Naga News


DIPR, Kohima

Thursday 15th August 2019



            On the occasion of the 73rd Independence Day, celebrated at the Secretariat Plaza, Kohima on 15th August 2019, Chief Minister, Neiphiu Rio called upon the negotiating parties with the Government of India to come together and to rise above all differences and unite, for the sake of the people of Nagaland, adding that now is the most opportune time to unite and expedite the political dialogue for an early, honorable and acceptable solution.

            Speaking on the occasion, Rio stated that the Joint Legislators’ Forum (JLF), a body constituted of all the elected Members of the Nagaland Legislative Assembly on the Naga political issue, in its meeting on 7th of August 2019, welcomed the appointment of R. N. Ravi as the Governor of Nagaland and expressed confidence that his appointment will further strengthen and expedite the political negotiations.

            To allow the citizens to safeguard their rights and entitlements, the State Government has been examining with utmost seriousness, the evolving demands for extending the Inner Line Permit Regulations to the entire state by covering Dimapur. The work towards that has started and is in the process of devising the modalities and framing the necessary rules and regulations. The need to put an end to the menace of issuance of illegal or fake indigenous inhabitant certificates to undeserving people as alleged by many is strictly being examined.

            Rio said that the State Government’s decision to work for the creation of a Register of Indigenous Inhabitants of Nagaland or RIIN has been primarily guided by the aforesaid reasons. The RIIN exercise, announced on 29th June 2019, is to properly identify the indigenous people of Nagaland as well as those domiciled and permanently settled in the State which will also help in the effective implementation of ILP. The Government has set up a Committee under the chairmanship of the Chief Secretary with other senior officers to compile all the customary practices and the Committee has already set in motion the process by holding detailed deliberations with all the tribal bodies of the State on 7th of August 2019.

            The General Election to the 17th Lok Sabha 2019 from 1-Nagaland Parliamentary Constituency was conducted peacefully and successfully. Nagaland security personnel, comprising of 20 (Twenty) companies from the various IR Battalions were also deployed in Tripura and West Bengal on election duty, where they performed well which is commendable, Rio added.

            Chief Minister Rio said that to improve the infrastructure and provide other necessities for further enhancing the efficiency and capabilities of our police and security agencies, a multi-storied barrack for 300 constable trainees at PTS Chumukedima has been constructed. At Kohima, a new Office of the Inspector General of Police (INT) has also been completed and is being inaugurated today. The Police Communication system of Dimapur District has now been upgraded from analogue to digital system. A Cyber Crime Prevention against Women and Children Laboratory has also been set up at PTS, Chumukedima which is being inaugurated today. A Special Task Force has also been raised on 8th of March 2019 comprising of six platoons for containing extortion, illegal activities and for operational exigencies of the State.

            The Prisons Department is in the process for digitalization of all Jails in the State in collaboration with the State Legal Services Association (SLSA) and National Informatics Centre (NIC), through the Government of India, Ministry of Home Affairs for E-prisons system.

            Rio added that the much awaited Nagaland Lokayukta was established on 22nd February 2019 with the swearing-in of Justice Uma Nath Singh, former Chief Justice of the Meghalaya High Court. Mayang Lima was sworn in as the Upa Lokayukta on 29th March 2019. The erstwhile State Vigilance Commission has been merged with the newly established Lokayukta, Nagaland.

            To transform our education system to meet the aspirations of the new generation, the State Government has fortified the education system by release of grants, distribution of free textbooks, uniforms and mid day meals in all Government schools and by providing assistive devices/hearing aids, spectacles, braille books and curriculum adaption for children with special needs. Students of Government Schools in Kiphire, the Aspirational District, were provided with digital tablets to enhance their learning. The Administrative & Academic Building of the newly constructed New Model Degree College at Wakching, Mon was inaugurated by Prime Minister, Narendra Modi on 3rd February 2019 through digital launching. Atmospheric Science Research Centre at Kohima Science College, Jotsoma has been established, and the ex-gratia payments for students studying outside the State has also been launched, Rio added.

            Under the Ayushman Bharat Scheme, 55 (Fifty five) Public Hospitals and five Private Hospitals have been empanelled, 76,663 e-cards have been issued, and benefits worth over Rs. 1 crore have already been availed by the beneficiaries till the end of June 2019. The upgradation of State Public Health Laboratory (SPHL) for sophisticated technologies has also been accomplished.

            To facilitate agriculture marketing, especially for organic products, construction of an Organic Air Conditioned Market at Agri Expo site, 4th Mile, Dimapur is being undertaken.

            The Department of Sericulture is setting up three Common Facility Centres, at Phek, Mokokchung and Wokha districts to promote Eri Culture. For the Aspirational District of Kiphire, Eri & Oak Tasar Silk Development Project is being implemented with funding from the Ministry of Textiles, Government of India.

            The Rural Development Department through MGNREGS provided employment to 3.36 lakh households covering 4.17 lakh individuals in 2018-19. The Nagaland State Cooperative Bank was conferred with the National Recognition Commendation for outstanding performance in NRLM SHG Bank linkage during 2018-19 by the Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India. Further, Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) has been initiated through the State Government to provide bank facilities in all the unbanked blocks.

            Under the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT), urban service and infrastructure projects such as water supply, sewerage and septage management, storm water drainage, non-motorized urban transport and green spaces and parks have been taken up in the two selected cities of Kohima and Dimapur, the Chief Minister added. Projects like water supply in Dimapur and drainages in Kohima are under implementation. Hundreds of candidates have been trained and provided job placements and numerous SHGs have been given assistance in all the District Headquarters under the National Urban Livelihoods Mission (NULM).

            The Municipal Affairs Department has resumed three major unfinished projects at Kohima, namely the Multi-level Vehicle Parking at Old Medical Directorate and at the Old NST, and construction of Cultural Hall under the Kohima Smart City (KSC) Project.

            Rio mentioned that under the State Forest Development Agency Programme, a plantation target of 2085 hectares has been achieved and a German grant-in-aid for Biodiversity Management Project too has been officially launched during the early part of this year. The Forest Department has also initiated the ban on usage of plastic poly bags in the nurseries.

            Under the Road Sector, in the recent past, 48 (Forty eight) number of projects under Special Road Development Programme (SRDP) were completed and five works with the total length of 64.00 Km are in the progress under NABARD. Recently, the NEC has sanctioned four roads for upgradation under the North East Road Sector Development Scheme (NERSDS).

            Rio, shared that the Ministry of Home Affairs has considered for an additional Helicopter Service and will be covering nine new routes in addition to the 10 existing routes. Keeping the needs of Persons with Disabilities (PwDs) on priority, altogether 39 (Thirty nine) Free Passes for travelling in the Department’s buses were issued to PwDs during 2018-19, he added.

            Rio highlighted that the Power Sector has achieved 100% rural household electrification under Saubhagya Flagship Programme of Government of India. Also, under “Green Village Initiative,” a flagship programme of Government of Nagaland, the Department has taken up awareness programmes in 85 (Eighty five) villages to showcase and educate the people on energy conservation and its efficient use, besides free distribution of Energy Efficient LED bulbs, FC Tubes and Streetlights.

            Mentioning the Software Technology Park of India (STPI) at Kohima which is ready for commissioning. He said the STPI will encourage local entrepreneurs to set up their software companies and promote software exports from the State. A MoU has been signed with e-Governance Academy of Estonia for setting up e-Governance Academy of Nagaland (eGAN).

            He stated that under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM), Solar Power Plants project for School Education (Phase-1) is being taken up in Primary and Middle Schools with a cumulative capacity of 1305 kW at 355 locations and out of which, 283 projects sites have been completed.

