Naga News


DIPR, Kohima

Monday 30th September 2019




Chief Secretary of Nagaland, Temjen Toy, IAS has called a meeting of AHoDs and HoDs to discuss issues relating to “Swachhata Hi Seva” – Cleanliness is Service 2019. The meeting was held at the Secretariat conference hall, Kohima on 30th September 2019 under the chairmanship of Chief Secretary.

            Addressing the meeting the Chief Secretary highlighted on the importance of getting rid of plastic and stated that on 2nd October there will be disposal of plastic particularly in the form of garbage which will be sent to the cement factory to be taken care of by the Urban Development. The Chief Secretary therefore called upon all the departments for cooperation.

            The Principal Secretary, Urban Development & Municipal Affairs, Himato Zhimomi shared about the entire exercise of “Swachhata Hi Seva – Cleanliness is service 150th years of celebrating the Mahatma” from 11th September to 2nd October 2019. He also said that the conduct of “Swachhata Hi Seva in other words ‘do away with plastic’ which begins on 2nd October and will culminate on 27th October 2019.

            Various departments shared their views and opinions on the mass exercise. The Chief Secretary hoped that the efforts given will be made successful with plastic free State.

            Following is the work distribution checklist for 2nd October 2019:


  • All level of Offices should be declared as Single-Use Plastic Free.
  • Take the Swachhata Hi Seva Pledge in all level of Offices.
  • Actively participate in the Plastic waste collection drive on 2nd Oct. 2019.
  • Issue instruction to all levels of Offices NOT TO BURN PLASTIC.
  • Submit report with good quality photographs and video clippings in both hard and soft copy for uploading in Swachh Manch Portal. Also provide information on the quantity of plastic waste collected.


Rural Development Department and PHED:

  • Awareness Campaign in all villages.
  • Setting up of adequate plastic collection centres in all villages.
  • Collection and segregation of waste from all villages on 2nd October.
  • Transport the plastic wastes collected from all the villages to ULB Material Recovery Facility (MRF) within 7th Oct. 2019.

Urban & Municipal Department:

  • Awareness Campaign in all the Urban areas.
  • Set up adequate number of plastic collection centres in all the wards to deposit plastic waste.
  • Set up sheltered Material Recovery Facility (MRF) in each ULB.
  • Collect and transport plastic wastes from ward level collection centres to the MRF.
  • Furnish report along with good quality photographs and clipping in both hard and soft copy to the Office of the Urban Development Department.
  • Organize mass plastic waste collection drive on 02nd Oct. 2019 in all the ULBs.
  • Provide information on quantity of plastic wastes collected.

School and Higher Education institutions:

  • Awareness campaign in all schools and Colleges.
  • Administer pledge to all students and school authorities.
  • Set up adequate number of plastic collection centre in respective schools/colleges to deposit plastic wastes.
  • Organize mass plastic waste collection drive on 2n Oct. 2019.
  • Furnish report along with good quality photographs and clipping in both hard and soft copy to concern Department.

PWD- National Highways and Road & Bridges:

  • Organize mass plastic waste collection drive throughout the State on 2nd Oct. 2019 on all State Highways and National Highways along the roads and drainages.
  • Transport the plastic wastes collected from the Highways to the ULB Material Recovery Facility (MRF) within 7th Oct. 2019.
  • Furnish Report along with good quality photographs.
  • Explore the possibility of using plastic waste in road construction.

Police & Paramilitary:

  • Organize mass plastic waste collection drive throughout the State on 2 Oct. 2019 in respective Offices, battalion units and camp areas.
  • Extend assistance to District Administration by rendering manpower and resources.

Industries & Commerce:

  • Identity and assist entrepreneurs and Self Help Groups for manufacture of alternative products for plastic bags.

Tourism, Sports & Youth Resources, Art & Culture:

  • Organize mass cleanliness drive for plastic waste in all Hotels, lodges, tourist destinations/spots, play grounds & stadiums.
  • Instruct Hotels and Restaurants to declare Single-use Plastic free and carry out plastic cleanliness drive in respective establishments.

