Naga News

DIPR Naga News (24.9.2019)


            The Kigwema village authorities met with the Village Adoption Committee (VAC) on 24th September, 2019 at Kigwema Council Hall and deliberated on areas where VAC and the village can work together. Kigwema village has been adopted from 14th Southern Angami Constituency under Kohima District Planning & Development Board, for the year 2019-20.

            Various areas where development, improvement and practical knowledge or skills can be provided for the benefit of the village were put forward by the village authorities to the committee.

            The Convenor of the committee, SDO(C) Jakhama, Alemyapang Longchar during the meeting gave a brief objective of the VAC and how this ‘bottoms up’ approach to planning and reporting has been beneficial. He further added that through this the best practices of village/wards can be emulated in other villages also.

            The VAC comprising of members from department of Youth Resource, Kohima College, Home Guard & Civil Defence, Veterinary, PHED, Treasury, Culture, Rural Development, Soil & Water Conservation will be working alongside with the village to provide not just assistance, guidance but also provide necessary know how in different areas concerned so that it can be sustained and developed further.

                                                                                                (Nouneseno, IA Jakhama)



            In pursuance of the Central Treasury Rules, Sr. Treasury Officer, Mokokchung, Toshizemba, has informed all the Pensioners, drawing their Pension salary from the Treasury that identification to verify and update the continued existence of the pensioner will be conducted on the following dates: 21st October 2019, Tsusapang, Kapayong, Sungkumen Ward, Tongdentsuyong Ward, Alempang Ward, Alongmen Ward, Dilong Ward, Yimyu Ward, Mongsenbai Ward and Kumlong Ward. 22nd Oct. 2019, Majakong Ward, Artang Ward, Marepkong Ward, Lichaba Lijen Ward, Salangtem Ward, Kichutip Ward, Arkong Ward, Aongza Ward, Penli Ward and Sangtemla Ward. 23rd Oct. 2019, Ongpangkong and Asetkong Range. 24th Oct. 2019, Langpangkong, Jangpetkong, Tsurangkong and Japukong Range.

            All the pensioners have been informed to bring their Identity Card “D” duly renewed from the Pensioner Office. Life Certificate Form can be obtained from thye Office of the Sr. Treasury Officer, Mokokchung on all working days which should be duly filled anmd submit during verification. It is further informed that, no Pension Payment shall be made without verification.


                                                                                                (Lanukaba, IA Mokokchung)


            An awareness program on total ban of single use of plastic was held on 23rd September 2019 at EAC office, Botsa.

            EAC Botsa, Saratho Katiry urged the gathering to form Village Sanitation Board in their respective villages to effectively monitor plastic free environment. He exhorted on the need to produce and promote indigenous biodegradable products and also highlighted the importance of collectively working together as a whole to bring about successful ban on use of plastics.

            Dr. Ropfukolhou Dole gave a speech on the hazardous effects of plastics on health and environment and encouraged the gathering to dig compost pits so that biodegradable substance could be effectively utilized to the optimum.

            Short speech was also given by Zhahelie Rio, VCC and Joel Kath, President Botsa Business Community Union where they stressed on the importance of community participation and assured their cooperation towards ban on plastics.

            A powerpoint presentation on plastic ban was presented by Dziesengunuo Kire, EAC Chiephobozou while invocation was pronounced by Khriezelhou, Pastor Baptist Church Seiyhama.

                                                                                                (DPRO, Kohima)


            The Lotha Students’ Union organized the 2nd Cultural cum Literacy Festival in collaboration with District Administration-MSK (Beti Bachao Beti Padhao) & Wokha District Legal Services Authority on 23rd September 2019 at Town Hall, Wokha. The event was organized with the theme “Shaping the Future Together through Culture and Identity” with Jt. Director Agriculture, N. Jacob Yanthan as the guest of honour and Director of School Education, Wonthungo Tsopoe as the special guest.

            Wonthungo Tsopoe lauded the Lotha Students Union for taking out time in initiating such event to encourage and remind the youngsters/students about our rich tradition and customs which he said is highly commendable and hope that it will take a long way in preserving our culture and identity. He also stressed on the importance and usage of our traditional cloths and ornaments used by our forefathers basing on social status.

            Encouraging the students of becoming a successful person in whatever field they take up he urged them to be obedient and hardworking because there is no shortcut to success and called upon them to spend and give more time to their studies rather than wasting time on leisure so that they become responsible contributors to the society.

            Jt. Director, Agriculture, N. Jacob Yanthan encouraged the students to learn the values of our traditions and called upon them to carry forward in safeguarding our culture, pride and practices alive.

            Secretary (Judicial) Department of Justice and Law, Kohima, Nino Iralu, called upon the students to be serious and hardworking so that they become responsible embers of the society. Iralu also highlighted about the activities of the Legal Services Authority and the services provided for the benefit of the common people. She further urged them to aim high to become assets for the society.