            He mentioned that the State Government has announced a project on ‘Plastic Free Nagaland’ wherein entrepreneurs will be provided funds under Chief Minister’s Corpus Fund to produce alternative bamboo, jute and paper products to replace plastics. During 2019-20, funds under LADP have been enhanced to Rs. 90.00 crore at the rate of Rs. 1.50 crore per Assembly Constituency. The enhanced amount will be utilized for taking up one iconic project in each District headquarters.

            He stated that the State Government has put in place a State Startup Policy. Initially the State has identified- Nagaland Tool Room and Training Centre Dimapur, National Institute of Technology Dimapur, SASRD Medziphema, NEILIT and Science College Kohima as incubator institutions for the Startups. The State has completed the construction of marketing sheds and a Guest House at Avangkhu International Border Trade Centre.

            In sports sector, the State’s 1st Astro Turf at I.G. Stadium Kohima was inaugurated on 28th January 2019. He informed that the State Government will be partnering with the Bhaichung Bhutia Football Schools to promote and develop the game of football at all levels, especially amongst the youngsters. We will be hosting the T. Ao North East Football Championships and the Nagaland Olympic Association will also be organising the biennial Nagaland Olympic.

            In the endeavour to expand the scope of promoting the music and art industry, the Chief Minister said the nomenclature of the erstwhile Music Task Force has been changed to Task Force for Music and Arts (TAFMA). Open House, a statewide music programe aimed at identifying talents in the grass roots has been launched from Mon district on 3rd August, 2019.

            Stressing on state tourism, He said our youth have exceptional qualities in conducting and managing events and, therefore, one of the focus areas to increase the inflow of tourists is by increasing events in all sectors of culture and heritage, adventure sports and traditional games, food and cuisine, music and arts, etc. This will ensure tourist inflow not only throughout the year but we will also have tourist footfalls across the State.  He added that adventure tourism, beginning with hiking, will be promoted in a bigger way and the Tourism department is partnering with the Hanifl Centre in the Himalayas.

            He further stated that to promote the works of upcoming Naga photographers and filmmakers, the Department of Information & Public Relations organized the Hornbill International Photo ‘ Fest (HIPFEST), Photo Exhibition during Republic Day 2019 and the GLOCAL International Film Festival during the hornbill Festival through public private partnership.

            Concluding his remark, the Chief Minister said nothing is insurmountable, and given the capacity and will of the people, natural resources, forest and bio diversity that nagas are endowed with, and the geographical advantage, he expressed hope that very soon our State will figure in the league of the most developed States of the Nation.

                                                                                    (Atuzo APRO, Mhonlumi, Tovikali IA)


            Chief Minister, Neiphiu Rio launched the Common Scholarship Portal on 15th August 2019 at the Secretariat Plaza during the Independence Day celebration. The portal will provide a centralized window for all State scholarships and the Department of IT& C is developing this Portal in a phased process.

            The first phase, which has been completed, consists of development of a common scholarship portal with services such as one-time registration, email verification, online submission of e-forms and generation of QR and Bar codes for verification.  The second phase shall consist of services like duplicity checking, automated alerts to concerned departments and scholarship disbursement alerts to applicants.

            The main objective of the creation of this portal is to develop and deploy portal for all beneficiaries of the State which will enable ease of maintenance and provide a Centralized Online Single Window for all State scholarships. Presently, five services have been developed and hosted;

Department of Higher Education:

(a) Post Metric Scholarship

(b) Merit Scholarship

(c)NEC Scholarship

(d) State Research Scholarship

Department of School Education:

(a) Pre-Matric Scholarship (class 9-10)

            The workflow of the above Scholarships has been incorporated in line with the present guidelines and forms issued by the concerned Departments/Ministries.

                                                                                                (Takumpula IA)


            The 17th Governor’s Award 2019 in Arts, Music and Literature have been conferred to Charles Chasie and Dreamz Unlimited on the occasion of the 73rd Independence Day in the category of Literature and Arts respectively at Durbar Hall Raj Bhavan, Kohima on 15th August 2019. The awardees were given a cheque of 5 lakhs, Silver Plaque, Certificate and a Shawl.

            Governor Nagaland, R.N. Ravi while congratulating the recipients also thanked the government for honoring distinguished men and women of Art, Music and Literature on this auspicious day. He said art, music and literature are the mirrors of aspirations and expectations of a society. He said Naga society of today is inheritor of over thousands years of rich cultural and traditional legacies. The way the Naga villages have been organised in self-sustaining manner for so many centuries shows the richness of their inherent strength. He urged upon the Naga artists, Musicians and intellectuals to delve deep into the philosophical richness of your cultural past, and present it to the present and future generations of Nagas. He hoped that the initiatives of the state government will facilitate and motivate the young and talented youth of the state to pursue their dreams and aspirations, bring laurels and glory to the state and to the country.

            Chief Minister Nagaland, Neiphiu Rio thanked the Governor for supporting and encouraging the youth who are disciplined in their profession. He said Nagas have been blessed with talents but we are not committed on it besides not getting the right opportunity to manifest our talents. There was a times with no conducive atmosphere which was compounded by difficult situations and circumstances in our society yet many had excelled in their profession inspite of challenges, he mentioned. On art, music and literature, the chief minister said it carries a very significant message and conveys positivism to the people and exhibit our character in a humorous way.

            Charles Chasie is a Kohima based Journalist and Author by profession. He has published many books touching mostly on social-cultural life and politics of Nagaland. His books included ” Age-old ties: Pfutseromi & Khwuno Thevo” (2013), “Bearing Witness” (2011), “Nagas Today: Indigenous Discourse” (2010-11), Geeti Sen’s Edited ” Where the Sun Rises When Shadow fall: The North East” (2006), “The Naga Imbroglio : A personnel perspective”. He has also directed and produced documentaries like “The beginning of life” and “For the sake of Tomorrow.” He was felicitated by the Media Trust in 2007 for his contributions in literature. He is a leading luminary in the field of literature and Social activities.

            Dreamz Unlimited is a Theater and Film Production house based in Dimapur. The group formation can be traced in the year 2008 after an intensive theatre workshop conducted by the National School of Drama, New Delhi in collaboration with NEZCC, Dimapur. They have performed plays based on social issues mixed with satire and humor for some churches, civil societies, NGOs and Government Department with the motto, bringing a change. They have a YouTube channel where they consistently upload short videos on the trending topics.

            At present, it has more than 2,17,000 subscribers which is the highest in the State. Founder and Director of Dreamz Unlimited, Tiakumzuk Aier was adjudged winner of Golden Calton best Director Award for their film ‘Nana’.

            Director Art & Culture, Puchosale Yore gave a brief outline of the Governor’s Award 2019 while Additional Chief Secretary & Development Commissioner, Sentiyanger Imchen proposed the vote of thanks.

                                                                                                (Nongozo & Akummeren)


            Ben Longkumer, NPS Commandant NAPTC and P. Sendongmeren NPS were awarded the President Police Medal which were announced on the occasion of Independence Day 2018.

            Joint Director, Agriculture, N. Jacob Yanthan; Additional Commissioner of Taxes Wocham Odyuo; Constable, 15th NAP IR Mahila Bn Chumukedima, H. Aneang; Agriculture Inspector District Longleng, Bongkam Phom; SDO (C) Kiphire Meyazungba Jamir, NCS and Project 72 Hours NGO were the recipients of Governor’s Gold Medal which were announced on Independence Day 2018.