Health & Family welfare:

  • Organize mass plastic waste collection drive throughout the State on 2n Oct. 2019 in all hospitals/clinics (Govt. & Private) across the State.

                                                                                                (Kepelhoutuonuo, Asst. Director)



            Lao – Ong Mo festival 2019 of Konyak tribe was celebrated at Local Ground Mon on 28th September 2019.

            Preserve the rich heritage and culture where culture is not only songs and colourful dances but it should also be manifested in our way of life through hard work, honesty, simplicity and strong moral character, stated ADC Tizit, Pakon Phom while speaking on the occasion. He called upon the gathering to be hard working, disciplined and dedicate ourselves to our respective profession to bring development and upliftment to the society.

            Atong Yanlem, spoke on  the signifance of Lao-Ong Mo where he said that Lao –Ong Mo, also known as the post harvest festival or the annual harvest festival, is celebrated to mark abundant harvest and thanksgiving which also signifies the winding up of all harvest activities, norms and rituals which were practiced or adhered by every household.

            President, Konyak Union, Howing Konyak, delivered the welcome address. Shelao Kheang and Yangin Music School, Mon presented special songs. ADC Tizit, Pakon Phom, also inaugurated the Lao- Ong Mo exhibition stalls.

                                                                                                (K.K. Chim, IA Mon)


            Swachhata Hi Seva 2019, which is a massive countrywide awareness with special focus on “plastic waste Awareness and Management”, will be observed in Mokokchung on 2nd October 2019. ADC & Administrator MMC, Mokokchung, W. Manpai Phom has issued an Action Plan to effectively carry out the Massive Plastic Waste Shramdaan.

            ADC Mokokchung has directed all Govt. employees serving under various departments in Mokokchung district to participate in the Massive Plastic Waste Shramdaan.

            In Mokokchung town, the launching programme of Massive Plastic Waste Shramdaan will be held at Imlong Place at 8:50 AM on 2nd October 2019. ADC has also informed all schools, Colleges, Institutions both private and govt. to participate by collecting plastic waste to be segregated and deposit in the nearest notified plastic collection point.

                                                                                                (Lanukaba, IA Mokokchung)


            ADC Mokokchung, W. Manpai Phom has informed all the departments in Mokokchung to conduct clearing of respective office premises on 1st October 2019. It is informed that the plastic waste should be segregated into recyclable and non-recyclable plastic and be deposited at the nearest plastic collection point. ADC informed all the Government servants to take the Swachhata Pledge.

            ADC also informed all the departments to come up with an action plan to make the office premises single use Plastic Free Zone by 2nd October 2019. All Head of offices in the district have been asked to submit Photographs (Soft Copies) of the cleanliness drive and video of the observation of Swachhata Pledge to office of ADC Mokokchung by 4:00 PM on 1st October.

                                                                                                (Lanukaba, IA Mokokchung)


            The Kohima District Heads of Departments held a meeting in view of the mass Social Work to be conducted on 2nd October 2019 under the “Swachate Hi Seva (SHS) – Cleaniliness is Service” with the theme ‘Plastic Waste Shramdaaan’ campaign from 11th September to 27th October 2019 at DC’s Conference Hall, Kohima on 30th September 2019. The meeting was chaired by Deputy Commissioner Kohima, Gregory Thejawelie NCS.

            In the meeting, DC said that the SHS is a nation-wide exercise where our State Government is taking seriously to implement the exercise in true spirit across the State. Informing that the Mass Social Work is being organized in commemoration of 150th Birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, in the district on 2nd Oct. from 7:00 A.M onwards, he requested all the District heads and all the stakeholders to do it seriously and gives best efforts in the exercise. He also asked the District Heads Offices to take pledge on “Not To Use Plastics” before commencing the social work in their respective offices.

