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DIPR Naga News (15.11.2021)


A programme, ‘Skill development training programme on value addition on fruits, vegetables and spices’ was held at Nagaland Tool Room & Training Center (NTTC), Dimapur on 15th November 2021 with  Agriculture Production Commissioner, Nagaland Y. Kikheto Sema, IAS as the special guest.

Speaking on the occasion, Sema stressed on postharvest management and encouraged the entrepreneurs and said that processing of food harvested should start from their own place. He stressed that the government employment has reached its saturation point, therefore the youths have to find and invest in other avenues. He urged the youths to take up those kind of activities which will provide sustainable income.

The APC also mentioned that farmers in the state still practice a traditional form of agriculture and there is a need to incorporate modern and emerging technologies in order to transform the agriculture sector of the state by adopting settled agriculture. He encouraged the people to go buy the food from Agri Expo and support the locals.

Chief Scientist, CSIR-CFTRI, Mysuru, Dr. Ng. Iboyaima Singh, the program coordinator, mentioned that as Nagaland has raw material and that there is a need to popularize processing and marketing of food produced in Nagaland.

Joint Director & HoD, MSME Development Institute, Dimapur, Taliwati Longchar mentioned that the people of Nagaland should converge and adapt to the new market trend and focus on good packaging of the goods.

Asst. Gen. Manager, APEDA, Guwahati, Sunita Rai Bharali stressed on the need to scale up production and target GI products such as Naga King chilli and Naga Cucumber and to focus on the branding different from others.

Principal NTTC, Dimapur, Petechtuo Miasalhou mentioned that the tool room has been set up so that the machinery can be kept in one place and the main objective is to develop and bloom up the industry.

The training program will held for five days from 15th 19th November 2021 and 30 trainees will be participating in the program.

                                                                                                (Sebu Lam, IA Dimapur)


The first State level Catapult Target Hitting Competition was held at Heritage Village, Kisama on 15th November 2021.

The program is dedicated to the people of India who have not only been instrumental in bringing India far evolutionary journey but also hold within them the power and potential to enable the vision of Prime Minister to activate India 2.0 which is fuelled by the spirit of Atmanirbhar Bharat. In commemoration of the birth anniversary of the Indian tribal freedom fighter, Bhagwan Birsa Munda, “The iconic week of Bhagwan Birsa Munda Birth Anniversary” is celebrated from 15th to 22nd November 2021 across the country.

Altogether, 25 participants participated in the catapult target hitting competition where Mhonthung secured the first position while Yibemo secured the second position and Among secured the third position respectively.

The event was inaugurated by Additional Secretary, Nchumbemo Lotha. The competition was organized by the Department of Tribal affairs, Government of Nagaland as part of ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ celebration.

(Shahlong, IA Jakhama)


Advisor, Fisheries & Aquatic Resources, Evaluation, Economics & Statistics and DPDB Chairman, Noklak, L. Khumo inaugurated the traffic islands & flower bed at main junction, Noklak Town on 13th November 2021.

In his inaugural speech, Khumo stated that, since Noklak has been given the tag “Frontier District”, he challenged the people of the district to work tirelessly for good cause and learn to do good things and upkeep cleanliness.  Development cannot happen in one go but one after another developmental process will continue, provided if, we work hard and cooperate with the government, success stories and achievements of the district will be seen, he added.

The Advisor requested the people of the district to give full co-operation to the district administration and other government authorities in order to progress in every sphere.  He urged the ward Chairmen of Noklak town and GBs to maintain a good atmosphere and cleanliness in their respective sectors. He also thanked the District Administration, DPDB and all the stakeholders for coming Town beautification and the Traffic Islands at Noklak Town.

Deputy Commissioner, Noklak, Hiazu Meru said it is the first event which has taken place after adopting Noklak Town as DPDB Town and more will take place in the near future. Meru challenged upon the citizens of Noklak Town to make Noklak as the cleanest Town in the state and take care of public property.

Introductory remark was given by C. Phuniang SDO (Civil) & Administrator, Noklak Town Council while the programme was chaired by District Planning Officer, Noklak, Imsumeren Jamir. Special song was presented by Shangchiu. The dedicatory prayer was pronounced by Pastor Penglang, Longdon Town Baptist Church, Noklak.

(K.K.Chim, IA Noklak)


Deputy Commissioner, Noklak, Hiazu Meru released a book titled “Footprints” authored by Pongom Lam on 13th November 2021 at White Hall, Noklak Village.

