolences” to the members of the bereaved families who have lost precious lives during the calamities that took place in different parts of the State in the aftermath of incessant rains. The party also expressed its concern towards the citizens whose lives have been disrupted due to landslides and floods that have adversely impacted the State.
The NDPP then extended its appreciation to the State Government and all the government agencies for the tireless efforts in executing disaster management exercises and combating the forces of nature to ease the sufferings of the people. The NDPP also said it appreciated the fact that the State Government is alive to the situation and all agencies are on high alert for facing any eventuality under the given circumstances.
The NDPP also extended its appreciation to the Government of India for positively responding to the people of Nagaland by sending the Union MoS (Home), Kiren Rijiju, who is arriving in the State on August 5, 2018, to take stock of the overall situation and review the extent of damage caused by the natural calamities.