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DIPR, Kohima

Thursday 5th September 2019



            The Department of School Education organised State Level Teachers day celebration on 5th September 2019 at NBCC Convention Centre, Kohima.

            In his welcome speech, Principal Director Shanavas C, IAS announced that the Directorate of School Education is starting a child enrolment helpline where a concerned citizen can send information about any child in the State who is deprived of school education. He also added that the concerned citizen can send the details of the deprived child through an SMS or WhatsApp at the number: 6009256788. He said that this can help them reach out and help children, especially those living in the remote areas.

            Chief Secretary, Nagaland, Temjen Toy, IAS mentioned that teachers are encouragement to students. They have so much influence over children and therefore, the roles and responsibilities of the teachers are manifold and should be incumbent on all the teachers to give, to project, to teach what is right. Teachers are not only the builders of the nation but they are the influencers of the characters of the nation. He further added that teaching is not only about academics, but it is also about life skills as well. He said the profession that they have chosen may be the most important act to a happy, developed and prosperous Nagaland. He also said that no other profession can mould and shape so many lives, therefore, teachers should remember that as they touch lives, they are also being watched by their students since children observe, watch, and learn from their teachers.

            Highlights of the programme included a song called, ‘In this Moment’ by ANPSA Zunheboto Unit, significance of Teachers’ Day was presented by ANPSA Wokha Unit, Honouring of Teachers by Ruzhukhrie GHSS Kohima, a tribute by GHS Chandmari Kohima, a dance by Stella Hr. Sec School Kohima, ‘A tribute To My Teacher’ by Liwe-u Sara GHSS Pfutsero, ‘Tha Tusohi Kumutha Tusoh’ by GHS Thuvopisu Phek. Vote of thanks was delivered by Director School Education, Wonthungo Tsopoe.

            All together 14 Teachers were awarded State Level Teachers Award.


Sl. No. Name Designation School District
1 H. Ghutoli Sema Primary Teacher GPS Akuluto Zunheboto
2 Phamyei Konyak Primary Teacher GMS Choknyu Village Mon
3 Lino Chang Primary Teacher GMS Post Office Tuensang
4 Mariamma Cherian Graduate Teacher GHSS Pfutsero Phek
5 Apilu Kamei Assistant Teacher Chwang School,


6 Neizelhoulie Seyie Language Teacher GHSS Medziphema Dimapur
7 Biswajit Paul Headmaster MGM Hr. Sec. School Dimapur
8 Rampratap Maurya Graduate Teacher GHS Salomi Kiphire
9 Kikrulhoulie Khezhie Graduate Teacher GMS D-Khel, Kohima


10 O. Baukam Phom Primary Teacher GMS Anaki-P Longleng
11 Tomy John Graduate Teacher Mayangnokcha GHSS Mokokchung
12 Haireudi Kamlak Physical Education Teacher GHSS Peren Peren
13 Tek Bahadur Headmaster Springdale School Wokha
14 Arun Kumar Singh Assistant Teacher St John Hr. Sec. School Tuensang

                                                                                    (Moamenla & Takumpula)




            Along with the rest of the nation Zunheboto district celebrated Teachers day on 5th September 2019 at Government Higher Secondary School Zunheboto with Deputy Commissioner Zunheboto, Peter Lichamo, NCS as special guest.

            Programme was chaired by President, ANPSA (Z), invocation prayer by Pastor, Lotha Baptist Church Zunheboto and welcome address was delivered by Principal DIET Zunheboto. Prizes were given to district teacher awardees by Deputy Commissioner and Sr. Pastor Zunheboto town Sumi Baptist Church, Rev. Dr. Daniel Chishi offered a special prayer for teachers.

            District Education Officer Zunheboto in his short speech explained on how important and influential a teacher’s role is in the life of a student and that a teacher should never give up or get lazy in whatever the situation might be.

