KOHIMA: Union Minister Darshana Jardosh, currently on a four-day visit to Nagaland, concluded her day by meeting with Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio at his residence on Monday evening.
In anticipation of the forthcoming Raksha Bandhan festival on August 30, which celebrates the cherished bond between siblings, Jardosh symbolised the occasion by tying a rakhi around the Chief Minister’s wrist and extending her heartfelt wishes to him and the state.
“The festival of Rakshabandhan goes beyond geographies and binds people together with the pious Rakhi thread. A sister from the western part of India tying Rakhi to her brother from Northeast India – the CM of Nagaland Shri @Neiphiu_Rio ji with her best wishes for the entire state,” the Minister of State shared on a popular micro-blogging platform after their meeting.
Earlier in the day, Jardosh’s itinerary was replete with meaningful activities across the state capital, Kohima. She inaugurated a vibrant handicrafts emporium at Lerie, emphasizing the establishment as a tribute to the region’s intricate handicraft traditions, fortified by the backing of the Ministry of Textiles.
Demonstrating her enthusiasm for the local culture, Jardosh proceeded to the picturesque Kisama Heritage Village, nestled 12 km south of the state capital. Notably celebrated for hosting the annual Hornbill Festival, this village offers an immersive glimpse into Naga life amidst the breathtaking mountainous terrain. Jardosh ardently encouraged future travelers to include Kisama Heritage Village in their 2023 plans, underscoring the Hornbill Festival as an unmissable event promising lifelong memories.
As part of her busy schedule, Jardosh chaired a meeting with BJP leaders from the state, where she highlighted the unwavering dedication of the Centre towards catalyzing positive transformations in Nagaland across multiple sectors including infrastructure, tourism, education, and employment.
Once again embracing the Raksha Bandhan spirit, Jardosh extended the gesture by tying rakhis on state BJP president Temjen Imna Along and senior leader Kropol Vitsu. This symbolic act underscored the camaraderie and cohesion shared among political associates.
Continuing her engagements, Jardosh engaged in an insightful conversation with BJP MP S Phangnon Konyak, focusing on the transformative changes that have taken root in Nagaland under the Prime Minister’s visionary leadership.