            SDO (C), Wokha Ajit Kumar Verma, IAS expressed hope that the participants will get an opportunity to learn more about the great values of their ancestral practices. Verma also said that the role of culture is not limited to organizing and celebrating festivals, but the beauty and magic of the land of plenty and the land of the culture is the communication skills the Nagas have inherited through their culture and religion. He urged the younger generation to treasure it and carry forward the great legacy their forefathers have left behind.

            He also requested the students not to waste their time and set out goals and work on achieving it.
Highlights of the event included spelling bee & recitation, folk fusion song and cultural show, basket making, weaving and knitting, painting and debate, extempore speech competition and essay writing.

                                                                                                (Zubenthung, IA Wokha)


            In a bid to raise awareness on violence against women and children and its impact, the Sakhi-One Stop Centre, Zunheboto has been carrying out intensive awareness programme throughout the year, in all the blocks under Zunheboto District. In this context, the OSC Zunheboto conducted sensitization programme on “Violence Against Women & Children” consecutively at Atoizu Block, Akuhaito Block, V.K Block, Satoi Block, Saptiqa Block and Satakha Block under Zunheboto.

            The programme was attended by important dignitaries, departments and associations viz. Police Department, Medical Department,  Student’s Union, Students, GBs & DBs, Sumi Totimi Hoho, Community leaders and elders, church leaders, civil society and concerned individuals.  The ADC, EAC and SDO(C) in the concerned jurisdiction also took part in the programme.

            While addressing the gathering, Alovini Yeptho Centre Administrator OSC Zunheboto gave a brief introduction on the functioning of OSC, the range of services provided and the importance of Women Helpline 181 for aggrieved women. She elaborated on Prohibition of Child Marriage Act, 2006; and underscore that child marriage is one of the root causes of Domestic Violence. She further covered aspects viz. Cyber Crime; Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2015.

            Other important aspects viz. Child Rights; Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection) Act, 2015; and Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012 were covered by Helito Chophi Case Worker OSC Zunheboto. In the feedback session, suggestive measures to effectively cater to aggrieved women and children were appraised by the attendees of the programme.


                                                                                    (IA Zunheboto)


            A meeting with the frontal youth organizations of Kohima Village, Chedema Village and Chede Model Village was held in the office chamber of SDO (C) Sadar, Kohima on 23rd September 2019. The meeting was held to chalk out a program for the effective enforcement of total ban on single use plastic under Kohima Sadar w.e.f 01/10/2019.

            The meeting decided to organize various activities in collaboration with the above mentioned youth organizations under Kohima Sadar area in the run up to the aforementioned ban as follows:  formal launch program for awareness on ban of single use plastic under Kohima Sadar and launching of Village Level Task Force for implementation of ban on single use of plastic for Sadar area villages at DC’s Conference Hall, Kohima on 26/09/2019. Installation of RO Water Purifiers at Council Halls of Kohima Village, Chedema Village and Chede Model Village at Council Hall Kohima Village, Chedema Village and Chede Model Village on 26/09/19. Volunteers from all three villages will conduct awareness march within their respective village jurisdiction in order to sensitize and create awareness at grassroot level.

            The meeting also decided that biodegradable banners would be used during various programs as mentioned. SDO (C) Sadar, Longasen appealed to all the villages and stakeholders under Kohima Sadar to actively participate and support the ban on single use plastic to make the implementation of the ban a success.

                                                                                                (DPRO Kohima)


            Go Air, one of the leading low cost carriers of India conducted a recruitment drive in Siliguri at the Emporium Skills Training Institute, City Centre. Students/candidates from various north east states came for the interview, more than 350 candidates participated in the interview.

            Altogether 58 candidates from Emporium Skills Training Institute, Dimapur went to Siliguri to participate in this interview and 17 of them got selected as Cabin Crew. Nagaland recorded the highest number of selections amongst all states, overall 25 students/candidates were hired during this recruitment drive out of which 17 are from Nagaland.

            All these selected naga candidates are currently undergoing training at the Emporium Skill Training Institute, Dimapur under Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojna Scheme (PMKVY2.0) which is conducted under the leadership of the Department of Employment, Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Government of Nagaland.

            The selected candidates will be reporting to Mumbai shortly and will fly to around 25 destinations in India & 7 overseas destinations with monthly starting salaries ranging between Rs. 50-60 thousand.

                                                                                                (Watimenla, IA Dimapur)


            In view of the enforcement of the total ban on single use plastic by the State Government w.e.f. 1st October 2019, an awareness programme for plastic free environment was held at Council hall Sechu Zubza on 21st September 2019.

            SDO (C) Zubza, Mhomo Tungoe and Avito Zhunyu, ACT Zubza spoke on the topic as the resource persons. The programme conducted by the office of SDO (C) Zubza in collaboration with Sechu Zubza Youth Organisation was attended by the Village Council Members, students’, Unions, Youth Organizations and women organizations of Sechu Zubza, Mezoma, Mezo Basa and Sechuma.

