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DIPR, Kohima

Thursday 26th September 2019



            An awareness programme, organized by the office of the SDO(C), Kohima Sardar for the three villages under Kohima Sardar jurisdiction, on plastic free environment and banning of single use plastic was held on 26th September 2019 at DC conference hall Kohima.

            Longasen Lotha, SDO (C), Kohima Sardar in his keynote address stated the government order to ban all single use plastics and the efforts and activities undertaken to create a plastic free environment. He encouraged the village leaders and youths to join hands and work together and see that the ban is enforced properly and be an example to the rest of the State as well as the country as a whole. He further expressed that the ban should be imposed with seriousness otherwise it will be a waste of time and resources for all.

            Akhrieu Meyase, Green Team gave a detailed presentation on the health hazards and ill effects of plastic pollution and pointed out the measures that can be undertaken to curb the menace of plastic pollution. She mentioned that we are not just fighting against plastic pollution but it is for our own survival and that citizens of Kohima must take the responsibility collectively and work together and contribute in whatever way we can to reduce plastic pollution. She emphasized on the rule of 3 ‘R’s i.e. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle as the golden rule towards achieving the goal of a plastic free environment.

            Dzuvinguzo Mephuo, Presiden KVYO gave the concluding remarks wherein he along with the village leaders and youth present made a pledge to declare a total ban of single use plastic in all areas under Kohima Sardar with effect from 1st October 2019. The programme was chaired by Zhakuo Whuorie, Vice President KVYO.

                                                                                    (Morotsung Longchar, IA Kohima)


            An awareness campaign on the ban of single use plastic was held at Viswema on 26th September, 2019 where water filters were provided to each Village Council by the district administration under Jakhama sub-division to discourage single use plastic water bottles, especially during meetings and gatherings.

            Campaign on how to implement plastic ban has been going on in different villages with village functionaries, youth leaders, head of educational institutes, women organisation etc. under Jakhama block. First phase will see the ban on sell and use of mineral water bottles below 20 litres, ban of polythene bags, disposable plates and cups made from styrofoam material.

            SDO(C) Jakhama, Alemyapang Longchar, speaking during the event, said that Jakhama block being a hub of educational institutes and hospitality industry should lead the way in this campaign since majority of tourists coming to the State visit the area.

            Dr. Asano, MO Jakhama, pointing out the various harmful effects of plastic on human health and environment, said that we cannot live without plastics, but we should be aware and cautious on its use since it affects our health.

            Virhelie Kruneilie, Consultant, PHED, Kohima also shared on how to limit the harmful effects of plastics and some alternative remedies that are available. Village Council Chairman, Viswema said it should be each individual responsibility and not the governments alone, for the successful implementation of the ban. VCC Khuzama also spoke on the harms of plastic and the need to take action.

                                                                                                (Nouneseno, IA Jakhama)


            As part of Rashtriya Poshan Maah, Anemia Screening camp was organized for Adolescent girls and provided them with IFA Tablet in various schools under Tamlu Block on 26th September 2019. The Camp was held at St. Thomas School Tamlu and Government High School Bura Namsang.

            71 adolescent girls were screened for Anemia at St Thomas School Tamlu and 32 girls at Government High School B/Namsang village.  The Medical Team at Tamlu was led by Dr. Baungan, MO PHC. The Anemia Screening camp is being held in convergence with line departments viz Health & Family Welfare and School Education. Anemia screening camp was already held at Christian High School Tamlu and GMS Kangching earlier and will be held in all schools where adolescent girls are enrolled according to Longlang CDPO & Member Secretary BCAP, Tamlu Block.

                                                                                                (DPRO, Longleng)


            Sensitization Programme on Teenage Pregnancies and POCSO Act 2012 was held at the town hall Bhandari on 26th September 2019 under Beti Bachao Beti Padhao, which was organized by the District administration, Wokha.

            Tiameren Chang, ADC Bhandari, in his short speech urged the students to rise up and transform our society, learn something good and do something good from today. He also appealed to the people not to use plastic and its effects on health and environment.

