Naga News

DIPR Naga News (14.6.2019)


            Along with the rest of the country, World Blood Donor Day was celebrated on 14th June, 2019 at Mount Olive College, Kohima under the theme “Safe Blood for All”. The programme was organised by Naga Hospital Authority Kohima (NHAK) in collaboration with Red Ribbon Club and Mount Olive College, Kohima.

            Every year on the birth anniversary of Karl Landsteiner on 14th June, World Blood Donor Day is celebrated to raise awareness of the need for safe blood and blood products, and to thank blood donors for their voluntary, life-saving gifts of blood.

            Medical Officer Blood Bank, Dr. Avila Sangtam, speaking on the importance of Blood donation, highlighted that one should not only look at one side of giving blood to the patient but it is also very important to know the safety of the donor. She informed that there are three categories that a donor can donate and cannot donate- Temporary deferral- where a donor will not be able to donate for a certain amount of time. eg:-  related to women’s menstrual cycle period, breastfeeding, under medication, T.B , Typhoid.

            Permanent deferral- where donor will not be able to donate for a life time eg:- cancer, AIDs, heart disease, diabetes, mental illness, hepatitis-B

            Self deferral- where donor is aware of the situation and will not be able to donate eg:- the donor is aware of the sickness and deferred from donating. She also added that, it is mandatory for screening five diseases in India – HIV 1and 2, Hepatitis -B, Hepatitis-C, Syphillis and Malaria.

            She apprised that, one who has the risk factor of such associated diseases should not donate, as the blood, one is going to donate is going to a sick person. Hence, urged them to make themselves always aware of the situation and criteria before donating.

            Avila also notified on certain criteria for donating blood – the donor should be of age between 18-to 60 years, should weight 45kgs or more, pulse should be 60 to 100 beats per minute, Haemoglobin should be minimum 12.5gm/dl. She further informed that, Donor counselling and screening through questionnaire before donation is an important process not only to ensure blood safety but also to recruit and retain regular voluntary non remunerated donor.

            Teacher in-charge, Baptist High, Seketouzo Haralu said that donating blood and saving one’s life gives happiness to a donor. He mentioned that donating blood to somebody is similar to the way one contributes tithes to God. He urged the young people who are healthy and above 45kgs to come forward and save lives and be blessed.

            He also mentioned that too much of iron in our blood can cause diseases, and every time one donates blood, the blood is regenerated. Therefore, he urged every individual to donate blood for a happy and healthy life as well as be a blessing in contributing their bit in saving a life. Earlier, he was also presented with a memento by NHAK for his contribution in donating blood for more than 30 times.

            The programme was chaired by Ajanbeni Ovung. Invocation was done by Chaplain, MOCK, Khekali Aye. Welcome address was delivered by Principal, MOCK, Dr. N. Tiwary. Special Number was presented by Jatphoa Konyak. While vote of thanks was delivered by Medical Officer Blood Bank, Dr. Avila Sangtam.

            Altogether 28 donors including teachers, VBDAK members and students donated their blood to mark the World Blood Donor Day.

                                                                                    (Tovikali & Moamenla, IA)


            A Skill Development Training was organised by District Task Force on Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP) and Mahila Shakti Kendra (DLCW) Longleng on 14th June 2019 at EBRC Hall under the theme “Empowering Women through Skill Training” for dropout girl students and unemployed women.

            Robi Sangtam, Extra Assistant Commissioner Headquarter Longleng graced the inaugural occasion as a special guest. In his keynote address, Robi encouraged the trainees to utilise such opportunity to manifest their skill to bring a positive changes in their lifestyle and living standard of their family.  He lamented that the presence of empowered and self-reliant women is one indicator for developed society, so the DTF, BBBP and MSK of Longleng required the need to organise such training program to empower and benefit our women folk for a vibrant society. He asserted that empowerment of women will not only benefit their family alone but will play a vital role to promote for the growth and development of our society.

            The inaugural program was chaired by Phungla Phom, Women Welfare Officer, NSK, while invocation and short speech was delivered by Henthai Phom, President Phomla Hoichem.

            The training was conducted with a vision to empower women through self-employment and self-reliance.  Girl students and unemployed women of different age groups from town and villages enthusiastically attended the training program. The day long training program have resource persons from Dimapur and Kohima.

                                                                                    (DPRO, Longleng)


            Ceremonial program of Governor-Acharya’s award for promotion of skill development among Chang women was observed by Changsao Thangjam Setshang (CTS) on 13th June at CTS hall, Tuensang.

            The award was given to Alemla Chang for her contribution towards the community by providing free training on tailoring, embroidery, beads making, stitching, weaving etc. to help the women in empowering themselves to be self-reliant and to be employed.

            She has been giving free trainings since the year 2010 in different categories and preserving the traditional attires of the Chang community.

            According to her, the motive behind it is to provide employment and contribute towards the society with greater returns.

            The program was chaired by Chubala, Exe. Chairman CTS with Mohammed Ali Shihab IAS, Deputy Commissioner, Tuensang as the special guest.

