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DIPR Naga News (9.8.2021)


The State Government through the Home Department informed that the following  Ministers/Advisors will unfurl the National Flag and take the Rashtriya salute on Independence Day, the 15thAugust 2021 at the place mentioned against their names below:-

Sl. No. Name & Designation Place
1. Neiphiu Rio, Chief Minister Kohima
2. Yanthungo Patton,

Deputy Chief Minister, Home, Roads & Bridges

3. Sharingain Longkumer,

Speaker, Nagaland Legislative Assembly

4. NeibaKronu, Minister,

Planning & Coordination, Land Revenue & Parliamentary Affairs

5. S. Pangnyu Phom,

Minister, Health & Family Welfare

6. P. Paiwang Konyak,

Minister, TPT, Land Resources

7. Jacob Zhimomi,

Minister, PHE

8. Tongpang Ozukum,

Minister, Housing, Mechanical

9. V. Kashiho Sangtam,

Minister, Soil & Water Conservation, Geology & Mining

10 Temjen Imna Along,

Minister, Higher Education & Tribal Affairs

11. R. Khing. Advisor,

Veterinary & Animal Husbandry, Women Resources Development

12. Namri Nchang, Advisor, Water Resources Tenning
13. K.T. Sukhalu, Advisor, School Education Zunheboto



The much awaited locally produced coffee bar was inaugurated at District Project Office, Department of Land Resources, Zunheboto on 6th August 2021.Deputy Commissioner Zunheboto, Peter Lichamo graced the inaugural programme of the Coffee bar cum distribution of coffee Pulper machine, as the special guest, which was organised by the concerned department.

The DC said that the district has many farmers cultivating coffee, with the potentiality of growing good quality coffee, and added that it could even compete with the bests qualities found across the world. Lichamo appreciated the Department of Land Resources for taking up the initiative and also for distribution of coffee pulper machines to the beneficiaries. He also said that a local coffee bar will also be opened at the main market area soon.

District Land Resources Officer, Vikugha Kiba recalled on how the coffee production was introduced to Zunheboto District in the year 2017 at 65 villages and expressed his satisfaction to note that local coffee production have now made its way to the international markets. The farmers in Zunheboto district are not into any kind of economic return cultivation, he said that if the farmers take up coffee cultivation than the economy would change, generating self-employment and livelihood among the youths who can earn enough through coffee cultivation.

He stated that Zunheboto has got about one lakh and eighty six thousand hectors of land for coffee cultivation and if the products remain good, the farmers need not be dependant and would even sustain and prosper. He also added that the department has distributed 23 lakh planting materials to the farmers and the department is aiming to grow local, eat local and drink local not only coffee but for other cultivable herbs as well.

(IA and DPRO Zunheboto)


As decided in the August DPDB meeting and in view of the ensuing Independence Day celebration on 15th August 2021, Deputy Commissioner Peren, Sentiwapang Aier, NCS has informed that there will be a mass social work on 12th August, 2021.

In this regard, all Heads of Offices under Peren District have been directed to ensure strict compliance and attendance of all staffs and all are directed to assemble at assigned locations at 9:00 AM positively.

All the Departments have been requested to mobilize all available resources like machineries, tools and implements at their disposal and also arrange necessary refreshments for their own respective department.

Further, the DC has entrusted EAC Peren, Kevethito Rose to collect attendance from all departments and failure on the part of any departments of non-cooperation will be viewed seriously and action will be initiated accordingly.

(DPRO Peren)


According to Women Police officer in-charge (OC), R.Lochumbeni Kikon during routine MVCP conducted at Santsupen area NH-61, one Tata Sumo bearing registration number, NL-05T-0397 was intercepted /stopped for normal checking. On further investigation, 240 Grams of suspected brown sugar/sunflower were seized from the vehicle (46 grams of sunflower and 194 grams of suspected brown sugar).

In this connection, the team led by the OC apprehended two individuals for possession of the illegal drugs. The apprehended person are Nchumthung Tungoe (34 years) S/o Thungchamo of Wokha Village presently residing at GHSS colony Wokha town and Yanrenthung Kikon (28years) S/oPonphyamo Kikon of Koio village, present address Koio Village.

A case has been registered at Women PS Wokha C/NO.009/2021 Under Section 21 (b) NDPS Act R/W 34 IPC and remanded custody for further investigation.

