DIPR Naga News (29.7.2021)
July 29, 2021
MOBILE TEACHING UNIT VEHICLE FLAGGED OFF AT KIPHIRE
Mobile Teaching Unit (MTU) vehicle for Kiphire Aspirational District was flagged off on 29th July 2021 at the DC’s office complex, Kiphire.
Flagging off the MTU vehicle, Deputy Commissioner and Chairman Samagra, Kiphire T. Wati Aier, NCS said that Kiphire has been very fortunate to be the only District in the state to be among ‘Aspirational Districts’ in the country. He stated a lot of opportunities has been extended by Government through the program so far. The DC said the purpose of MTU is to reach out to the villages and educate the students. He also requested the Department authority to provide the teachers in school establishments where there is shortfall of teaching staff in the district.
Joint Mission Director, Samagra, Nagaland, Dr. Kevi Rio in his short speech, displayed a tablet that contain all the subjects according to NBSE course syllabus. He said that tablets have already been distributed for class 8 to 10 student, while for class eleven and twelve, it will be delivered shortly adding that Kiphire is the only district to avail such privilege.
Vice President USSC, Setrongba lauded the Government/Agency for providing MTU vehicle for the students of Kiphire district. And he also requested the staff to utilise the property in a judicious manner and for specific purpose.
The programme was chaired by Bovika, LDA while District Education Officer, Deenabandhu Panda delivered the welcome speech. Vote of thanks was proposed by MTU in-charge Kiphire Unit, Throngokyu.
(DPRO & Tsuthong, IA Kiphire)
VARIOUS ACTIVITIES UNDER SBM-GPHEDWOKHA
Under the flagship program of Swachh Bharat Mission-Gramin (SBM-G), the district Water &Sanitization Mission (DWSM) team, (PHED) Wokha conducted a behavioral change communication, capacity building and training on Solid liquid waste management(SLWM) and Participatory rural appraisal(PRA) exercises on Open Defecation Free (ODF) plus at 8 different villages under Wokha district which kick started on 21st July 2021.
With the key objective of SBM-G phase 1 attained, i.e. to make India open defecation free, the government has renewed its commitment to further enhance the sanitation and hygiene status in rural areas through SBM-G phase-2(2020-21 to 2024-25).The DWSM team carried out these activities at Tsungza, Khumtsu, Yonchucho, Sunglup, Upper Baghty, Soku, Makharung and Yimparasa from 21st-29th July 2021. The objectives of these activities were capacity building and strengthening so as to sustain the achievements under phase-1 and to sensitize and nudge the people into adopting better sanitation and hygiene practices.
During the campaign, the team emphasized on the sustainability of ODF, grey water management through the use of soak pit, leach pits, waste segregation and disposal methods, plastic waste management and the ill effects of burning plastic, benefits of using compost pit for managing bio-degradable wastes, fecal sludge management, advantages of twin pit latrines etc. The team urged the gathering to adopt a lifestyle that generates less waste and called upon community participation to achieve a clean, healthy and conducive environment for growth and all round development. To encourage and remind the gathering about the importance of hand washing with soap before having food and after using the toilet, soaps were distributed to the participants.
The program was attended by members from village council, WATSAN committee, swachhagrahis, women organizations, youth organizations, Anganwadi workers etc.
(Zubenthung, IA Wokha)
WOKHA TO CONDUCT SPECIAL VACCINATION AND RANDOM TESTING DRIVE AT THE BLOCK LEVEL
With a view to contain the spread of COVID-19 Pandemic and in order to effectively carry out vaccination as well as random testing drive in Wokha District, Deputy Commissioner & Chairman of DTF for COVID-19, Wokha, Orenthung Lotha, has informed all the Block Task Force for COVID-19to conduct Special Vaccination and Random Testing Drive under their respective blocks starting from 4thAugust to 10 August 2021.
Further, he informed that detailed report of every individual tested or vaccinated are to be submitted to District Surveillance Officer for Sample Report Format (SRF) generation. All Rapid Antigen Test kits &Vaccination Vials supplied for the special vaccination and random testing drive have to be accounted and report has to be submitted to the DTF for COVID-19.
The respective Block-Task Force have been requested to coordinate with the concerned Medical Officer forsmooth conduct of the Vaccination & Random Testing exercise.
(Zubenthung, IA Wokha)
PEREN TO OBSERVE WORLD DAY AGAINST TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS
Peren district administration in collaboration with Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP) MSK- District Level Centre for Women (DLCW) and Sakhi-One Stop Centre will observe the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons 2021 under the theme “Victims’ Voices Lead The Way” on 30th July 2021 at Town Hall, Peren at 11:30 AM.
Counsellor of Sakhi- One Stop Centre, Grace will chair the programme while Nodal Officer of BBBP, EAC Peren HQ, Kevethito Rose, NCS, will deliver welcome address. ASI of Women Police Station, Jalukie, Tingkhovei Kuki will share on the theme.