            Speaking at the occasion, the DC challenged the gathering to take the achievement of Alemla as a stepping stone for greater heights and stated that she deserves the honor.

            Present at the event were Nungsanglemba, President Chang Khulei Setshang (CKS), Chingmak Chang, President Chang Gazetted Officers’ Associaton (CGOA) and the women folk representing each Chang village.

                                                                                    (Thungti Chang, IA Tuensang)


            Mahila Shakti Kendra along with DTF BBBP celebrated Girl Child Week on the theme “Empowering Girls for a Brighter Tomorrow” at Government Middle School, Block Longleng on 13th June 2019. The main objective of this celebration is to make the girl child aware of her rights and facts of life and to address the girl child issues associated to their Health, Respect, Education, Nutrition etc.

            GMS, Block Headmaster, K. Phaulem in his welcome speech appreciated the DTF, BBBP & MSK Longleng for organizing such a program and also added that it was the first program conducted exclusively for girl students in their School. He encouraged the girl students to be confident and stand for their Rights, and also to take such program as an opportunity for the welfare of the girl students.

            Tutinungla Phom, District coordinator, gave a brief introduction on Girl Child Week Celebration. While Phungla Phom, WWO MSK Longleng facilitated the outstanding girl students with certificate and gift hampers. She also stressed on the importance of Girl Child Rights and encouraged them to fight against all odds and become a woman with dignity. Importance on girl child issues & needs was also discussed. Information on Sakhi-One Stop Centre Longleng was highlighted by Henchem Phom, Centre Administrator.

            After the program, a special session was conducted where the girl students were given opportunities to explore their talent; the students presented their original songs, quotation, poem, speech etc. This was done to make one realize their potentials and take the right decision for their future career.

            To support towards the initiative program under the Scheme ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’. Gift hampers were given to all the girl students who attended the program. The program was attended by high school girls, teachers & the OSC team Longleng.

                                                                                    (DPRO, Longleng)


            ADC & Administrator Zunheboto Town Council, Ajit K Ranjan, in an order, has issued direction to all households and commercial establishments that burning of waste on streets/open public space/road side/drainage etc. is banned. Anyone found doing so shall be levied a fine of Rs. 500. The concerned colony GBs/Zunheboto Town Council tax collector may collect the penalty. All such waste shall be deposited only in the garbage bins at different location in town. 

                                                                                    (DPRO/IA Zunheboto/Suruhuto)


            Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) has informed that a number of fake website have been created by some unknown person/bogus agencies to fraudulently offer LPG distributorship and Retail outlet dealership and demanding money in the process.

            It has been informed that the fake website has been kept similar to the original and

            The public is therefore advised to visit only official website of OMCs at (for LPG distributorships) and (for Retail outlet dealerships).

        SO (cc) & LPG-sales Dimapur, Indian Oil Corporation Limited Achintya Kumar Saikia informed that if any communication is received regarding an LPG distributorship or Retail outlet dealership, the public are advised to immediately contact the nearest bonafide office of the related oil company before taking any action and public can also lodge a complaint with cyber-crime branch of police.

                                                                                    (Sebu Lam, IA Dimapur)


            The Teachers of SCD Barfivala High School, Andheri (W), Mumbai, visited various schools in the district of Dimapur and Kohima under the “Teachers Exchange Programme” from 4th June 2019 to 7th June 2019 which was initiated by the Governor of Nagaland, P.B. Acharya.

            The main objective of the programme was to understand the culture and the education system of Nagaland. Education plays a vital role in the development and progress of society as well as every individual. Just as food is necessary for a healthy body so is receiving proper education important to lead a happy and successful life. It promotes the feeling of physical, mental, and social wellbeing. It provides one a lot of confidence as it gives immense knowledge in various fields.

            On visiting the institutes in Dimapur and Kohima, the teachers observed eagerness among the students to excel in academics and also a competitive urge to participate and excel in sports.

            The exchange teachers stated that education was a basic human right and capable of bringing any desired change and upliftment in the Human Mind and Society. They expressed their enthusiasm for visiting Nagaland again to do some constructive work in the field of education for the children in the State.

                                                                                    (PRO Raj Bhavan)


            Governor of Nagaland, P.B. Acharya visited the Akshar Forum set up by the Akshar Foundation at Guwahati on 13th June 2019. The Governor appreciated the management for having innovative ideas and eco-friendly projects. Governor, Acharya was impressed with plastic bottles and other waste used as eco bricks and beautification purposes.

            The Governor also interacted with the students and teachers of the institute and encouraged them to spread the importance of conserving the environment. Governor, Acharya also planted two tree saplings in the school premises. He also opined that such initiatives were required to save our planet earth and wished the Akshar Foundation success in their efforts.

            Akshar Foundation is an NGO based in Assam where they have developed an award-winning, disruptive education model, designed specifically for children in poverty. To prevent dropout, the School employs older students as tutors for younger children and pay them to perform development work in the community after school.

            The organisation uses child labour to fight child labour – kids in poverty need to earn money to stay in school, learning and earning. The children are employed as tutors and social workers. This ensures that younger children receive daily tuition from an older, caring student.