            Special guest and Deputy Commissioner Zunheboto, Peter Lichamo in his speech explained that a student life is moulded by three persons i.e Father, Mother and Teacher and so exhorted the teachers to continue giving their best efforts as usual and also emphasized on the need of having love, care and concern for the students. He further added that untill and unless a teacher becomes a motivator for the students, that particular Teacher is failing in his or her duties. He requested the Teachers to be punctual and regular in their duties as students will always follow their footsteps. He also advised the students to be obedient, God fearing and not to have pride, ego and arrogance and it will only bring failure in their life.

            Principal Government Higher Secondary school Zunheboto delivered the vote of thanks and Pastor Nepali Baptist Church Zunheboto pronounced the benediction.

                                                                                    (DPRO/IA Zunheboto/Suruhoto)


            To honour the Teachers on the occasion of the Teachers Day, a combined program Teacher’s Day celebration was held at Town Hall Peren on 5th September 2019.

            Greeting and congratulating the teachers on the occasion of the Teacher’s Day, Special guest SDO (civil) Peren, Rahul Mali IAS said, Teachers were true builders and shapers of the society. He appealed to all the teachers to rededicate their commitment to become conscience keeper of the society.

            On the occasion, three teachers received award. The awardees were Nenthing PT GMS Ahthipung, Kwerangchung Thou GT GHS, Heningkunlwa and Paunamdile Nang GT GHSS Peren.

            Earlier, welcome address was given by DEO Peren, Ramdi Thou. Students from different schools performed various exciting activities like, ode to teachers, choreography and speech on behalf of the students. A special prayer for teachers was delivered by pastor Haiku Nza PTBC. Kebana Thou and Daudau compered the function.

                                                                                                (Shahlong IA Peren)


            Joining the rest of the country, Kiphire district observed Teachers day on 5th September 2019 at district headquarter Kiphire at Hopongkyu Memorial Hall with Deputy Commissioner Kiphire, Sarita Yadav IAS as the guest of honour.

            Sarita stated that she always recollect the good things the teachers had done during her students life. She adviced the teachers to keep updated with the students in different fields not only focussing in the class room so that the environment and the sentiment of the school will always be in a positive stand. She also said that teachers’ day is a special day for the appreciation to teachers and in India, teachers’ day is celebrated on 5th September and this tradition started from 1962 when Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrisnan was born.

            The Kiphire District Education department acknowledged the sincerity of the devoted teachers in their assigned duty. Kiphire district Teachers’ award 2019 was given to L. Tsulongthong, GT of Government Higher Secondary School Pungro; Dhamendra Singh, GT Government High School Longmatra; T. Tsapichamla, PT Government High School; Yangphi & G. Jeviholi Swu, Assistant Teacher Agape School Kiphire. They were given teachers’ award 2019 in public recognition for their outstanding services and valuable contribution to the community as a teacher. The Kiphire district HLSC topper Lichungse T. Sangtam from Saramati High School Kiphire was also awarded citation certificate with incentive for securing 92% marks which was sponsored by (KDPSS), the students from different schools took part in different entertainment. Welcome address was pronounced by Appe Lohe St, SDEO Kiphire.

                                                                                                (DPRO Kiphire)


            Teachers’ Day Celebration was held on 5th September 2019 at Council Hall, Mon Town with ADC Mon, Hiazu Meru as the guest of honour. While delivering his speech, he attributed the success of his life to his teachers. He also extended congratulations to all the 16 Mon District Teachers Day awardees.

            He mentioned that teaching is a noble profession with a lot of responsibilities. He also called upon everyone present to retrospect and introspect their profession and the kind of work that everyone is associated with. On literacy rate and the student pass percentage of Mon District, he said the district is still tailing at the lowest amongst all the districts in Nagaland.

            Highlighting the problem of proxy teachers in our state, he urged upon the teachers to take their responsibilities seriously and do justice to their service. He also requested   the people to take the challenge to come up with a good functional and prestigious Govt. school in Mon District.

            Further stating the importance of innovation and how with time the receptive value of students may degrade, it is important for teachers to use their creativity and constantly come up with new methods and innovation for teaching.

            He also put forward a suggestion to come up with an innovative cell in the office of the DEO’s and SDEO’s in order to monitor and document any innovative ideas that has been implemented in various schools of Mon District.