            AIG PHQ Kohima, N. Chumdamo Jamio, NPS; UBI OC Traffic Dimapur, Peter Shuya; UBC DEF Kohima, Tokihe Sema; SDO (C) Wokha, Chopenthung Ezung NCS; SDO (C) HQ Kiphire, Longdiba, NCS; DC Mokokchung, Rajesh Soundararajan IAS; Junior Engineer (Electrical) Kohima, Er. L. Akumtoshi; SDO Electrical Kohima, Er. Lengmininlal Singsong and SDO Electrical Kohima, Er. Longzochang were the recipients of Governor’s Gold Medal which were announced on Independence Day celebration 2018.

            Governor’s Commendation Certificate 2019 recipients included OSD, NSDMA Home Department, Johnny Ruangmei; Superintendent of State Taxes Kohima Zone, Yanbeni Humtsoe; Nigh Chowkidar GHSS Kiphire, H. Tsaopi Sangtam; Joint Director Directorate of Agriculture, Bendangliba; Jr. State Coach Taekwondo, Directorate of Youth Resources & Sports, Visabiu Peseyie; Cultivator Phusachodu village Pfutsero Phek, Zholeby Ruho and Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, Science College Kohima, Dr. Sanjay Sharma.

                                                                                                (Temjenkaba, IA)



            In the 73rd Independence Day 2019 celebrations at the Secretariat Plaza, Kohima, altogether 27 parade contingents, one of the largest so far, took part in the march past which was led by Parade Commander, Denyong Konyak, Dy. Comdt. 4NAP BN and 2nd In charge, K. Lucy Yhome, Asstt. Comdt. 4 NAP BN.

            The contingents included 14 Assam Rifles, 93rd Bn. BSF. Chedema, 78th Bn. CRPF. Zubza, DEF Kohima, 4NAP BN, 10 NAP (IR) BN, 15 NAP (IR) Mahila BN, 8th (IR) Bn. Manipur Police, Special Task Force, Home Guard & Civil Defence, Nagaland Police Central Brass Band, Ex. Servicemen, No.1 (Nagaland) Air Squadron NCC, 24 Nagaland (I) COY NCC (Senior Division), 1 Naga Girls BN. NCC, 24 Naga Boys NCC Junior Division, Student Police Cadet 4 NAP Regimental School, Bharat Scouts and Guides, TM Govt. Hr. Sec. School, Ruzhukhrie Govt. Hr. Sec. School, G. Rio Hr. Sec. School, Don Bosco Hr. Sec. School, Mezhur Hr. Sec. School, Ministers’ Hill Hr. Sec. School, Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, 3 Assam Rifles Pipe Band and Parade BHM.

                                                                                                (Limatoshi IA)


            The Angami, Rengma, Zeliang, Pochury and Ao cultural troupes performed dances during the cultural presentation on the Independence Day programme at the Secretariat Plaza, Kohima.

            The Angami troupe showcased the different stages of terrace cultivation during harvesting period. The harvesting method is called Tekhoure which is combined with Telhanyu, where the male peers dance and extract the paddy from the harvest.

            The Rengma troupe presented Ngada folk dance which is performed during their Ngada festival in the month of November.  This dance demonstrates the development of human values in their social life, and it also helps in the training of the younger generation. Pochury troupe displayed Tsethomari and Asuoro folk song and dance which is performed during their 10 days festival called the Nazu festival. Tsethomari is also a skill used for harvesting millet. The Zeliang troupe performed Knagtheng Lin dance and the Ao cultural troupe from Aong Reju Cultural Organisation performed the Hornbill dance which signifies the victory of the warriors over the enemy during the head hunting days.

            The Nagaland Adolescent Girls Club displayed a dance showcasing their theme for this year, “this is me. The unapologetically you”, which was followed by a presentation of National anthem in sign language by Cherry Blossom School,  Kohima, and Taekwondo display by Sports Academy,  IG Stadium.

                                                                                                (Moamenla & Takumpula IA)


            On the occasion of the Independence Day celebration the Angamimiapfu Mechu Krotho visited Naga Hospital Kohima, Nagaland Adventure Club visited Old Age Home (near NEILIT), Hindu Kalyan Samiti visited Kohima Orphanage & Destitute Home, Lions Club Kohima visited District Jail Kohima, Kohima Press Club visited Leprosy Colony Nagabazar, Gorkha Public Panchayat visited State Mental Health Institute Aradura Hill, IRCS Nagaland State Branch visited District TB & Chest Disease Hospital Khuzama, Nagaland Motorcycle Club visited Eden Garden Orphanage Khuzama, Nagaland Contractors and Suppliers Union visited KRIPA Centre, Suncity Kohima visited AIDS Hospice Mt. Gilead Home, Kuono Multipurpose Society visited Bright Morning Star Orphanage Perizie (Near IG Stadium),Classic Club visited Differently Abled Children of Cherry Blossom Lerie, Kerala Club Kohima visited Tabitha Enabling Academy, NDPP Women Organisation visited Children with Special Needs of JO Foundation Agri Colony.


                                                                                                (Moamenla, IA)



  Along with the rest of the country, the 73rd Independence Day was celebrated at DDSC Stadium Dimapur on 15th August 2019 with Deputy Chief Minister and Minister in-charge of Home and Roads & Bridges, Yanthungo Patton unfurling the National Flag and took salute from 16 parade contingents.

            Delivering the Independence Day speech, Deputy Chief Minister stated that Nagaland has marched shoulder to shoulder with the rest of the country and in its own way, has contributed meaningfully in the rise of the nation. He highlighted various achievements under different sector and also the schemes and projects that are being implemented in the state for all round development.

            Urging the people to keep in sight of the achievements of more advanced states in the country and to keep striving to reach up to their level, Patton said that nothing is insurmountable and impossible with the capacity and will power and the natural resources that the state is endowed with. He was sure that very soon the state will figure in the league of the most developed states of the country.

            During the function best Progressive Farmer and best Self Help Group under ATMA were awarded, who were selected by ATMA management Committee based on their performance,  consistency and outstanding contribution in their respective field of agriculture and allies activities thereby motivating and inspiring other farmers in their block to follow suit. Recipients of Farmer Award included Thejano Makritsu, (livestock Farm) Medziphema Block, Vikheli Zhimomi, (ginger farm), Medziphema Block, I. Madangla (vegetable farm) Chumukedima Block, Rokohebi Kehie (pineapple) Medziphema Block, Atsole Medo, (organic turmeric farm) Dhansiripar Block and Kihoshe Sema (Fishery farm) Dhansiripar Block. Awardee of best Self Help Group were Elite SHG (Piggery and value addition) Medziphema Block and Tokulo SHG (Turmeric and Soyabean Farming (Niuland Block).

            To mark the occasion exhibition stalls were also put up by various departments and agencies under ATMA, District Industries Centre, District Development Agency, Nagaland State Rural Livelihood Mission and paramilitary forces and Dimapur District Legal Services Authority. The exhibition stall was inaugurated by Deputy Chief Minister.

            Other highlights of the day included exhibition match between Deputy Commissioner-XI and Dimapur District Veterans-XI and prize distribution and retreat by Assam Rifles Pipe Band.

                                                                                                (Watimenla, IA Dimapur)



            Along with the rest of the nation Zunheboto district celebrated the 73rd Independence Day with Minister, PHED, Jacob Zhimomi, as the host.

            The Minister reviewed the parade and unfurled the national flag. He greeted the people of Nagaland and the countrymen on the momentous day and that the thoughts are drawn with enormous gratitude to the great freedom fighters of the country.

            Earlier, national flag was hoisted in all government offices and educational institutions.

The parade commander were A/C Biren Lotha, parade 2 I/C commander ABI Temjen Ao and parade BHM Zhevikje Sumi. The parade contingents were Ex-Serviceman, DEF Zunheboto, 8 NAP Naltoqa, Band party 32 AR, NCC GHSS, Govt. College NCC, Home Guard & Civil Defense, Lovedale HSS, Woodland and Bloom Field School

            Entertainment programme included cultural dance by Kids World Montessori and Merry Hill School, cultural song by South Point East colony and special song by Toni K Shohe.

