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DIPR Naga News (23.9.2019)


            Health and Family Welfare in convergence with Social Welfare, Urban Development and Municipal Affairs organized a Walkathon on the occasion of celebrating one year anniversary of Ayushman Bharat from Holy Cross School junction to District Hospital Dimapur on 23rd September 2019 which was flagged off by Minister Health & Family Welfare, Pangyu Phom.

            Speaking at the celebration programme held at District Hospital Dimapur, the Minister said that the Ayushman Pradhan Mantel Jan Arogya Yojna (AB PMJAY) was launched on 23rd September 2018 with an aim to prevent impoverishment due to pocket expense on hospitalization and thereby to promote access to quality health care for the poor and vulnerable section of the society.

            In order to take service closer to the needy people, he said, the department has extended hospital empanelment upto PHCs where 63 hospitals comprising of 59 public and 4 private hospitals have been empanelled so far and many people have benefited.

            He said that in order to ensure satisfaction of the beneficiaries and for prompt and effective management of any grievances, Grievances Redressal Mechanisms are in place at state, district and empanelled hospital levels.

            On the threats of fraud, particularly attempts to enroll ineligible persons and malpractice by hospitals, Minister said that adequate measures are being taken up to prevent such fraudulent activities by leveraging technologies and site physically verifications. He further cautioned that stern action will be taken against any fraudsters even to the extent of filing FIR.

            DC Dimapur, Kevekha Kevin Zehol, who also gave a short speech expressed his appreciation to the Government of India and the state government for the scheme and its successful implementation, also reminded the doctors and nurses to re-dedicate themselves saying that the privilege God has given to them is not given to many.

            DC, who has shown keen interest for improvement of health sector after he was posted in the district, informed the district hospital authorities that the administration also marked some amount from LADP for the improvement of Mortuary in the hospital.

            Deputy CMO, Dr. Antoly Suu, while giving the keynote address, mentioned that under the Scheme a beneficiary having the E-card can avail upto rupees 5 lakh per year and can have treatment in all empanelled hospitals in the country and the beneficiaries were selected basing on the Social Economic Caste Census 2011. She further informed the gathering that altogether 30344 beneficiaries have availed the scheme amounting to rupees 1,75,63,680/- in Dimapur district.

            The programme was chaired by Medical Superintendent, while welcome address was delivered by, CMO, Dimapur, Dr. K. Vikato Kinimi. Other highlights included beneficiary testimonial and felicitation of best PMAM.

                                                                                                (Watimenla, IA Dimapur)


            District Level Coordination Committee meeting was held at DC’s Chamber Tuensang on 23rd September 2019. The Members of the Committee who attended the meeting were DC Tuensang, Mohammed Ali Shihab as Chairman, General Manager DIC, Assistant Labour Commissioner, DPRO and Economic & Statistics Officer Tuensang as members.

            The meeting discussed how to monitor preparedness, progress and hurdles in conduct of the 7th Economic Census in the district on regular basis. The members also discussed on the complete coverage of the data canvassed through validation against existing data base of the State Business Registration. The members also resolved to sensitize the business association and citizens in general for cooperation and to monitor the feedbacks received from the subdivision coordination committee.

                                                                                                (Thungti Chang, IA Tuensang)


            World Chean-up Day-cum-International Peace Day was held on 21st September 2019 at Zunheboto. It was organized by Cornerstone Bharat Scouts and Guides to mark the occasion of 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, Deputy Commissioner and District President NBSG, Peter Lichamo urged the denizens of the district to work towards making Zunheboto a plastic free district in Nagaland, and added that the burning of plastics spoil the whole environment. He further urged the gathering to stop using plastics at home, schools and offices and that the district administration is working towards Pollution Free Environment in the district. Peter Lichamo also encouraged the students to make peace in their own little way at homes, schools and with friends and requested them to be an instrument of peace in the district.

            Some placards carried among the students read as Love the Earth; Restore the Nature; water is life.

                                                                                                (DPRO Zunheboto)


            DC Dimapur, Kevekha Kevin Zehol has informed that the total restriction of all movement from Chathe River Bridge (Patkai Bridge) to New Chumukedima (Pakala Pahar Bridge) is extended from 10:30 PM to 5:00 AM (the next day) wef 25th September, 2019 to 24th October, 2019.

            In addition to the above, all movement will also be restricted from 3:00 to 3:30 PM and 4:30 to 5:00 PM to facilitate the use of explosive till 5th October, 2019.

