DIPR Naga News (29.09.2020)
September 29, 2020
DESTINATION NORTH EAST (VIRTUAL) 2020 FOCUSSES ON NAGALAND
Destination North East (Virtual) 2020 with focus State Nagaland under the theme “Emerging Delightful Destinations” was held on 29th September 2020 at NEC Secretariat, Shillong with Chief Minister of Nagaland and Advisor Tourism, Art & Culture, Government of Nagaland, Neiphiu Rio and Khehovi Yepthomi as the Chief guest and Guest of honour respectively.
Introducing the state of Nagaland by Miss Nagaland followed by Audio visual presentation on the tourist attractions of Nagaland. A short message was delivered by state icon and Olympian Archer, Chekrovolu Swuro. Tetseo sisters presented special number.
Introduction to local entrepreneurs and virtual exhibition of handicrafts/ traditional fashion & local product by Jesmina (Handicrafts), Nagaland Honey Bee mission and Atheli Zimomi (Fashion Designer).
Beimopha, IRS proposed vote of thanks. Other highlights of the program included dance and music by Sumi War dance, Cock dance & Folk Fusion by Abiogenensis.
(Nongozo Rikha, APRO)
FIRST ISSUE OF SDG SPECTRUM NEWSLETTER LAUNCHED
Minister for Planning and Coordination, Land Resource and Parliamentary Affairs, Neiba Kronu launched the first issue of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Spectrum Newsletter on 29th September 2020, at SDG, Hall, Planning and Coordination Department, Kohima.
Minister, Neiba Kronu, while launching the newsletter said that the SDG 17 goals will reach the grassroot level in the state through the Spectrum Newsletter. He also said that the 17 goals will be published in quarterly newsletter. The minister also said that he had apprised the Chief Minister for inclusion on a wider approach of SDG in the upcoming document of vision 2030. By focusing on SDG from today, he stated that we shall be leaving a rich legacy for the future generation in all aspects.
In his welcome address, Addl. Development Commissioner mentioned that the SDG spectrum newsletters will be released to stakeholders in the village level and also in every department in the state. It will also be distributed to the different colleges in the state so as to share the awareness of SDG which has been set by the UNO.
Addl. Chief Secretary & Development Commissioner, J. Alam said that the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) or Global Goals are a collection of 17 interlinked goals which was finalized by the UN in 2015. For the proper implementation of SDG in Nagaland with the help of UNDP, the SDG coordination centre was set up. He further said that this newsletter will highlight the functions of SDG.
A power point presentation on the functions of SDG in the state was given by DDC, Augustine M. Yanthan.
The 17 SDGs are: (1) No Poverty, (2) Zero Hunger, (3) Good Health and Well-being, (4) Quality Education, (5) Gender Equality, (6) Clean Water and Sanitation, (7) Affordable and Clean Energy, (8) Decent Work and Economic Growth, (9) Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, (10) Reducing Inequality, (11) Sustainable Cities and Communities, (12) Responsible Consumption and Production, (13) Climate Action, (14) Life Below Water, (15) Life On Land, (16) Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions, (17) Partnerships for the Goals.
BRIEFING ON COVID-19 ON 29th OF SEPTEMBER 2020 FOR NAGALAND BY PRINCIPAL SECRETARY, HOME
The Full Text is as Follows:
“A total of 83 COVID-19 positive cases have been detected today – 6 in Kohima and 77 in Dimapur. The total number of positive cases in the State now stands at 6,040.
Out of the 6,040 positive cases, the total recoveries so far are 4,942. The active cases are 1,037 and there have been 12 deaths. As per the severity of symptoms, 1,002 active cases are asymptomatic, 28 active cases are mild, 5 active cases are moderate, 1 active case is severe and 1 active case is on ventilator.
Further, out of 6,040 positive cases, the distribution across various categories of people are: 2,863 cases of Armed Forces/ Police, 1,488 cases of Returnees, 1,347 cases of Traced Contacts and 342 cases of Frontline Workers.
A total of 50,450 samples have been sent for testing through RT-PCR and results of 49,222 samples have been received. In addition, a total of 28,002 samples have been sent for testing on Truenat and results of 27,949 samples have been received. Through Rapid Antigen Test 1,682 samples have been tested”.