A special number will be presented by Keyichitube. District Child Protection Unit, Advocate, Asungbe Hau will highlight on “Trafficking in Peren District”. Words of gratitude will be proposed by District Coordinator, MSK, Kiziupeululie.
Deputy Commissioner, Peren, Sentiwapang Aier, NCS has directed all individual, groups concerned and other stakeholders to attend the programme observing all COVID-19 safety protocols.
(Kiso, IA Peren)
NAGALAND STATE COMMISSION FOR WOMEN APPEALS
Nagaland State Commission for Women (NSCW) has appealed to all stakeholders to observe “World Day against Trafficking in Persons: Victims Voices Lead the Way”, on 30th July, 2021. The commission stated it wishes to take the micro level approach by listening to and learning from survivors of trafficked women and the girl child, in order to map future action plans towards prevention and rehabilitation. It stated that the ongoing pandemic is seeing maximum cases relating to compromising women /girls’ safety, both within and outside of the state.
Victims Voices Lead the Way: The year’s UNODC theme puts victims of human trafficking at the centre of the campaign and will highlight the importance of listening to and learning from survivors of human trafficking. Chairperson, Nagaland State Commission for Women (NSCW), Khrienuo Tachu, said that the campaign portrays survivors as key actors in the fight against human trafficking and focuses on the crucial role they play in establishing effective measures to prevent this crime, identify and rescue victims and support them on their road to rehabilitation.
The Commission added that many victims of human trafficking have experienced ignorance or misunderstanding in their attempts to get help and that they have had traumatic post-rescue experiences during identification interviews and legal proceedings. Some have faced re-victimization and punishment for crimes they were forced to commit by their traffickers. Others have been subjected to stigmatization or received inadequate support, it said.
It asserted that the evil of human trafficking, especially of women and the girl child, must end and urged everyone to come together and stand against trafficking in persons.
GURUSHALA TO CONDUCT NATIONAL APTITUDE TEST
Principal Director, Directorate of School Education, Shanavas C, IAS, has notified that ‘Gurushala’ will be conducting a National Aptitude Test (G-NAT) free of cost for students of classes 6-10 from 28th to 30th September 2021. The test focuses on identifying a child’s key strengths, interests, knowledge and aptitude so as to assist them in preparing for competitive examinations in the future.
Heads of Institutions of all schools (Both Govt. & Private) functioning within the State of Nagaland have been advised to encourage students of classes 6 to 10 to register for the G-NAT at the link given below and make use of the opportunity.
Registration Link: https://gurushala.co/pages/GNAT
NIGHT CURFEW REINFORCED IN 5KM BELT OF SIVASAGAR DISTRICT BORDERING NAGALAND
Additional District Magistrate (ADM) Sivasagar, Assam has reinforced night curfew from 6:00 PM to 6:00 AM in the 5 km belt in Assam side of Sivasagar district bordering Nagaland state with effect from 1st July 2021 for a period of 60 days.
ADM, Sivasagar in an order said night curfew has been imposed as a precautionary measure to prevent occurrence of anti-social elements/extremist/unlawful activities coming across the Assam /Nagaland border in the belt of Sivasagar district. ADM, Sivasagar said movement of any person/ group of persons/any vehicular traffics are prohibited during the period of night curfew.
However, magistrates, security personnel of army/CRPF/Police and civil officials deployed on duty are exempted from the purview of the prohibitory order.
(Lanukaba, IA Mokochung)
KOHIMA MAKES IT TO TOP 11 IN THE INDIA CYCLES4CHANGE
The Government of India awarded 11 cities with the prestigious title of being India’s Top 11 Cycling Pioneers. The Cycles for change Challenge was launched on 25th June 2020 for all the 100 Smart Cities and the capital cities of India. The award marks the start of the next stage of the first season of India Cycles4Change Challenge where 107 cities across the country come together to test, learn, and scale up different cycling-friendly initiatives, kick starting India’s cycling revolution. From the top 25 cities that were shortlisted earlier this year, a jury of renowned national and international transport experts selected the top 11 cities who will receive an award of Rs 1 crore each to scale up their cycling initiatives.
Kohima Smart City informed that through an online event held on 28th July 2021, Secretary, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA), Durga Shanker Mishra, announced the Top 11 winning cities. The event was attended by officials from Central and State Governments, and other stakeholders from all cities participating in India Cycles4Change Challenge. The event also marked the release of the first Challenge report, and an Online Exhibition showcasing cities’ cycling journey. The Ministry also announced the second season of the Challenge beginning in August, 2021, wherein fresh applications will be invited from all Smart Cities, capital cities of States/UTs and cities with a population of over 5 lakh.
The Kohima Smart City thanked all stakeholders and all citizens for their support and especially the Cycling community for the zeal and passion for cycling and the tireless efforts put into making the intervention possible in Kohima City. It stated that achievement goes to prove that Cycling is not only possible in a hilly city but a small city in North East India can also make it to the Top 11 cities among 107 cities who participated in the challenge.
The Top 11 Awardees:
Chandigarh, Punjab and Haryana
New Town Kolkata, West Bengal
Pimpri Chinchwad, Maharashtra