Speaking on the occasion, Meru stated that, our history is based on oral tradition which has been passed down from generation to generation, but now the need for written record is very much relevant in the current generation.

While appreciating the author, the DC encouraged to use the talent and the creativity for the benefit of all and wished him success in life. He also expressed appreciation to the author for taking a bold step in the field of writing which is very much encouraging particularly in a time when the world is flooded with technology. Hiazu Meru urged the gathering to pick up the habit of reading and to be ready to learn new things in life.

In his author’s talk, Pongom Lam thanked his parents, friends for their continuous support. He also highlighted on the content of the book. Lam cited that, ‘Footprints’ is about life and living. He mentioned that, the themes of the poems are simple, straight forward and universal in appeal. The write-up brings things back to the self, back to thoughts, emotions, and actions, whilst still acknowledge the world as it is without any whitewash, Pongom Lam stated.

Vice President, Khiamniungan Students Union, Hime Lam and President, Thang Students Union, Pushou also spoke on the occasion. Meanwhile, opening remarked was delivered by PGT, GHSS Noklak, T.Muchu while words of gratitude was delivered by Vice President ENCSU, Shou.

Pongom Lam holds a degree in Bachelor of Arts (History Honour) from St. Joseph’s College, Jakhama and Master’s degree from IGNOU. He is best known for short poems and his area of interest includes Nature, Humanity, Modern form of poetry etc. He has published, ‘ The Hardship of Life’ 2017, followed by ‘Being on Time’ 2018 and the latest is ‘Footprint’ 2021. Some of his awards are ‘poem of the year 2019 by North East Featured Poetry Award: Vocal for Local by North East 2021 in two categories Poem of the Year’ (Elegy) and Poem of year (Sonnet).

(K.K.Chim, IA Noklak)


A mega legal camp which was organized by Phek District Legal Service Authority under the aegis of NALSA and NSLSA in collaboration with various Government Department / Stake holders on 13th November 2021 at local ground, Phek.

Deputy Commissioner Phek, Razouvolie Dozo, NCS called upon the people to avail the various opportunities given by the government. Dozo urged the gathering not to pay attention to rumors regarding vaccination of Covid.

District and Session Judge cum Chairperson PDLSA, Duvelu Vero, NJS in her keynote address said that such type of programmes or events are conducted to disseminated information and create awareness among the public of the various government schemes and programmes.

Opening remark was delivered by Civil Judge (JR.DIV)/JMFC CUM SECY. PDLSA and NSLSA theme song was presented by Bishop Abraham Memorial High School Phek.

                                                                                    (IA Phek)


As part of Pan India Legal Awareness and Outreach Campaign, Legal Services Camp (Mega Camp) was organised on 13th November, 2021 at Jalukie Town by Peren District Legal Services Authority (PDLSA) under the aegis of NALSA (Nagaland Legal Services Authority) in collaboration with the departments of Agriculture, Horticulture, Medical, Social Welfare and Postal.

Agriculture Department, apart from introduction of various schemes, distributed seedlings and fertilizers. Horticulture Department distributed pamphlets and gave advice, counseling and FAQs.  The Medical Department gave free COVID-19 vaccination to the public while Social Welfare Department disbursed old age pension to the beneficiaries. Awareness on various Government schemes was also made during the programme.

A good number of people turned up for the camp and availed the free services. The camp was officially inaugurated by Secretary PDLSA/CJM i/c Peren, B.P Resu.

(Mamang IA, Peren)


Kohima District Legal Services Authority under the aegis of National Legal Services Authority conducted a Mega Legal Camp on 13th November 2021 at Tseminyu Town hall, with Justice, S.Hukato Swu, Judge, Gauhati High Court as special guest.

In his speech, Justice Swu stated that Articles 39(A) of the Constitution mandates the State to provide free legal aid by making suitable legislation/schemes to ensure opportunities for every section of the society. He added that without legal knowledge, the society will not progress.

Free consulting with the legal team, drafting of affidavits, Lok Adalat pre litigation, counselling, free eye checkup for all age group, on the spot Aadhaar registration, correction name, registration of senior citizens and display of various schemes by different departments were conducted during the camp.

The programme was chaired by Advocate-cum-Panel Lawyer, KDLSA, Keduvi Zhoto while welcome address was delivered by SDO(C) Tseminyu, Tsutsowe Kupa, NCS. Keynote was delivered by Principal District & Session Judge, Kohima and Chairman KDLSA, Y. Longkumer, NJS.