            He mentioned that the alternative route from Dimapur -Kohima / Kohima-Dimapur for light vehicles only is available via 7th Mile-New DC Office -Shokhuvi-Razaphe- Mhaikam-Pimla-Mhainamtsi-Jhornapani/Medziphema and vice versa.

            DC stated that the restrictions has been imposed as a preventive measure to avoid loss of life, property and other injuries.

                                                                                                (Watimenla, IA Dimapur)


            The valedictory function of Advance Course on Cyber Crime Investigation cum release of Cyber Crime Investigation Manual of Nagaland Police was held at Rhododendron Hall, Nagaland Police Officers’ Mess, Chumukedima on 21st September 2019.

            Addressing the gathering, DGP, Nagaland, T. John Longkumer said that, in his one year service in the state, he has seen many quality officers who are treasured resource persons for the Department. Stressing on quality service.            He encouraged the Nagaland Police force to be the leading beacon as outstanding police force in all fields in the country.

            DGP, while congratulating the trainees for successful completion of their training, was optimistic that the trainees will be the cutting edge for the Nagaland Police Force in the field of Cyber Crime investigation.

            SP (Crime), Vishal, IPS, who was the course Co-ordinator for the training, said that the training was divided into two phases. The first phase was on Cyber Crime Investigation awareness programme while Cyber Crime Investigation Module was taken up in the second phase. Altogether 46 police officers from different parts of the state were trained.

            The programme was chaired by DIG (CID/HR&SJ), Imcharenla, IPS, while vote of thanks was proposed by IGP (CID), Zekotso Mero, IPS. Other highlights included Introduction of Cyber Crime investigation Manual by SP Wokha, Manojkumar, IPS and certificates were distributed to trainees by DGP.

                                                                                                (Watimenla, IA Dimapur)


            Women Safety Awareness Campaign was held at Hukphang and Pongching village on 19th and 20th of September 2019 respectively. The program was jointly organized by the DTF BBBP in collaboration with Mahila Shakti Kendra (MSK).

            The resource person of the program: Phungla Phom, Women Welfare Officer, DLCW spoke on various legal rights and Acts of Women and schemes provided by the Government for the upliftment of women and girl child. She spoke on crime against women such as rape, domestic violence, sexual harassment, etc and how it affects the victim, family and society at large.

            Speaking on child marriage Act of 2006, she pointed out how child marriage affects family life physically, mentally and financially due to immature behavior of both the couple. Therefore, she exhorted the gathering to stop child marriage in their family and raise their voice against it in the community. She also spoke on how ill-treatment of daughters by the parents encourages sons to dominate over their sisters in the family besides how social network affects youngsters.

            Pungla also spoke on Sukanya Samriddhi Account (SSA), Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY), Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY) and other schemes provided to the women and urged them to avail the opportunity. She also highlighted on the activities of Sakhi One Stop Centre. She further informed the mothers that MSK is ready to assist and urged them to visit MSK office or call them for any queries.

            Earlier, the Chairman Village Council, Pongching lauded the MSK and its partners for organizing the program for the safety of the women and daughters in the family and society. Asserting that women had greater role and responsibility in the present generation the VCC urged them to learn from the resource person.

            Chairperson of the program, Tutinungla Phom, District Coordinator DLCW, Longleng, in her welcome address, highlighted the activities carried out by the MSK in collaboration with DTF BBBP and Social Welfare Department for the welfare of Women. She informed that the agencies have been conducting such awareness program block wise for the upliftment of women, and are expected to cover every village under the district.

            During the discussion hour, all the mothers informed that their daughters could not become beneficiaries under SSA scheme due to lack of Aadhaar Card. It was also reported that Aadhaar centre in Longleng district was not functioning and they have to go to Changtongya under Mokokchung district to enroll their daughters under Aadhaar which is expensive for poor villagers. The MSK also distributed forms for the SSA scheme.

            Invocation was proposed by Pastor Pongching Baptist Church and benediction by Women Pastors, Pongching Baptist Church.

                                                                                                (DPRO, Longleng)


            Launch of ‘Ayushman Bharat Pakhwara’ in Commemoration of 1st year Anniversary of Ayushman Bharat was held, and Walkathon Phek District was flagged off by Deputy Commissioner Phek, Sachin Jaiswal, IAS at DC Police point on 23rd September 2019. The program was organized by Department of Health and Family Welfare in collaboration with Social Welfare Department, Urban Development (NULM)/Municipal Affairs.

                                                                                                (DPRO Phek)


            A consultative meeting for the ongoing construction of Imkongliba Memorial District Hospital (IMDH) Mokokchung was held on 21st September 2019 at ADC Planning Conference Hall. The meeting was chaired by DC Mokokchung, Rajesh Soundararajan, IAS.