            Later, Sumi Officers Union Zunheboto visited the civil hospital, GBs Union visited District Sub Jail and Sumi Totimi Hoho visited the juvenile home.

                                                                                    (DPRO/IA Zunheboto/Suruhuto)



            Minister of Transport, Civil Aviation, Railways & Land Resources, P.Paiwang Konyak, unfurled the national flag at local ground, Mon and  took salute from 16 parade contingents consisting of 6th NAP, DEF Mon, Village Guard, Ex- Service Men, GHSS NCC Boys, GHSS NCC Girls, Kongjong HSS NCC, Students Police Cadets GHSS, DBS Bharat Scouts, DBS Bharat Guides, Wangkhao Government College, GHSS, Mon Town ‘C’, St. John HSS Boys, St. John HSS Girls, Don Bosco Higher Secondary School, and 6th NAP Pipe Band.

            The Chief Guest read out the Independence Day speech during the occasion. Parade review was done by Superintendent of Police, Mon, Imnalensa, IPS. The Parade commander of the march past was Assistant Commandant 6th NAP, Tiamongba, Parade 2 I/c ABI Ngampong DEF Mon, Parade CHM Hav. Tankai, DEF Mon, Flagman. Hav. Temsutuba DEF Mon, Inspection Car NL.LS.Issac DEF Mon, and Working Commander, NK.Khammi DEF Mon.

            Myrtle Group of Leangha Village and Tobu Area Women Dancing Group performed cultural dance during the occasion.

            The Chief Guest visited the departmental stalls set up by the respective departments under Mon. In one of the stall, the Social welfare department along with the convergence of Poshan Abhiyaan Committee Mon Block set up a spot online registration of Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (Maternity Benefit Scheme) among others.

            Chief Guest gave away the Farmers Awards under ATMA Mon during the function. The recipients of Best Farmers Group were Chingkok Food Security Group of Shiyong Village, Janyeang SHG of Changlangshu Village, Shupjune SHG of Lapa Lampong Village, Lamjong Sekho Khong Commodity Interest group of Goching Village, Kechu Food Security group of Yei Village. The recipient of Farmers Award were Nokkha of Neitong Village, Nyepha of Nyahnyu village, Wangnyem of Chenwetnyu Village, Yanyak of Tanhai Village and Henyei of Totok Chingha village.

            Chief Guest, P.Paiwang Konyak flagged off “Mon Town Bus Service” during the Independence Day celebration at Local ground, Mon.

            On the occasion, the following institution were visited to marked the 73rd Independence Day celebration 2019 at Mon Headquarter:  District Hospital, Mon was visited by PHED & PWD (R&B) Departments: Sub-Jail by Food & Civil Supplies Department: John 3:16 by Water Resources Department and Langsa Hill Children’s Home by Horticulture and Land Resources Departments.

            In the evening programme, Thavaseelan K, IAS Deputy Commissioner Mon and Imnalensa, IPS Superintendent of Police, Mon were the Chief Guests.

            To mark the occasion, penalty shoot-out competition was played. The teams from all wards of Mon town, Officers Club Mon, Deputy Commissioner Staff and Superintendent of Police staff participated in the competition. Display of Band was followed by beating of the retreat by 6th NAP Pipe Band.

            Mon Block Convergence Action Pan Activities on Poshan set up a stall at local ground Mon during the Independence Day Celebration at Local Ground Mon.

            Spot online registration of Pradhan Mandri Matru Vandana Yojana (Maternity Benefit Schemes) was set up. Many beneficiaries were enrolled on the spot. Pamphlets were also distributed to the visitors.

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



            Kiphire District celebrated the 73rd Indian Independence Day on 15th August 2019 at Kiphire District public ground. Deputy Speaker NLA, Sharingain Longkumer graced the function as chief guest and unfurled the tricolour national flag.

            The Deputy Speaker took salute from the parade contingents consisting of DEF Kiphire, 7th AR, Bharat Scouts & Guide, NCC ZPC, GHSS, Cambridge Government High School, Ex-Servicemen Kiphire, SPC, Kiphire Village Guard, BHM DEF and Kiphire Village Guard Band. The Parade Commander was Assistant Commander, Enyu Phom. Deputy Speaker read out the Independence Day speech and also inaugurated the exhibition stall.

            Other highlights included song by Marilyn, cultural dance by Singrep Village Kiphire town Union, and Sumo Community women group Kiphire town.

            The evening football exhibition first match was played between District Officers XI vs USSC and the second match was played between United Vikings Club Vs Van Quish FC. The celebration ended with beating of the retreat.

                                                                                                (DPRO & IA Kiphire)


            In Longleng the 73rd Indian Independence Day was celebrated with Minister for Health & Family Welfare, S. Pangnyu Phom, as the Special Guest on 15th of August 2019 at local football ground.

            The Special Guest unfurled the National Flag, inspected the ceremonial parade and took the National Salute from 14 contingents comprised of the DEF Longleng, Village Guards, NCC Yingli College, Students’ Police, St. John Secondary School, Good Shepherd School, NCC Girls Phom Lempong School, Bharat Scout Boys Christian High School, Christian High School Girls, NCC Mount Carmel School, Christ King School, Vision Vale School, GHSS Longleng and GHS Nyengching.

            The highlights of the day long program included special number by St. Joseph Secondary School Choir and Leinyak Youth, Women Folk Dance by Pongola Longleng and Hukphangla Longleng and Women Volleyball Exhibition Match between Veteran Vrs United Women and Phenei Soti Vrs Police Women. The Special Guest also inaugurated and visited the exhibition stall.


                                                                                                (DPRO, Longleng)


            In Mokokchung, the 73rd Independence Day was celebrated at Imkongmeren Sports Complex with Minister for Housing & Mechanical, Nagaland, Tongpang Ozukum as the Special Guest.

            The Minister unfurled the National Flag, delivered the Independence Day speech and took salute from 13 parade contingents comprising of D.E.F Mokokchung, 2nd NAP Bn. Alichen, Home Guards, NCC(FAC), NCC(MGHSS), NCC(GHS Dilong), NCC(QMHSS), Ex-Servicemen, SPC(MGHSS), Bharat Scouts & Guides(MGHSS), Bharat Scouts & Guides(GMS Pongentula), Bharat Scouts & Guides(GMS Imrong Ungma), 2nd NAP(Band Party) with Parade Commander, Asst Commandant 2nd NAP Bn. Lipoktemsu and 2nd in command ABI, DEF Mokokchung, X. Kitskha.

            Other highlights of the programme included special song by GMS Salangtem, dog drill by Takowati, Retd. Inspector, NAP and Band display by 44 Assam Rifles. Cultural items were presented by Ao Sungkum Cultural Club, Nungden Reju Cultural Club and Phomla Hoichem.

            The Special Guest also gave away the District Award 2019 to Government servants, Voluntary Service Organizations and ATMA Mokokchung District Level best individual Farmer & Best Farmers’ Group.

                                                                                                (Lanukaba, IA Mokokchung)


            The 73rd India Independence Day was celebrated at Deputy Commissioner Office Complex, New HQ Peren on 15th August 2019 with Minister for Planning & Coordination Land Revenue & Parliamentary Affairs, Neiba Kronu as the chief guest.

            Delivering the Independence Day speech the chief guest extended greetings to the people of Peren district as the State joins all the Countrymen celebrating the historic day.

