Naga News

NAGA NEWS, 16th APRIL 2019

DIPR, Kohima

Tuesday 16th April 2019



            The sensitization programme on harmful effects of tobacco under the theme “choose life not tobacco” was held on 16th April 2019 at AMK building Kohima

            Chairing the Programme, President AMK Kevinourheno Seyie said that harmful effects of smokeless tobacco not only effects the health but also effects the economy and environment where hard earned money is being wasted on tobacco and tobacco plantation leads to deforestation. She called upon the people to quit tobacco for a healthy living and greener environment.

            Highlighting on the harmful effects of tobacco, Dr. Arenla Walling, District Nodal Officer NTCP, stated that tobacco affects the whole system or parts of human body which causes oral cancers and other major diseases. Dr.enla said India has the highest number of oral cancer cases in the world and 90% of oral cancers are tobacco related. She urged the participants to spread the awareness in their concerned areas. She also thanked the Angami Mepfu Krotho for their support and cooperation during the various enforcement drives and trainings especially in the rural areas.

            Stressing on the main provisions of the COPTPA 2003 Cigarettes and other Tobacco Products, Act 2003, Achila Walling, Social Worker NTCP stated that Ban on smoking in public places includes government buildings, public transport, hotels, restaurants, parks, hospitals, school, libraries, auditorium, open auditorium, railway station, work places, cinema halls, discotheques, pubs, airport lounge and prison etc. and also highlighted penalty for violation of the Act.

            The programme was jointly organized by DLCC and AMK. Participants from Chakhro Women Organization, Western Angami Women organization, Southern Angami Women organization and Northern Angami Women organization attended the programme.

                                                                        (Akamla IA Kohima)



            SCERT introduced DIKSHA, a digital initiative of the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), GoI and National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE), State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT), Nagaland on 16th April, 2019 at SCERT, Kohima.

            DIKSHA (Digital Infrastructure for knowledge Sharing) was launched on 5th September, 2017. It is a National Digital Platform which aims at facilitating a dynamic community of teachers where they can access, create and share quality content for improved learning outcomes as well as furthering their professional growth and development in the form of audiovisual at the fingertips. This platform aspires to complement and support teachers, working towards creating teaching-learning system suitable for the needs of the 21st century. The objective of DIKSHA is to enhance knowledge sharing for better Teaching Learning Materials, to encourage teachers for creation and curation of e-contents, and to create a familiarity and comfort ability for teachers across the State with use of technology, network and sharing learning experiences.

            Principal Secretary, School Education and SCERT, Gpvernment of Nagaland, Menukhol John who earlier introduced DIKSHA, said that, it has been introduced as a new training method which will support teachers to create a vibrant mode of teaching and learning. He said that it will encourage students to be active participants in the learning process.

            Pranshul Jain, team DIKSHA, MHRD, Project Management Unit(PMU) ,who was the resource person, highlighted on DIKSHA. He said that, as part of DIKSHA, it has developed Energized Textbooks (QR Code incorporated textbooks) as a pilot project in two text books covering English and Social Science of Class V. Each textbooks which are linked with e-contents with the QR codes printed. Teachers, students and guardians can access those e-contents by scanning the QR Codes printed inthe text books with the help of QR code scanner from their smart phones and also one can download from the Google Play store.

            He also stated that, it was introduced to empower teachers and to make the classroom more engaging for the students. The textbooks has been introduced not to replace blackboard or to replace teachers but in an aid to the teachers, parents and students to impart better learning for the students, he added.

            Director, SCERT, Jack Sekhose, in his opening remark, said that, introduction of DIKSHA in Nagaland is an effort of the centre  to ensure that  quality initiative of learning are introduced in all states. He informed that, sufficient tools and equipments are there in the States but when it comes to quality education, Diksha is where we are challenged to impart certain learning levels for children that lack in level of competency and learning skills. He also mentioned that, DIKSHA has been introduced in order to equip the teachers on how to transact the learning outcomes and educational objectives in and through the mode of technology of multimedia towards the directions of learning tools to help the department and teachers.