            Speech on behalf of the awardees was given by C. Ngepngam P/T, GHSS Mon.

                                                                                                (K.K. Chim, IA Mon)


            Teachers’ Day celebration was held on 5th September 2019 at GHSS Auditorium Tuensang organized by the Confederation of Chang Students’ Union with DC Tuensang Mohammed Ali Shahib, IAS as the chief Guest.

            Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Guest quoted “Education is reformatory and expansive process which seeks to unfold all that is good and noble to individual and true knowledge is what brings enlightenment and self-realization”. Teachers are the most crucial medium through which the purpose of education can be realized, he said. He also urged all to reiterate and remind ourselves of the responsibility that has been bestowed upon the noble profession. Besides, the dissemination of factual, scientific, creative and literary knowledge and art, teachers played a pivotal role in moulding the value system and thus shaping the character of an individual. He also encouraged each teacher present to continue to strive with the best of abilities to inspire hope, ignite imagination and instill to love of learning.

            He is also of the view that the menace of proxy teachers and rampant absenteeism create more problem in addition to various issues like shortage of teachers, lack of proper infrastructure, encroachment etc. Communitization of education with active participation of the local community in the functioning of schools is an important responsibility in nation building. He also challenged the teaching community and asked them to inspire and ignite minds towards learning and creativity.

            President CCSU, Chingmak Chang while addressing the welcome address introduced the Mission Zero Percent Free for the Residential Free Coaching Center for Class X Students. Lithrongla Sangtam of Wela Foundation School graced the programme with a tribute to the teachers.

            CCSU Cultural Troupe  and Gabriel Ministry Tuensang both entertained the event with folk fusion and an Act, while Renchumi Lotha, SDEO Tuensang concluded the event with a vote of thanks. Wellen Chang was the compere of the programme.

            On the occasion, 17 teachers were awarded with the Teachers District awards 2019: H.Paul GT GHS Angangba, I. Imsuyangla Hindi Teacher GHS Chaba, Hycha Sangtam GT GHS Chari, S. Jemom Lam PGT GHSS Tuensang, Thsachemse GT St Joseph School noksen, Kakoli Purkayashtha GT St John Hr. Sec School, L. Sentijungla GT Wela Foundation, I. Lipongse Sangtam PT GMS Trongar-A, S. Temsu Sangtam PT GMS Lanutemjen, Akhang Chang PT GPS Sedem Tuensang village, Bendangyanger Chang PT GPD Haak, T. Pokoi Khiamniungan PT GPS Noklak, Suthiu Khiamniungan PT GPS Langnok, T. Busham GT GMS Nokyan, Ramesh Mishra GT GSS Shamator and T Asnagla Yimchunger PT GMS Shamator-A.

                                                                                    (Thungti Chang, IA Tuensang)


            Organized by the Ao Kaketshir  Mungdang (AKM) in collaboration with the District Education Office, the 58th Teachers’ Day 2019 was celebrated at town Hall, Mokokchung today (5th Sept. 2019) with Minister, Higher & Technical Education and Tribal Affairs, Govt. of Nagaland, Temjen Imna Along as special guest.

            He said everyone is teacher and student in their own way. He encouraged the teachers to dedicate themselves for the future of our people. He maintained that the role of teachers is not only to teach different subjects but to mould every young individual to make understand the approach towards life.

            The Minister also said that the future of our land is in the hands of the teachers, and asked   them to do away with the attitude of not wanting to serve in interior areas. He asked the teachers to be a role model and to nurture the young minds so that they would become not only good students but also good human beings.

            Short speeches were delivered by DC Mokokchung, Rajesh Soundararajan. IAS and District Education Officer, Mokokchung.  Special items were presented by model Higher secondary School, Blossoms Preschool, Cannan Christian Higher Secondary School and Straightway Higher Secondary School. Welcome speech was delivered by president AKM, invocation was pronounced by Pastor, Christ Church Mokokchung, special prayer for teachers was said by Rev. O. Yashi Jamir while the programme was chaired by secretary Info. & Publicity AKM.