            While appraising the importance of IMDH, Rajesh said that IMDH not only serves Mokokchung district but also adjoining districts, therefore, he urged the contractor to finish the work at the earliest possible time. DC also insisted that there should be no compromise on the quality of work. Director Health & Family Welfare Department, Dr. Vigolie Z. Suokhrie also said that the Department is strictly monitoring the project and extend the best possible help from the Department for the speedy construction of the project. Dr. Medem, MS IMDH briefed on the status of the construction and said that half of the hospital has been vacated and dismantled for the construction.

            Ao Senden President, Chubawati also insisted that there should be no compromise on the quality of work and also not to divert the fund. He said that civil societies in Mokokchung are ready to extend every possible help for the construction of IMDH. In conclusion, DC suggested regular review meeting at least every six month till the completion of the work.

            The meeting was attended by Additional Director, Health & Family Welfare Department, CMO Mokokchung, EE Medical department, SDO (C) Mokokchung, AKM President, NHP, and contractor of the project.

                                                                                                (DPRO Mokokchung)


            A one day awareness camp for adolescent girls on the theme – “Personal Health & Hygiene”, organized by Social Welfare Department, Sangsangnyu ICDS Project, Tuensang was held at CBLT Jubilee Memorial Hall on 23rd September 2019. Y. Moasangba Sangtam, CDPO Sangsangnyu delivered the welcome address.

            P.H. Ramaikalo, SBP District Lead Poshan Abhyiaan was the resource person. He spoke on the importance of adolescent girl’s health and its implications on the girl child. Sanitary Pads were also distributed after the programme. Altogether around 100 participants attended the event.


                                                                                                (Thungti Chang, IA Tuensang)


            A Coordination meeting on Swachhata Hi Seva (SHS), organized by the Longleng Town Council, was held on 21st September 2019 at the conference hall of the DC Office, Longleng.

            DC Longleng M. Shayung Phom appealed to the gathering to make Longleng a plastic free district. He exhorted them to keep their respective jurisdiction, wards, office, schools, shops, residents, etc. clean and green.

            The Administrator Longleng Town Council & ADC, Longleng, D. Robin welcomed the members present and briefed the house on Swachhata Hi Seva Awareness Campaign in the country and highlighted the activities and action plan to be conducted in the district from 11th September to 1st October 2019.

            After a lengthy deliberation on the action plan of SHS, the house decided to entrust every ward, churches, government office, and educational institutions to setup plastic enclosures at their respective wards in strategic locations before the 1st October 2019. The district administration will verify and inspect the works. The best innovative performer will be awarded.

            Besides, the house also discussed issues regarding the menace of stray dogs in the town. In this regard, ward unions were entrusted to ensure proper keeping by their owners and create awareness in their respective wards. The District Administration will verify the same and after a period of one month necessary action will be initiated against the defaulters.

            The meeting was attended by the District Administration, Police, Presidents of the ward unions, Head of the Educational Institutions, Chamber of Commerce, SBM Ambassadors, NGOs and Civil Societies of Longleng.

                                                                                                (DPRO, Longleng)


            Under the ongoing Swachh Survekshan Grameen (SSG) and Swachhata Hi Seva (SHS). The Department of PHED Wokha division organised an inter Colony Cleanliness drive (contest) in all the colonies under Wokha town on 21st September 2019.

            Department Officials from PHED, Wokha were deputed in all the colonies and wards to monitor the cleanliness drive being carried out in all the colonies and sectors which started at around 7:00am in the morning.

            Despite bad weather, Public in huge number turned up in cleaning their respective colony surrounding, clearing debris from the streets, clearing clogged drains and filling up the potholes. The Department thanked all the citizens of Wokha town for the active participation during the cleanliness drive and expressed hope that people will continue to extend cooperation in the near future whenever there are such programmes.

            After departmental officials inspected the drive, SUREN Colony was adjudged the cleanest colony followed by Vungoju and GHSS colony. The winners of the colony were awarded with cash prizes along with certificates which was handed over by Er. Beto Jimo, SDO PHED Wokha.


                                                                                                (Zubenthung, IA Wokha)


            Noksen CDPO, Anti Chang along with the team POHSAN Abhiyaan started a tour from 7th September 2019 conducted several programmes in many villages. Nutrition Day was conducted at Anganwadi Center Noksen on 7th of September 2019. Organic farming training was also conducted at Noksen Town on 12th of September 2019. Anemia Screening in PHC Noksen Town with mothers and women folks. Mothers Meeting at Noksen Town and Convergence Meeting and undertaking of POSHAN Pledge on 14th September 2019. The team is again expected to tour Sangtak, Kumpung, Yonyu and Yokumsang starting from 24th of September 2019.


