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DIPR Naga News (4.10.2019)


The Department of Patent Information Centre & Biotechnology Hub Nagaland Science & Technology Council (NASTEC) and Department Of Science & Technology Nagaland conducted one day State level workshop on Geographical Indication & Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)- Traditional Knowledge, Textiles & Crafts at Hotel Japfü, Kohima on 4th October 2019. The theme of the programme was “Protecting Indigenous & Traditional Heritage through Intellectual Property Rights”.

While inaugurating the workshop, MLA & Advisor, Science & Technology, IT & NRE, Nagaland, Mmhonlumo Kikon mentioned that the stakeholders and rights holders should be properly consulted on patent issues to conserve traditional knowledge and also for the preservation of rights of intellectual knowledge. He also said that the idea that emerged for years from experimenting with our creative minds is also linked to our identity. Nagas base identity with the three facets; land, people and culture. There has been conflicts in the past on the basis of these notions of identity. Therefore, he said that the need to protect our identity in the age of globalization is of utmost importance. He also added that for any good purpose and good policy intention, there should be proper consultation with the stakeholders. With the experiences from the past.

Kikon further stated that this workshop is to understand each other’s mind, opinions and respectfully ensure that these opinions are collected and informed to the government in policy making.Traditional knowledge, whether it is of medicinal plants and its uses or designs are important. Therefore the Geographical Indication (GI) process will protect Naga traditional knowledge for the sake of our region and it will ensure that our products are not marketed and benefited commercially by others. He asked the audience to make use of the GI and the processes given by the government for protection to preserve the state’s cultural vibrancy. He asked the participants to challenge themselves by strengthening and protecting the genius of their ancestors through property rights and also to grasp and understand the policies and laws of the present day. Decisions taken in the future about Intellectual Property should be considered by the policy of participation and also on the information and knowledge that we have.

Chief Scientific Officer, Department of Science & Technology, Dr. Zavei Heise, while delivering his keynote address, said the Nagas are facing one important crisis that is the identity and heritage of the Nagas. Through the GI process we need to preserve the uniqueness of the Naga culture because unless we’re able to protect and preserve this uniqueness we will be nowhere.Therefore the nagas should also adopt the international and national patent laws. He said that proof of documentation in preserving natural resources, designs and culture of the Nagas is necessary and it is through IPR that this would be possible. Heise mentioned that Intellectual Property (IP) refers to the creation of mind. Protecting this property can bring moral and commercial value to the individual, state and nation. IPR is a general term covering patent, copyright, trademark, industrial design, geographical indications, layout design of integrated circuit, undisclosed (trade secrets) and new plant variety. IP are worth protecting both domestically and also abroad.

Joint Secretary, Department of Science &Technology, Nagaland, Wonchio Odyuo was the chairperson of the programme and Dr. Chitra Arvind, Patent Attorney, Partner LEX IP Care, New Delhi was the resource person during the second and third sessions.

(Takumpula IA)


In what can be described as a decisive move towards banning of all single use plastics in the State Capital the Kohima District Task Force on total ban of single use plastic conducted a checking and confiscation exercise covering the whole of Kohima town on 4th of October 2019. The Kohima District Task force on total ban of single use plastic comprising of members from the district administration and various other departments and NGOs conducted the checking exercise with the objective of sensitizing the general public on the total ban imposed on all single use plastic products and also to restrict all shops within the Kohima jurisdiction from selling and using plastic bags, mineral water bottles below 2ltrs, Styrofoam cups and plates, plastic cups, forks and spoons and a number of other single use non-biodegradable plastic products.

The Kohima District Task Forceon total ban of single use plastics conducted the checking exercise with its members divided into four teams, each covering different areas and was assisted by various public organizations. The teams also distributed paper bags and even approached pedestrians and shoppers using plastic bags and made them aware of the ban imposed and handed out paper bags as replacement for their plastic bags. A large number of shops were caught still selling the banned single use plastic products. The erring shopkeepers were let off with a formal warning and no fines were levied but the banned products were all confiscated by the teams for disposal. Future defaulters would be facing more severe penalties which would involve fines and even cancellation of trade licenses.

With the Government of Nagaland working tirelessly to make Nagaland a plastic free state, the efforts of the Kohima District Task Force on total ban on single use plastics is indeed a welcome sight and hopefully the rest of the state would follow suit. The district administration also greatly acknowledged the active participation of the various civil societies and NGOs under Kohima District without whose support and co-operation the plastic free campaign would have been a failure right from the start. The checking exercise, the first in the state has indeed put the focus back on Kohima, the state Capital, which is leading the fight against plastic pollution by example and hopefully the rest of the State would follow in its footsteps in the days to come. Kohima is finally moving forward in its bid to become a Smart City with Smart People.

