Naga News

DIPR Naga News (4.9.2019)


            Kiphire District Administration organised farewell programme in respect of outgoing Deputy Commissioner Kiphire, M. Shayung Phom on 4th September 2019. The farewell programme was held at DC Office Conference Hall Kiphire.

            The outgoing Deputy Commissioner, M. Shayung Phom said with the cooperation of the three tribal bodies he was able to bring some achievements. He further encouraged the gathering to give their full support and give cooperation to in coming DC for further development in the district. He encouraged the three tribal bodies to unite and cooperate more in order to bring development in the district.

            On behalf of the district officers, ADC Kiphire Hq. Reny Wilfred, IAS; ADC Seyochung, Japheth Woch, ADC Pungro, Zakabo V. Rotokha, Helen Jamir, Principal Zisaji Presidency College Kiphire and Additional SP Kiphire, Tshurhosie Kajiri gave farewell speech. The officers in their speech expressed that outgoing DC, M. Shayung Phom is a good officer who can manage everything in balance. They said outgoing DC is a capable officer and under his guidance the district has been blessed and outgoing DC is a man of understanding and under his leadership Kiphire district has created a good team with Tribal Hohos, Students bodies, NGOs which may not be known by many people individually. And under his leadership the district was improved in law and Order situation and Kiphire district wish him very best with new assignment. The Kiphire district has said that though they depart from each other they will always cherish the day of their short time of 7 Month and 15 days  together in the district. The Tribal body under Kiphire like United Sangtam Likhum Pumji (USLP) Eastern Sumi Hoho (ESH) and Yimchunger Tribal Council (YTC) present and expressed their satisfaction for keeping good Law and order situation in the Kiphire district during the stayed of outgoing DC, M. Shayung Phom.

            The farewell programme was presided by Sangpangchang EAC. Meanwhile the invocation prayer was led by Nyampo Wallim SDO (C) HQ.

                                                                                                (DPRO Kiphire)


            On behalf of the Deputy Commissioner & District Election Officer Tuensang, the Assistant Election Officer, Renben Mozhui has notified to all the political parties that there will be a consultative meeting with the representatives of the political parties at DC Conference Hall to discuss on the draft list of Polling Stations on 7th September 2019 from 2:00 PM onwards.

            All the concerned representatives have been requested to attend the said meeting positively.

                                                                                                (DPRO Tuensang)


            Wokha District Planning & Development Board (DPDB) Meeting which was supposed to be held on 9th September has been deferred to 17thSeptember, however, the venue and the time will remain the same.

            Meanwhile Vice- Chairman DPDB & Deputy Commissioner Wokha, Dr. Manazir Jeelani Samoon (IAS) informed to all the members to take note of the change of date and attend the meeting without fail.

                                                                                                (DPRO Wokha)


            A District Science Seminar organised by the Directorate of School Education, Government of Nagaland  with the District Education Office, Mon was held on 3rd September 2019 at GHSS, Mon under the topic “Periodic Table of Chemical Elements: Impact on human welfare”.

            ADC Mon, Hiazu Meru in his speech expressed his happiness to be part of such a program and is hopeful that such kind of programs will instil a sense of scientific knowledge to the young students, so that as they grow up they will have the scientific bent of mind and will be able to judge things rationally. Retrospection on the history of our country, where so many historians have written about India as a land of snake charmers, sadus and religious heretics and also pointing out how generally people in the western countries have this same perception about our country. The ADC said, things have improved now, but to truly project our country beyond these perceptions, advancement in science and technology is the need of the hour.

            India is multidimensional and multicultural country with so many different races, religions, castes etc. and these factors are bringing about divisions in our country. Coming to our state, the same thing is happening. Tribalism is still ingrained in our minds. In this context all of us need to become broadminded, imbibe scientific knowledge and think rationally. In doing so, the divisions in our society will narrow down.

            Emphasizing on the importance of scientific interventions in our life and how it has made our lives easier in so many ways, the ADC said that today we can truly say we are living in a global village. At the same time we should also be wary of the dangers of scientific advancements.

            Also pointing out on our education system where generally the primary focus has been on securing Government Jobs, Meru stated that Govt. Jobs in Nagaland is already saturated and that we should think beyond Government Jobs. Highlighting few examples of successful people who have used their scientific bent of mind to create a niche for themselves, he urged the students to broaden their horizon, think rationally and use their scientific bent of India.