            The DC also informed that the Social work will concentrate only on collection of plastic waste in all the towns/villages involving all the stakeholders as well as the security forces in the district. He said that the mass collection drive will be conducted in all residential premises, all offices (Government and Private), education institutions, religious places, parks, tourist spots, hotels and restaurants, stadiums and public grounds, markets places, hospitals & clinics, industrial areas, National & Sate highways, nullahs and streams in the district. He said that the collected plastic wastes are to be segregated into recyclable and non-recyclable clean, dried and stored in a designated points identified by the wards and Kohima Municipal Council for further transportation to the ULB MRF site at Lerie, Kohima.

            For logistic arrangement for transportation the Rural Development/PHE/Transport Department/KMC as well as the Security Forces have been entrusted to collect the segregated plastic waste from the towns/wards/villages collection points to the nearest ULB MRF and further to the District MRF.

            The meeting also decided that Social welfare Department/State Resources Centre for Women (SRCW) will organize awareness programme on ‘Violence against Women & Children’ in all the One Stop Centres in all the Districts on 2nd October 2019. Horticulture & Forest Departments to carry out flower/tree plantation in district headquarters.

            During the meeting, DC also apprised the members on various awareness programmes taken up so far in regard to ban of single use plastic in district headquarters and sub-divisional levels involving all the wards/colleges and villages.

                                                                                                (DPRO, Kohima)


            The month long celebration (September) of Rashtriya Poshan Abhiyaan, Poshan Maah National Nutrition Mission culminated with a “Local Food Show” on two categories complimentary feeding for children and Balance diet, Diet-diversity for all age group was conducted on 30th September 2019 at Tiyi Hall, Wokha. Around 21 Self Help Groups (SHGs) from National State Rural Livelihood Mission (NSRLM) and National Urban Livelihood Mission (NULM) participated in the competition.

            During the competition various nutritional food items were displayed by the SHGs. Prime Rose SHG (NSRLM), Woro Pangti SHG (NSRLM) and Nzanro SHG (LULM) were adjudged the first, second and third respectively. Cash awards were also given to the winners which was handed over by EAC, Wokha, Imtinungla Longkumer. Cash incentives were also given to all the participating SHGs.

            EAC, Wokha, Imtinungula Longkumer while speaking before the competition begins said, the Prime Minister of India vision for new India is a multi-ministerial convergence mission to ensure attainment of malnutrition free India by 2022 and to ensure holistic development adequate nutrition. She also lauded all the line departments involved in educating and sensitizing the public on nourishment and successfully implementing the assignment.

            District Project Assistant, Poshan, Annie Lotha who gave a brief overview on poshan abhiyaan said that it is a Government of India flagship programme to improve nutritional outcome for children, pregnant women and lactating mothers which was launched by the Prime Minister of India on International Women’s’ Day last year. This mission aims the country towards the problem of malnutrition and addresses it in mission mode and intends to significantly reduce malnutrition in the next three years and ensure better monitoring to achieve the goal.

            During the month long programme eight major activities were conducted and may more programmes were also conducted in collaboration with Anganwadi Workers like, Growth Monitoring, Home Visit, VHSNT, Community Based events, Hand washing day, Mothers group meeting, seminar on complimentary feeding diet diversity, D2 Programme, Anemia Screening, Poshan Rally, Poshan Mela, WASH, menstrual and Heath Hygiene, the first 1000 (Thousand) days of a child life, painting competition bike tally and Food show.

            The programme was chaired by Sr. Supervisor, ICDS, Wokha, Erenbeni Kikon while vote of thanks was proposed by Assistant District Programme Manager-NRLM, Samuel Kithan.

                                                                                                (Zubenthung, IA Wokha)


            Launching programme of Swachhata Hi Seva was held on 30th September 2019 at Council Hall Mon.

            EAC, Puhan Khiamniungan, in his key note address, encouraged the gathering to focus on the five ‘R’: Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Re-propose and Recycle, and to spread awareness for cleanliness, he said if mass participation and community effort is there, then the success of Swachhata Hi Seva campaign will be fulfilled.

