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DIPR Naga News (6.9.2019)


            Advisor, Social Welfare, Home Guards & Civil Defence, Noke Wangnao launching the Poshan Maah 2019, acknowledged the Nodal and convergent departments for implementing and launching ‘Poshan Abhiyaan’ for the second year, noting that Nagaland is rated as one of the better performing States at the National level in regard to implementation of Poshan Abhiyaan.

            He said that celebrating Poshan Maah in the month of September 2019 (National Nutrition Month) is to further accelerate the various activities under Poshan Abhiyaan and to create a Jan Andolan in the process.

            Noke mentioned that the focus will be on five critical components of Poshan Abhiyaan, First 1000 days of the child, Anaemia, Diarrhoea, Hand Wash & Sanitation, and Poshtik Ahaar (wholesome meal with diet diversity).

            He also expressed that the Anganwadi workers are playing a very crucial role, along with the helpers, the Lady Supervisors, ASHA and ANMs, in contributing and making the Abhiyaan a success and urged that this message should be converted into a mass movement.

            He further congratulated the two teams from Nagaland which received the National Awards at the Poshan Award ceremony recently at New Delhi and the other nine teams receiving the State Awards (Citation with a cash award of Rs. 10,000) and conveyed that these awards are a good example of convergence happening in our State.

            He also encouraged the line departments to continue to work in convergence so as to uplift the health and nutritional status among our children, adolescent girls, pregnant women and lactating mothers to make Nagaland a ‘Mal Nourished Free State’ in tune with the rest of the country by March 2022.

            Secretary, Social Welfare, Sarah R Ritse highlighted that Rashtriya Poshan Abhiyaan construed as ‘National Nutrition Mission’ was launched in March 2019 while Poshan Maah was celebrated in the month of September 2018 last year reaching out to more than 25 crore people, followed by POSHAN Pakhwada from 8-23 March, 2019 which touched 48 crore people all across the nation.

            Encouraged by the intensive participation of the line Ministries, States/UTs and beneficiaries during Poshan Maah 2018 and Poshan Pakhwada in March 2019, MOWCD has decided to further intensify the efforts and celebrate Poshan Maah during September 2019 to further accelerate various activities under Poshan Abhiyaan, she added.

            Sarah mentioned that the State shall extensively use mass media, outdoor media, print media and social media in order to bring visibility to POSHAN Maah. The activities conducted during Poshan Maah will be compiled at the Block/Disrict/State level on daily basis and update it on Jan Andolan Dashboard at

            Additional Director, Social Welfare, Tutula Pongen elaborating on the overview of ‘Poshan Abhiyaan in Nagaland’ gave a slide presentation on the objectives, status, activities and achievement of the mission.

            Consultant, Maternal & Child Health, Dr. Longri Ao gave a detail slide on the ‘Importance of first 1000 days of a child life’ and informed that the first 1000 Days is roughly the time between ‘Conception and the first two years of life’ (Nine months of pregnancy plus first two years of life) so the foundation for optimum health, growth and neurodevelopment across the lifespan is determined during the first 1000 days and is a massive opportunity to shape a child’s future.

            Representatives from School Education, NSRLM-RD, PHE, FSSAI gave a brief highlight about their roles, strategies and achievement relating to the Poshan programme.

            Sarah R. Ritse administered the POSHAN pledge subsequently. Advisor, Noke Wangao flagged off the rally at the Heritage, Kohima on 6th September 2019.

                                                                                                (Siizo Kikhi IA)


            The 39th State Geological Programming Board (SGPB) meeting of Geological and Mining was held on 6th Sept. 2019 at the Conference Hall of Geological and Mining Dimapur under the chairmanship of the Commissioner and Secretary Dept. of Geological and Mining, Imjung M. Panger.

            Minister of Soil and Water Conservation and Geological and Mining, V. Kashiho Sangtam, while gracing the occasion, appraised the SGPB which provides a forum for discussion on the problems, perspectives and rationale of geological activities in the state. Sangtam emphasized on the importance of the Department which has established significant important sources of mineral resources to uplift the economic growth of the state. He also stated the vision for economic sustainability of the state through development of its earth resources which would require the collective effort and sincere will of the Government, policy makers, geo scientists and technocrats to enfold it to reality. Sangtam was hopeful that the deliberation would be great benefit to the Department in strengthening its activities and the inputs shared by all will stimulate new ideas for the overall strategy of the state economic development.

