Naga News

DIPR Naga News (18.4.2019)


            Commemorating the 75th anniversary of the battle of Kohima WW-II (1944-2019) a gallantry award ceremony was held at hotel Vivor, Kohima on 18th April 2019, organised by the Kohima Educational Trust and Kohima Educational Society.

            Chief Secretary Temjen Toy, said “we are gathered here today because of the war, specifically the battle of Kohima, the battle which was not ours, but the battle which was fought in our land and that has brought changed in the history of Nagas forever and the world as well. In view of this, Temjen Toy said, the state government has decided to make the 75th anniversary a yearlong commemoration by organizing a number activities as a remembrance for those who took part, lost their lives during world war II and to make it a platform for reconciliation and to look for a bright future.  He paid tributes to those who were involved in the fierce battle and those suffered immensely during the war.

            Chief Secretary welcomed those who come from UK to be a part of the commemoration. He also thanked the Kohima Educational trust and Kohima Educational society on behave of the state government for organizing the function in a befitting manner.

            Charles Chasie sharing the history of the Gallantry Award Medals said that the history of discovering the Naga gallantry award winners and recovery of the documents and medals was a long and interesting journey and started without any proper focus on it. In 2014, during the observation of the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Kohima, the seed was planted to record the experiences of the Naga veterans who were still alive.

            Chasie said 69 Gallantry Awards won by Naga soldiers during the 2nd world war were traced out and hoped to uncover more who had won the Gallantry awards.

            Meanwhile, descendants of the awardees gave a brief account on their grandfathers during the World War II. They shared about the struggles faced by them.

            Later, the Guest of Honours, Chief Secretary, Temjen Toy and Curator, Kohima Museum, York, Bob Cook presented Naga Gallantry awards to forty three (43) personnel honouring them for their deeds in different categories in the Order of the British Empire, Member of the British Empire, British Empire Medal, Imperial Service Medal, Military Cross, Military Medal, Indian Distinguished Services Medal and the Indian Police Medal.

                                                                                    (Siizo Kikhi & Moamenla, IA)


            Nagaland Government has declared 20th April 2019 (3rd Saturday) as holiday for the Banks as compensation under Negotiable Instrument Act,1881 (Act XXV1) section-3 in lieu of the declaration of 23rd February 2019 (4th Saturday) and 23rd March 2019 (4th Saturday) as working day in view of Budget Session and Financial Year Closing.

            A government notification to this effect was issued by Chief Secretary, Temjen Toy on 17th April 2019.



            In observing the “National Fire Service Week” with the rest of the Fire Services across the country, the department of Fire & Emergency Services Nagaland, Kohima has organised a fire awareness training with the theme ‘Fire prevention and fire awareness’ at Local Ground Kohima on 18th April 2019.

            Highlighting the significance of “Fire Service Week”, S.I Chumbemo Patton stated that the “Fire Service Day” is celebrated on every 14th April in commemoration of the 66 gallant Officers and Firemen of the Bombay Fire Brigade who laid down their lives in fighting the great fire. The day is observed as ‘MARTYRS’ day to pay homage to those brave firemen and the day is also set aside for Mass Awareness campaigns on fire hazards and safety measures by conducting public education programmes through various methods such as fire safety and evacuation drills, public lectures, demonstrations, mock drills etc. across the country.

            Patton also shared on the fire exigency for information of the general public, and for their safety and compliance when such untoward incidence breaks out. The information of the general public include:  to call and inform Fire Services immediately;  not to misuse Fire Service Telephone numbers since it is a punishable offence; to give right and precise information; to use appropriate Fire Extinguishers at the initial stage to contain fire; not to pour water on oil and electrical fire but to use appropriate fire extinguishers; to inform Power department to cut off power line in the locality to avoid further disasters; to give way to fire tenders to pass unobstructed; not to use fire sirens by any other individuals or organizations; to locate the fire incident spot, guide and show fire personnel the shortest possible route; to locate source and supply water at the vicinity of the fire incident; to install fire extinguishers, fire alarms, smoke detectors, fire hydrants and sprinkler systems at homes; every household to maintain a small water tank to meet any fire hazards before fire personnel arrive;  to use certified and standard electrical appliance viz., wires, plugs, fuse, switches, sockets, etc.