            Eji Wangnyu, in her power-point presentation, said to avoid single use of plastic like disposal cups, straw, cutlery, water bottles, grocery bags and plastic wraps which are commonly used, and also shared on the alternative means and ways in order to replace the plastic. She also pointed on the recycling process of plastic bottles and plastic container.

            Skit on the theme, ‘Plastic Waste Shramdaan’ was performed by collection of youths from Mon town and the programme was chaired by Theanglih Yanlem.

            The programme was organised by Mon Town Council which was attended by all wards of Mon town, Mon town council staff and district administration.

                                                                                                (K.K. Chim, IA Mon)


            The Urban Development department in view of the SHS 2019 awareness campaign – Nagaland from 11th September – 1st October 2019 has appealed to all departments, ULB, Village Councils, Agencies, Educational Institutions, Religious Forums, Security Forces (Central & State), NGOS, SHGs, Civil Societies, Citizens etc. for active participation in the SHS 2019 campaign to shun single –use plastic and make ‘Single-use plastic free Nagaland’.

            In this connection, the Action points have been issued for strict compliance of all concerned;

            Single- use plastic (SUPs) means use and throw plastic items, Segregation at source (recyclable) and non-recyclable plastic, plastic has to be cleaned and dried, no burning of waste of any kind, no littering of waste; to use dustbins, carry own water bottle and jute/cloth shopping bag, adopt plogging, people’s movement, SHS- cleanliness is service to become a ‘way of life’, say no to plastic, 5 (Five) R’s – Refuse, Reuse, Repurpose and Recycle, discourage use of plastic products viz. artificial flowers, banners, flag, flower pots, PER plastic water bottles, plastic stationery items like folders etc. And any other plastic materials for which an alternative exists.

                                                                                                (Nongozo APRO)


            A mass social work/cleanliness drive was carried out on 28th September 2019 under Mokokchung Municipal jurisdiction initiated by Mokokchung Municipal Council (MMC) as part of observance of Swachhata Hi Seva-cleanliness is service. This cleanliness drive was carried out with special focus on clearing/cleaning of drainage and collection of plastic waste in respective ward collection point.

            The cleanliness drive was successfully carried under the active supervision of Administrator MMC and ADC Mokokchung, W. Manpai Phom, MMC officials and mass participation of ward authorities and residents of all the ward. The plastic waste from the collection points in respective wards are transported to the material Recovery Facility (MRF) by MMC Machineries.

            Administrator MMC & ADC Mokokchung also pointed out that the plastic waste collection schedule notified by MMC for the effective implementation of plastic waste management under Mokokchung Municipal Council will be an ongoing process to facilitate better plastic waste management, on this note he urged the residents to bring the plastic waste to their respective collection point as per schedule laid down by MMC.

            On the same day, a sensitization and awareness programme on waste management with special focus on plastic waste segregation/collection and Home composting was conducted in all the wards under Mokokchung Municipal Council (MMC).

            The programme was initiated by MMC as part of Swachhata Hi Seva – Cleanliness is service to sensitize and create awareness especially among the women/house wife on how to segregate different household wastes. Resource persons from Clean Mokokchung Campaign (CMC), Kabor Group, YWCA and Socio-Environment Management Board imparted the basic methods to segregate household wastes and how to utilize them as bio-compost or recycle them accordingly. To encourage the women on the need to segregate household waste, collection bins were distributed during the programme.

                                                                                                (Lanukaba, IA Mokokchung)


            Department of ICDS Wokha, Department of Social Welfare organized Poshan Mela on 28th September 2019 at Tiyi Hall, Wokha with ADC Wokha, Mhathung Tsanglao as the special invitee.

            ADC Wokha, Mhathung Tsanglao said government is introducing many schemes and policies for the up-liftmen of social cause and appealed to take advantage of the opportunities provided by the government and avail the benefits and also called for judicious utilization of funds.

            Wokha being a land of plenty, he appealed to the various Self Help Groups and participants to make maximum benefit by giving efforts in producing organic fruits and vegetables through God-gifted rich resources.