                                                                                                (DPRO, Kohima)


            The office of the Extra Assistant Commissioner Kezocha has informed that an awareness programme on plastic free environment will be held 25th September 2019 at 11:30 am at EAC Office Kezocha. The following representatives have been requested to attend the programme positively:

  1. The VCC & VDB Secretary of Kidima, Kezoma, Kezobasa, Kezo town, Sakhabama and Mitelephe.
  2. Youth Presidents of Kidima, Kezoma, Kezobasa, Kezo town, Sakhabama and Mitelephe.
  3. Student Presidents of Kidima, Kezoma, Kezobasa, Kezo town, Sakhabama and Mitelephe
  4. Head Master, Kezocha GHS.
  5. Head Master, Sakhabama GHS
  6. One representative each from all church denominations of Kidima, Kezoma, Kezobasa, Kezo town, Sakhabama and Mitelephe.
  7. Chairperson women societies of Kidima, Kezoma, Kezobasa, Kezo town, Sakhabama and Mitelephe
  8. The Medical Officer, Kezocha PHC.
  9. OC Kezocha police station.

            Zakiekhotuo Kiso, office secretary KMC & Managing Director, Kohima Solid Waste Management Authority will grace the programme as the Resource Person.

                                                                                    (Morotsung Longchar, IA Kohima)


            As a part of Rashtriya Poshan Maah (National Nutritional month) an awareness camp for Adolescent girls was held at Mayangnokcha Govt. Higher secondary School, Mokokchung on 23rd September 2019 organized by Ongpangkong (North) ICDS project in convergence with Department of Health & Family Welfare.

            Delivering a short speech on Poshan Maah, Talisangla Nokdir, CDPO Ongpangkong (N) pointed out that it is a programme under Poshan Abhiyaaan, an initiative of Govt. of India launch in the year 2018 with an objective to provide holistic nourishment to the citizens. She also mentioned that it is a community based programme, where stakeholder converge to work for a healthy community.

            Dr. Moamongla, Ayush Department, IMDH while interacting with the girl informed them about the problem of Anemia and its treatment.

            Dr. Salong and his team from Urban Primary Health Centre, Yimyu, while sharing Health talks to the participants informed them about symptoms, treatment and preventives measures regarding Anemia and Diarrhea. The team also provides information on adolescent girl health issues.  Seven steps of Washing hands for hygienic life style was also demonstrated by the team.

            Sr. Supervisor, Meyala chaired the programme while Dr. Sentienla, Supervisor pronounced the invocation.

                                                                                    (Lanukaba, IA Mokokchung)


            Under Rashtriya Poshan Maah, a Panchayat meeting under Tamlu block was held at Kangching and Netnyü village on 18th September 2019 at the respective village council hall. The meeting was chaired by Mary AC NRLM Tamlu while introductory address on Poshan Maah was given by Konyau AC NRLM Tamlu.

            Talk on health issues about adolescent girls was given by Enyu Phom, ANM where she deliberated on the health issues of adolescent girls, cleanliness and hygiene.

            Baulen, AWW spoke on the nutritional food locally available and discouraged giving junk food to the children. The meeting was attended by Village council members, ANM, AWWs, ASHA, SHGs and GBs of the villages.

            Earlier, after the Block Level launch program at Tamlu Headquarter, Panchayat meetings were also held at Tamlu Village, Bura Namsang village, Shemnyuching village and on 24th September 2019 the village level meeting was being held at Namhaching. CDPO, Tamlu informed that such meetings will be held in all villages under Tamlu ICDS block. The meeting is being held in convergence with line Departments NRLM-RD, Health & Family Welfare and School Education.

                                                                                    (DPRO, Longleng)


            The Delhi Eastern Nagaland Student’s Union (DENSU) on Saturday the 21st September 2019 organised a social work at 29-Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam road, Nagaland House, New Delhi. More than 70 members including Delhi Police personnel from Eastern Nagaland participated in the cleanliness drive.

            This is the second time DENSU has organised the drive to encourage cleanliness and goodwill among the Nagas. The work included cleaning of compound, cutting down overgrown trees and repairing the Morung.

                                                                                                (PRO New Delhi)


            The office of the Governor, Nagaland has called for applications from young graduates from diverse backgrounds and disciplines who are committed to addressing some of the most pressing developmental challenges facing Nagaland and to be a part of the Governor’s Young Fellowship Program.

            Applicants should be responsible, enthusiastic and enterprising young men and women, who are passionate about issues of development, public service and technology.  The Governor’s Young Fellows will provide analytical and technical support in the formulation of policies to further Governor’s vision and development priorities for Nagaland.

            The Governor’s Young Fellowship Program is designed to cultivate young leaders, strengthen their understanding of the public administration and prepare them for greater leadership roles in future. It will also provide Young Fellows the unique opportunity to interact with eminent government officials and knowledge institutions, besides engaging with leaders from the industry, art, literature and journalism to make the fellowship a rare and valuable experience.

            Applicants must be citizens of India and should hold either a Master’s Degree in Economics/Public Policy/Mass Communications or an outstanding Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering and associated fields. They should also have at least one year of work experience. Remunerations of Rs. 50,000/- per month will be provided to Young Fellows and will have to be stationed at Kohima.

            One can visit for further details on responsibilities, eligibility, terms and conditions and application progress for the programme.

                                                                                                (PRO, Raj Bhavan)