            The chief guest unfurled the Tri-colour and took Rashtriya Salute from six contingents comprising of DEF Peren, 9th IR Saijang, GHSS Jalukie, All Saints Higher Secondary School Peren, Sainik School Punglwa and NCC Peren Govt. College. The chief guest also gave away District award on the occasion of Independence Day for their meritorious service. The District awardees were Alum Zeliang, Extension Officer, Ind & Commerce, Tongpangkokba, Data Entry Operator, Medical, Sammianeule Medical Attendant, Lungzinbo Sr.Head Asstt. Forest and Ramdeu Heikha, Mali, Forest.

            The entertainment items included national integration dance by JNV Jalukie, cultural dance by Kejzanglwa village and New Peren Village. Feeding of inmates at Subjail was carried out by SBI Peren, Orphanage by ADS supply department and District Hospital by Red Cross Society Peren.

            As part of the Independence Day celebration exhibition stalls were put up by the Department of Social Welfare Peren under Rashtriya Abhiyaan Nutrition mission Poshan Mela by ICDS, Medical, PMMVY and Sakhi-One Stop Centre (Women Help Line) and Peren District Legal Authority.

                                                                                                (DPRO and IA Peren) 


            Along with the rest of the country Tuensang celebrated 73rd Independence Day on 15th August 2019 at Parade Ground. Tuensang. Minister Higher & Technical Education and Tribal Affairs, Temjen Imna Along was the Chief Guest of the celebration.

            Starting from 6 AM in the morning the celebration started by hoisting of National Flags in all the Offices, Private buildings and business establishments.

            Parade review was done by Bharat Laxman Markad SP Tuensang which was followed by Rashtriya Salute, inspection of parade and speech by the Chief Guest.

            A total of 23 contingents participated the parade march past namely;  DEF, 3rd NAP, VG Tuensang Village, VG Kuthur Village, Home Guards, Ex Serviceman, NCC senior Division Sao Chang College, NCC Junior Division GHSS, NCC Junior Division Loyem Memorial High School, NCC Junior Division Women  GHSS, NCC Junior Division Akhum Imlong School, Student Police Cadet, Bharat Scout and Guides Samaritian, Tuensang District Bharat Scout & Guides, GHS Chaba, Christ King School, Bethesda School, St Joseph School, Govt. Higher Secondary school, Baptist Thangyen School, Holy Angle School, 3rd NAP Pipe Band and Hauyang Choba Pipe Band.

            District Commendation Awards were given away by the Minister to Yongkhonglimba Horticulture Inspector District Horticulture Office, Akhang Chang Mali District Horticulture Office, S. Tsarise Sangtam, Night Chowkidar EE PHED, M. Lotsichem Sangtam,  Constable District Jail, I Chuba Sangla, Principle School of Nursung, O Changlem Chang, Fishery Demonstrator District Fishery Office, Muhang Khiamniungan, Fisherman, District Fishery Office, Longkhangba Chang Ao, District Agriculture Office, Hopong, Duftry District Agriculture Office, Elemmongko Chang, Office peon District welfare office, Setongba Chowkidar DRDA, Imlong Chang Peon Assistant Labour Commissioner, Naik Imchonglepba Chang SP.

            ATMA Farmers awards were also given to following groups and individuals: Kouchio Food Security Panso village on vegetable Cultivation and Tanso Self Help Group Shiponger on Mixed Farming were awarded in the best group category and C. Khumo Yokao village, Throngso Yakor Village, T Mohochu Yimrup village, P Suthem Thonoknyu Village, Ajong Konya Village, Donya Noklak Village and Lakiumong from chessore village were awarded in the individual category.

            Other highlights included tribal presentation from Yimchunger Khemophu Club, Changan Dancing Club, Khiamniungan Cultural Club, Sangli Cultural Club, Heri Cultural Club and Changsang Muilang Platform by Bi Jih-Phan club.

            To mark the celebration feeding of patients/ visiting of district Jail & orphanages were also carried out. Tug of war was played between Tuensang Town All Ward Union and the programme culminated with football exhibition match between SP XI Vrs Commandant XI.

            After the formal programme the Chief Guest also visited the GBs Customary Court and had a short discussion on culture and tradition.

                                                                                    (Thungti Chang, IA Tuensang)


            The 73rd Independence Day celebration was observed at Wokha local ground with Minister for Rural Development, Government of Nagaland, Metsubo Jamir as the Chief Guest.
Addressing during the citizens of Wokha during the celebration, the chief guest said the Rural Development Department through MGNREGS provided employment to 3.86 lakhs household covering 4.17 lakh individuals in 2018-19.

            He further stated implementing Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) covering all the Rural Development Blocks with banking facilities has commenced and efforts are being initiated through the State Government to provide Bank facilities in all the unbanked blocks.

            20 parade contingents including pipe band from 28 Assam Rifles participated in the march past with Assistant Commandant 7th NAP Nyimthungo Lotha as the parade commander.

            Other highlights of the celebration included folk song by Akuk Women cultural troupes, Wokha town Eloe Eramo Eloe okho, folk dance by Phiro cultural troupes and Adolescent Girls club under Beti Bachao Beti Padhao, choreography by Gilgal High School and special number by Sojano Tsopoe.

            Earlier in the morning special visit at Mhondamo memorial hospital was carried out by CVO Vety & AH, Wokha, Dr. Motsuo Memorial District hospital by Team Metamorphosis and 28 Assam Rifles hospital by Land Resources Department.

            The chief guest also handed over District level and commendation award to the following T.Mhonthung Murry ASI, Wapangsunep Walling LDA cum C.A, Yanbemo Ovung Driver under SDO (C) Ralan, P.Janbemo Ezung Dy.Ranger, Wokha Range, Suraj Kumar Naib Subedar 28 Assam Rifles, Wokha and All Nagaland Taxi Association (ANTA) Wokha Unit.

            The District Administration Wokha in collaboration with Mahila Shakti Kendra had selected the best and out-standing female students who scored more than 90% marks both in HSLC and HSSLC examination 2018-19 under BBBP and felicitated the following students, Yachumaro Z.Kikon, Subenro N Ngullie and N.Nsungbeni Tsopoe.

                                                                                                (DPRO & IA, Wokha) 


            Along with the rest of the country, the 73rd Independence Day celebration 2019 was held local ground at Phek, on 15th August 2019 with the Minister, Agriculture & Cooperation, G. Kaito Aye as the chief guest. He unfurled the national flag, took rashtriya salute and also inspected 17 parade contingents.

            The chief guest delivered his Independence Day speech and presented the District awards. A folk song was presented by women group from Hebron 1 colony Phek Town, special presentation was sung by Elite Music Ensemble, Phek. Self defense Taekwondo was displayed by Residential Girls Hostel, Phek. Folk Dance was presented by Kutsapo Cultural Troupe and special song was performed by Bishop Abraham Memorial School, Phek.

            The Chief Guest also inaugurated 20 exhibition stalls put up by various departments and NGOs.

            Other highlights included visitation of homes for District Jail by Indian Postal Department, Phek and District Hospital by SBI and NABARD, Phek. The evening programme witnessed prize distribution and beating of the retreat by 22 Assam Rifles.

                                                                                                (DPRO & IA Phek)


            Independence Day at Noklak Hq was celebrated at public ground on 15th August 2019 with Advisor for IPR, SCERT and Village Guard, Toshi Wungtung as the chief guest. He unfurled the national flag and took salute from 10 parade contingents consisting of 3rd NAP, VG Nokhu, VG Old Pangsha, JRC Holy Angels School, GHSS Noklak, GHS Noklak, CHS, St. Paul, Holy Angels School, GHS Noklak village. The national anthem was sung by Christian High School students. The chief guest also read out the Independence Day speech.

            Other highlights included special song by Frolic Band, dance performance by Cultural Club Noklak and Village Guard, martial art display by Teakwondo Association, Noklak. He also inspected the exhibition stall put up by Agriculture & allied and RD dept. 45th AR Noklak also took part in the programme by displaying various types of arms and ammunition.