                                                                                                (Lanukaba, IA Mokokchung) 


            With the rest of the nation, Government Hr. Sec. School (GHSS) Jalukie Town celebrated Teachers’ Day on 5th September, 2019 at GHSS Auditorium. The comperes of the programme were Jeten and Iringsingle.

            During the celebration programme, invocation prayer was pronounced by Heizuiyile followed by speech on behalf of the students delivered by Wimaningwang, while vote of thanks was proposed by GHSS Principal, N. Asenla Pongen and closing prayer was said by Namren.

            The other highlights of the celebration programme included; Solo, duet, dance, beat-box and choreography which were being displayed by the students of different classes and a special presentation were also given away to the teachers by the students.

                                                                                    (Lamhaomang Singson, IA Peren)


            The 26th Conference of DGsP/IGs/P and Heads of Central Police Organisations (CPOs) of North East Region got underway on 5th September 2019 at Nagaland Police Complex, Chumukedima, Nagaland, under the theme, “Changing paradigm of challenges and Police preparedness.”

            Addressing the inaugural function, Governor of Nagaland, R.N. Ravi termed the institution of Police chiefs as a powerful forum for creating a congenital atmosphere and added that pertinent issues are being discussed on the sidelines during such conference. Pointing out that security cannot be fragmented between the States, he emphasised on the need for an integrated approach, with the rise of militant insurgency in the North East. Observing that there has been a remarkable improvement in security situation of the Region, the Governor acknowledged the relentless good works of the Police, CAPFs and Security Agencies. He mentioned that the policing thrust now has to shift in day -to-day professional policing which he felt was grossly neglected during the long counter insurgency period.” The dividends of peace must reach to the common man and addressing their security concerns should be our priority,” Ravi maintained. Lamenting the not so satisfactory basic policing performance parameters of the region, the Governor said that prevention and detection of crimes, scientific investigation of the cases and successful prosecution of criminals needs to be accorded priority by the police. “Performance evaluation of Police Stations and district police should be based on these parameters,” he maintained and urged upon the police Chiefs to give special attention to it. Talking about the protracted insurgencies in the region, leading to proliferation of illicit arms and illicit arms trade where recent seizures of arms in other parts of India have revealed North East linkages, Ravi urged upon the Police Chiefs for launching sustained drives in their States against illicit fire arms. The Governor was optimistic that the two days conclave of the Police Chiefs, Chief of Central Forces and the Intelligence Agencies would further strengthen the security cooperation amongst them and also generate good workable policy inputs to help make North East region a paradise of peace and prosperity.

            Deputy Chief Minister Nagaland, Y. Patton, speaking as the guest of honour during the conference, observed secure and peaceful environment as pre- requisite for sustained development and added that the role of Police and security Agencies towards the endeavor has become manifold.

            Patton highlighted on the security concerns of unprecedented influx of illegal immigrants, porous international boundary of NE, drug trafficking, rapid increase in the use of information and communication technology system, emerging challenges of cybercrime criminals and observed that all these has interstate ramifications for the whole of the N.E. Patton said that it was crucial for the stake holders for ensuring that such conferences are held to deliberate on issues of security and to formulate strategies to effectively deal with the challenges. He opined that the two day conference would be fruitful in making North East a more safer and peaceful region. He further encouraged the participating delegates to unceasingly pursue towards the cause.

            Earlier, welcome address were delivered by Additional Director, Intelligence Bureau, A.K. Mishra, IPS, and DGP Nagaland T. Longkumer. Vote of thanks was proposed by Joint Director SIB, Kohima.

                                                                                                (DPRO Dimapur)


            Principal Secretary & APC, N. Hushili Sema, in her address, said that the world is in a stage where we need publicity to show the development of the activities however, the level of our  achievement should speaks for itself with or without publicity.

            She also acknowledged the officers, mentioning that they have been working with hassles, constraint and stress but at the same time requested and suggested them to be pro efficient and make use of the subsidy, grants or assistance that the department receives and utilize it in a judicious and realistic way as the department is directly connected to the land farmers and cultivators.

