Naga News


DIPR, Kohima

Thursday 3rd October 2019



            Under the aegis of Department of Financial Services, Ministry of Finance, Government of India, State Bank of India along with other PSU banks organized a Customer out-reach Camp (Gharak Mela Phase – I) for kohima district on 3rd October 2019 at AMK Conference Hall Kohima. Inuagurating the two-day Camp, Neikiesalie Kire, Advisor for  Urban Development and Municipal Affairs called upon the private and public sector banks to help the general public in assisting through various beneficial schemes and credit loans etc. especially to farmers and small business communities to build up their economy. Adding that those banks which receives only their customers’ deposits and does not help the needy citizens in return should not be functioning in the State. He also urged the beneficiaries to use funds judiciously whatever schemes and loans have been provided by the banks. He congratulated the banks for organizing such an awareness camp for the general public.

            Assistant General Manager SBI main branch Kohima, Hepuni Bismarck said that the main objective of the awareness Camp was to highlight the various social benefits to the general public. Adding that awareness camp was to popularize and to disseminate the information that government of India has been trying to make a complete digitize platform in all the private and public sector banks in transactions and many ways. He said without using manual forms, one can open online bank account, TV recharge, life insurance etc. He requested the attendees to create more awareness of various credit schemes which bank offers. Stating that schemes are available for SHGs, contractors, entrepreneurs, farmers and business but information are not passed on properly to the general public. He added that Ministry of Finance which has launched a customer outreach initiative to provide easy access to bank credit which will include vehicle loan, housing loan, personal consumer loan, education loan and also loans to MSMEs (including e-Mudra), Stand up India and agriculturists including Self Help Groups. Apart from providing easy access to bank credit, the initiative will also focus on financial inclusion schemes and digital payment. Altogether 80 beneficiaries received the loan during the Loan Mela given by nine banks


                                                                                                (Akamla IA Kohima)


            The Ao Kaketshir Telongjem Kohima (Ao Students Union Kohima) celebrated its Students’ Day-cum-General Meeting on 2nd October 2019 at Molu Ki, Paramedical Colony Kohima.

            Former Governor and Chief Minister, Dr. S.C. Jamir, who graced the function as the main speaker, said we need to change with the pace of the world. He pointed out that nagas talk about the problems and hardships that hinders us, but we do not realize that hatred, jealousy, disunity and bloodshed amongst us are the real causes that hinder us from moving forward. Jamir further pointed out that many nagas, today, are afraid to speak and stand for the truth as they have become selfish and greedy and the many naga communities are disintegrated due to commercialization of politics and lack of righteous leaders.

            Therefore he called upon the student community not to dwell on past glories but focus on the future to build our state with a righteous mind, Jamir encouraged the students that they should stand on the truth as the older generations have failed to do so. He also said that they need to change their mindset as the Look East Policy is focusing for new market avenues linking our country with other South-East countries, and he also cautioned of the threats it could pose on us if we do not change our mindset and be vigilant.

            The recipients for the AKTK Meritorious Award 2019 were Sashitsungla Jamir from Little Flower Higher Secondary School, Kohima and Imsurenla Longkumer from Fernwood  School Kohima who secured the top 16 and 19 in the HSLC respectively. Moanaro Jamir of Mezhur Higher Secondary School, Kohima also secured the top 7 position in the HSSLC. All the recipient received cash prizes and certificates of merit.

            The highlights of the function were song presentation by KABA Eirene Choir and the Longrar.

                                                                                                (Maongtemjen, IA)


            District Administration Kiphire along with Mahila Shakti Kendra and Shakhi one stop centre Kiphire organised an awareness programme on violence against women and children in commemoration of 150th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi at Hopongkyu Memorial Hall Kiphire on 2nd October 2019. Around 200 students and teachers from Loyala Higher Secondary School, Government Higher Secondary school, Zisaji Presidency College attended the programme apart from officials from Police Department and district legal officers.

            Deputy Commissioner Kiphire, Sarita Yadav in her short speech encouraged the public to avoid alcohol abuse and to protect child marriage, women trafficking and child labour. DC also said, as a good citizen, one should create a good atmosphere in their community, create awareness and educate the people.