            Dr. Tiamenla Phom, NPS, Deputy Commandant, 7NAP, Bhandari spoke on the protection of children from sexual offences Act 2012. Protection of children from sexual Offences (POCSO) was enacted with a view to protecting children from offences of sexual assault, sexually harassment and pornography, all this offences under this Act are punishable with imprisonment which may extend to life and fine. She concluded her speech with a documentary show on the related issue.

            Dr. Chumben, Medical Officer, CHC, Bhandari spoke on the awareness on teenage pregnancies and dangers of teenage pregnancy.

            The programme was chaired by Dr. Riku Khutso, EAC Bhandari.

                                                                                                (IA, Bhandari)


            A District Level Quiz Competition & Youth Parliamentary Debate, sponsored by Dept. of Parliamentary Affairs. Govt. of Nagaland was held at Mayangnokcha GHSS on 26th Sept. 2019.  Students from 6 schools participated; Mayangnokcha Govt. Higher Secondary School (MGHSS), Senayangba Government Higher Secondary School(SGHSS), N.I. Jamir Government Higher Secondary School (NIJGHSS), Queen Mary Higher Secondary School (QMHSS), Model Higher Secondary School(MHSS) and Straightway Higher Secondary School(SHSS).

            The Quiz competition was held with 15 students divided into 5 teams, the Quiz Master was Aotsung, PGT, MGHSS. Team comprising of Tarangbo (SGHSS), Imsutenla P. Lkr (MGHSS) and Genevieve H. Kiho (QMHSS) bagged the first position.

            The Youth Parliamentary Debate competition was held on the topic “Register of Indigenous Inhabitants of Nagaland (RIIN) a blessing or a Curse”. The Moderator for the debate was Imkongsashi, G/T. MGHSS. Representing the team for the motion; Opanglemba Kichu (QMHSS) bagged the best Debater, Supongwati Aier (QMHSS) representing the team against the motion bagged the best Debater.

            Earlier Satemkala, ADEO Mokokchung, gracing the programme as the guest of honour, delivered a short speech encouraging the students to actively involve in extracurricular activities to sharpen their minds, and to come out of their shells to explore new ideas and thoughts. Imnalemla, a student of MGHSS entertained the gathering with a beautiful song, the programme was chaired by Temsukaba, G/T MGHSS, while vote of thanks was proposed by Sentinenla Sr. Principal MGHSS.

                                                                                                (Lanukaba, IA Mokokchung)


            District Agromet unit (DAMU), KVK, Kiphire organised a one day Farmers’ Awareness programme on Agro Advisory services at Longthonger village, Kiphire on 25th September 2019.

            During the programme, Temjemna Jamir, SMS (Agro Meteorology) gave a brief note on how the IMD Department had come up to provide weather information to farmers by setting up Agro Met Stations. This will generate products such as land surface water index, land surface temperature, leaf area index which will provide information about agricultural services like irrigation and fertilizer application to the farmers through short message services (SMS) in their mobiles, hence the importance of registering their phone numbers were informed to the farmers.

            The farmers were also apprised on proper seed treatment including different types of local indigenous methods for seed storage for rajma by Yanghumong, DAO (AFA). The farmers’ were also taught about FMD by James, VFA. He highlighted that FMD is a heinous disease affecting many parts of India and the Govt. of India has taken up to eliminate it by 2024-25. He also emphasized that the villagers should take care of their ailing animals by visiting the veterinary pharmacies so as to avoid the occurrence of heavy losses in livestocks like pig and cow. Altogether 73 farmers attended the programme which ended with interactions with the farmers.


                                                                                                (IA Kiphire)


            Treasury Officer, Wokha, T. Thungalee Khuvung has informed all the Pensioners and Family Pensioners who are operating transaction under Senior Treasury Officer Wokha, that there will be Physical Verification for the year 2019 which will be held from 16th, 17th and 18th October 2019.

