KOHIMA: Ravindra Narayan Ravi (69), the former Governor of the Northeastern state Nagaland and the new governor of Tamil Nadu (15th governor ) has sent a message to the people of Nagaland.
The message read: "My dear brothers and sisters of Nagaland, a little over two years of intimate association with you as the Governor, Nagaland has left me humbled and deeply touched. The inherent strength of your character, innate simplicity, ability to be patient with truth, howsoever inconvenient and unbounded love and affection for a friend has few parallels in the world. Thank you for not letting me feel, even for a moment, as not one of you. I am profoundly grateful for the opportunity to be associated with the people who strive for peace. I am confident that the people of Nagaland will continue to stand for peace and prosperity. I urge the youths to embrace truth and peace as against deceit and violence. The future of this State is in your hands. Please build the Nagaland of your dreams.
The COVID-19 is still around. Please take good care of yourself. You are always in my prayers!
May the loving grace of God be ever with you! Forever your friend and well-wisher. God bless Nagaland. Jai Hind."
Ravi who was an IPS officer from the Kerala cadre retired in 2012 as Special Director of the Intelligence Bureau.
He has been the interlocutor for talks between the NSCN-IM and the Government of India since 2014.
He served as Nagaland's 18th Governor, from August 1, 2019, to September 9, 2021.
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