            OSC Counsellor, Rolila S Sangtam assured that Sakhi OSC of Kiphire district would lend any help to protect and safeguard against perpetrators.  Viliho Awomi, WWO Mahila Shakti Kendra addressed on women issues and rights. She also stated that the girl child is always debarred of her rights and in the fight against the perpetrators, therefore, support is needed from the people. T. Hothingkyu sangtam Advocate DLSA stressed out the PIC SO Act 2012 and further urged the students to know their rights. Deputy Commissioner Kiphire, Sarita Yadav, in her concluding remark, called upon the students to extend support in every aspect. The programme was presided by Visuthong T. District, Co-ordinator Shakhi Kendra.

                                                                                                (DPRO Kiphire)


            Sakhi One-Stop Centre (OSC) & MSK organized an awareness programme on violence against women & children in collaboration with Mahila Shakti Kendra commemorating 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi on 2nd October 2019.

            EAC Wokha, Imtinungla Longkumer encouraged the womenfolk to master their courage to raise their voices against any form of violence for better tomorrow.

            Advocate, Shanchobeni P Lotha, Project Assistant, Wokha District Legal Services Association (WDLSA) spoke on legal rights of women and children, while briefing on various form of violence that are against the law and are punishable by law.

            Women Welfare Officer MSK Wokha, Dr. Wonjano Enni highlighted the roles and responsibilities of OSC & MSK and encouraged the participants to avail help and assistance from the crisis centre. She said that it is basic Right for every Human to be treated equally and with dignity in every society.

            Dr. Khesili, Medical Officer, IDSP Wokha emphasized on the importance of Mental Health and how often people tend to overlook the psycho-socio aspect of an individual. She said, it is time we break the silence and to avail help and assistance from the crisis centre.

            Both Presidents of Lotha Students’ Union and Lotha Eloe Hoho expressed gratitude towards the Government for establishing OSC and MSK. Renthunglo Kikon, Centre Administrator, OSC Wokha chaired the program and concluded with the vote of thanks by Merithung Lotha, District Coordinator, MSK Wokha.

                                                                                                (Zubenthung, IA Wokha)


            District Administration, Mahila Shakti Kendra and Sakhi-One Stop Centre Mon, Nagaland, organized an Awareness Programme on “Violence against Women & its Impact and Women Centric Schemes” in commemoration of the 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi on 2nd October 2019 at Mon.

            Ngepshom Konyak, Women Welfare Officer of Mahila Shakti Kendra-District Level Centre for Women spoke on women centric schemes such as Mahila Shakti Kendra (MSK), Beti Bachao Beti Padhao, Women helpline 181, Sukanya Samriddhi Account (SSA) and Pradhan Mantri Vandana Yojana (PMMVY). She further stressed on the need for women to come together as one.

            Lily Konyak C, Centre Administrator Sakhi-One Stop Centre (OSC) highlighted on Sakhi-One Stop Centre (OSC) and its functions. She also spoke on the rights of women. Adding to that, she also highlighted on domestic violence and Human Trafficking.

            Angun Lily, Counsellor OSC made a presentation on Violence Against Women and its Impacts. She also spoke on the 10 Legal Rights for Women such as Right to Zero FIR, Right to Privacy, Right to Free Legal Aid, Right to Virtual Complaints, Right to Untimely Registration, No Sexual Harassment, Right to Confidentiality in the Police Station, Right to No arrest and Rape is a Crime.

            The programme was attended by Konyak Nyupuh Sekho Khong (KNSK) Ward Presidents and 10 members each from the 11 Wards of Mon Town.



            City Level Angikaar Campaign under Pradhan Mantri Awaz Yojano Housing for All (Urban) was launched in Zunheboto on 2nd October 2019 at Deputy Commissioner’s Conference Hall, Zunheboto.

            While addressing the launching program, Additional Deputy Commissioner, Hito Sema NCS observed that the Zunheboto district is developing but there are lots to be done in developing the district which can be achieved with the co-operation from the public. He further urged the denizens of the town to extend full cooperation towards maintaining healthy environment in the town.

            Earlier, to mark the commencement of the campaign, a tree was planted by Hito Sema NCS which was followed by placards display at the Center Point.