            Exhibition football match was played between Khiamniungan Tribal Council and SDP&DB members. To mark the Independence Day celebration Indian Red Cross society also visited Community Health center and distributed food items to the patience. The programme culminated with beating of the retreat by 3rd NAP Noklak.

                                                                                                (APRO & IA Noklak)


            With the rest of the nation, Jalukie Sub-Division under Peren District celebrated 73rd Independence Day on 15th August 2019 with Advisor for Social Welfare, Home Guard & Civil Defence, Noke Konyak as the Chief Guest at GHSS Ground, Jalukie Town.

            The Chief Guest unfurled the National Flag and took Rashtriya Salute from seven parade contingents. The National Anthem was sung by the students of JNV, Jalukie. After the inspection of parade contingents, the Chief Guest delivered the Independence Day speech followed by the march past.

            Other highlights of the day included hoisting of National Flag in all Govt. & Semi Govt. Offices, Institutions, private buildings, presentation of District Level Farmers Award and entertainment. Later, after the programme the Chief Guest inaugurated the exhibition stalls.

            In the afternoon an Inter-Ward Penalty Shot-out was organized for both boys and girls followed with beating of retreat by DEF, Jalukie.

                                                                                    (Lamhaomang Singson, IA Peren)


            73rd Independence Day Celebration was held in Seyochung HQ at Public Ground on 15th August 2019.

            Additional Deputy Commissioner Seyochung, Japheth Woch unfurled the National Flag and delivered the Independence Day speech. He also took salute from parade contingents led by Nikihe Chishi, Seyochung Area VG Commander.

            Other highlights included special number by Ikato Yepthomi, drill display by St. Mary’s High School Seyochung, cultural items by Sumi Community Women and Sangtam Community Women, special song by VG Yangzitong Village, words of acknowledgement by N. Nyamok Konyak, EAC Seyochung, volleyball exhibition match between ADC XI and St. Mary’s High School Seyochung.

                                                                                                (IA Seyochung)


            Bhandari sub- division celebrated the 73rd Independence Day at the public ground on 15 August 2019 with Advisor Power, Tovihoto Ayemi, as the Chief Guest.

            He unfurled the National flag, inspected the seven parade contingents, took the Rashtriya salute and delivered the Independence Day speech.

            Parade contingents comprising of the 7th NAP, Bhandari, students of class XII, XI and X from Government Higher Secondary School, Bhandari, and boys’ and girls’ contingents from Don Bosco school, Bhandari, 7th NAP unit school, Bhandari were led by Rongsen Ao, ABSI 7th NAP.

            Other highlights of the day included folk song and dance presentation by Bhandari Eloe hoho and Bhandari village, special number by Kenneth Kikon and drill display by Don Bosco Higher Secondary School, Bhandari.

            Later in the programme the Chief Guest also inaugurated the stalls put up by Agriculture Department to sell and exhibit their products.

            The day concluded with a football exhibition match between officers based in Bhandari and civil societies, Bhandari.

                                                                                                (APRO & IA Bhandari)


            The 73rd Indian Independence day was celebrated at Local Ground, Medziphema, Sub-Division, on 15th August 2019 with Additional Deputy Commissioner Medziphema, Thsuvisie Phoji gracing the occasion as the chief guest. The Chief Guest unfurled the National flag and took the Rastriya Salute. He then inspected the parade contingents and delivered the Independence Day speech.

            Ten (10) contingents took part in the march past which was led by Parade Commander ABI Poitongse Sangtam Police Training School, Chumukedima. The contingents which took part in the march past included 11th NAP IR, NCC Girls SFS, SFS School Medziphema, Rivenburg School Medziphema, GHSS Medziphema, King David School Medziphema, Modern Christian English School Medziphema Boys and Girls, Chakroma Baptist Mission School Medziphema Boys and Girls and Assam Rifles Pipe Band. As part of the celebration, other highlights included special presentation by Excel School of Music Medziphema, Patrotic dance by St.Francis De Sales Hr. Sec School Medziphema and cultural presentation by Ao Union Medziphema Town.

            To commemorate the occasion an exhibition football match was also played between Students Union, NU SASRD vs MTSU. The daylong celebration concluded with prize distribution. The best contingents in the march past/parade were to NCC Girls SFS, Rivenburg School and Modern Christian English School Medziphema (Boys).

                                                                                                (IA Medziphema)



            With the rest of the country, Pughoboto celebrated the 73th Indian Independence Day with ADC Pughoboto, Er. Phuleshe K Yepthomi  as the special guest who unfurled the National Flag and took the Rashtriya Salute which was followed by National Anthem at the local ground, Pughoboto, on 15th August 2019.

            The ADC read out the Independence Day speech and to mark the occasion eight parade contingents from 8th NAP ‘F’ Coy Pughoboto, DEF, GHS Pughoboto, Mission School SABAK, and New Foundation School participated in the march past.

            Earlier, SDPO Pughoboto Tizhisie Pojar reviewed the parade contingents led by ABSI Shonyelo Rengma.

            Marking the occasion, Natsumi Village Cultural Troupes entertained the participants with a folk song.

            The special guest also opened the exhibition stalls put up by different Departments of NRLM Ghathashi block Vety. & AH, Industries and ATMA Ghathashi Block.

            The 7th Inter-departmental Badminton Tournament final was played in men’s double between EE PWD team Botovi and Jhon vrs Police Kinoto and Avito. In mixed doubles District Administration vrs Agriculture. Officers and Government Employees from different departments also participated in a Penalty Shoot which was organised by Pughoboto Town Baptist Church Youth.

                                                                                                (APRO Pughoboto)



            Thonoknyu Sub-Division celebrated the Indian Independence Day on 15th August 2019 at SDO (Civil) Office Campus. The National Flag was unfurled by Tuchethung Tikhir at 6:00 AM. All the DBs and GBs attended the program.

                                                                                                (IA Thonoknyu)


            Satakha ADC Hq celebrated the 73rd Independence Day at Satakha public ground with ADC Satakha T. L. Kiusumong Tikhir as the special guest.

            The guest of honour unfurled the national flag, inspected the parade, read out the speech and took salute from the march past contingents.

            The parade commanders were ABSI Lanu Temshi DEF zunheboto and parade 2 i/c was Havildar Vihepu DEF zunheboto.

            Entertainment items included mob dance by Highland School,  drill display by GHS/GHSS, body percussion by New Horizon School, dance by Evergreen School and Merryvale School and The three colours by Hillboto, cultural item by A’-Khel Satakha i/c Viheli V & Allen.


                                                                                    (DPRO/IA Zunheboto/Suruhuto)


            73 Indian Independence Day was celebrated at local ground Aboi with Advisor, Department of Horticulture and Border Affairs, Mhathung Yanthan as chief guest who unfurled the national flag and took rashtriya salute from 12 parade contingents. The national anthem was sung by Ying Angh School.

            The chief guest formally inaugurated the KVK exhibition stall. Other highlights of the programme were cultural display by KNSK Aboi unit, choreography by St. John school Aboi. All the head of office, public leaders, GBs, DBs, NGOs attended the programmes peacefully.


                                                                                                (APRO Aboi)



            Atoizu ADC Hq celebrated the 73rd Independence Day at Atoizu ground with ADC Atoizu, Arikumba as the guest of honour.

            The guest of honour unfurled the national flag, inspected the parade, read out the Independence Day speech and took salute from the march past contingents.

            Entertainment programme included special song by SUTA, drill display by primary school Atoizu.

