Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu today called for protecting and preserving the rich biodiversity of the North East region. The Vice President is on a days visit to Nagaland.
After his arrival at the Dimapur airport, Naidu visited the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) - National Research Centre on Mithun Jharnapani, around 25 kms from here.
Interacting with the scientists of the institute, he urged them to accord priority to their research work. He also addressed a meeting at the institute.
The vice president fed fodder to a Mithun and also visited the exhibition hall of the institute. He was accompanied by Governor Jagdish Mukhi, Deputy Chief Minister Y Patton, Agricultural Minister G Kaito Aye and other officials.
Dr. MH Khan, Director, ICAR (Mithun), highlighted the achievements of the institute at the meeting.
Later Naidu virtually inaugurated the office building of the Directorate of Information Technology and Communication Kohima, buildings of Nagaland Government High Schools and ministers' residential complex at Kohima from the Chumoukedima Police Complex here in the presence of Governor Mukhi and Chief Minister Nephiu Rio.
He also held a meeting with the Governor, Chief Minister, Deputy Cheif Minister and other ministers at the complex.
"An honour to have Shri @MVenkaiahNaidu, Hon'ble Vice President of India, virtually inaugurate some projects & buildings. It's an honour for us & this gesture will remain embedded in Naga history. Grateful for giving us the opportunity to host him. We hope he visits us again." Rio tweeted.
"Listening to Hon'ble Vice president @MVenkaiahNaidu Ji interact with scientists from the ICAR National Research Center on Mithun at Medziphema & ICAR Research Complex for the NEH Region during his visit to the institute today was an invaluable experience." Deputy Chief Minister Y Patton said in his Twitter handle.
In the evening, the Vice President witnessed a cultural programme at the North East Zone Cultural Centre, Dimapur. He is scheduled to leave for Itanagar tomorrow morning.