            During the technical session, meeting minutes of 38th SGPB was confirmed and actions on the meeting was summarized. Various agencies and departments like GSI, NEIST, IBM, NSMDC, MECL, CMPDI, NESAC, DGM Nagaland works were appraised. Field season programme for 2019-2020 was also approved. The technical session was chaired by Jt. Director DGM, S Manen. Welcome address was delivered by Director Alun Hangsing. Presentation on Minor Mineral Development was presented by Director Geology & Mining, Mizoram, Lalhmachhuana. Vote of thanks was pronounced by Jt. Director DGM, Nitovi Chishi.

            The programme was attended by scientists, senior geologists, senior officers and delegates from Guwahati, Shillong and Ranchi.

                                                                                                (Sebu Lam, IA Dimapur)


            The monthly District planning and development board (DPDB) was held on 6th September 2019 at Deputy Commissioner’s conference hall. This month’s meeting was held under the banner ‘Special DPDB’ Meeting and was attended by one Cabinet Minister and four Advisors under Zunheboto district.

            At the outset Deputy Commissioner and Vice Chairman, Peter Lichamo welcomed all the MLAs and members and last meeting agendas were reviewed.

            Members discussed about the Iconic project/scheme where the Government has enhanced the LADF from 1 Crore to 1.50 Crore for every constituency and all seven constituencies submitted their Iconic scheme which was approved by the members.

            Minister and Advisors gave valuable advice, suggestions and encouragement to the district HoDs and advised them to be regular in the office or duty and also advised them to work hard, be sincere and have transparency in their work and try to uplift the Sumis of Zunheboto. They also assured them that they are always ready to address their problems if approached.

            Minister for Agriculture and Cooperation G. Kaito Aye directed all the departments to prepare a power point presentation of all their concern departmental activities within three months and be ready to present it whenever asked.

            Advisor for CAWD and NSDMA and Chairman Zunheboto DPDB Kazheto Kinimi thanked all the members and concluded the meeting.

                                                                                                (DPRO/IA Zunheboto/Suruhoto)



            The Longleng District Planning & Development Board meeting for the month of September was held under the chairmanship of the DC, John Tsulise Sangtam on 6th September 2019 at DC’s conference hall, Longleng.

            In his address, John informed the members that it will be his last DPDB meeting in the district as he was transferred out from the district. He thanked the members and officers for extending their cooperation and support to him and for enabling to complete three elections during his tenure as DC Longleng. He exhorted the members to continue the good team work and cater to the needs of the people in the days to come.

            After reviewing the last meeting minutes, the board recommended the day’s agendas and forwarded to the concerned departments for necessary action. On the basis of the DPR submitted by the SDO (Power) Longleng, the board recommended for electrification in the new official site.  The board also recommended for registration of Community Care & Empowering Society, Longleng and also construction of Retaining wall at Yonglok Police Station.

            In connection with proposal submitted by the Phom Peoples’ Council (PPC) for establishment of SDEO office at Tamlu, Upgradation of EAC Yongnyah to SDO (Civil), establishment of RD Block and CDPO at Yongnyah and Upgradation of GHS Tamlu to Secondary level the board after lengthy deliberation decided to constitute a sub-committee headed by the ADC Longleng as the Convenor, the EAC Yongnyah and the district HoDs of the concerned department as its members. The committee will submit its report within three months.  Regarding upgradation of GHS Tamlu to GHSS, the board directed the DEO Longleng to submit feasibility report in the next DPDB meeting.

            The Chairman also informed the members about the visit of Multi-Disciplinary Committee (MDC) from the GoI to the districts of Eastern Nagaland. He informed that the central team will visit Tamlu on 10th of September 2019. Therefore, he directed all the district HoDs to be prepared with their respective departmental activities, keep update in the official whatsapp group and be present on that day. It was decided that the ADC shall monitor and supervise the Government officers and agencies while the PPC shall inform and supervise the NGOs and the village functionaries for the central visit. The DC also apprised the board to pursue the task of organizing an Official Club of Longleng and entrusted the new ADC Longleng to be the new Convenor of the sub-committee already constituted and to submit the report in the DPDB meeting for necessary action.

                                                                                    (DPRO, Longleng)


            The monthly Peren District Planning & Development Board meeting was held on 6th September, 2019 at DC’s Conference Hall, District Headquarter Peren, under the chairmanship of DC Peren cum Vice-Chairman DPDB Peren, Sentiwapang Aier.

            At the outset, Sentiwapang Aier welcomed all the representatives from various departments and reviewed last month’s meeting minutes.