ECI ANNOUNCES SCHEDULE FOR BYE-ELECTION
The Election Commission of India has announced the schedule for bye-election to till casual vacancy in the Nagaland Legislative Assembly from 14-SouthernAngami-I (ST) and 60- Pungro Kiphire (ST) Assembly Constituencies vide its Press Note No. ECI/PN/67/2020 dated 29thSeptember, 2020. The schedule of the election is as given below:-
|1||Date of issue of Gazette Notification||09-10-2020 (Friday)|
|2||Last date of Nominations||16-10-2020 (Friday)|
|3||Date for Scrutiny of Nominations||17-10-2020 (Saturday)|
|4||Last date for withdrawal of candidatures||19-10-2020 (Monday)|
|5||Date of Poll||03-11-2020 (Tuesday)|
|6||Date of Counting||10-11-2020 (Tuesday)|
|7||Date before which election shall be completed||12-11-2020 (Thursday)|
The Model Code of Conduct comes into force with immediate effect in the districts of Kohima and Kiphire in which the whole or any part of the Assembly Constituencies going for bye- election is included, subject to partial modification that, in case the constituency is comprised in State Capital/Metropolitan Cities/Municipal Corporations, then aforesaid instructions would be applicable in the area of concerned Constituency only. In all other cases, the MCC would be enforced in the entire district(s) covering the Constituency going for bye-election(s). The Model Code of Conduct shall be applicable to all Candidates, political parties and the State Governments concerned. The Model Code of Conduct shall also be applicable to the Union Government for the District concerned.
ADDL CEO HOLDS PRSS CONFERENCE
Additional Chief Electoral officer & PIO N. Moa Aier in the press conference briefed on 29th September 2020, that the Election Commission of India has announced the schedule for bye-election to fill the casual vacancy in the Nagaland Legislative Assembly from 14-Southern-Angami -1 and 60-Pungro Kiphire Assembly Constituency. Additional Chief Electoral Officer & PIO N.Moa Aier stated that date of issue of gazette notification will be on 9-10-2020, the last date of nomination is 16-10-2020 and date of scrutiny of nominations will be held on 17-10-2020 and also the last date for withdrawal of candidatures will be on 19-10-2020. The date of polling will be 3-11-2020 while the date of counting will be on 10-11-2020. PIO also informed that the date before which election shall be completed will be on 12-11-2020. He also informed that the Model Code of Conduct comes into force with immediate effect in the districts of Kohima and Kiphire in which the whole or any part of the assembly constituencies going for bye-election is included, subject to partial modification.
N Moa Aier said as per the guidelines of election commission of India every person shall wear face mask during every election related activity.He also stated that Social Distancing shall be maintain as per the extant COVID-19 guidelines of the state government and ministry of home affairs. Adequate number of vehicles shall be mobilized for movement of polling personal, security personal to ensure compliance of COVID-19 guidelines. He also said that Nodal Health Officer shall be designated for the state, the district and the Assembly constituency to oversee COVID-19 related arrangements and preventive measures during entire electoral process.
N Moa Aier highlighted the basic electoral roll of the 14th Southern Angami-1 A/C and said that the total voters of 13541 will exercise their voting rights meanwhile, 60-Pungro Kiphire A/C will be witnessing 29346 votes.
(K. Zeliang, Asst. Director)
DC KOHIMA INFORMS ON MODEL CODE OF CONDUCT
With the announcement of the Bye- Election to fill the casual vacancy in the 14 Southern Angami I Assembly Constituency in Kohima district, Nagaland by the Election Commission of India through a press note No. ECI/PN/67/2020 dated 29th September 2020, and in pursuance of the Chief Electoral Officer, Nagaland Press Release No. ELE/CDT-99/2020 dated 29th Sept., 2020, the Deputy Commissioner and District Election Officer, Gregory Thejawelie NCS has informed to all concerned that the Model Code of Conduct comes into force with immediate effect throughout Kohima district except for the areas under the Kohima Municipal Council other than Ward No. 5 Kitsubozou (Chotobosti) which falls under 14 Southern Angami I Assembly Constituency. The political parties, intending candidates, government departments/establishments and general public are informed to take note of the same and adhere strictly to the model code of conduct and extend cooperation to the district election machinery to ensure peaceful conduct of the said bye-election.
CEO KOHIMA SMART CITY DEVELOPMENT INFORMS ALL WARDS
Chief Executive Officer Kohima Smart City Development Ltd, Kovi Meyase has informed all wards in Kohima City that the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports (MoYAS) under the aegis of Fit India Movement is conducting Fit India Freedom Run freedom Run which was commenced from 15th August 2020 to promote a culture of fitness in the country which is also co-inciding with the closure of commemoration of 150th Birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi on 2nd October 2020.
