Naga News

DIPR Naga News (6.10.2021)


The monthly Peren District Planning & Development Board (DPDB) meeting was held on 6th October 2021 at DC’s Conference Hall, Peren under the chairmanship of DC Peren-cum-DPDB Vice-chairman, Sentiwapang Aier, NCS.

In the meeting, the following agendas were deliberated: Constitution of SDG Cell; Five Year Action Plan for Tening Aspirational Block; Public Parks (DPR) Committee; Naming of Roads in honour of Captain Kengurüse; and Construction of Multi-purpose Building at GHSS Jalukie.

The house also approved the registration of Lungziu Development Organisation during the meeting and also had decided to forward the proposal to the Government for further course of action.

SDO, PWD (R&B), Peren sub-division-cum-Convener for 7th Inter-Departmental Badminton Tournament, Er. Asembe Mbungcha informed the house that the tournament has been scheduled to be held from 5th-6th November, 2021. He also said further requirements and formalities will be made known later.

Meanwhile, State Director in-charge NYKS, John Makhoba while highlighting on action plan of Clean India Programme starting from 1st to 31st October, 2021 said, the programme has been planned under the aegis of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav celebration as part of 75th years of India’s Independence and with a view to mobilize public to participate voluntarily in this Nationwide drive of waste collection and their disposal. He also added the key activities of the programme are collection of plastic waste, single plastic use, village beautification drives and maintenance of traditional water resources and through this initiative, ambitious target of collection and disposal of 75 lakh KG plastic waste has been planned.

DC Peren said the success of the programme of such magnitude to a large extent depends on effective participation of stake holding ministries/departments/agencies. In this regard, he asked for sincere cooperation and participation from all the concern stake holders in-order to ensure the successful implementation of clean India programme.

As entrusted by the board members in the previous meeting, an overview PowerPoint presentation on departmental activities was also presented by DPO (LRD), Alemla Aier.

(DPRO & Mamang IA, Peren)


Longleng District Planning & Development Board meeting was held under the chairmanship of Deputy Commissioner Longleng, M. Shayung Phom on 6th October 2021 at DPDB hall, Longleng.

The DC informed the members regarding the inauguration of oxygen plant at Yachem CHC and clarified that the oxygen plant which was supposed to be setup at District Hospital, but could not be done accordingly due to lack of adequate space at the District Hospital. He further clarified that inauguration of the oxygen plant was a time bound arrangement by the Government and therefore, shifting was done at the nearest hospital to the district hospital as suggested by the H&FW department.

CMO Longleng Dr. Obangjungla informed that oxygen plant could not be assembled as expected before inauguration due to transportation problem and while EAC Yachem, Pichano Kikon apprised the members on various arrangements for inauguration of oxygen plant program.

ADC Longleng & President OCL, D. Robin highlighted the status of the Officers’ Club, Longleng and apprised the members that the club failed to organized programs as expected due to lockdown. He however announced that the forthcoming underage inter-state badminton tournament will be host by Longleng and therefore, in order to encourage and boost the youngsters, he asserted that the Inter-departmental Badminton Tournament Longleng will be organised by the Officer’s Club within the last part of November to first week of December 2021. He appealed to all the offers and department to actively participate in the tournament. He further informed the new members to register their names and submit registration fees along with annual membership to the Treasurer. He also urged the other club members to submit their annual membership. Meanwhile, SDPO Longleng & Treasurer, OCL, Impung Chang highlighted the activities done by the club despite pandemic lockdown.

The board recommended for change of nomenclature of GPS (C) Orangkong to GPS Hamlikong after briefing on the matter by the SDEO, Longleng citing that NOC and clearance was produced by the VEC Orangkong village

Assistant Programme Coordinator (RD), Longleng, Tongpang presented the activities of the Rural Development Department, Longleng through a PowerPoint presentation. He also apprised the members that the National Level Monitoring team (NLM) will be visiting Longleng on 9 October and requested the line departments to be in the station.

The departmental activities for next DPDB will be presented by Power Department in the next meeting.

New members were also self-introduced during the meeting.

(DPRO Longleng)


Tsokum festival of the Khiamniungans was celebrated at Noklak town on 5th October 2021 at KTC treasurer’s residence with Deputy Commissioner, Noklak Hiazu Meru as special guest.