            In the launching program, EAC HQ Zunheboto, Mechietsho Koza released Angikaar Promo Video and he also led the Angikaar Pledge; and Mahatma Gandhi documentary video was showed by IPR Department.

            MIS Specialist (CLTC), Vihito Wotsa chaired the program, invocation was pronounced by Associate Pastor ZTSBC, Khehoto Yeptho and the program concluded with Angikaar March and Signature Campaign.

                                                                                                (DPRO Zunheboto)


            Responding to the nation-wide call for Swachhata Hi Seva 2019, Bhandari sub-division, under the supervision of the district administration, held a mass social work on 2nd October 2019.

            Plastic waste from all wards of the town and nearby village areas of Bhandari were gathered at designated collection points and were loaded off in pickup trucks for transporting to a material recovery facility.

            GHSS Bhandari also held a programme at the school premises and a pledging ceremony against generation of plastic waste was conducted before the staff and the students led by the principal, Sunil Thakur, participated in the mass cleaning.

                                                                                                (APRO & IA Bhandari)


            In view of the state-wide commemoration of 150th Birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, a mass social work was conducted at Phek on 2nd October 2019.

            Also Swachhata Hi Seva (Cleanliness is Service) and Launching of Angikaar campaign was held at Deputy Commissioner’s Conference Hall, Phek. The program was chaired by Namang Sepong Chang, Administrator, PTC. Sachin Jaiswal, IAS, Deputy Commissioner Phek launched Angikaar campaign. Short speeches were given by Seyieveto Lohe, Member Swachh Bharat Mission Phek District and Keyirangding Hegui, Project Director, DRDA Phek. A short video of Angikaar Campaign was also presented. DC gave away cash prizes and certificates to Jericho -2 colony and Zion colony for highest collection of Plastic waste among the Phek Town colonies.


                                                                                                (DPRO Phek)


            Wild Life Week 2019 was organised by Kohima Forest Division, Department of Environment Forest & Climate Change on 3rd Oct 2019. During the program, DFO Kohima, Rongsenlemla Imchen highlighted on the importance of the role of students on wild life conservation and thanked the school students for their active participation.

            Special Invitee, Subongnukshi Ao, CCF encouraged the students to know their responsibilities with regard to wildlife & environmental conservation so as to become important agents of change for the future. He also highlighted about the importance of wild life and how it affects the food chain and ecosystem. A power point presentation on Wildlife was presented by Support staff of DMU Kohima. The highlights of the program were Quiz competition and Slogan competition.

                                                                                                (Akamla IA Kohima)


            Coinciding with the Wild Life Week celebration, the Kohima Wild Life Conservation Award Program was held on 3rd October 2019 organised by Kohima Forest Division, Department of Environment, Forests and Climate Change.

            Subongnukshi Ao IFS, special invitee, gave away the awards to the recipients. Kigwema Biodivsersity Trust (KBT) was awarded the Wild Life Conservation Award under the category “Green Communities” in recognition for their outstanding initiative in wild life conservation through community participation. Vilphre Zhotso Forest Guard, Kohima Range received the “Green Warrior” award in recognition for his exemplary service to the Department; Ruokuovikho Chale, Chairman of the Kigwema Biodiversity Trust while receiving the award expressed his gratitude to the Department for the recognition and acknowledge the efforts rendered by the members. DFO Kohima Rongsenlemla Imchen who chaired the program thanked the recipients for their contribution towards wild life conservation in the district.

                                                                                                (Akamla IA Kohima)


            P&AR Department, through an office memorandum issued by Commissioner & Secretary, Dinesh Kumar, IAS, reiterated the standing policies of the State Government:

            It has come to the notice of the Government that some departments are still resorting to exigency appointments; for e.g. Mali, Chowkidar, Peon on contingency basis which are untenable as the normal office can function even without the said staff. Such contingency appointments, without publicly inviting applications, whether on regular basis, ad-hoc, fixed, casual or work-charged are irregular and illegal.

            No appointment of any sort without sanctioned/vacant posts shall be made and appointment on contract basis is banned as laid down in the P&AR Department’s OM No.AR- 5/ASSO/98(C) dated 26/2/2001 and OM No. AR-5/ASSO/98 dated 6/6/2016.

