Naga News

2nd November Naga News



            One day workshop on ‘Mainstreaming of Children with Learning Disability in Education’ was held at SCERT conference hall on 2nd November 2018. The workshop was organised by SCERT Nagaland and supported by Department of School Education, Government of Nagaland.

            Additional Chief Secretary, Temjen Toy, IAS delivering his keynote address remarked that such workshop was long overdue but nobody thought of it until SCERT took the initiative to organise the much needed training in Nagaland. Citing examples of some famous dyslectic people around the world like Tom Cruise, Salma Hayak and Steve Job, Toy said that in spite of being dyslectic they could achieve so much in their own fields and wondered how many Naga’s and young people who are dyslexic  have missed their bus. He added ‘it is high time  for Naga’s to actually join the movement and recognised the special needs  and cater to the requirements of students effected by  dyslexia as about 20% 0f the students are affected by it’ .

            He remarked that many dyslectic children are branded as dumb and useless because of their inability to do what the other children of their age are doing. He said that all human beings are wired differently and likewise the dyslectic child is also wired differently and have their own strength and that they are not disadvantaged in any way.

            Toy hopes that starting with this first workshop on learning disability this will be the beginning of huge movement where successful dyslectic people will come out and make a mark in the society. He therefore urged the teachers to identify the children with dyslexia and give due attention and also provide the same kind of education in a different way to them.

            He added that government of Nagaland is serious and felt that this is one area which needs to be addressed but unless government is told what to do and without any doable road map to take it will be left high and dry. He is hopeful that at the end of the workshop the participants will be able to come up with some recommendations to the state government if there was any need for change or updating in the syllabus.

            The resources persons for the workshop were Rama Tandon, Founder, Centre for Dyslexia, New Delhi, Dr. Anupam Ahuja, Head DEGSN NCERT, New Delhi, Dr. Niharika Nigam, Head-Standard and Quality Assurance, Skill Council for persons with Disability, Government of India, Dr. Sheffali Gulati, Pediatric Neurology, AIIMS-Delhi, KK Choudhary Director CBSE and Balendu Sharma, Office of Group Director, Government Affairs & Public Policy-Microsoft India, New Delhi.

            Topics discussed were demystifying Intellectual Disabilities, providing hands on tools for teachers and parents, policy on Special Education and Curriculum, vocational training and skill development opportunities for students with disabilities, assessment & certification of students (via Skype), curriculum integration and demonstrations on technological solutions available to assist students with learning disabilities.

            The program was chaired by Daniel Thong Sr. Lecturer SCERT. Special song was presented by Rukuse Sakhrie Music Therapist Jo Foundation Kohima. Principal Secretary, SCERT and School Education, Menukhol John gave the closing remark.

            The workshop which is first of its kind brought together participants from heads of schools, special educators, policy makers, teachers, parents and government representatives.

                                                                                                                (Esuihangle & Moamenla, IA)




            The Director Information and Public Relation, Limawati Ao visited District Public Relation office, Kiphire on 2nd November 2018. During his visit he interacted with the staff of DPRO and asked them to be more sincere diligent in performing their duties. He said that the department was set up by the Government not to employ people but to help public in the form of disseminating news and events occurring in their area. The Director not only interacted with the staff but also provided necessary equipment to the office and asked them to utilize properly for the welfare of the people while interacting with the staffs, they also informed about the shortage of staffs in the office.Director assured that he will look into the matter in course of time. During his visits he also inspected the quarters owned by the department and had an interaction with the land owners. The Director was accompanied by the APRO Nongozo Rikha.

                                                                                                              (Wangshikokla, IA Kiphire)




            The ceremonial Attestation Parade of the VIII Batch condensed Basic course for Asst Comdts & JCO’s of Nagaland village Guards was held at NAP Training centre Quarter Guard, Chumukedima on 2nd November 2018. 9 officers took the attestation pledge. The trainees had undergone a 4 months condensed basic course.

            Advisor for Fisheries, Evaluation, Economic & Statistics, L. Khumo attended the programme as special guest. While delivering his speech he said what you’ve learned during the training should always kept in mind and also the power and authority that comes along with the uniform must not be misused. He also said that the pledge that has taken must be the guiding principle throughout their service life, so that they could live up to the call of duty. He advised the personnels to be the role models in the society.