(Zubenthung IA, Wokha)


Bhandari Block Task Force (BTF) on COVID-19 carried out a vaccination drive cum health camp at inter-state border villages Mongphio and Lishuyo in Woka district on 8th August 2021.

During the programme, ADC Bhandari, Tiameren Chang, NCS explained on the importance and the benefits of the COVID-19 vaccine and said that every eligible individual of 18 years and above should avail the opportunity to secure health and safety. He urged the gathering not to believe in rumors circulating on social media.

The ADC assured that COVID-19 vaccine has no side effect and it is just like any other vaccines for diseases such as measles, chickenpox and rubella. He also said that the government officials and frontline workers were the first vaccine beneficiaries who are strong and working tirelessly for the society.

The BTF, Bhandari was led by ADC & BTF chairman, Tiameren Chang; SDO (C) Sulanthung; Dr.Renathung, CHC Medical team and CDPO Bhandari, T.Y Peter Yanthan,

(IA Bhandari)


As decided by District Task Force for COVID-19 Wokha, the Medical department in collaboration with District Administration conducted an intensified special COVID-19 vaccination drive on 7th August 2021 at 14 (fourteen) sites in Wokha town.

The day also witnessed random testing (RAT) for those individuals willing to know the COVID-19 antigen status or requiring the test for some special reasons.

At the vaccination session site, the team also entertained those people with disabilities, mental illness and those individuals who are not able to come to the session sites due to old age/ associated with co-morbidities.

Altogether, 329 people were vaccinated and 20 tests were conducted at Mt.Tiyi Hall, Wokha town which all were tested negative. Despite the bad weather condition, people in large number turned up on the special day.

Chief Medical Officer, Wokha, Dr.C.W.Tungoe thanked all the members of Wokha District Task Force led by the Deputy Commissioner, health care workers, frontline workers, colony council chairman/council members and medical staff for their support and co-operation rendered and making the during the special drive success.

(Zubenthung, IA Wokha)


In view the upcoming Independence Day celebration, a mass social work was conducted on 9th August 2021 at district headquarter Longleng.

  1. Village Wise and Department wise Work distribution during the mass social work are as under:
    Upper police point to Naga junction, done by Hukphang village and the Department incharge was DFO (Forest) & KVK.
  1. Upper police point to Yingli College, done by Bhumnyu village and Yongam village. The department incharge was LRSO & DESO.
  2. Agri circular road to High School Police  point,done by Yongnyah village, Pongo Village and Tangha village. The department incharge was DHO (Horti) & DPO (Planning).
  3. Upper police point to NST, done by Pongching village and Mongtikang village. The department incharge was SS (NST) and Fire and Emergency service.
  4. NST to Public group, done by Yachem village. The department incharge was STO (Treasury) & DSO (Sericulture).
  5. Police Station to Vision Vale school, done by Nyan village and Kangching village. The department incharge was Water Resources and Soil.
  6. Public ground to High School Point, done by Yaongyimchen village and Tamlu village. The department incharge was DSO (Sports) & SBI.
  7. High School Police point to Lempong junction, done by Yongshei village and the department incharge was LRD & DEO (Election).
  8. Lempong junction to District Hospital,  Lempong junction to PhomLempong School and Lempong junction to Longleng gate, done by Orangkong village and the department incharge was CMO & DEF.
  9. Upper police point to SP office, done by Yongphang village, Sakshi village, Yangching village and Auching village. The department incharge was DFO (Fisheries) & Tourism department.
  10. The disposal of waste was done by Longleng Town Council.

All shops and business establishments remain closed during the mass social work.
All citizens and government employees actively participated in the mass social work.
Besides, 4 Wards also participated in their respective wards especially Bahok ward approach road and circular road shamkang ward.

(Manjong Phom, IALongleng)


To mark 75 years of Indian Independence, a cycle expedition was jointly organized by the Nagaland Adventure Club and Assam Rifles on 7th August 2021 at Dimapur.

The expedition which started from Kachari ruins at Dimapur to create the spirit of solidarity and brotherhood, create awareness on health and healthy life style which can be achieved through cycling. The event was flagged off by the President & Secretary Nagaland GB Association and Dimapur Assam Rifles. The 74 Km long expedition passed through Dimapur-Medziphema-Molvum-Moava-Punglwa-Gaili-Ngalwa-Heinekongla and culminate at Jalukie.