Speaking on the occasion, Hiazu Meru said that, the Naga history is based on oral tradition and through festival we learn our culture, tradition, custom, dress and food habits which are the identity.  Through festival, people unite and bring unity among the people.

Meru stated that during the ancient times, the economy was self-sufficient and every village lived as a village republic. He said that the source of livelihood of the ancestors were agriculture where farming play an important roles in their lives and in order to have a bountiful harvest and blessings, they organized festival to give thanks and seek blessings.

The DC challenged the gathering to practice good qualities of their ancestors and to pass it down to the next generation. While appreciating Khiamniungan Tribal Council for inviting and organize Tsokum Festival, Meru expressed hope that, through the Tsokum festival, the people of Khiamniungans will be blessed.

Head GB of Noklak town, Heme stated that, Tsokum is a festival of dedication to commence the harvest in the jhum field which is a week-long celebration that lasts for eight (8) days by performing different forms of rites and rituals. During tsokum festival, each and every family used to offer prayer and make sacrifices by killing domesticated animals to the god (kou-o) for fertility of crops, bountiful harvest, to bless their livestock and grant health to human beings as well and the essence of festival is for unity, peace and harmony for the people of Khiamniungan,  he said.

Heme added that Tsokum festival marks the beginning of harvest before where no one is allowed to reap and take the newly harvested rice/grains as it is believed that unfavorable events and famines befalls upon or family. He also said that during the festival, people enjoy with sharing of food, meat, rice beer to relatives, friends and guest or even to the stranger who happen to come during the festive occasion and the host of the community feast i.e, the memei pou (rich men) inviting rich and poor alike which signifies love, concern and unity.

Cultural folk song called Hoi-e Tsui was presented by Khiamniungan Cultural Club, Noklak town.

Khiamniungan Tribal Council, President, M. Thangou delivered welcome address. The programme was chaired by Executive Chairman KTC, Pakhiu. The programme was organized by Khiamniungan Tribal Council and was attended by District Administration, Commandant 45 Assam Rifles, HODs of different departments, civil societies, Church leaders and elders.

(APRO & IA Noklak)


Advisor for Printing, Prisons and Stationaries, H. Haiying hosted the Tsokum festival celebration at his resident in Noklak on 5th October 2021.

BJP President, Noklak district, M. Pushing thanked the government for encouraging the celebration of local festivals of every tribes in Nagaland. He said Tsokum festival is observed for good harvesting of agriculture crops during the forefathers’ days but now, it is celebrated for any individual’s success in life. He said that our forefathers were self-sufficient but now we have become dependent on others. Citing the example of the Covid-19 pandemic, he urged on the need to be self-sufficient.

Significance of Tsokum festival was delivered by Bushem, 56th A/C BJP Party Advisor. A short speech was delivered by President NDPP, 56th A/C Noklak, Lamthai.

BJYM President, Pukho Lusang, chaired the program while welcome address was deliverd by Chongpa. Vote of thanks was given by Peshen Mandal president 56th A/C.

(APRO Noklak)


The closing program of the Tsokum festival cum volleyball tournament, organised by Friends Club Thonoknyu, was grace by M. Tsongtsa, head teacher Primary School, Pathso Nokeng on 5th October 2021 at Local ground, Thonoknyu.

The chief guest urged the participating teams to maintain discipline and game spirit. Stating that to become sports person, self-discipline is the most important, he called upon the players to exhibit their talents in discipline with true sportsmanship.

The program was chaired by Referee Inspector, P.Yamso Shiu. Welcome note was delivered by Referee Commissioner, P.C. Kamthong. Special number was presented by Melody Voice Elite volleyball Club Thonoknyu town and Tsoiphu volleyball Club.

In the men’s final match between Tsoiphu Students Union ‘A’ and Chilliso Eastern volleyball Club ‘C’, the former emerged as the winner. In women’s category, Jengphu Sporting Club, Thonoknyu village came out as the winner while United Mother’s Club, Thonoknyu town were the runners-up.

                                                                                    (IA, Thonoknyu)


In continuation to the Directorate of School Education office email communication Dated 22nd September 2021 on the subject  ‘Re-Opening of Schools for Students of Classes 5 To 10 from 1st October 2021’ , all District Education Officers  has directed to expedite collection of applications for Re-opening of schools in the format prescribed by the respective District Task Forces from all schools (both Government and private) under their jurisdiction and submit the same to the respective District Task Forces for necessary action without delay.