Award winner:

  1. Best in PT – Asst Comdt S. Yamso Khiamniungan
  2. Best in written test – Asst Comdts S. Yamso Khiamniungan
  3. Best in Firing – Asst Comdts S. Yamso Khiamniungan
  4. Best in weapon Handling – Asst comdts L.K Heno Khiamniungan
  5. Best in Drill – Asst Comdts L.K Heno Khiamniungan
  6. Best in Endurance – Subedar James
  7. Best in BPET – Subedar James
  8. All round Best – Asst Comdts S. Yamso Khiamniungan.

                                                                                                                 (Sebu Lam, IA Dimapur)




            Administrator, Tuensang Town Council (TTC) and SDO (Civil) Tuensang, Pakon Phom inaugurated a new Fish Kiosks at St. John ‘A’ Sector, Tuensang Town on 2nd November 2018.

            The Administrator thanked the department of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources for constructing the Kiosks at Tuensang Town. He encouraged the public to make use of the Kiosks to sell local fishes and to make the Kiosks hygienic.

            The District Fishery Officer, Tuensang Rongsenkumzuk also spoke on the occasion and stated that the Kiosks was Constructed funded by NABARD (RIDF – XX) for the year 2017-18. He urged public to maintain the kiosk in a hygienic manner and also stressed on selling fishes only. The DFO Tuensang also stated that this is the 3rd Fish kiosk that has been constructed by the department for the benefit of the general public. He also thanked the land owner for providing their land to construct the kiosks.

            The programme was chaired by HA, DFO Office Tuensang, Hanso Loyim Chang while the dedication prayer was offered by Chang Baptist church Tuensang, Loenba Deacon.

                                                                                                (DPRO Tuensang)




            Director, Information & Public Relations, Limawati Ao visited Pungro Information Centre under Kiphire District on 1st November 2018. During his visit, he interacted with the staff and apprised the problems and grievances faced by the department while discharging duties. To which he assured them that the matters will be taken into consideration for examination. At the same time, he also urged the staff to be sincere and consider their job as the first priority. “Serving in a Government sector and earning a decent salary at this competitive age is not only fortunate but also an honour for which, we should be grateful to Almighty God”, he said.

            He also expressed his appreciation to Information Assistant, Akiuba who retired on 31st October 2018 after attaining the superannuation in good health. He described him as a sincere and dedicated employee who had rendered his best services for the department in general and the people of Pungro in particular. He also urged him to continue in guiding and supporting the new incumbent in performing duties.

            On the occasion, the Director not only interacted with the staff but also provided necessary equipment and asked them to utilize for the welfare of the general public. He also added that Pungro has enough staff to perform duties as compared to that of other information Centres. As such, he requested the staff to be proactive in reporting news & events happening in their place. Stressing on the importance of media, he said that people take serious about the issues only as and when it is publicized in the newspapers. Therefore, he reminded them to keep reporting in the form of news rather than disseminating through other medium such as whatsapp or facebook. He further said that the impact of media in sensitizing & creating awareness to the general public cannot be undermined. “Development does not mean only donating money or bringing infrastructure development but it also includes providing the right information to the people at the right time.”

            Retiring Information Assistant, Akiuba while delivering his farewell speech thanked the Almighty God for giving him good health and reached the retirement age. He also thanked the Director and his subordinate Officers for being responsive and supportive throughout his service career. He also requested the Director to deploy an educated and experience incumbent in his place citing Pungro as an important sub-division under Kiphire district.

            Chairman, Pungro Village Council, Y.Chipong and his colleagues also interacted with the Director during his visit and expressed their gratitude for visiting Pungro sub-Division. While interacting, the Director asked them to cooperate with the Department of IPR personnel since no other reporters posted in the Sub-Division to report the news and events occurring in their area.

            The Director was accompanied by DPRO Kiphire, K.Zeliang, APRO Nongozo Rikha and staff of DPRO Kiphire.

                                                                                                (K.Zeliang & Nongozo)




            Deputy Commissioner, Mon, Thavaseelan K, IAS issued an order on 31st October 2018 in pursuance of the section -4 of Indian Fisheries Act 1987, used of explosives and chemicals for fishing purpose is prohibited within the jurisdiction of Mon District as it is detrimental to the river ecosystem and dangerous to human life and health. Non-compliance of the order would attract punishment as per the relevant Section of the said Act, he added.