The President and members of Nagaland Adventure club appreciated the Assam Rifles for their exemplary gesture in providing the cyclists a platform to exhibit their endurance and skills. It stated that the highly efficient and well co-ordinated logistic system provided by the Assam Rifles helped in bringing the expedition to a successful conclusion. The Nagaland Adventure Club expressed with hope thatthe Assam Rifles will be partner with them for many such events in future.

31 cyclists, including two female cyclists, participated in the event.

                                                                                                (Wepre Kronu, APRO)


Yimchunger Tribal Council along with NGOs of Pungro Sub-Division celebrated Metumnyo festival at Pungro Town on 8th August 2021.

The significance of Metumnyo festival was delivered by Head DB, Luthong, where he stated that Metumnyo is a combination of the words, “Me” meaning “Soul”, “Tum” meaning “Wrap” and “Nyo” meaning “fest”, which in short means Soul wrapping festival.

Speaking on the occasion, ADC Pungro, Abhinav Shivam, IAS exhorted the gathering to maintain peace, unity and tranquility for progress and development of its region.

The programme was chaired by YTC Secretary, K. Sirongthong. Welcome address was delivered by Executive Chairman, YTC Makezho while words of gratitude was pronounced by Convener Local Festival Committee, V. Shellen.



Metumnyo festival was celebrated on 7th August 2021 with Chairman, Nagaland Bio Resource, L.Thronghokiu as the special guest at Naga heritage village Kisama, Kohima.

L Thronghokiu said that the Metumnyo festival is celebrated in honour of newborn babies and the soul of a person who would pass away in the present year. Metùmnyo festival was celebrated with deep sense of respect and honor but today it is rarely found, and so he urgedall to work together to bring back the lost glory. He encouraged the gathering to work together to bring harmony and peace among within the community

Mission Director, NBRM Dr. Kroulalie who also spoke on the occasion stated that one must preserve their cultural identity and with the coming of western lifestyle influence, people have detached themselves from their culture. He encouraged the Yimchunger community to inculcate the tradition and culture passed down by the forefathers for the future generation to keep the unique culture alive.

Delivering the significance of Metumnyo festival, Executive Chairman YUK, Hanji said that it is encouraging when festivals are celebrated keeping in mind their inherent meaning and significance. He stated that the festival was celebrated from the 1st of August to the 8th of August, however it has been reduced to three days from 6th to 8th August, with 8th August as the prime occasion.

He said that the word Metumnyo encompasses the three syllables, which are “Me” meaning “spirit or Soul”, “Tüm” meaning “wrap” and “Nyo” meaning “feast”.  Stating that the festival literally conveys an occasion of a ‘Soul wrapping feast”, the whole meaning of the festival revolves around life, hope, friendship and peace and it encircles around the spiritual feast and also a religious communion between the living and the dead,  he added.

The function was chaired by vice president YUK, Akumba, while vote of thanks was delivered by General Secretary YUK, T. Kiusangthong. The festival was organised by Yimchunger Union Kohima following Covid-19 SOPs.

(Akamla, IA Kohima)


The Deputy Commissioner Kohima Gregory Thejawelie, NCS has informed all the Gaon Buras under Kohima Sadar (Urban & Rural) that the Independence Day celebration on 15th August 2021 shall be held at the Secretariat Plaza, Therefore, all the Gaon Buras are invited to attend the August celebration and be seated by 8:30 AM.

In another notification the Deputy Commissioner Kohima has also informed all the Head of Offices posted at Kohima HQ that there will be Compulsory Attendance during the celebration of Independence Day at Secretariat Plaza. Therefore, all Head of District Offices are directed to kindly attend the same. Appropriate action shall be initiated against any absentee.

(Siizo Kikhi IA Kohima)


ADC Jalukie, Dr. Tinojongshi Chang has notified that in view of the detection and confirmation of COVID-19 Positive Case and in the larger interest of Public Health and safety, the following houses has been sealed with immediate effect until further order.

  1. House No. 192 at New Market Colony.
  2. House No. 121 at Kedime Colony, Ward 5.

Any person violating this order will be liable to be prosecuted as per the provisions of Section-51 to 60 of the Disaster Management Act, 2005 besides legal action under Section-188 of IPC.

(DPRO Peren)