            A presentation competition on the said topic was conducted. A total number of 20 students participated from 18 different schools. The first position was bagged by Shongmeth M Konyak from Sacred Heart School, Mon. The second position went to Aphot Konyak from Model School, Mon and the third position was secured by Mina Chetri form Green Valley School, Mon. The Candidate who secured the first position will be participating at the State Level Science Seminar to be held on 11th September 2019 at Mokokchung.

                                                                                                (K.K. Chim, IA Mon)


            In the larger interest of public service and safety, and in pursuance of the directives of the Supreme Court Committee on Road Safety, Thavaseelan K, Deputy Commissioner & Chairman RTA, Mon has notified that a penalty of suspension of driving license for 3 (three) months for violation of laws relating to helmets/seat belts, use of mobile phones while driving, and dangerous driving will be strictly enforced and implemented within the jurisdiction of Mon district.

            The general public are requested to strictly adhere to the proposed parking lots and traffic regulations within Mon town, issued by this Office’s Letter dated 7th August 2019, which will be enforced shortly in its original form or modified form after taking into consideration the claims and objections submitted in this regard.

            The Deputy Commissioner has also directed the enforcing officers and staff to conduct periodic checking in order to minimize the inconveniences caused to passengers due to constant breakdown of public service vehicles like buses and taxis plying between districts.

            Further, the restriction on the use of 3 (three) wheelers in Hill Sector due to road safety concerns and safety of public life vide this Office’s Notification dated 9th July 2019 is already in force.



            ATMA Ghathashi Block under Pughoboto Sub-division conducted training and demonstration under the supervision of BTT Convenor, Myanthung Patton, SDAO Pugohobto on the 3rd and 4th September 2019.

            The resource person Tiarenla Jamir ATM trained the farmers on the topics ‘Package and practices of winter crops (Cabbage, Broccoli, Peas, Onion and Coriander),’ followed by a demonstration on effective use of modern agricultural tools (garden hoe, hand hoe, garden rage, onion hoe). She also highlighted on the importance of ‘Organic kitchen gardening’ and demonstrated on the preparation of soil, planting, spacing, irrigation, nutrient and weed management, pest and disease management and yield.

            Resource person Tovishi ATM cited the importance and benefits of Mushroom cultivation followed by a demonstration. A total of 35 participants, farmers, SHGs from Mishilimi, Natsumi and Pughoboto under Ghathashi Block participated. Training was conducted at VDB Council Hall, Pughoboto.

            Demonstrations were carried out at the Integrated Farm School Lazami village, which was followed by discussion and feedback session. Seeds and mushroom spawns were distributed to all the participants.

                                                                                                (APRO Pughoboto)


            Kisan Mela on Jal Shakti Abhiyan (JSA) cum Exhibition of Farmers Award was held on 3rd September 2019 at PBCA convention hall, Longleng with SDO (Civil) Longleng, D. Robin as the special guest.

            Addressing the farmers on behalf of the Deputy Commissioner, Longleng Robin lauded the KVK and ATMA, Longleng for jointly organizing the program and providing technical aspects on water conservation to the farmers of the district. He was hopeful that the scheme will be successful and fruitful for the people of Longleng.

            Asserting that Jal Shakti Abhiya (JAL) is an initiative of the Prime Minister of India and Longleng district was fortunate to be selected on priority among the many districts of Nagaland under the JSA program. To ensure proper implementation of JSA scheme in the district, he said the central team has been constantly visiting Longleng district holding various programs at different levels including field visits and at the same time the line departments have been busy with the JSA program with dedication ever since the program was launched in the district.

            Robin also pointed out that Longleng is facing acute water scarcity due to lack of proper conservation of water system in the district. He therefore, called upon the farmers to work as a team with the line departments and extend all cooperation and support for effective implementation of JSA program to eradicate the water scarcity problems from the district. He also encouraged the farmers to produce more organic local products to boost rural economy and for healthy consumption & benefit.

            Other guests of the program Minga Sherpa, Assistant Secretary to Government of India and Dharam Raj, Assistant Secretary to Government of India also spoke and encouraged the farmers.

            Earlier, Robin inaugurated the Farmers Exhibition followed by welcome address by Dr. K.L. Meena, Sr. Scientist & Head KVK, Longleng. The presentation was given by the District Environment, Forest & Climate Change Department Longleng, Land Resources Department and KVK Longleng.