Accordingly the Kohima Smart City in collaboration with the Kohima Municipal Council is organizing a “Freedom Run or Walk” inviting citizens from all 19 Wards to participate in the program which will be flagged off at 7:00 AM from PHQ Junction to Local ground Kohima on the 1st of October 2020. He has requested all wards to send 10 participants for the program
Further, the Ministry is encouraging citizens to walk, Jog and run at least 2 kms till 2nd October 2020 on any number of days while adhering to social distancing norms. Citizens can upload their photos and use#Run4India on Twitter and Instagram and @FitIndiaoff and @KirenRijuju on Facebook.
(Akamla, IA Kohima)
NOTICE ON PRE-MATRIC SCHOLARSHIP SCHEME
The Principal Director School Education, Shanavas C, IAS has informed that many people with vested interest are charging excessive amount from the students for applying scholarship online form and for verification of their application which is a serious offence.
Therefore the Department of School Education has once again reminded all officials and heads of the institutions to take note of it and warn people from such practices or else disciplinary action will be initiated against those who encourage such practices.
The Department also appreciated some Student’s bodies across the state for being vigilant against such ill practices.
RE-VERIFICATION OF SARDP-NE 2 LANE FROM 1st OCTOBER
DC Phek, Sachin Jaiswal, IAS has informed all the concerned that re-verification of SARDP-NE 2 lane, Chakhabama-Zunheboto road construction project under Phek district will commence from 1st October 2020 onwards to run through the assessments made from 28th November to 8th December 2019 and examine all claims for inclusion of left out properties as per the prescribed performa.
The following are to be noted by all:
- No structures, properties etc that were affected or damaged during the works carried out by Mytas-Gayatri will be considered for payment of damage compensation as the matter with regard to those properties, structures etc are under arbitration and in the absence of any government directive this office is not competent to take any action in this regard.
- No land compensation shall be paid.
- No complaints which are not in the prescribed performa or not routed through proper channel shall be entertained.
- The concerned Village Councils/GBs shall be responsible for the identification of the genuine land owners/beneficiary.
- No re-assessment of those properties for which damage compensation has been claimed shall be done as notified earlier vide this office notification dated 20th July 2020.
- All concerned land owners/beneficiaries should be physically present in their respective locations.
- Executive Engineer PWD (R & B) Phek, SDO PWD (Housing) Phek, representatives of Chief Engineer PWD (Housing) Nagaland, representatives of Chief Engineer PWD (R & B) Nagaland, DLRSO Phek and any other member (technical authority) co-opted by DC Phek shall ensure proper identification of properties and prepare damage assessment report as per the approved rate of compensation.
- Representatives of N HI DCL and Alliance Engineers and Consultants, Guwahati shall ensure that all the approved technical specification and RoW are maintained.
- The concerned Village Council/GBs are directed to be physically present during the verification and to inform the affected land owners/beneficiaries to be in person in their respective locations.
- District Administration will ensure co-ordination between the committee members for the smooth conduct of the verification process.
- Representatives from various CSOs/NGOs are also invited to observe the verification process.
ZUNHEBOTO DPDB ON 8th OCTOBER
The monthly of Zunheboto District Planning and Development Board (DPDB) meeting for the month of October is scheduled to be held on 8th October/Tuesday, 11am at DC’s conference hall. Deputy Commissioner and vice chairman DPDB, Peter Lichamo informs all concerned to respond positively.
(Sharon, IA Zunheboto)
ARUNACHAL PRADESH, ASSAM, MANIPUR AND MEGHALAYA PARTICIPATES IN DESTINATION NORTH EAST 2020
The second day of the ongoing Destination North East 2020, a mega online event, with the theme “Emerging Delightful Destinations”, held on 28th September 2020, witnessed the participation of the states of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur and Meghalaya.
Welcoming all on behalf of North East States to visit North East Region, Prof. Biman Kumar Dutta, Member NEC, highlighted about the tourism potentials of North East Region, rich biodiversity hotspots, historical and religious places and other important tourist attractions like Tea Estates, scenically beautiful places & historical monuments besides the hospitality of people of the North East Region.