                                                                                                (DPRO/IA Zunheboto/Suruhuto)



            Jakhama sub-division observed the 73rd Independence Day on 15th August, 2019 at SDO (C) office, Jakhama with the hoisting of the national flag by SDO(C) Jakhama. Officials and staff of SDO(C) Jakhama along with their families and friends celebrated the occasion.

                                                                                                (Nouneseno, IA Jakhama)




            73rd India Independence Day was celebrated at Shamator with Advisor, School Education, K.T. Sukhalu as the chief guest who unfurled the tricolour with National anthem sung by Kihoto Theological College Yakor. This was followed by inspection of parade contingents and Independence Day Speech by the Chief Guest. The chief guest also took the salute from the march past contingents of Government HS Shamator, Christian High School, St.Xavier School, Government HSS School, Shamator College, 3rd Nap Shamator, and V.G Sangphur village.

            Other highlights of the day included GBs of Shamator presenting folk song, melodies beat by 45th Assam Rifiles Piper Band, traditional troupes dance by VG Sangphur and Mongtsüwong Cultural troupe.

            The chief guest also inaugurated exhibition stalls which was followed by inspection of stalls. Around 45 stalls were put up from neighbouring villages VDBs, SHGs, Societies, Schools, colleges, departments, individuals and 45th AR weapons display.

                                                                                                (Shahoto, IA Shamator)



            73rd Independence Day was celebrated at Chozuba Town with Advisor Information Technology & Communication, Science & Technology, NRE, Mmhonlumo Kikon as the Chief Guest.

            The Chief Guest unfurled the National Flag which was followed by parade inspection led by OC PS Chozuba. Independence Day speech delivered by the Chief Guest. Other highlights of the program included folk dance by Yoruba Youth Association, special performance by Polytechnic Institute, Tsunazho, Chetheba and special song was presented by ECHS Band Chozuba, winner of Chozuba sub-division Girls Band music competition 2019 under BBBP campaign. Best government employee under chozuba sub- division Award was presented to Thupuneyi Sapu, Peon GMS Ruzazho. The Chief Guest also inaugurated the exhibition stalls.

                                                                                                (IA Chozuba)


            Along with the rest of the country the 73rd Independence Day was celebrated at the public ground Mangkolemba with Advisor Urban Development & Municipal Affairs, Dr. Neikesalie Nicky Kire as the chief guest.

            The Advisor, after unfurling the National flag, took salute from parade continents consisting of 2nd NAP, Govt. Higher Secondary School Mangkolemba, Baptist Higher Secondary school, Govt. Middle school, and St. Andrew School lead by Parade Commander ABSI Imnamongba.

            Presentation of  Rajasthani folk dance  and scout pyramid by students of JNV Longnak, cultural song by  Mangkolemba Town Council, Hornbill dance by Lakhuni  Cultural Society and Inter ward tug- of- war trophy were some of the highlights of the day long celebration.

                                                                                                (APRO Mangkolemba)


            With the rest of the country, the 73rd anniversary of Indian Independence Day was celebrated at Meluri with Advisor Fire & Emergency Services, SIRD, Relief & Rehabilitation, Pohwang Konyak as the chief guest.

            The Chief Guest unfurled the national flag and took salute from eight parade contingents consisting of 5th NAP Meluri, St. Xavier Higher Secondary School boys, Christian Mission School boys, NCC girls from Christian Mission School & St. Xavier Higher Secondary School, Village guards of Meluri sector including a bagpiper band and Government Higher Secondary School Meluri. The parade contingents was led by ABSI K. Mahalie Pochury.

            The highlights of the programme included aerobics by St. Xavier Higher Secondary School Meluri, special presentation by Christian Mission School Meluri and dance presented by S. Pethury Montessori Meluri. An exhibition stall was also set up by five SHGs.

                                                                                                (Tsürhotshü, IA Meluri)



            Along with the rest of the country Pfutsero sub-division celebrated Independence Day on 15th August 2019 at the public ground Pfutsero with Advisor for Prisons, Printing and Stationary, Haiying as the chief guest.

             He unfurled the tri-colour national flag, took the Rashtriya salute and read out the Independence Day speech. The national anthem was sung by JNV students Loweza. The parade contingents were reviewed by the SDPO Pfutsero.

            10 (ten) parade contingents took part in the march past including DEF Pfutsero; JNV NCC; Nazareth School NCC; TMTHSS; Baptist school; CMHSS; Union Christian school; GHSS Pfutsero; NCC (junior girls GHSS Pfutsero and Class 12 GHSS Pfutsero.

            Other highlights included special song by the Baptist Theological College (BTC) Pfutsero, cultural presentation by Pete-ii Kapfo and Rhite Kapfo, Khuzha Cultural Society Pfutsero and Cultural troupe North Kikruma youth.

                                                                                                (APRO Pfutsero)


            Along the rest of the Nation 73rd Indian Independence Day was celebrated at Changtongya headquarter at the SDO (C) Office complex, with SDO (C) Moakumzuk Tzudir as the chief guest. He unfurled the National Flag, delivered the Independence Day speech and took salute from the O/C Police Station contingent. National Anthem was sung by Government Middle School (GMS) A, Changtongya.

            To mark the Independence Day exhibition Valley Ball Match was played between Sub-Divisional Department Co-ordination Forum (SDDCF) and Business Union Changtongya Town.

            Welcome speech and vote of thanks was delivered by Moamongba, Ranger and Manpho, SDO Changtongya. The chief guest in the evening programme was Er. Suzutemjen E. E PWD R&B Changtongya.

                                                                                                (APRO & IA Changtongya)


            Tening celebrated 73rd Independence Day with Advisor for Water Resource, Namri Nchang as the Chief Guest at TT Ground, Tening Town.

            The chief guest delivered the Independence Day speech, visited the exhibition of stalls by Self Help Group (SHGs) including Assam Rifles. All high schools team parade contingents included Govt. High School, Baptist High School, St. Francis De Sales School and Zeliangrong Heraka School.

            Earlier the Chief Guest unfurled the national flag and took salute from the parade contingents. Hoisting of national flag in government offices, residences, and institutions were the other highlights of the day.

                                                                                                (Kiso, IA Tening)


            Tseminyu Sub-Division celebrated the 73rd Independence Day on 15th August 2019 at RSA ground Tseminyu town with Advisor for Sericulture, Excise and Minority Affairs, Zhaleo Rio as Chief Guest. He unfurled the National Flag and delivered the Independence Day speech. He also took salute from nine parade contingents including 4rd NAP ‘D’ coy, DEF, BHSS 24 NCC, DBS NCC, GHSS, GHS New Town, DBS, AG School, CST. The commander of the parade contingents was ABSI Khakhu Sumi 4rd NAP.

            National Anthem song was sung by the students GHS Tesophenyu village. Chief guest also inaugurated the exhibition stalls put up by Agriculture and Allied Departments and various Self Help groups.

            Folk songs and dance by Kandinu Azami, Tseminyu South village, Kasha Daho, special song by Mt. Terogu Theological College Zumpha, Taekwondo display by students of Christian School Tseminyu were the other highlights of the celebrations.

                                                                                                (APRO & IA Tseminyu)



            Sanis sub-Division celebrated Independence Day at local ground Sanis, with Advisor for CAWD & NSDMA, Kazheto Kinimi as the Chief Guest.

            The chief guest unfurled the National flag, took salute from parade contingents and delivered the Independence Day speech. Lotsu cultural troupe and schools children presented folk dance.

                                                                                                (Ekhungmomo, IA, Sanis)

Ralan & Wozhuro:


            Under Ralan and Wozhuro sub-division the National flag was unfurled in all Government Offices and institutions to mark the occasion.