Further, all District Education Officers and Sub Divisional Education Officers have been directed to ensure that the Permission Orders issued by the respective District Task Forces are communicated to all schools (both Government and private) under their jurisdiction without undue delay.



In pursuance of the Government Notification NO. E&S/GEN/4-27/2009 dated 29/4/2009 and OM NO. PLN-235/SDGs/2016 dated 10/01/2019 declaring the Directorate of Economics & Statistics as the NODAL AGENCY for developing an efficient Statistical system in the State, the following guidelines have been framed for compliance by all the Statistical Personnel attached/ deputed in the Line departments.

  1. Get involved in the survey conducted by the Line Departments and suggest measures to improve the methodology, quality, reliability and coverages, assist in tabulation and analysis of the data.
  2. Access all the Statistical data of the Line Departments for areas which can be quantified and generated as statistical data.
  3. Identify Statistical data, prepare survey format and suggest to the Department concerned for collection of data on such parameters.
  4. Verify and authenticate the data before sending to the Directorate.
  5. All statistical data generated by the Line Departments through survey/ Registration are to be send to the Directorate of Economics & Statistics for consolidating, estimations and updating state database. 4
  6. Statistical data should be submitted on weekly, monthly, quarterly, half yearly or yearly basis depending on the nature, duration and availability of data.
  7. Coordinate with the Directorate of Economics & Statistics for all such statistical activities in the Line Departments and deliberate issues pertaining to methodology, survey designs and standard norms.
  8. Examine/ compare the data collected for the current year with that of the preceding year before forwarding to the Directorate of Economics & Statistics.

All the Statistical Officials have been directed to adhere to the above guidelines, failing which necessary action will be initiated.



Director, School Education has notified that the Administrative Staff College of India (ASCI), Hyderabad has developed an Online Certification Program for Teachers on Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) in Schools and COVID Responsiveness for Safe School Reopening.

The course will be offered as 10 PPT modules in English language that would be uploaded on the State Education Department website. The participating teachers will be required to go through the modules in a self-earning format over a period of a maximum of a week. This would be followed by an online test, the successful completion of which will lead to award of a digital certificate. A maximum of two attempts can be made by a candidate.

In this regard, Heads of all Govt. Primary, Middle, High and Higher Secondary Schools have been directed to select two Teachers, preferably one male and one female who will act as the ‘School COVID Response Coordinators’ after successful completion of the programme and register their particulars at the ‘ACTIVITY REPORT’ Tab provided at the School Monitoring Portal ( on or before 08/10/2021 without fail. Govt. Primary Schools having total enrolment of less than 100 students may depute only One Teacher.

It is mandatory for all Govt. Schools to depute teachers as stated above to attend the programme and School Heads shall ensure compliance of the same.

Interested private schools may also depute two Teachers for the Programme. However, an amount of Rs.200/- (Rupees two hundred only) per teacher will be collected from the private school participants as course fee.



Chief Electoral Officer, Nagaland, has informed that all officers and ranks of Nagaland Police from Director General/ Additional Director General/DIG/Commissioner of Police under whose jurisdiction the assembly constituencies going for bye election fall, and all Police officers below them, including Home Guard, Village Guard has been designated as election related officials for the purpose of Section 28 A of the Representation of People Act 1951, with effect from the date of Notification for election till the completion of the Bye Election to 58-Shamator-Chessore (ST) Assembly Constituency.

The police official as stated above who are involved in any way in election related arrangement and perform duties in connection with the conduct of the Bye Election to 58-Shamator- Chessore (ST) Assembly Constituency are by law, Officers of Election Commission, being deemed to be oh deputation to it, and are subject to its control, superintendence and discipline and as such are answerable to the Election Commission for any acts of commission or omission on their part while performing any election related duties.



In Pursuance of the Directorate of Health & Family Welfare Advertisement No. DHFW-5/TRG/PMTI/2019/4835- 38 Dated, Kohima the 13th August 2021, Principal Director H&FW, Dr. Neikhrielie Khimiao has informed that the list of Selected Candidates (Merit wise) and Waiting List (Merit wise) for undergoing DMLT Course at PMTI, Kohima for the session 2021-2022 can be downloaded from the Department’s Website at and PMTI Office Notice Board.