The event saw the presentation of cultural mosaic, dances, places of tourist attractions, choirs, state icons, achievers and entrepreneurs of the participating states. Akriti Chen, Miss Meghalaya, extended welcome on behalf of her state. Special messages were delivered by state icons, Mountaineer Wansuk Myrthong and Cyclist Winward Sangma. Introduction about Urlong tea was given by Riba and a Cultural presentation of Dance and Music like Shad Mastieh Dance, Wangala Dance and Shad Pliang Dance etc was also made.
During the programme Chief Minister of Meghalaya, Conrad Sangma, thanked the Ministry of DoNER for organizing the Destination North East Event. Highlighting the importance and potential of tourism in North East Region he talked about the direct and indirect benefits of tourism in the state of Meghalaya in terms of revenue earned, employment created and livelihood generated. The Chief Minister spoke about the need to re strategize tourism in Meghalaya in the background of the challenges and opportunities that the COVID Pandemic has created. He explained that, eco tourism being the forte of Meghalaya, there is a need for better packaging, linking Shillong Airport to Delhi and other Metros and investing in Unique Selling Points to attract a potential 26 million high value Indian foreign going tourists of India who are now likely to turn towards North East region. He also stressed the need for attracting Capital, Government funding and Public Private Partnership. Lastly he felt that there is a need to create security and safety for both locals and tourists in the era of COVID and informed that Meghalaya Government is taking all possible measures to implement the health protocols seriously.
The program ended with vote of thanks to the participating State of Meghalaya by Navin Kumar, Adviser (T&C), NEC.
In Arunachal Pradesh, the event saw the presentation of cultural mosaic, dances, places of tourist attractions, choirs, state icons, achievers and entrepreneurs of the participating states. Miss Arunachal Pradesh extended welcome on behalf of her state. Special messages were delivered by Delong Padung & Jackie Bodo, Icon/Achiever from the state of Arunachal Pradesh. Introduction about Kiwi Wine was given by Takhe Tamo, Bamboo Jewellery by Techi Anna. Cultural presentation of Dance & Music like Snow Lion Dance, Nyshi Dance and Folk Music & Dance were also presented.
During the programme Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh, Pema Khandu, thanked the Ministry of DoNER and NEC for the efforts to showcase tourism in North East despite the present Covid crisis. He also thanked Union Minister; Amit Shah for the consistent focus given on development of infrastructure, improvement of connectivity through railways, airports, ports and road which would go a long way is promoting tourism in North East. Khandu also praised Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi for the special attention accorded to NER in the Act East Policy.
CM of Arunachal Pradesh informed that Arunachal Pradesh, being the largest state in NER with 26 major tribes and 100 sub tribes, displays a perfect case of unity and harmony in diversity and is known for the preservation of culture and environment by the tribes. He informed that after overcoming the challenges of COVID 19, the state of Arunachal Pradesh will move ahead with Tourism.
During his speech Tourism Minister of Arunachal Pradesh Nakap Nalo described the beauty of various tourist destinations in the state and informed that tourism in Arunachal will start from the month of October.
The program ended with vote of thanks to the participating State of Arunachal Pradesh by Deputy Financial Adviser, NEC, B.T.S Dong.
TUENSANG DTF COVID 19 MEETING HELD
Tuensang District Task Force for COVID-19 held a meeting at DC Conference Hall Tuensang on 29th of September 2020 where Kumar Ramnikant IAS DC and Chairman DTF Tuenssang chaired the meeting.
The meeting discussed on the status of the construction of blood bank at Tuensang District Hospital. The need to fast completion of the blood bank works were also discussed including reopening of District Hospital for the general patients at the earliest. The DTF also discussed on the surge of covid 19 positive cases amongst the frontline workers and called for caution amongst the workers.
(Thungti Chang, IA Tuensang)
ANAEMIA SCREENING CAMP HELD AT MON
Anaemia Screening Camp organised by the department of Social Welfare Mon in collaboration with Health & Family Welfare Department was held on 28th Sep 2020 at District Programme Officer (ICDS) Office, Mon.
The medical team was led by Pongjei Konyak, Block Programme Manager, CMO office Mon was accompanied by two ANMs.
A short program was held before the screening camp led by Y.Tauhong Ngonyen DPO, Mon and where BMP briefed the participants about the cause of Anemia and the importance of Hemoglobin test.
Altogether 47 adolescent girls participated the camp for screening, from Anganwadi Centres under Mon Block. The program was organised by the Block Convergence Action Plan Committee under the aegis of Rashtriya Poshan Abhiyaan.