Mizoram: Gov. hopes President’s visit will bring major issues to forefront

Nirbhay-Sharma Mizoram governor

Story highlights

  • Mizoram Governor Lt Gen (Retd) Nirbhay Sharma expressed optimism
  • He hopes the visit of President to the state will forefront the prolonged issues
  • President on his 4-day maiden visit to the three states starting from WB

Lt Gen (Retd) Nirbhay Sharma, the Governor of Mizoram has recently expressed an optimistic side of the President’s visit to the state. He also hopes that this visit will bring major issues to the forefront the state is experiencing since a long time.

Kovind hailed Mizoram as “special”

President Ramnath Kovind is on his four-day visit to the three states including West Bengal, Mizoram, and Nagaland.

This visit started on November 29 from West Bengal where he received civic reception by the State Government and Kolkata Municipal Corporation.

On November 30, President visited Mizoram where he addressed the populace and became the second President to address the people in Mizoram after respected soul APJ Kalam. He during his speech also hailed Mizoram as “Special”.

On his visit to the state, he said the state is a role model for the world in terms of peaceful resolution of political disputes.

“The Mizo Accord of 1986 has been honored by all sides, and an insurgency situation ended with all stakeholders agreeing to work peacefully for the greater common good of the state and its people. This is a miracle of our times. It gives us an insight into Mizo society -a society of honorable men and women.”

After his visit to the state, the Governor of Mizoram now hopes that this visit will bring many prolonged issues to the forefront and the government will notice it and act accordingly.

Adding to this, he said, “Mizoram occupied a strategic place in the Act East Policy, but while it achieved admirably in various human development indices and social indicators such as literacy rate and sex ratio, the infrastructural deficit was acute.”

“The way ahead is to enhance connectivity in all its dimensions – i-ways (information ways), highways, airways, railways and waterways; ‘panch tatva’ as our Hon’ble Prime Minister (Narendra Modi) has called it in the context of the North East,” he added.

Also Read: President Kovind on his Maiden Visit to WB, Mizoram and Nagaland

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