            He also appealed to the gathering to discourage the single-use of plastic and urged them to find out innovative ways to replace plastic to save our environment. Further he said, knowledge gained through the various awareness activities conducted for the benefit of the people should be spread among the communities and friends.

            The ADC also stressed on the importance of cleanliness to keep away from various diseases. Dy. CMO Wokha, Dr. Zuben Kikon, while speaking on Anemia and Importance of Nutrition Nutrition, said anemia is a condition which is caused from lack of Iron, Folate or Vitamin B12 because of which the blood doesn’t have enough healthy red blood cells in the body which leads to reduce oxygen to body organs.

            He said that Folic Acid deficiency is a common association of nutritional Anemia, and iron deficiency is the most common nutritional disorder.

            Dr. Kuokholie Savino, RBSK MO, CMO Office, who dwelled on D2 and De-worming, said Diarrhea may be either acute or chronic and each has different causes and treatment which is an increased in the frequent bowel movement and increase in the looseness of stool, or both, caused by increased secretion of fluid into intestine. He suggested solution to address to this need including improvement of use of good quality water, sanitization and hygiene, habit of washing hands, use of oral rehydration solution and use of zinc supplements.

            Assistant Urban Development Officer (AUDO), Kiniholi Kinimi, who also spoke during the function, said their main objective is confined to support urban poor and financing the SHGs and other targeted groups through various state and centrally sponsored schemes in convergence with other line departments. Demonstration was done on maintenance of kitchen gardens for all SHGs.

            Representative from Department of PHED said WASH is a collective term of water, sanitation and hygiene. Stating the simplest and most effective way to prevent illness is to practice hand washing with soap, as “ your health is in your hand” and enlightened the gathering to always wash hands after going to toilet, before and after you eat or touch food, after sneezing, coughing or blowing your nose, after touching animals, touching garbage etc.

            Highlights of the programme included short play on preventing anemia in women, observing breast feeding and care of weak newborn baby, complementary feeding-diet diversity and identify stunting and washing, learn to prevent malnutrition in children.

                                                                                                (Zubenthung, IA Wokha)


            The Additional Deputy Commissioner, Bhandari, Tiameren Chang visited Bhandari village and had a meeting with the village leaders and public on 28th September 2019.

            During the meeting, Hd. GB and land owner shared their problems and grievances faced by the villagers. The need for establishment of Health Sub-Center at the village, to repair and maintain the village approach road.

            Dr. Riku Khutso, EAC Bhandari; Aben Lotha, OC Bhandari; Thungchio Kikon, JEO Bhandari and Er. M. Simon Humtsoe, SDO PWD Bhandari shared departmental activities, views and suggestions during the meeting.

            ADC, while expressing gratitude to the village people, said that it is the responsibility of every individual to bring development in the village, and expressed the need to change our mindset for the betterment of our society,

            ADC also stressed on the importance of preserving one’s cultural practices, custom and tradition, which is our Identity. The team also visited GPS, ONGC, and British Inspection Bungalow (IB).

                                                                                                (IA Bhandari)


            In consonance with the “Har Garh Poshan Tyohar” theme under the Rashtriya Poshan Maah, a series of activities have been carried out by various departments in convergence and under the aegies of the District Administration Chozuba.

            A rally consisting of ASHA and Anganwadi workers was held on the 11th September 2019 to highlight the importance of the health of a child at all growing stages which was flagged off from the office premises of the CDPO Chozuba culminating at the Vamuzo Memorial Town Hall and concluding with a training programme on usage of mobile based applications and their integration into delivery of institutional services. On the 18th September, a medical camp led by the SMO, Chozuba CHC, and consisting of technicians and NSACS workers was held in the villages of Thuvopisu and Runguzu Nawe. Although the main focus was on anemic adolescent girls, the camp also carried out general checkups along with prescriptions and medicines.