                                                                                    (Thungti Chang, IA Tuensang)


            District Sports Officer, Asekho Talie has informed all interested sports aspirants that the Department will be organizing a district level “Catch Them Young” U-14 tournament-cum-selection of talented player for state level tournament at local ground Zunheboto from 25th-27th September 2019 at 10:00 am. The District Sports Officer also informed that the players born after 15th October 2005 are eligible to participate in the tournament for which, Aadhaar card is mandatory for all participants.

            Following are the list of events to be undertaken in the tournament,

  1. Football (boys)
  2. Athletics(boys & girls)
  3. 100 mtr race.
  4. 200 mtr race.
  5. 400 mtr race.
  6. 4 × 100 mtr relay.
  7. Long Jump.
  8. High Jump.
  9. Shot Put.

                                                                                    (DPRO/IA Zunheboto/Suruhoto)



(A DIPR feature by Esuihangle, IA)

            Swachhata Hi Seva (SHS) 2019 is a massive nationwide awareness and mobilization campaign on Swachhata. The Swachhata Hi Seva 2019 is being organized from September 11 till October 2, 2019. PM Modi had set the goal of making India Open Defecation Free (ODF) by October 2, the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi under the Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM).

            Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the mega countrywide campaign- Swachhata Hi Seva Campaign on September 15, 2018.The SHS Campaign aims at accelerating the momentum of Swachh Bharat in the run-up to its 4th anniversary, re-energise the Andolan and lay down the foundation of sustainability, reinforce the concept of “Sanitation as everyone’s business”.

            The movement aims to generate greater public participation towards Swachhata also to mobilize people and reinforce the public movement for sanitation to contribute to Mahatma Gandhi’s dream of a Clean India. Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (mission), was one of the first initiatives to be launched by the Modi Government when it came to power in 2014. It is a nationwide campaign with the aim to clean up Indian streets, roads, and the general infrastructure, i.e. an all-inclusive cleanliness mission.

            Nagaland   also joined the rest of the country in launching the “Swachhata Hi Seva” campaign a cleanliness initiative on 18th September 2019. This year’s campaign will be focused on Plastic Waste Management, given the detrimental effect of uncollected plastic waste on human beings, animals and the environment at large. From 3rd October till 27th October (Diwali), the collected plastic waste will then be effectively recycled and disposed.

            Action points for SHS 2019 Nagaland are:

  • Single-Use Plastics (SUPs) means use-and-throw plastic items.
  • Segregation at source (recyclable and non-recyclable plastic).
  • Plastic has to be cleaned and dried.
  • No Burning of Waste of any kind.
  • No Littering of Waste; to use dustbins.
  • Carry own water bottle and jute/cloth shopping bag.
  • People’s Movement
  • Swachhata Hi Seva – Cleanliness Is Service to become a ‘Way of Life’.
  • Say No to Plastic.

            Swachhata Hi Seva (SHS) campaign, 2019 will run from September 11 to October 27, 2019 wherein a large scale awareness and mass mobilization of plastic waste collection would be undertaken.  emphasizing on 5 (five) R’s – refuse, reduce, reuse, repurpose and recycle SHS 2019 will discourage use of plastic products like artificial flowers, banners, flags, plastic stationary items and many other plastic materials for which alternative exists.

            All the state/UTs will organize large scale citizen engagement activities for awareness generation and community mobilization through voluntary service of clean and green drives, cleanliness pledges, cleanliness rallies etc in three phases.

            The phase I (from September 11 to October 1), there would be the predatory and awareness generation period. Phase II (October 2 marking the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi) would be marked with mass social voluntary work of plastic waste collection and phase III (from October 27) would be marked with collection, segregation, transportation for recycling and disposal-leading to a plastic free Diwali. Daily update of the progress of the SHS from all the districts will be uploaded in the government/ministry portal at

            During the SHS 2019 campaign  in Nagaland large scale citizen engagement activities for awareness generation and community mobilization through Shramdaan, Clean & Green Drives, Swachhata Pledges, Swachhata Rallies, Competitions and Ploggings etc. should be aimed at mass scale plastic waste collection and disposal on the theme plastic-free India.

            The campaign would require the active participation of all government departments, organizations in both the state and district levels, urban and rural areas, NGOs, individuals, business communities, religious institutions, schools, colleges etc in taking the state toward a ‘ single use plastic free Nagaland’. All Central and State Governments are being encouraged to ban the use of Single Use Plastic (SUP) products during the campaign period.