            Therefore, all the pensioners have been informed to attend the verification on the time as scheduled positively. Failing to attend the physical verification shall entail the pension as closed and submit the same to AG Nagaland after the completion of verification. The pensioners have also been requested to furnish their respective Aadhar Card without fail when they come for verification.

                                                                                                (Zubenthung IA, Wokha)


            The National Commission for protection of child Rights (NCPCR) Kiphire Bench conducted hearing on cases of child rights violation at Deputy Commissioner Office, Kiphire on 26th September 2019 in collaboration with the Nagaland State Commission for protection of Child Rights (NSCPCR) and supported by District Administration, Kiphire.

            In the inaugural session, Priyank Kanoogo, Chairperson of NCPCR stated that Kiphire has many reports and the bench sitting was to reduce the problems regarding matters on Child Rights Violation in the district. He voiced out the need to stop selling of tobacco products to the children in the district especially in school areas. Many schools came up with their complaints that the school is running without proper road connectivity, playground, without school fencing, without proper separate toilet for the girl child. During the sitting of NCPCR Bench Camp, some differently-abled children also came to seek help

            Earlier, DC Kiphire, Sarita Yadav, IAS in her welcome address encouraged the public to avail the opportunity with their genuine complaints. Chairperson NCPCR, Awan Konyak also gave a short speech and said that the sitting of NCPCR is to clear the doubt of the people for their benefits.

                                                                                                (DPRO Kiphire)


            The Poshan Abhiyan mission was formerly launched by the Department of Social Welfare at Tening on 26th September, 2019.

            The Poshan Abhiyan aims to ensure holitisic development and adequate nutrition for nutrition for pregnant women, mothers and children.

            Highlights of the programme included painting competition on overall nutrition by the school children, welcome speech by Rhosietho Nguori, Additional Deputy Commission. Senior Supervisor, Chubala Pongen highlighted on Poshan Abhiyan.

                                                                                                (Kiso, IA Tening)


            The Kohima District Level Competition under the banner of Khelo India 2019 culminated at Indira Gandhi Stadium, Kohima on 25th September 2019. The programme was held under the theme “Sports for Peace & Development” sponsored by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports. ADC Chiephobozou, Vekhoyi Chakhesang gave away the prizes to the winning teams during the culmination programme.

            Exhorting the gathering, SDO Schu Zubza, Mhomo Tongoe said that Khelo India Youth Games, formerly Khelo India School Games is held annually in January or February. The national level multidisciplinary grassroots games in India held for two categories, namely under-17 school students and under-21 college students. He said the program has been introduced to revive the sports culture in India at the grass-root level by building a strong framework for all sports played in our country and establish India as a great sporting nation.  Under the program, about a thousand talented players from all over the country were selected for scholarship with an annual financial assistance of INR 5 lakh per annum to each individuals for 8 years.

            Mhomo said that the program started in the year 2018 where the State of Haryana was the first champion followed by Maharashtra in 2019 and the next national level game will be held in Assam in 2020.  He said, “If a State like Haryana , which is few sq km bigger than our state can do so well in National level, why can’t we”, he urged the players to be more committed and do better in order to see our people representing our State at national level in coming days.

            Under the banner, coaching camp for the teams in various disciplines, which included volleyball, badminton and athletic was started in the month of July 2019 in village level with a total of twenty villages under Kohima district. The block level competition was conducted in the first week of September where the first position holders participated in the district level competition.

            The results of the District Level competition in various disciplines are as follows: Badminton – Men double, Chiephobozou block emerged as the champion and Jakhama Kezocha block won the runners-up title, while in women double – Kohima Sadar block bagged the first position and Chiephobozou block as second position. In Shot Put – men category, 1st position was bagged by Kohima Sadar block and 2nd position was won by Jakhama Kezocha block while in women category, 1st position was won by Kohima Sadar block and Chiephobozou as second. In volleyball men category Jakhama Kezocha block emerged as the champion and Sechü Zubza as the runners up while in women category, Jakhama Kezocha block emerged as the champion and Chiephobozou block as the runners-up.