            In view of the circumstances stated above, the proposals for any new/fresh appointments by any departments for every category of post may be submitted to the Administrative Heads of Department for prior approval for due process of recruitment by the NPSC/Departmental Recruitment Board (DRB). The AHoD shall be responsible to verify the availability of the sanctioned post and duly authenticate each post vacancy against the unique employee code generated by the Personal Information Management System (PIMS) or the post creation order in case of new post. Any appointment order issued without following the due process and without the unique employee code from PIMS shall be considered invalid, null and void.

            Hence, the PIMS Cell P&AR Department shall not register any appointments made without observing the due process as laid down and the Finance Department shall not grant fund provision on salaries head against the particular department during the Revised Estimate.



            In Commemoration of the Mahatma Gandhi 150th birth anniversary on 2nd October 2019. A short film on Mahatma Gandhi was screened at the Deputy Commissioner’s Office Conference Hall Kiphire on 2nd October 2019. During screening, officials from different departments and general public attended.

                                                                                                (DPRO Kiphire)


            In commemoration of 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, a documentary video based on the life story of Gandhi was screened on 2nd October evening at traffic point, Jalukie town by the staff of District Public Relation Officer, Peren.

            Besides this, a short video clips on the “Awareness of Plastic Use” titled, “Are You Aware” and “Anti-Plastic Man-I & II” were also screened.

                                                                                                (DPRO & IA, Peren)


            The Benreului Employees’ Association, Nagaland organized a one-day seminar on the theme “Issues and Concerns of Benreume – The Way Forward” at Heningkunglwa on 2nd October, 2019.

            Various topics such as education and culture, identity assertion among Benreume, holistic living, professionalism and workplace ethics, scope of theological studies and exploring vocational opportunities and skill development were deliberated during the seminar. Resource persons, Dr. Lungsang Zeliang, Professor NU, Heirangying Lungalang, Addl. Secretary (retired), Dr. Ramdeu Lungalang, Medical Officer, Heningkunglwa, Dr. Ilang Iheilung, Deputy Director V&AH, Rev. Kuzierang Thou, State Chaplin and Tsidi, EAC Dimapur. BEAN members, students and elders attended the seminar.

                                                                                                (Esuihangle IA)


            1st Audition for Ticket Hornbill Music Festival 2019 and Nagaland Choir Olympics powered by Task Force for Music & Arts (TaFMA) in association with Tuensang Hills Accolade Society (THAS) was successfully held in Tuensang with Bharat Laxman Markard IPS, SP Tuensang as special guest.

            Laxman thanked the Government of Nagaland for taking up such innovative project where naga youths have lots of potentials to move forward when such platforms are given to grassroot level, he also wished that the winners from Tuensang will excel in State and National level.

            L.S. Yimchunger delivered the vote of thanks, earlier the programme was hosted by W. Athula Longkumer.

                                                                                                (Shahoto, IA Shamator)


            In connection with celebration of 150 birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, Education Department, Longleng conducted painting competition on ‘Gandhian Values’ at GHSS, Longleng on 2nd October 2019.

            Students from six schools participated in the painting competition. The students of Phom Lempong School: Aron and Konmong bagged 1st and 2nd prizes respectively while Mungba of GHSS, Longleng bagged the 3rd prize.

                                                                                    (DPRO, Longleng)


            Phek District Inter-Departmental Tournament commenced from 2nd October till 5th October 2019 at Badminton Stadium Phek town. It is being organized by Officers’ Club Phek in collaboration with Evening Smashers Phek & Phek District Badminton Association.

            Deputy Commissioner Phek, Sachin Jaiswal, IAS graced the inaugural programme as the special guest. He appreciated the organizing committee for the huge number of participants, totaling 358, in the tournament, he also encouraged the participants to play with true sportsmanship and discipline till the end of the tournament.

            The program was chaired by Namang Sepong Chang, invocation by Veruyoyi Khesoh, Pastor DEF Baptist Church, Phek; welcome address was given by Tokavi Achumi, NPS, Addl. S.P Phek, Special song by Kuluvelu Swuro followed by Oath Taking from Dziesebinuo Vizo, District Sports Officer, Phek. The category of Competition/events are Badminton, Arm-wrestling, Chess and Carrom.

                                                                                                (DPRO Phek)