By Imna Longchar
Dimapur (Nagaland), Sep 14: Governor of Nagaland and interlocutor to Naga talks, R.N Ravi, was on Tuesday accorded a State farewell at a programme held at the State Banquet Hall, Chief Minister’s residential complex, Kohima.
According to an official bulletin, Nagaland Deputy Chief Minister, Y. Patton, speaking at the programme lauded Ravi’s passion for understanding the “core issues” concerning any development matters and using his good office for ensuring removal of any “impediment or complications” that might hamper the progress of that matter.
He pointed out that Ravi ensured smooth and early completion of some critical and beneficial projects for the people of the State.
Patton later expressed his immense gratitude to Governor Ravi for his time and concern for the interest of the people of the State and added that Nagaland would continue to be inspired by the advice and exemplary statesmanship of the Governor.
Leader of NPF Legislature Party (NPFLP), T.R Zeliang, said that R.N Ravi’s name and identity is “synonymous’ with the Indo-Naga political issue, and expressed hope that the Governor would continue to support the Naga people for an amicable solution to the Naga political problems, keeping his close association with all sections of the Naga society.
Terming Governor, R.N Ravi, as a genuine and a down to earth person, who worked without any pretensions in discharging his duties, a sincere and hardworking professional who does what he think is right without any fear, Nagaland Chief Minister, Neiphiu Rio, thanked the Governor for the many things he achieved in difficult situation.
Earlier chairing the programme, Nagaland Chief Secretary, J. Alam, mentioned that R.N Ravi belongs to the Indian Police Service of 1976 batch (Kerala Cadre), served the Indian Police Service with distinction, and retired in 2012 as the Special Director of Intelligence Bureau.
He said that from 2014. R.N Ravi has been functioning as the interlocutor for the Naga peace talk and appointed as the Governor of Nagaland on August 1, 2019.