Signal Angami village celebrates foundation day
Dimapur, Feb. 17 (EMN): Signal Angami village under Dimapur district observed its 80th foundation day on Monday at the village Panchayal Hall with chief medical officer of Mon Dr. Kechongol Sophie as main speaker.
According to a press release received here, Sophie who spoke on the topic “Towards Unity & Progress”, enlightened the gathering by stating that “progress means bringing people to the desired place and in the process people might take wrong direction”. He considered people who learn from mistakes and take the right path as “most progressive”.
The chief medical officer ‘encouraged the gathering to contribute ideas and materials towards the needs of the village, citing the example of Changlangshu villagers under Mon district who made their health centre the best PHC in Mon district through their voluntary contribution with a little help from the state government and NGO’. He also emphasised on the need to develop a children park and marketing sheds in Nagaland villages.
Signal Angami village chairman Keneichosul Sophie paid homage to the founding members of the village, stating that they had a hard time while establishing the new village ‘due to unfavourable climatic and political situation” then. He said that “during the pre-Indian Independence period under British empire, a British Signal Company was stationed here in the village; this is how the place got its name as Signal. Later, it was rechristened as Signal Mikhir and thereafter Signal Angami on February 17, 1968’.
Prominent citizens of the village like former MLA Nyemli Phom and retired director of Soil and Water Conservation Limameren also spoke at the event. Village council member Sashi Longkumer delivred the welcome address and VDB secretary K Bao Tetso pronounced vote of thanks.
The foundation day celebration was marked by mass feast.