(Morotsung Longchar IA, Kohima)


The Dimapur District Administration led by SDO (C) Sadar, N. Zubenthung Ngullie, along with police, DMC, GBs of New Market area & DBs and DCCI conducted a checking of banned single use plastic at New Market area, Dimapur on 4th October 2019.

Around 40kgs of banned single use plastic including disposal plates, spoons, straws etc. were seized from various shops during the raid which was handed over to DMC for proper disposal.

(Watimenla, IA Dimapur)


Jo Foundation Inclusive School celebrated its Parents Day at the school campus on 4th October 2019.

Principal Secretary, School Education & SCERT, Menukhol John, who graced the function as the Guest Speaker appreciated performances presented by the students of Jo Foundation and also acknowledged the hand written invitation card he received from the school.

The Principal Secretary while appreciating the proprietor of the school, Daniel Thong and Dr. Asunu Thong said that both of them have gone through a lot of challenges and hardships in the initial period of their journey but today they have become steward of blessings to many of the parents and the students. He congratulated them for taking a lunge to make Jo Foundation an inclusive school that has brought about changes and comforts to the lot of parents and students terming it ‘an Ark’. He also thanked the teachers of the school for their concern to take care of all the students and nurturing them and called upon the students to obey their teachers and parents.

Chairman, Jo Foundation, Daniel Thong in his welcome address said Jo Foundation is an inclusive school, where special children can also come and study with normal children without any bias and prejudice and learn to coexist with one other. He also said the school teaches the students to develop empathy and not sympathy.

The highlights of the function were musical melodies from film theme songs presentation by the students from all the different classes and a Mansurai Kungfu demonstration.

(Maongtemjen, IA)


The Kiphire district monthly meeting of District Planning & Development Board was held on 4th October 2017 at DC conference hall Kiphire. The meeting was chaired by DC & Vice Chairman DPDB Kiphire, Sarita Yadav, IAS.

DC reviewed the previous meeting minutes where projects under LADP were approved. The agenda discussed on the day included proposal for formation of cutting road from St John School to Chikiponger road submitted by the DPDB chairman, registration of Hopo society, various issues pertaining to aspirational funds and programme. DC also informed that meeting on aspirational district would be held from time to time. DC also announced the visit of Prabhari officer in the 3rd week of October 2019. Horticulture and medical deptt were asked to present power point presentation in the next meeting.

(DPRO Kiphire)


The social audit district level public hearing under MGNREGA for Mon district was held on 4th October 2019 at Resource Centre, DRDA Mon Town.

EAC Mon HQ, Vitoka Yepthomi, who was the independent observer during the hearing, said that State Audit Unit (SAU) is there facilitate the implementing agencies. He also requested the SAU team to add positive remarks in their report to encourage the villagers.

Vepo Keyho, State Resource Person SAU, Nagaland gave an introduction to what social audit is and what district level public hearing is all about including general issues that need to be tackled for better implementation of the MGNREGA scheme.

The social audit findings of villages namely Nganching, Changlangshu Changsa, Changlanshu, Changlo, Manyakshu, Meingchangla, Aopao, Langmeang, Sowa and Sowa Changle under Tobu and Aboi blocks which were audited was reviewed. It was also discussed that Rozar Diwas under Mon district will be held every second Friday of the month in every village.

Temjen Longchar, Project Officer DRDA, Mon chaired the programme.

(K.K. Chim, IA Mon)


Sensitization meeting for seven Economic Census was held at DC Office conference hall Tuensang on 4th October 2019. The meeting was attended by Chambers of Commerce, Tribal bodies, Ward Presidents, Pastor Union, Private Schools Union.

The District Economics and Statistics officer enlightened on the 7th Economic Census where he stated that previous economic census was conducted with the initiatives of the department but this time the department is just a nodal department to supervise the activities. He apprised all the stakeholders to attend the meeting since the enumerators will be visiting door to door and there should be a coordination between the enumerators and general mass. The stakeholders were informed that those engaged in the economic activities, trade licence should be a mandatory document.

Out of 26 blocks, 9 blocks are completed and the rest are under process. 

(DPRO & IA Tuensang)


Deputy Commissioner Mokokchung, Rajesh Soundararajan has informed that IAS scholarship examination will be conducted under Chief Minister Corpus Fund 2019-2020 in partnership with Alternative Learning System (ALS) New Delhi for aspiring civil servants from Nagaland.

The exam will be held on 12th October 2019 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at Mayangnokcha Govt. Higher Secondary School, Mokokchung and the result will be announced on 16th October 2019.

The examination will be based on UPSC Civil Service/examination pattern with MCQ questions (100 questions of 2 marks each) and will have a negative marking of 0.33 marks for every wrong answer. Candidates are to bring only black ball pen to the examination centre to fill up the OMR answer sheet.