            The board deliberated on Upgradation of Ramzie School, Jalukie from primary to an elementary school which was proposed by DEO Peren, Ramdi Thou; as part of the Local Area Development Fund a sum of Rs. 50 lakh has been enhanced for all the constituencies which will be utilised for the construction of Community Hall at Tening town & Multi-Utility Complex Watch Tower at 7th Peren A/C; under Rashtriya Poshan Abhiyan, district level Cycle Rally to be conducted on 13th September 2019 at Jalukie town and Local School level Painting Competition on the ‘Nutritional Food’ is scheduled on 26th September 2019 at Tening town which is a part of Poshan Maah Tentative Action Plan for the month of September.

            During the meeting, a short presentation was also shared by the delegates of District Beauty & Aesthetic Society, Peren wherein different achievements made in the past years were highlighted, and the Society further sought financial assistance from the members of the house.

                                                                        (DPRO & Lamhaoamang Singson, IA Peren)


            A meeting of the Kohima District Level Monitoring Committee (DLMC) for implementation of Nagaland Integrated Waste Management Policy 2019 is convened on 11th September 2019 at 1:00 P.M in the office chamber of the Deputy Commissioner, Kohima.

            In this connection, the Deputy Commissioner Kohima, Gregory Thejawelie has requested all members to attend the meeting without fail.

                                                                                                (DPRO Kohima)


            The Sangtam Union, Longleng celebrated Mongmong festival on 5th September 2019 at the residence of DC Longleng, John Tsulise Sangtam.

            In his welcome address, the DC welcomed and thanked the gathered invitees for being part of the Mongmong celebration and at the same time for extending cooperation and support to the Sangtam community of Longleng in various ways.

            Thsingvi T. Sangtam, Assistant Professor, Yingli College spoke on the significance of the festival. He spoke on the theory on the origin of Sangtam community and various traditional games and sports played by both men and women during the six-day celebration and also other festivals observed by the Sangtams. Thsingvi asserted that the Mongmong festival is celebrated to have bountiful harvest in the new fields. He also said that announcement of the festival by the priest during the night is for separation of spirit of dead from the living, and the festival is a symbol of ending hard work and starting new harvest. On this day, the Sangtam community thanked their God of houses and three cooking stones for making their live worthy and fruitful, he added.

            Akhaba, General Manager, DIC, Longleng also spoke and exhorted the people. Invocation was proposed by Lilongla and the program concluded with a mass prayer. Robi Sangtam, EAC, Longleng chaired the program.

                                                                                                (DPRO, Longleng)



            Wokha district also celebrated Teachers Day programme at Tiyi Hall, Wokha on 5th September with SDO (C) Ajit Kumar Verma, IAS as the special guest.

            Verma while acknowledging the responsibility of the teachers said the role of a teacher is a very crucial task as they are assigned with the responsibility of molding and nurturing the personality of a child to make them a responsible citizen and productive member of the society.

            Exhorting the students, he said if you trust your teacher, obey and respect your teacher you can do anything in life because the manners, ethical and good behavior implanted in you will make you a great human being. He urged the students to respect their teachers and set high targets in achieving their goals in life.

            ADEO Wokha, Zubeno Lotha, while highlighting on the significance of teacher’s day, said it is a day to acknowledge the service of teachers for their endless sacrifices rendered in molding the child in order to make him/her a responsible citizen. She further added the task of a teacher is a very challenging one at the same time a very responsible and risky because they (teachers) are the one who deal with different type of child who are different from others. They inculcate in the young minds the sense of discipline, equality, peace, justice and service to mankind who will be future of tomorrow.

            On the recommendation of the District Level Education Committee for State/District Award for the year 2019 in respect of Wokha, the following teachers were felicitated namely, Tek Bhadur of Springdale School; Francis Renben Kikon of Isaiah Ability School; S. Mhabeni Ezung of Mt. Sinai School; Satish Chandra Tiwari of GHS Sungro; Lithungo Lotha of GHS Nyiro.

                                                                                                (Zubenthung, IA Wokha)


            In Longleng Teachers Day was celebrated with DC Longleng, John Tsulise Sangtam as the special guest on 5th September 2019 at Longleng Town Baptist Church.  It was observed with great enthusiasm under the theme: “Teaching in Freedom”.

            Sangtam emphasized on the importance of teaching profession and spoke on how Naga people in general has a wrong perception on teachers. He therefore, encouraged the teachers to be proud of their noble profession and reminded them the importance of a teacher in the life of a student that shapes their destination.

            The DC also appealed to the teachers to re-evaluate and retrospect in their noble profession and continue to render their best service with dedication and sincerity for the future generation.

            Earlier, invocation was proposed by M. Meren Pongen, Ao Baptist Church, Longleng, and introductory speech by B. Watisangla Aier, DEO Longleng.