                                                                        (Myanbemo, IA Wozhuro & Mhao IA Ralan)


            The 73th Independence Day was celebrated at Monyakshu at SDO Civil’s complex. Officers, staffs, DBs, GBs, Police, VGs, public leaders, Town council members attended the function.

                                                                                                (IA Monyakshu)


            Pungro sub- division under Kiphire district celebrated 73rd Independence Day at Pungro public ground town with Advisor Tourism Art & Culture, Khehovi Yepthomi as the chief guest.

            Highlights of the celebration included traditional songs and folk dances by the Shodangberu cultural troupe, Pungthu cultural troupe, Pungro and special song by Mount Horeb Baptist school choir, Pungro.

            The programme ended with penalty shootout by Saramati Nexus club, Pungro.

                                                                                                (Wangshikokla, IA Kiphire)


            Along with the rest of the country, Chen Hq observed Independence Day at SDO (Civil) Complex at Chen Town, on 15th August 2019.

            SDO (C) Chen, T. Moa Lemtor unfurled the national Flag and took Rashtriya Salute from NVG Chen Hq. National Anthem was sung by Govt. High School Chen Town.

                                                                                                (M. Pelih, IA Chen)


            The 73rd Independence day was celebrated at public ground Chiephobozou head quarter with Advisor for Animal Husbandry & Veterinary service and Women Resources Development, R. Khing who unfurled the National flag and delivered the Independence Day speech. He also inaugurated the exhibition stalls put up at the venue

            During the celebration, six parade contingents participated in the march past while other highlights of the programme included folk song presented by Chiephobozou Women Society, GHSS, Chiechama performed on Zumba Fitness dance; DBS Chiephobozou presented a prayer dance and Christian school Botsa presented an action song.

            In the evening programme, a volleyball exhibition match, tug of war and prize distribution was held to mark the occasion.

                                                                                                (DPRO Kohima)


            Along with the rest of the country, Niuland sub division celebrated the 73rd Independence Day, befitting the occasion.

            Advisor, Youth Resources & Sports, Er. Zale Neikha unfurled the tri-colour National Flag, took salute from the 12 parade contingents and presented the Independence Day speech.

            Entertainment items were presented by Shepherd Montessori School, JNV Nihokhu, Gorkha community, Reginald Hughes Memorial School, LFS Hozukhe, Hozukhe village (men) Medical colony Niuland town (women).

                                                                                                (DPRO Dimapur)


            The 73rd Independence Day was celebrated at Tobu HQ with Advisor, Industries & Commence, Labour & Employment Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Imnatiba as the Chief Guest who unfurled the national flag read out the Independence Day Speech and took salute from nine contingents. Social Welfare Department distributed sweets in the ground. Entertainment items were presented by Youth Department Tobu Town Baptist Church, Drill display Newman Higher Secondary School, Bejing High School, Special song Tobu Town Students’ Union and folk dance by KNSK Tobu Town.

                                                                                                (IA Tobu)



            In Tamlu Independence Day was celebrated with Addl. Deputy Commissioner, Tamlu, Y. Chingyak Konyak as the special guest on 15th August 2019 at local ground.

            The special guest unfurled the national flag and took rashtriya salute from eight contingents comprising of 2nd NAP, Village Guard Tamlu Town, GHS Tamil, St. Thomas School Tamlu boys, St. Thomas school girls, Christian School boys and Christian School girls.

            Special items were performed by Christian School Tamlu town and GHS Tamlu town, Bauching Excellence Award by Tamlu Town Students’ Union, inauguration of Health Camp and Exhibition Stall cum sale organized by Social Welfare and Rural Development Tamlu were the highlights of the daylong celebration.

                                                                                                (DPRO, Longleng)


            SDO (C) Angjangyang, Yanithung N. Ngullie unfurled the National Flag and took Rashtriya salute from NVG Changlang Village and delivered the Independence Day speech.

            Students of GHS Anjangyang sang the National Anthem.

                                                                                                (K.K. Chim IA Mon)


            The 73rd anniversary Independence Day was observed at Aghunato Town on 15th August 2019 by hoisting the National Flag by Advisor, Food & Civil Supplies, Legal Metrology & Consumer Protection and Taxes, Pukhayi.

            Addressing the gathering on the momentous day, Advisor, Pukhayi recalled the great freedom fighters of the country, whose noble sacrifices ensured our nation, threw off the chains of bondage and enter the proud comity of free and sovereign nations. He further said that indomitable spirit, determination and sanguinity of the people has ensured the country over decades and has steadfastly risen to occupy the position of one of the most respected and powerful countries of the world.

            He also conveyed deep appreciation to the Government of India for once again reiterating the uniqueness of our history and reassuring that, article 371 A is a solemn and sacred commitment to the people of Nagaland. He said that ‘Agriculture’ is not only the main occupation of the people of Nagaland, but also substantial contributor to the state’s GDP.

            Advisor Pukhayi assured that the exercise of RIIN is not to discriminate or hurt the interest of any citizen. He informed that the erstwhile State Vigilance Commission has been merged with the newly established Lokayukta, Nagaland. He added that the setting up of Lokayukta is further going to improve our resolve to fight corruption and thereby enhance transparency in the functioning of the Government.

            Advisor Pukhayi reminded that we should always keep in sight what the more advanced States in the country has achieved and keep striving to reach up to their level.

            Earlier, Advisor Pukhayi took salute from the parade contingents of 8th NAP ‘C’ Company and students from various Schools. The march pass was led by Vetoshe ABI 8th NAP ‘C’ Coy. During the programme Pukhayi also inaugurated exhibition stalls organised by Agri Department, Aghunato.

            National Anthem was sung by Don Bosco School Aghunato. Men and women from PWD, Medical and Forest colony Aghunato town presented cultural folk dances. Other highlights included various dances and choreographies by Eden Boarding School, Little Genius School, Mount Shepherd School, GMS, Snow Field School, GHSS and Don Bosco School Aghunato respectively.

                                                                                                (APRO Aghunato)


            With the rest of the country Naginimora celebrated the 73rd Independence Day at the ADC Office compound. ADC Naginimora, Renabomo Odyuo as Chief Guest unfurled the National Flag which was followed by National Anthem. He also delivered the Independence Day speech.

            Other highlights of the day included folksong by Mailang Pan and Drill display by UCHSS School.

                                                                                                (APRO Naginimora)

NEC Shillong:

            Along with the rest of the country, the 73rd Independence Day was celebrated today at the North Eastern Council Secretariat, Shillong with the hoisting of the national tri-colour flag by the Member of the NEC Prof. Biman Kr. Dutta at the NEC’s premises followed by the National Anthem. The officers and staff of the NEC were present during the occasion. The Member of NEC thereafter addressed the gathering.

                                                                                                (DIPR, NEC)


            In the evening programme of the 73rd Independence Day celebration at the Secretariat Plaza, Kohima an exhibition football match was played between Secretariat United Football Club and DC Kohima XI with Home Commissioner, Abhijit Sinha as the Special Guest.

            Secretariat United Football Club won the match with a score line of 4-1.

            The Home Commissioner gave away the prizes to the parade contingents. In the armed category, the first prize was awarded to Special Task Force (STF) and the second prize to 15th (NAP) IR Battalion. In the Unarmed category, 1st Naga Girls Battalion was awarded the first prize and Student Police Cadet was awarded the second prize. In the school category, G. Rio Higher Secondary School bagged the first prize while Mezhur Higher Secondary School bagged the second place.

            Secretariat United Football Club also gave a jersey as a token of appreciation to the special guest, Home Commissioner, Abhijit Sinha.

            There was a band display by the Nagaland Police Central Brass Band and 3rd Assam Rifles Pipe Band, and the celebration ended with the beating of retreat.

                                                                                    (Maongtemjen & Tsuthong IA)