Application forms will be issued from 3rd October 2019 from the Establishment Branch, DC office, Mokokchung. Last date for receipt of forms will be 10th October 2019. Receipt of forms and issue of Hall Tickets will be done at ASL, IAS Mokokchung Centre, above Popular Bakery, Arkong ward, Mokokchung (Co-ordinator ASL, Imtiakum #7005589446). Candidates must be 20 years and above on or before 1st August 2019.

Documents required:-Aadhaar/Passport/voters ID card, ST certificate, Marksheet and Pass certificate of class XII and above, Passport size photograph (2 nos), HSLC Admit Card/ Mark sheet or Birth certificate.

The duration of course will be 1 (one) year starting from 21st October 2019 at any of the 6 (six) ALS Authority Learning Centres. Kohima, Dimapur, Mokokhung, Zunheboto, Wokha and Mon. Live transmissions of classes being conducted in ALS Delhi would be given and timing of class will be from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM every Monday to Friday with Weekly Current Affairs on every Saturday.

(Lanukaba, IA Mokokchung)


Deputy Commissioner Peren, Sentiwapang Aier has informed all aspiring students for Civil Services examination from Peren District for IAS Scholarship examination 2019-20 will be held on 12th October 2019 at 11:00 AM-1:00 PM at GHSS Jalukie. The results will be declared 16th October 2019.

The examination pattern will be based on UPSC Civil Services examination with MCQ questions (100 questions of 2 marks each).There will be negative marking of 0.33 marks for every wrong answer. Candidates are to bring only black ball point pen to the examination centre to fill up the OMR answer sheet. 

Date of issue of forms will be on 3rd October 2019 onwards from EAC Peren HQ, office of DC Peren. Last date of receipt of forms is on 10th October 2019; Receipt of forms and issue of Hall tickets at EAC HQ, office of the DC Peren and Age criteria is 20 years and above on or before 1st August 2019.

Documents required Aadhar card or passport or Voter ID card; ST Certificate; Mark sheet and pass Certificate from class XII and above; Passport size photograph (2 nos) and HSLC Admit card/ Marksheet or date of birth Certificate. Selected students under Chief Minister’s Corpus fund scheme sponsored by the Government of Nagaland will be based on Nagaland Reservation roster list. Course duration will be one year starting from 21st October 2019 at any of the 6 (six) ALS authorized learning centres in Kohima, Dimapur, Mokokchung, Zunheboto, Wokha and Mon.

(DPRO Peren)


The Deputy Commissioner Mon, Thavaseelan K, IAS has informed all concerned that an IAS Scholarship Examination will be conducted under Chief Ministers Corpus Fund 2019-20 in partnership with Alternative Learning Systems (ALS), New Delhi for aspiring Civil Servants from Nagaland. The Examination will be held on 12th October 2019 at 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at Government Higher Secondary School ‘A’, Mon (Near Local Ground, Mon Town). The result will be announced on 16th October 2019.

The Examination will be based on UPSC Civil Services Examination pattern with MCQ Questions (100 Questions of 2 Marks each). There will be a negative marking of 0.33 marks for every wrong answer. Candidates are to bring only black ball point pen to the examination centre to fill up the OMR Answer Sheet.

The application forms will be issued on 3rd October 2019 onwards in the office chamber of EAC Mon Chubasanen Ozukum (1st Floor DC office). The last date for receipt of application forms is on 10th October 2019. Receipt of Forms and Issue of Hall Tickets is at the Office Chamber of EAC Mon, Chubasanen Ozukum (1st Floor, DC Office). The Age Criteria is 20 years and above as on 1st August 2019. Documents required are Aadhaar Card or Passport or Voters ID Card; ST Certificate; Marksheets and Pass Certificate from Class XII and above; Passport Size Photograph (02 Nos.) and HSLC Admit Card/Marksheets or Birth Certificate.

Selection of students under the Chief Minister’s Corpus Fund Scheme sponsored by Government of Nagaland will be based on Reservation Policy of Government of Nagaland.

Course Duration is One year Course starting from 21st October 2019 at any of the 6 (Six) ALS Authorised Learning Centers in Kohima, Dimapur, Mokokchung, Zunheboto, Wokha and Mon via cutting edge VSAT Technology where LIVE Transmission of Classes being conducted in ALS Delhi Campus would happen. The timing of the class will be from 2 PM to 6 PM every Monday to Friday with Weekly Current Affairs class every Saturday.