            The highlights of the program were Special number “My teacher my Hero” by Christian School; Ode to the teachers by Ayang, GMS Block Longleng; a play on “Celebrating our leader builders” by Yingli College; Choreography by Good Shepherd School and a Special Prayer for teachers by Rev. H. Beau, Pastor LTBC. The Deputy Commissioner also gave away the District Teachers Award to the ten teachers from different Schools under Longleng district.

            The program concluded with vote of thanks by L.T. Hentok Phom, AEO Longleng and benediction by M. Chingong Phom, Literacy Secretary PBCA.

                                                                                    (Manjong, IA Longleng)


            A combine Teachers’ Day Programme was held on 5th September 2019 which was organized by Phek Town Chakhesang Students Union at Phek Local Ground.

            DC Phek, Sachin Jaiswal, IAS greeted the teachers for rendering tremendous hard work for the welfare of the students.

            He also called upon the students to be disciplined, obey and respect their teachers inorder to achieve their goals in life.

            The programme was chaired by Speaker PTCSU, Surhoveyi khesoh; while prayer was pronounced by Pastor PTBC, Rev. Dr. Thupuchiyi Khesoh; special no was presented by Kiddies Corner School Phek. Welcome note was given by Vice President PTCSU, Khruzota Vadeo.

            A tribute to teachers was given by Christian Mission Higher Secondary School Phek. Acknowledge speech was given by DEO Phek, Nuchisalu Khesoh and vote of thanks was given by Asst.Women Coodinator PTCSU, Muguvelu Soho.

            Students from all schools of Phek Town participated in the rally from Clock Tower to Local Ground as a mark of respect to the teachers.

                                                                                                (Kedutsho, IA Phek)


            The Dimapur District Common Teacher’s Day celebration was held at Holy Cross Higher Secondary School, Dimapur on 5th September 2019 with Deputy Commissioner, Dimapur, Kevekha Kevin Zehol as guest of honour.

            Addressing the gathering, DC said that celebrating teacher’s day is also the time for teachers to retrospect and to bring more humility and dedication to the service they are called for. Referring to the Gurukul system of education where the students had to live with their gurus, not only to learn from their lectures but by looking at the lifestyle,  principles and the philosophy of the teacher, DC reminded the teachers to lead by examples and to dedicate to the service they are called for, saying that there cannot be a bigger happiness than to see the achievements and the generation that they help shaped, which will also give solace in their reminiscent days as and when they are retired from the active service.

            DC also reminded the students to respect and thank their teachers by showing more obedience and by bringing laurels to make them proud. He also gave away the certificates to the recipients of teachers award. Recipients of District Teachers award:

  1. Kaholi V. Chishi, G/T, GHSS, Dimapur
  2. Asola Zungkum, G/T, GHS, Burma Camp
  3. T. Temsunaro Jamir, G/T, GHS, Lengrijan
  4. Yogentra Pradap Singh, G/T, GHS, Hindi Institute Dmp.
  5. Tonika Yepthomi, G/T, GHS, Diphupar B
  6. Jelitoli Swu, PGT, GHSS, Chumukedima
  7. Thejaselie Savino, G/T, GHSS, Chumukedima
  8. Imtijungla, G/T, GMS, Signal Angami
  9. Inakhu Chishi, P/T, GMS, Sematilla

10 Hoshei Zhimo, P/T, GMS, Chekiye

  1. P. Mayangnaro Walling, P/T, GPS, Sunito
  2. Vikugha Chishi, GMS, Niuland
  3. Gopal Chhetri, Vision Home HSS,
  4. Naorem Memtombi Devi, Zakiesato Memorial HSS
  5. Patricia Zhimomi, Teacher, CHSS,
  6. John Cruz Toppo, Teacher, St.Mary HSS
  7. I. Wapanginla Imchen, Teacher, St. John Hr. Sec. Residential School
  8. Talirenla, Teacher, MGM HSS
  9. Tilraj Pradhan, Sr. Teacher, St.John School Diphupar B
  10. Bidyut Chakrabarti, Asst.Teacher, Little Star HSS
  11. Nath Kumari Sharma, Teacher, Lorna’s High School.

            Highlights of the celebration included opening song by Beanstalk Montessori School, invocation prayer by Principal, Holy Cross Higher Secondary School,  Rev. Father Philip;  welcome address by DEO Dimapur, R. Amongla Jamir; Korean Dance by St. Mary’s Hr. Sec. School Dimapur; significance of the day by Principal, Cornerstone Hr. Sec. School, Sentila; Choreography by GHSS, Dimapur; Ode to teachers by Hope Academy; Felicitation of awardees; Dance by GHSS Singrijan; vote of thanks by JEO, Kitoshi Zhimomi and closing prayer by Christian Hr. Sec. School. The function was compered by Moala Imchen, ToT, Niuland.