            The culmination programme was chaired by Youth Resources Officer, Kohima, Chubarenla Longchari.

                                                                                                (DPRO, Kohima)


            The State Silviculturist, Department of Environment Forest and Climate Change, Nagaland organised a capacity building programme on Forest Fire Prevention Management for frontline staff on 25th September 2019 at Conference Hall of Forest Office Complex Kohima.

            Conservator of Forests, Dr. Kenei Miachieo, IFS was the key note speaker at the programme. During his key note address, the conservator stressed on the need to have a direct line of communication between the villages and the department especially the frontline staffs. He also mentioned that one has to take advantage of the technology available to us at this age of information technology for uninterrupted flow of information both ways for early detection, prevention and suppression of forest fires.

            RO Silviculture Range, Mokokchung, Shilutemjen gave the welcome address while RO Silviculture Range, Kohima, Mato Koso proposed the vote of thanks. The resource persons for the technical session were, State Silviculturist, Lhinghoikim Touthang IFS on the topic “Forest Fire Prevention Management”, DFO Kohima, Rongsenlemla Imchen IFS on the topic “Forest Fires of Kohima”, Working Plan Officer, Samom Khelen Singh IFS on the topic “Use of technologies for early Fire detection”, Demonstration on fire fighting equipment by Forester I, Sunep and Deputy Ranger Imtimar Walling.

                                                                                                (Akamla IA Kohima)


            The Nagaland State Rural Livelihoods Mission  (NSRLM) under the Department of Rural Development celebrated Antyodaya Diwas under the theme “be skilled, be employed” at Niathu Resort, 7th Mile, Dimapur on 25th September 2019 with Minister for Rural Development, Metsubu Jamir as special guest.

            Addressing the gathering attended by trainees and faculties of different PIAs and government officials from different departments, Minister appreciated the youths for choosing self employment and thanked the parents for encouraging their children to be self reliant.

            He said that being self employed is not just to support themselves but getting employed without levying a single paisa of the state government is such a relief as the money can be spent for other developmental activities. He further encouraged the trainees to be role models in the society so that others also take up the same and not to stop improving their skill capabilities. Encouraging the young people to aim big, Jamir, said that the world’s richest persons are those, who are self employed and who started small beginnings.

            Additional Secretary, RD & Mission Director, NSRLM, Athel O. Lotha who delivered the keynote address said that the celebration is also a landmark day for NSRLM as it marks the commencement of training under DDUGKY. She informed the gathering that in the past one year altogether 722 young people were trained on different traits out of which 163 youths got placement in different companies across the country and many more youths are expected to train in coming years. She said that the DDUGKY hope to bring dignity, livelihood and enhance the economy of the state by creating channels of employment of rural youth in the state.

            Other highlights of the celebration included short speech by representative of the Ministry of Rural Development, workplace readiness by Anthony Chasteii, our journey by Malcolm Fernandez, success story sharing, special number and recognition of functionaries. The programme was chaired by Additional Mission Director, Kevipodi Sophie while the vote of thanks was delivered by Chief Operating Officer (Skills) Menuoneituo Chadi.

                                                                                                (Watimenla, IA Dimapur)


            As part of the ongoing Poshan Maah celebration under Chumoukedima Block, Poshan food show melas were organised at Chekiya market and Aoyimti village market shed on 25th September 2019 which was organised by the office of the CDPO Dimapur (Rural) in convergence with SHGs NRLM, Medical department and village council.

            IEC leaflets on Poshan Abhiyan awareness were distributed and banners depicting awareness on right nutrition, anemia, hygiene and sanitation, child’s first 1000 days, prevention of diarrhea etc were displayed along with locally available fruits, vegetables and pulses with its nutritional benefits. The fruits and vegetables on display at the melas were procured locally to encourage the public to eat healthy and live healthy with a well balanced diet. Practice of WASH, sanitation and hygiene were demonstrated by the Anganwadi workers.