Pursuant upon the construction of 2 lane with paved shoulder from Km 168.000 to 183.783km (Yisemeyong to Unger) on Mokokchung to Tuli Section of NH-16 (New NH-2) under EPC mode in the state of Nagaland. Deputy Commissioner, Mokokchung, Rajesh Soundararajan has notified to all the public, individual, group, societies, departments, institutions etc. to shift or remove all utilities and structure within the compensated land/area immediately. Further it was informed that department will not be held responsible for any damage or loss in the compensated land/area during execution of work.

(Lanukaba, IA Mokokchung)


District administration Longleng in collaboration with Mahila Shakti Kendra (MSK-DLCW) & Sakhi-One Stop Center Longleng Nagaland organized an awareness program on violence against women in commemoration of 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi on 2nd October 2019 at Badminton Indoor Stadium Longleng.

Deputy Commissioner Longleng, M. Shayung Phom, NCS was the special guest. Deputy Commissioner warmly welcomed the presence of high dignitaries and the congregation. He spoke on common violence prevailing in the state which naga society is trying to ignore. He talked about cases where women are mistreated for several reasons: an alcoholic husband abusing his wife physically and mentally, accusing the wife of been barren or for giving birth to a girl child. He further added that violence against women is one evil practice in our society, he encouraged the womenfolk to be brave and fight for their rights and sensitize women about different helpline centres available in Nagaland. He also talked about child labour, how a child who is supposed to attend school and enjoy his childhood are forced to work which hampers their health and their childhood.

The Deputy Commissioner said running a smooth and peaceful society begins from home because education and change starts from the family. The future of a society is so much in the hands of the father and mother, so if both husband and wife are united, naturally violence in the society will meet its end, he added.

The programme was chaired by C. Henchem Phom, Administrator OSC, keynote address was given by Robin SDO(C), & Administrator LTC, special song was presented by Robhi Sangtam EAC HQ Longleng. In the later part of the programme, M. Mane Phom Retainer Lawyer (LDLSA) spoke on legal services, provided by NSLA, for violence and crime against women and children. P. Phungla Phom, WWO MSK-DLCW administered the pledge.

(Manjong IA, Longleng)


Tuensang District Sakhi-One Stop Centre & Mahila Shakti Kendra organised a district level speech, essay and painting competition on the theme “Violence against Women and Child” as a part of awareness to the student community in commemoration of the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.

Tonen Chang, District coordinator, PMMVY spoke on the theme Violence against Women and Child. He highlighted on the present context of the naga society in reference to the discrimination and violence against women. He spoke on Gandhi’s role in Indian freedom struggle and his contribution towards upliftment of women.

Tshelhiu Mekrisu, EAC Tuensang graced the event as a special guest. Chotsase Sangtam, DPO ICDS gave the welcome address. About 120 student from various schools participated in the competition and awareness programme.

In extempore speech competition, Tangsoi of Government Hr. Se.c School was placed in the 1st position, Kushe Shiu from St John Hr. Sec. School and Tenya of Government Hr. Sec. School were 2nd and 3rd respectively. In essay competition, Longvila from St. John Hr. Sec. School was declared winner, Thronglila and Longkonglepla were place 2nd and 3rd respectively. In the drawing category, Donan Snagba of St John Hr Sec school was declared the winner and Waellen Senti and Simon secured 2nd and 3rd respectively.

The event was chaired by Cholungla, Centre Administrator Sakhi-OSC and The event concluded with the vote of thanks from Mr P H Ramaikalo, SBP District Lead, Poshan Abhiyaan.

(Thungti Chang, IA Tuensang)


The Program for the World Contraception Day was organized by the District Task Force, Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP) and Mahila Shakti Kendra (MSK) Longleng on 26th September 2019 at EBRC hall, Logleng with Roseline Phom, District Media Officer NRHM, Longleng as the resource person.

Delivering his keynote address the EAC Longleng, Robi Sangtam called upon the gathering students to stop child marriage which is still prevailing in the district to avoid unwanted pregnancy. Asserting that population increase was due to lack of awareness on contraceptive methods and family planning among the mass particularly in the rural areas. Robi urged the gathering to create awareness in the family, friend circle and community to stop rampant population growth affecting our society. He also urged the students to learn from the resource person and take proper responsibility of their lives.

The Resource person Roseline Phom spoke on effects of population growth, proper use of contraceptive methods to avoid unwanted pregnancy and infections during adolescent period, various methods of emergency contraceptive bills, its side effect and sex education to control population growth.

Phungla Phom, WWO MSK proposed the welcome address and the program was chaired by Tutinungla Phom, District Coordinator MSK, Longleng.

(DPRO, Longleng)


Tobu Newman Higher Secondary School held its annual Sports meet with President NDPP 55th A/C Tobu, Nyakhu Konyak as the special guest on 3rd of October 2019 under the theme “Through Education, Sports and Unity”. Welcome address was delivered by Rev. Fr. Antony Samy, Principal.

(IA Tobu)