            For further incorporation of Quick Response Code (QR code) of the Energized textbook, one can avail the information from the portal given: ( & (

                        (Tovikali IA)



            The Directorate of Youth Resources and Sports will be conducting trails for girl footballers in the age group of 14-16 years for participation in the State Level Team.

            Director youth Resources, Akumla Chuba informed all the interested players to report to the IGS on 20th April 2019 at 1:00 p.m. along with a recent passport sized photograph.

                                                                                                (Siizo Kikhi)



            One day health camp organised by Dimapur Ao Baptist Arogo in partnership with Kiphire Town Ao Baptist Arogo was held at Ditanvong Village Baptist Fellowship  under Kiphire district with the theme ” committing to Health care of God’s people” on April 16  2019. Around 140 people attended the health camp. A team of doctors from Civil Hospital Kiphire led by Deputy CMO Kiphire Dr.Tinurenla and para medical staffs rendered their services at the camp. Medicines were also provided free of cost to the needy people.

                                                                                                (IA Kiphire)




            In compliance with the National Green Tribunal (NGT), Principle Bench, New Delhi, order dated 12th March 2019 regarding implementation of plastic Waste management Rules, 2016 as amended 2018 and subsequent to the notification issued by the urban Development Department, Nagaland Kohima vide No.UDD/7-GEN/07-PWM/2018 dated Kohima the 29th November 2018. Sarita Yadav, IAS, Deputy Commissioner Peren, constituted a Task Force for restricting the use of plastics in the District with the following members:

  1. DC Peren 2. SP Peren 3. DFO Peren 4. ADC Peren Administrator, Peren Town Council, 5. ADC Jalukie, Administrator Jalukie Town Council, 6. ADC Tening, Administrator Tening Town Council, 7. All outpost Administrative officers, 8.Urban Development officer Peren, 9. Representatives from Zeliang Mipui Organization, Zeliangrong Baudi, Progressive Peren, Peren/Jalukie/Tening Town Women Organization, Peren/Jalukie/Tening Town youth Organisation. 10. Representatives from Churches in Peren District.

            This Task Force will function as squads for vigilance purpose and ensure ban on stocking, distribution, selling and use of any carry bags 50um thickness and plastic sachets/pouches usage of packaging, storing or selling of gutkha, tobacco and pan Masala with immediate effect.

                                                                                                (DPRO Peren)




            Mon District Planning and Development Board meeting for the month of April was held on 15th April, 2019 at DC’s Conference Hall. The meeting was chaired by Deputy Commissioner and Vice Chairman DPDB,Mon, Thavaseelan. K, IAS

The agendas discussed in the meeting were;

            Ayushman Bharat enrolment, Hepatitis campaign, election 2019, monsoon preparedness, OCM’s indoor stadium construction and power point presentation on District vision plan by Deputy Commissioner.

            He gave a presentation on the 7 priority sectors that need to be given importance.

Health, education, livelihood and employment generation, agriculture, water and sanitation, infrastructure (power, telecom and roads) and financial inclusion.

            He further highlighted upon the seven focus groups i.e women, children, youth, differently abled, elderly citizens, PLHIV’s and drugs and opium addicts. Lastly, Deputy Commissioner congratulated all the HoDs for the successful conduct of the Lok Sabha election, 2019.

                                                                                                (DPRO Mon)




            It is hereby notified for information that a meeting shall be held on 24th April, 2019 at 11 am in the Conference Hall of the NBSE, Kohima with the following.

            Heads of institutions (both Government & Private) recently upgraded to open Class IX & X and Class XI & XII from the academic year 2019.

            Newly appointed heads of High School/ Higher Secondary schools (both Government & Private). All concerned are informed to attend without fail. TA/DA of the participants shall be borne by the concerned institutions.