            CDPO Dimapur (Rural) Bonathung Ngullie informed that there will be more mini Poshan food display melas at Purana bazar, Diphupar B and Chumoukedima market in the coming days and sector supervisors will be inspecting the food stalls and prizes for the best stall will be awarded at the end of the melas.

                                                                                                (Sebu Lam, IA Dimapur)


            The sustainable Water Future Program of Future Earth in partnership with Divacha Centre for Climate Change at Indian Institute of Science is organising the Water Future Conference: Towards a Sustainable Water Future on 24-27 September 2019 at IISc and Grand-Ball Room Hotel Sheraton, Bengaluru.

            This International conference addresses the current state of global water resource challenges, future pathways and scenarios, and different technological, institutional solutions to accelerate the implementation of water related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the 2030 Agendas targets.

            A special session on Water Solutions for the 21st century in the Indian Himalayan Region was held at the sideline of the conference on 24-25 September, 2019, with the initiative of Integrated Mountain Initiative (IMI) Secretariat. During the session, it has focused on the urgent need for the a better policy framework at the IHR’s regional and state levels for Integrated Water Conservation, governance, and management policy leading to effective water solutions to address this looming crisis of the 21st century. It will be a forerunner to a high-level political event called the Budapest UN Water Summit to be held on Oct. 2019.

            The two day event includes paper presentations from the field of researchers and experts and two High Penal Discussions and intricate negotiation initiatives- one on Parliamentarians/ Legislators Dialogue on water policy for the IHR and secondly, Establishment of water solutions Lab for IHR in North East India. During the conference a forum on IHR’s Parliamentarians and Legislators committee has been set up and MOU on setting up of Water Solutions Centre for the North East Indian states has been signed.

            The participants include MLAs from different mountain states, prominent speakers from Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council, Leh, CEO, Rigzin Spalbar; Minister of PHED, Arunachal Pradesh Wangki Lowang; Pradeep Tamta MP, Uttarakhand; Lalronsangma MP (LS), Mizoram; Agatha K Sangma, MP (LS), Meghalaya including Nagaland Deputy Speaker Sharingain Longkumar, NLA and Mmhonlumo Kikon, Adv. S & T, GoN; and Alemtemshi Jamir, IAS, representative of IMI. The state officials from the departments of Soil & Water conservation and Geology & Mining also attended the same.



            Seized narcotics, drugs and psychotic/control substances and liquor  seized under NDPS Act/NLTP Act/ DC Act produced before the Court Phek, Nagaland from 25.05.2019 till date was destroyed U/S 452 Cr.P.C on 26th September 2019 at Phek Town Dumping Yard under the supervision of Cheliam Khiamniugan, Judicial Magistrate First Class, Phek  in the presence of EAC Phek Sadar, Sizin Renttah, representative of DB, DC Office, OC Police Station, Phek and PI staff Phek after drawing samples for evidences.

            List of the seized articles destroyed against cases included 120 bottles of MC Rum under   Pfro/PS Case No. 0005/19 of GR-17/19, 93 Bottles Codeine Panyorak under  Czba/PS Case No.0004/19 of GR-20/19, 144 bottles of MC Rum under case Czba/PS Case No.0005/19 of GR-25/19, 205 bottles Elterex (Codeine) under PK/PS Case No.0009/19 of GR-26/19, 50 kgs contraband ganja under  Pfro/PS Case No.0008/19 of GR-29/19, 26 kgs contraband ganja under  Pfro/PS Case No.0007/18 of GR-20/18, 435 kgs contraband ganja under Pfro/PS Case No.00015/18 of GR-36/18, 48 Nos of canned beer (Kingfisher)under PK /PS Case No.00010/19 of GR-31/19 and 216 bottles M.C Rum, 24 quarter bottles O.C blue, 12 bottles O.C blue , 408 Nos. of canned beer (kingfisher) under Pfro/PS Case No.00010/18 of GR-32/19


                                                                                                (DPRO Phek)