            During the training a demonstrations on different types of fire extinguishers usage was given by ASI Menose Zashümo; first aid and rescue technique by ASI Tejongol Sophie; ropes and lines by ASI Hairam and ladder & live demonstration by SI Sevi Kera.

            SI Thepfukranyu in his closing remarks thanked all the participants from various departments for extending their cooperation and making the training a success.

                                                                                                (DPRO, Kohima)


            Nagaland Fire & Emergency Service Peren conducted Fire awareness training under the theme “Fire Prevention is better than Fire Fighting” on 18th April 2019, at Traffic point Jalukie Town at 10:00 am. The Training is part of the National Fire service week celebrations held every year in commemoration of the 66 fire fighters who laid down their lives in line of duty on 14th April 1944 during the infamous Bombay Dockyard incident.

            The Programme was chaired by S.L. Kezhalelhou Sachu 2nd OC FS Peren. In his welcomed address appealed the public to take note of the demonstrations shown to them on DO’s AND DON’Ts on Fire Safety Measures, Care Maintenance and Safety of LPG, rescue Techniques and bandages, Use and operation of Fire extinguisher, Demonstration on LPG fire.

            The training was attended by various Government Departments and public in and around Jalukie Town. Vote of thanks was said by SI Kezhalelhou Sachu.

                                                                                    (DPRO Peren)


            The fire service week was observed at Phek Town Council Hall on 18th April 2019 with the theme “Fire Prevention is better than Fire Fighting”. The function was chaired by EAC Phek Sadar where he called upon the gathering to know how to handle for fire incidence. Welcome address was delivered by Imliakum Sanglir EAC Phek.

            A brief note was given by OC Fire & Emergency Phek, Sheiya Konyak cautioned the public to be careful of electric circuit as most often fire incident caused by electric circuit. He also requested the people to have portable extinguisher.

                                                                                    (DPRO Phek)


            Department of Fire & Emergency Services, Wokha conducted the Fire Service week on the theme ‘Fire Prevention is better than Fire Fighting’ at public ground, Wokha on 18th April 2019.

            EAC, Wokha Riku Khutso, while addressing during the observation of fire service week said, looking at the context of our society, fire safety education and awareness is poor and urged the department to take this day as an opportunity to take fire service to the people and generate awareness and relationship with general public.

            He also stated public must be educated to take precautionary measures to prevent harmful fire accidents and also educate survival skills during fire accidents. He further dwelled on some basic fire safety measures for the general public. Lauding the services rendered by the firemen, he said “we sleep in peace because, these firemen stay awake round the clock to ensure our safety”.

            Later Rescue techniques and use of fire extinguishers was demonstration by the personnel’s of Fire & Emergency Services.

                                                                                    (Zubenthung, IA Wokha)


            DC in the notification informs all District Disasters Management Authority members Peren that DDMA quarterly Meeting will be conducted on 23rd April 2019 at DC’S Conference Hall at 12:00 pm to review pre-monsoon preparedness of the District. Hence, concern Department officers are requested to attend the meeting positively.

                                                                                    (DPRO Peren)


            The Rashtriya Poshan Abhiyaan awareness seminar was held at ADC conference hall Bhandari on 17th April 2019 which was organised by Child Development Project Office (CDPO) Bhandari. Dr. Aren Ao CHC Bhandari who was the resource person spoke on the theme on early initiation of breastfeeding, the health care of mother and infant.

            Earlier the programme was chaired by T.Y. Peter Yanthan and vote of thanks was delivered by Tsenjonthung Odyuo Sr. Supervisor.

                                                                                                (IA Bhandari)


            Sarita Yadav IAS DC Peren informs all Heads of Departments under Peren District that Administrative Training Institute Nagaland, Kohima will be conducting one week special training programme for office Assistants from 3rd to 7th April 2019 at Town hall, old Peren. The Training will include the following modules:

  1. Office procedure topics like noting, drafting, file, maintenance of service books etc.
  2. Service matters related to seniority, promotions etc.
  3. Account matters such as Pension Rules, GPF Rules, Fixation of pay, General financial Rules, Leave Rules, Travel Allowances Rules, Medical Attendance Rules, Budgeting, Auditing etc.

            Therefore, all HODS are requested to nominate clerical staff/ office Assistants on or before 20th April 2019 for availing the said Training which will help in ensuring an efficient and effective work in their respective establishments.

                                                                                    (DPRO Peren)