                                                                                                (Watimenla, IA Dimapur)


            Teachers Day 2019 was celebrated at Noklak on 5th September 2019 in all the schools. Students of GHSS, St. Paul school, Holy Angels School, GMS Noklak Town and CHS celebrated in their respective schools. Honouring the Teachers, the students presented special songs, dance, poem reading and special presentation. Student also made speeches in honour of their teachers

                                                                                                (APRO & IA Noklak)



            Deputy Commissioner & Chairman RTA, Mon, Thavaseelan K, IAS, in a press release, stated that in the larger interest of public service and safety and in pursuance of the directives of the Supreme Court Committee on Road Safety, a penalty of suspension of driving licence for 3 (three) months for violation of laws relating to helmet/seat belts and use of mobile phones while driving and dangerous driving will be strictly enforced and implemented within the jurisdiction of Mon District.

            General public have been requested to strictly adhere to the proposed parking lots and traffic regulations within Mon Town, which was issued by DC office dated 7th August 2019, which will be enforced shortly in its original form or modified form after taking into consideration the claims and objections submitted in this regard.

            The DC has also directed the enforcing officers and staff to conduct periodic checking on the road worthiness of Public Service Vehicles like buses and taxis plying between districts to minimize the inconveniences caused to passengers due to constant breakdown of these vehicles.

            Further,  the restriction on the use of 3( three)  wheelers in Hill Sector due to road safety concerns and safety of public life vide the DC Notification dated 9th July 2019 is already in force.

                                                                                                (DPRO & K.K. Chim, IA Mon) 



            The All Nagaland Directorate & District Govt. Drivers’ Union (AND & DGDU) has extended heartiest congratulation to Zeneikho Suohumvi (Head Driver) under the Department of Controller of Legal Metrology & Consumers Protection, Nagaland for being conferred the prestigious “Governor’s Gold Medal” on the occasion of the 72nd Independence Day, 2019 for his outstanding service. The union expressed utmost happiness for his achievement and pray that the Almighty God continue to bless him in his future endeavours.



            A National Science Day 2019 program under the theme “Communicating Science for All” was held on 3rd September 2019 at GHSS Mon.  Guest of Honour and ADC Mon, Hiazu Meru said that the rationale behind it is to imbibe the students with the values of scientific knowledge, so that they can get it implemented in their lives and later on it can also be a career option.

            Pointing out the potential pitfalls in improving scientific literacy, Meru said that we should respect science without worshipping it. He also emphasized that we should have scientific temper and knowledge and that should make us rational human beings but at the same time we should be aware of the pros and cons of what science can bring.

            A presentation competition on the topic “Communicating Science for All” was conducted where the first position was won by Posha M Konyak from Sacred Heart School, Mon.  Second position went to Ngeplei W from St. John Higher Secondary School, Mon and the Third position was bagged by Manish Thakur form Model School, Mon.

            The program was sponsored by Department of Science and Technology: Nagaland, Kohima and organised by District Education Office, Mon.

                                                                                                (K.K. Chim, IA Mon)



            The 68th Plenary session of the North Eastern Council (NEC) will be held in Guwahati on the 8th & 9th September, 2019 under the chairmanship of the Union Home Minister, and Chairman, NEC. The meeting would be attended by the MoS (Independent Charge), Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) & Vice Chairman NEC, members of the NEC consisting of the Governors and Chief Ministers of the eight north eastern states and other members. Senior officials from the states and key Ministries of the Government of India are also expected to be present.

            During the two-day session, there will be presentations from the Ministry of DoNER, NEC, the state governments as well as a few selected Central Ministries on various developmental issues which are critical to the region. The Plenary is expected to deliberate on progress of ongoing projects, outlays by central ministries in the North Eastern Region and plans for the period beyond March 2020 when the Fourteenth Finance Commission term comes to an end.

                                                                                                (DIPR, NEC)


            The Nagaland Board of School Education in a notification stated that in continuation of the notification published in the Result Gazette of HSLC & HSSLC Examinations 2019, it has been notified for information of all concerned that 2 (two) sets of Question Papers for the following subjects at the ensuing HSLC & HSSLC Examinations 2020 shall be administered/used separately for the repeaters and regular candidates. This has been necessitated due to revision of syllabus and textbooks.

(a) HSLC




(1) Business Studies

Accountancy and

(3) Entrepreneurship

            Repeaters who intend to appear the HSLC Examination 2020 & HSSLC Examination 2020 (Commerce stream) are advised to read the respective textbooks of the subjects which they have studied earlier and appear the examination accordingly.