            The highlights of the day long program were Feedback by the progressive farmers and Farmers’ award by the Agricultural Technology Management Agency (ATMA), Longleng. The farmers’ award were given to Pangnyei Phom of Pongo village, L. Sungsang Phom of Alayong village and M. Wanmei Phom of Tangha village.

            The program culminated with vote of thanks by R. Yuimi Technical Officer, KVK, Longleng.

                                                                                                (DPRO & IA, Longleng)


            Awareness programme on Sakhi-One Stop Centre was conducted by OSC Longleng for Longleng Block for five days and culminated today on 3rd September 2019.

            The programme was organized for nine villages namely Bhumnyu, Dangkhao, Oushok, Hukphang, Lingtuk, Mongtikang, Pongching and Orangkong respectively from 30th August to 3rd September 2019

            Resource person, C. Henchem Phom, Centre Administrator (OSC) Longleng disseminated on the functioning of Sakhi-One Stop Centre, the various services available and how to avail them. She spoke on different types of assistance provided for the aggrieved women – legal aid, medical assistance, police assistance and counseling service at the centre. She also briefed the gathering about women helpline number 181 which is available 24x 7 for the welfare of women.

             Nyangyungsangla. Phom Counsellor (OSC) spoke on Protection of Women against Domestic Violence Act of 2005, where she stated that the act was enacted to provide protection of women against different types of domestic violence faced by the women and she also enlightened the gatherings with various legal rights of women.

            The programme was successfully attended by Church Board, Village Council, Village Level Organizations (VLOs) NRLM, Asha & Anganwadi workers, host of Women Elders & Leaders from all the villages respectively.

                                                                                                (DPRO, Longleng)


            Commercial Vehicles Owners and Driver Union Noklak along with R&B Department repaired Noklak to Tuensang road voluntarily on 2nd September 2019. It is the only life line for the people of Noklak area. They maintained the drainage, repaired road, and cleaned roadside jungle in the worse portion between Chingmei and Chentang Sadle. Various organizations under Noklak participated and supported materially and expressed gratitude to the Union for their generous work.

                                                                                                (APRO & I.A Noklak)


            The citizens of Shamatore town got new Ambulance under National Health Mission (NHM). During the dedication programme, T. Lankonsen Tsanglao, ADC Shamatore appealed to the public for more co-operation of the concerned departments.

            Laji Luyanba, General Secretary, Yimchunger Tribal Council (YTC) also thanked Minister for Health & Family Welfare, Pangnyu Phom and Advisor I&PR, SCERT, VG and Chairman DPDB Tuensang, Toshi Wungtung for recognising the suffering and needs of the remote area people. YTC also resolved that the Ambulance is meant only for patients and not to be misused either by the concerned department or individuals, YTC also appealed to Administration and concerned departments to form proper committee for smooth functioning and service to the people.

            Earlier the programme was chaired by VP YTC, Kiuji; Pharmacist, Murekiu also delivered short speech and dedicatory prayer by Rev Z. Thsankiu, Pastor, Town Baptist Church Shamatore.


                                                                                                (IA Shamator)


            This notification serves as a reminder to all the students and Educational Institutions that:

  1. The Online Scholarship application for all the three Schemes viz. Post Matric Scholarship, Nagaland Merit & Research Scholarship and NEC-stipend & Book Grant for the academic session 2019-20 has been live (active) since 23rd July 2019 till 30th 2019 via Common Scholarship Portal http//
  2. The last date for submission of Merit & Research Scholarship Hard Copy, Annexure IV format of Post Matric Scholarship (within Nagaland) and NEC-Stipend & Book Grant Hard Copy by the Institutions to the Directorate of Higher Education will be 31st 2019.
  3. The last Date for submission of hard copy of online Scholarship application for students studying outside Nagaland to the Directorate of Higher Education office will be 31st Oct. 2019.
  4. The Directorate has already e-mailed Annexure IV format of Post Matric Scholarship (within Nagaland) to all the Institutions. The format can also be downloaded in the directorate’s website
  5. The Directorate shall no longer issue Research forms to Research Scholars as it has been made online from this academic session 2019.
  6. Institutions are instructed to go through the guidelines in the given portal for necessary instruction.

            Applicants are requested to fill up the online application at the earliest to avoid congestion at the last hour.