            Similar health camps were also held at Khutsami and Yoruba on 21st September and the villages of Suthozu Nasa and Khusomi on the 22nd by a joint team of RBSK and MMU Phek, led by an AYUSH Medical Officer with demonstrations and talk on benefits of yoga to the ASHA and anganwadi workers. On the same day, a talk on adolescent girl nutrition was conducted for NSS students at GHSS Chozuba by a doctor from the office of the Senior Medical Officer. The RD Department, Sekruzu Block also held a village produce nutritional food sales day on the morning of the 26th of September which was inaugurated by the ADC Chozuba. More programmes under the Poshan Maah have also been planned in the coming days with the Department of School Education and PHED.

                                                                                                (Asangla Imsong)


            In a circular, the administrator Zunheboto Town Council (ZTC), Hito Sema NCS has informed that the ZTC will be launching the Swachhata Hi Seva on 30th September, 2019 at 2:00 PM in the DC’s Conference Hall.  In this respect, the Administrator has invited all Sümi frontal organisations Sümi Hoho, Sümi Totimi Hoho, Sümi Kukami Hoho, Sümi Kiphimi Kuqhakulu, Zunheboto Range Students Union, Green Club Zunheboto, town GBs and representatives from all the schools in Zunheboto town to attend the launching program.

                                                                                                (DPRO Zunheboto)


            As part of the Swachhata Hi Seva (Cleanliness is Service) campaign in the district the Konyak Community of Longleng observed the 2nd Lao-ong Mo festival with plastic free celebration on 28th of September 2019 at its KU Treasury, Oushok. It was observed under the theme “Celebrating Festival of Thanksgiving with Oneness and No to Plastic”. Acknowledging the initiative and contribution of the community the Longleng Town Council (LTC) awarded the KU unit, Longleng with cash prize and segregation waste bins during the SHS Awareness Campaign. The celebration was mark with use of indigenous local plates, cups, spoons, filters, etc. made of bamboos, woods and leaves.

            Yanyak Konyak, Assistant Professor, Yingli College spoke on the significance of Lao-ong mo. He appealed to the gathering to celebrate the festival with traditional value and was optimistic that the festival would bring peace and harmony among the Konyaks living in Longleng and build good cordial relationship with other community.

            DPRO Longleng, Hongpi Konyak briefed the gathering about Swachhata Hi Seva Campaign in the district and harmful effects of plastic to our health and environment. He urged the Konyaks of Longleng to uphold the theme of the celebration with true spirit and contribute its value to others beginning from their respective family.

            In their short speeches, Shingmei Phom, Council Chairman Oushok village and B. Chumben Phom senior citizen of Longleng shared message on the traditional bilateral bond between Konyak and Phom communities and the existence of old relationship between the two till today. Exhorting the gathering they lauded the KU unit Longleng for organizing the festival with uniqueness in line with plastic free campaign in the district.

                                                                                                (Manjong Phom, IA Longleng)


            Deputy Commissioner and Vice Chairman DPDB Peren, Sentiwapang Aier have informed all DPDB members that Peren District DPDB meeting has been postponed to 10th October 2019. Members have been requested to take note of it and attend the meeting positively.

                                                                                                (DPRO Peren)


            Rashtriya Poshan Abhiyaan Celebration of Poshan Maah under the theme “Health Talk”, was held on 28th September 2019 and organized by the Department of Social Welfare Phek in convergence with line departments at DC Conference Hall, Phek.

            Resource Person, Azenuo, DCM, CMO Office, Phek spoke on the topic “Adolescent Health and Anemia” and she also spoke on the topic regarding “Family Planning”. Vote of thanks was given by Vethivo Chuzho, Supervisor, CDPO Phek.

            In the evening Program, Rashtriya Poshan Abhiyaan Celebration of Poshan Maah under the theme “Awareness & Responsibility for Stakeholders, Community leader, Women leader—about Poshan Maah” was also held at DC Conference Hall.       Resource person, Razukhru D. Vasa, DPO & DPM, NRLM, DRDA, Phek spoke on the topic “Nutrition”. Vote of thanks was proposed by Meshusayi Tetseo, CDPO i/c DWO Phek.