            Further, Deputy Commissioner requests all Village Council Authorities to be vigilance and cooperate with the District Administration to tackle the issue positively.

                                                                                                (K.K.Chim, IA Mon)




            The monthly Kiphire District Planning & Development Board (DPDB) meeting will be held on 5th November 2018. All concerned members have been requested to attend the meeting without fail.

                                                                                                (DPRO Kiphire)




            District Welfare Officer, Mokokchung, Bendangkokba has informed all Pensioners drawing Old Age and Widow Pension under National Scheme (NSAP) that sanction has been accorded for 9 months for 2016 – 17. For Disability and Blind Pension under State Scheme, sanction has been accorded for 12 months for 2017 – 18. The payment would be made in cash from 6th November 2018 to 6th December 2018 at District Welfare Office, Mokokchung during office hours.

            Beneficiaries are informed to produce Life Certificate obtained from the respective VCC/Pastor. Further, those beneficiaries who have not submitted Aadhaar and Bank Account are asked to submit the same while receiving the payment.

            Payment of Pension will be done as per Range/Village/Ward wise as follows. Mokokchung Town 6th to 9th November, Ongpangkong 12th to 17th November, Asetkong 19th to 20th November, Langpangkong 21st to 28th November, Jangpetkong 29th to 30th November, Japukong 3rd to 5th December and Tsurangkong on 6th December 2018.

                                                                                                                 (Lanukaba, IA Mokokchung)




            Ayushman Bharat National Health Protection Mission/Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojna was held at Mon on 1st November 2018 at Council hall Mon. Deputy Commissioner Mon Thavaseelan K, IAS highlighted the nature of the scheme and exhorted the gathering that ABNHPM/PMJAY is the largest scheme in the world, launched on 23rd September 2018 and implemented on 25th September 2018. Chief Medical Officer,Mon spoke on the scheme. Dr. Yingnei, Nodal Officer (AB-NHPM) District Hospital Mon, Renthungo Humtsoe Mitra (AB-NHDM) District hospital, Mon explained the details of the scheme and how to enroll in it. HODs, NGO’s leader, village Councils Chairmen and Ward Presidents from all wards also attended the meeting. Vote of thanks was delivered by District Program Manager Bonnie.

                                                                                                                      (DPRO Mon)




            Ranji Trophy match hosted by Nagaland, got underway from today, 1st November, 2018 at the Sovima Cricket Stadium, Dimapur.

            Before the commencement of the game, Chief Minister of Nagaland Neiphiu Rio, inaugurated the New Player’s Pavilions at the Nagaland Cricket Stadium Sovima, Dimapur. Making history for the State, Nagaland cricket team played the   Ranji Trophy for the first time against Mizoram in the first match. The chief minister flipped the coin where Mizoram team won the toss and opted to bat.

            Speaking to media persons on the sidelines of the Ranji Trophy at Nagaland cricket stadium Sovima, General Secretary, Nagaland Cricket Association, Abu Metha informed that Naga cricketers would be getting great opportunity henceforth. ” Each Naga cricketer who is playing Ranji Trophy will be earning about Rs.1.5 lakhs per match which does not include other allowances like travelling expenses, kits and at the end of the season each Naga cricketer playing Ranji Trophy will be taking home at least Rs.20- 25 lakhs,” Abu maintained.  He observed potential for cricket as not only great but felt that it would contribute immensely towards generation of local employment and local economy. Abu informed that, Nagaland get to host BCCI matches every year  and an amount of Rs 4 to 5 crores would be infused into the local Naga economy. He further said that Nagaland would be hosting several matches from the next season.

Score on day 1…

Mizoram (1st innings) 106 all out in 47.2 overs.

Nagaland (1st innings) 189 for 4 on day 1.

Match will start at 8.45 am on Day 2.

The match officials for the Test matches at Sovima cricket stadium are Shakti Singh, Match Referee, B.K Ravi Umpire, Abhijit Deshmukh Umpire, Utpal Das Video Analyst, Raju Kumar Pandey Scorer.

Deputy Chief Minister, Nagaland, Y.Patton, hosts of MLAs, BCCI officials, dignitaries and cricket lovers witnessed the first day of the ongoing Ranji Trophy.

                                                                                    (DPRO Dimapur)