(APRO Tseminyu)


Under the Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP) program, the Mahila Shakti Kendra & District administration, Longleng in collaboration with Nagaland State Aids Control Society, Longleng and Longleng Town Baptist Church conducted an awareness program on teenager pregnancy at Longleng Town Baptist Church on 13th November 2021 DSRC counselor, District Hospital, Lithei Phom and Literature Secretary PBCA Longleng, Chingong Phom as resource persons.

Lithei Phom emphasized on the three topics: definition, causes & prevention of teenagers pregnancy.  She said the main reasons for high rate of teenagers pregnancy is inadequate sex education and one absolute method to prevent pregnancy among teenagers is sexual abstinence.

Chingong Phom spoke on moral ethics. She advised the students not to be influenced by the peer pressure/bad company, to choose healthy life, to avoid early marriages. Asserting that it will be difficult to live in a society where there is criticism for every little act, she challenged the students to be different & live life with dignity and achieve our goal with a difference.

Women Welfare Officer MSK-DLCW, Longleng,  P. Phungla encouraged the students to take such program seriously, and to think of themselves as most privileged & fortunate to be a part of such program, as there was no such activity conducted during those time.

Around eight hundred students of various schools of Longleng town from age group of 13 to 19 years attended the awareness program.

(DPRO Longleng)


Deputy Commissioner, Wokha, Orenthung Lotha, has informed that as per the application received for claims and objections, the District Level Verification Committee has examined and verified the properties/structures owners and accordingly the final list of the affected structures/properties has been prepared for further payment.

In this regard, it is gas been informed to all the affected properties/structures owners that compensation of damage properties/structures for execution of widening of existing single/intermediate lane road to 2 lane road from KM 72.40 to KM 83.00 of NH-2 will be paid from the Deputy Commissioner, Conference Hall, Wokha as per the schedule given below.

  1. Niropen Gate to Forest Colony Date 15th & 16th Nov 2021 time 9:30 AM.
  2. Forest Colony to PWD Junction 17th November 2021, Time 9:30 AM.
  3. PWD Junction to IOC 18th & 20 November 2021, time 9:30 AM.
  4. IOC to Zero Point junction 22nd & 23rd November 2021, Time 9:30 AM.
  5. Zero Point to Hammock Resort, 24 & 25th November 2021, time 9:30 AM.

The affected properties/landowners are directed to be present in person along with the following documents (Xerox copies): Identity proof (preferably Aadhaar card/Driving License/PAN Card, etc.), 4 copies passport size photos, Bank Pass Book.

Rates for different buildings/structures has been worked out in reference to the Nagaland Public Works Departments schedule of Rates 2016. For vacant/open and other categories guidelines as prescribed by the Ministry of Environment Forest & Climate Change, Government of India has adopted for equal and fair and fair treatment. Further, land rates for different categories of land have been fixed as per notification NO.DCW/LR-15/NH-2 (B) 2019-20 /255 Dated Wokha the 15th June 2021.

Payment will be made only in Cheque and the amount will not be released to any representatives other than the concerned person. The village council Chairman/ GBs/Colony chairman of the concerned villages /colonies are directed to be present to identify the landowners and as a counter signatory for the undertaking.

(DPRO & IA, Wokha)


Nagaland Board of School Education has notified that in continuation to the Notification No.85/2021, NBE-8/Ad-Misc(10)/2021-22, dated the 7th October, 2021, all the registered institution of the Board that, based on the revised assessment scheme for the conduct of Class-VIII Examination 2021, (for Government schools only) and Class-IX Final Examination 2021, the Board shall conduct Phase-II Examination from 6th December 2021 in offline mode. The examination routine is made available in the Board’s portal

All Private schools shall also follow the new assessment pattern and conduct the Class-VIII examination with the same routine.

The blueprint of the question paper for all the subjects of Class-VIII and Class-IX are given in the annexures.

Therefore, all the Heads of Registered Institutions of the Board have been informed to note the blueprint of different subjects for Phase-II Examination for Class-VIII and Class-IX Final Examination 2021 and instruct the teachers to follow the blueprint for each subject as given in the annexures which is made available in the Board’s portal

            The Heads of registered institutions have been requested to inform the subject teachers about the blueprint of the question papers. Teachers must guide the students with the types of questions expected from different units/topics/chapters as given in the blueprint. Students must be made aware of the blueprint of different subjects so that they can perform well in the examination.