            Students at the school learn more to earn more – the students are paid based on their skills and knowledge and are fined for bad behaviour. As students move from one grade level to the next, their wages increase. Also, wages increase with teaching skill. Students are strongly incentivized to behave like model students.

            Place every student directly into a career – Kids stay in school until the school finds a career for them – via college or apprenticeship in a high skill trade. Teens develop vocational skills, in addition to teaching, during the critical 12-18 age group. At the moment School-to-Career model is in the pipeline.

            Charge them plastic school fees – teach them to be responsible for their surroundings. If every school does this, it can impact the plastic crisis. Students learn to address the problems afflicting their communities, and they develop machines and inventions as part of their coursework to address the problems.

            Akshar Foundation hopes to implement these transformative policies in every government school in India and has already started implementing these policies in a government school in Delhi. The NGO is targeting 100 government schools in the next 5 years, and have launched the Akshar Fellowship to achieve this goal.

                                                                                    (PRO Raj Bhavan)


Fare structure @25% FMC (Helicopter 1+2) average rate

Sl. No. Sector Flying Time No. of pax Fare per pax at 25% after 75% subsidy Hiring Cases
Adult Infant (0-2 years) @ 10% With Subsidy Without Subsidy
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 Dimapur-Tobu 55 11 2300 200 42360 169440
2 Dimapur-Noklak 50 10 2100 200 38830 155320
3 Dimapur-Tizit 60 13 2500 300 45890 183560
4 Dimapur-Meluri 40 11 1700 200 31770 127080
5 Dimapur-Peren 25 10 1100 100 21180 84720
6 Dimapur-Pfutsero 30 7 1300 100 24710 98840
7 Dimapur-Shamator 45 9 1900 200 35300 141200
8 Dimapur-Seyochung 45 8 1900 200 35300 141200
9 Dimapur-Aghunato 35 10 1500 200 28240 112960
10 Dimapur-Wokha 25 11 1100 100 21180 84720
11 Dimapur-Phek 30 10 1300 100 24710 98840
12 Dimapur-Zunheboto 35 8 1500 200 28240 112960
13 Dimapur-Mokokchung 40 11 1700 200 31770 127080
14 Dimapur-Mon 60 13 2500 300 45890 183560
15 Dimapur-Tuensang 45 11 1900 200 35300 141200
16 Dimapur-Kiphire 45 12 1900 200 35300 141200
17 Dimapur-Longleng 45 11 1900 200 35300 141200
18 Dimapur-Pungro 45 10 1900 200 35300 141200
19 Dimapur-Kohima 30 7 1300 100 24710 98840


  1. For Chartering atleast 48 hrs requisition in advance to be submitted to NST GM’s Office Dimapur and additional 10 Minutes Flying Time shall be added for flying from Hanger to Apron & vice-versa for chartering cases.
  2. The passenger carrying capacity for every sector will depend upon the load/weight of the passengers and maximum baggage of 5 kgs per passenger.
  • Operation of the State Helicopter Service is subject to weather & technical conditions.
  1. Atleast 80% load factor shall be maintained in every sortie.


  • The first Helicopter service in Nagaland started operating its services we’d 26th October 1987 with subsidy from the Central Government and was operated by M/s Pawan Hans Helicopter Ltd. unfortunately, the helicopter let with an accident on 7th February 1989 and thereafter the service was discontinued.
  • With the consent and approval of the Central Government, the Helicopter service in the state was re- introduced for the 2nd time we’d 1st December 2007 with the M/s Pawan Hans Helicopter and the service continued till 31st January 2010.
  • From 1st February 2010 till 31st April 2014 M/s King Rotors and Air Charter Pvt.Ltd. operated the Helicopter service having won the bid for operating the service in Nagaland.
  • Again we’d 1st May 2014 M/s Pawan Hans Ltd operated the service till 12th December 2016.
  • The service we’d 13th December 2016 till 7th January 2019 was operated by Global Vectra Helicorp Ltd.
  • In between 8th January 2019 to 26th January 2019 M/s Thumby Aviation was allowed to operate as an interim arrangement pending finalisation of the MOU with the operator.
  • M/s Thumby Aviation formally started operating the Helicopter service we’d from 27th January 2019 for 2 years.
  • 75% subsidy is entitled only to the common passengers and Medical evacuation cases. VIPs and bureaucrats/government servants are not entitled for subsidies as per directives from the Ministry of Home Affairs.
  • Prior to 2018, the Annual flying hour sanctioned by MHA for the State Government was 480 hours which has been enhanced to1200 hours.
  • After induction of the 2nd helicopter, the Helicopter services will be operating on 19 routes from the present 10 routes.
  • Construction of helipads has already been completed at Kohima, Tizit (Mon) Satoi (Zunebhoto) and Mokokchung.
  • Ongoing construction works of Helipads are undertaken at Wokha, Zunebhoto, Phek and Secretariat Plaza (Kohima).

                                                                                    (DPRO Dimapur)