                                                                                                (Kedutsho, IA Phek)


            Along with the rest of the State, mass social work will be conducted in Pughoboto in Commemoration of 150th Birthday of Mahatma Gandhi on 2nd Oct 2019 from 7am – 10am. It is mandatory for all Citizens, Government Departments. Wards, NGOs, Students, Churches, Traders Associations and Adhoc Town Council to participate in the mass social work.

            All government employees will conduct the Social work in their respective offices. All district HoDs will ensure that the mass social work is carried out successfully in their offices and surroundings.

            PWD will arrange a Tata Mobile for disposal of garbage. PA to DC along with the Jawans of SDPO will assist in the garbage disposal. No garbage collected is to be left behind unattended along the streets, footpaths and drains.

            Class 9 and 10 students of Schools in Pughoboto will take part in the mass social work. The work assignment of the students is as follows:- Mission School – SABAK. Campus area; GHS – GHS to Stadium and New Foundation School – Marketing Shed to Welcome Gate.

            Pughoboto Youth Organization. PPKK, NCRC Church and Town Baptist Church will clean the Public ground. They are to bring necessary tools and implements to cut the grass.

            All shops and business establishments will remain closed and shopkeepers will clean their respective areas.

            All residents of Pughoboto Town will participate in the mass social work by cleaning their surroundings and colony footpath.

            Clogged drains, thick weeds, bottles. Polythene bags etc. along the drains, footpaths, streets, shops area to be cleaned thoroughly

            GBs of all wards of Pughoboto are directed to lead and initiate the social work with the residents of their respective wards.

                                                                                                (APRO Pughoboto)


            District Agromet Unit (DAMU), KVK, Kiphire organised one day farmers awareness programme on Agro Advisory services at Tethuyo village, Kiphire district on 26th September 2019. During the programme, Temjemna Jamir, SMS (Agro meteorology) gave a brief note to the farmers how the IMD has come up to provide weather information to farmers by setting up Agro_ met stations (DAMU). She also informed on the weather extremities and how in a small micro region there were differences in the weather parameters and thus its importance were shared to the farmers. They were also informed about the importance of registration of their phone numbers for mobile Short Message Services (SMS) on Agro advisory services. The farmers were also apprised on the care and management of livestock during the winter season by Benjungtemsu, VFA. Also importance of food security and to have surplus produced in the village vicinity was highlighted by Setsiba Sangtam, DAO (AFA). He urged the farmers to grow drought tolerant crops discussed at the end of the programme. Altogether 63 farmers attended the programme.


                                                                                                (Wangshikokla, IA Kiphire)


            The 2nd Edition of TaFMA Open House was held on 29th September 2019 under the banner Gospel Voice Hunt at Yimchunger Baptist Church Tuensang.

            Ebou, BDO Panso in his speech encouraged the youngsters to use their God gifted talent and thanked the TaFMA and THAS for giving the positive platform to youngsters through which many youths will achieve their goal.

            The programme was chaired by Tsupong Yimchunger. L.S. Yimchunger, Chairman THAS & Event Manager Open House, TaFMA also spoke on the occasion.


                                                                                                (Shahoto, IA Shamator)


            The Benreului Employees Association Nagaland (BEAN) will be organizing a one day seminar at the Heningkunglwa village council hall on 2nd October 2019 at 8.30 am.

            Dr Lungsang Zeliang, Professor NU, Heirangying Lungalang Addl. Secretary (retired), Dr Ramdeu Lungalang MO Heningkunglwa, Dr Elang Iheilung Deputy Director V& AH, Hiazu Meru ADC Mon and Rev Kuzierang Thou State Chaplin will be the resource persons for the seminar. Topics like education and culture, identity assertion among Benreume, holistic living, professionalism and workplace ethics, exploring vocational opportunities and skill development and relevance and scope of theological studies will be discussed at the seminar. All BEAN members, Benreu Students’ Union, Benreului Youth Organization, BBUYW and Benreului Theological Fellowship are invited to attend the seminar.

                                                                                                (Esuihangle IA)