            She also urged the district officers, agri scholars, scientists and the technical people to be a good motivator and impart their knowledge and experiences they have acquired over the years in their field since our farmers are still at a primitive stage in dealing with the land and producers.

            She also pointed out that Nagaland is ‘Organic’ by default and have the potential and resources to develop in a wide range of area. Therefore this ‘Potential’ should be properly studied and explored for the economic upliftment of the cultivators and farmers.

            Applauding the department for the initiative and serving as the custodians of the farmers one should try to inculcate a positive attitude to our people and continue to uplift the farmers in the right direction where the economic status will be upgraded and can be sustained and hoped that other farmers would come forward to avail this opportunity.

            Briefing about the Mission Organic Value Chain Development for North East Region (MOVCDNER) Joint Director, K. Remphamo Lotha highlighted that this programme was launched in the year 2015-2016. Under this scheme in ‘Component B’ category it provides Provision for financial assistance for setting integrated processing unit, Integrated pack house, Cold storage, Facilitate van (Transportation) etc. which the FPOs and entrepreneurs can avail at a subsidized rate of 50%.

            Farm Producer Organizations (FPOs) from Kohima, Phek and Wokha were distributed Trucks and Pick-ups at the programme organized by the department of Agriculture ‘Handing over of vehicles to FPOs under MOVCDNER’ held at the Directorate campus on 5th September 2019.


                                                                                                (Siizo Kikhi IA)


            A meeting on Poshan Maah, a holistic nutrition campaign for healthier women and children was conducted at ADC Office Medziphema on 4th September 2019.

            CDPO, Tsungrosongla urged all the Block Convergence Plan for Committee (BCPC) to support the holistic nutrition campaign, as September is celebrated as Rashtriya Poshan Maah month and ponted out the need to sensitise people regarding the importance of nutrients. She also highlighted the objectives and importance of Poshan Maah.

            The members discussed the action plan for Poshan Maah, how implementing departments will carry out the activities and spread the message during the month

            EAC, Sentilila Ozukum also urged all the members to co-ordinate for the successful celebration of Poshan Maah.

            The members decided to organise Poshan Rally on 7th September, Awareness Camps for pregnant mothers & girls on 13th September, Anemia screening Camp on 19th September and Poshan Mela on 27th September respectively, through Poshan Maah.

                                                                                                (Sashimong, IA Medziphema)



            A launching of Poshan Maah, 2019 will be held at the Heritage, Kohima on 6th September, 2019 at 8:00 AM with Advisor, Social Welfare, Home Guards & Civil Defence, Noke Wangnao as the Special guest. The programme will include Poshan Pledge flag off rally along with an award ceremony.

                                                                                                (Siizo Kikhi IA)


            The department of Environment, Forest and Climate Change on the recommendation of the Selection Committee Meeting held on 16th August 2019, the Government of Nagaland has appointed Satya Prakash Tripathi, IFS (Retd.) as the Chairman of Nagaland State Biodiversity Board (NSBB).

                                                                                                (Siizo Kikhi IA)



            District Sports Officer,  Mon Anguvito Sumi  in a circular informed to all the interested candidates that the 12th Inter district ‘Catch Them Young Tournament’ in the discipline of Football (boys) and Athletics for both boys and girls under 14 years of age will be held at IG Stadium,  Kohima from 16th -18th October 2019. In this regard, the District Sports Office, Mon will be conducting a selection cum district tournament from 13th – 14th September 2019.

            Hence, all the interested candidates/players born on or after 15th October 2005 can get themselves registered at the District Sports Office from 6th September 2019 onwards during office hours.

            The following are the Athletic events (both Boys & Girls) 100M Race, 200M Race, 400M Race, 4x100M Relay Race, Shot Put, Long Jump and High Jump.

            Further, DSC informed that, a player can participate in three (3) events only excluding relay race.

                                                                                                (K.K. Chim, IA Mon)


            Phom Baptist Christian Association (PBCA) will be organizing a Women Convention on 11th -13th October 2019 at PBCA convention hall Longleng under the theme “Phenomenal Women”. Resource person will be P. Angbhen Women Secretary PBCA, M. Hongla Phom; Programme Executive, Directorate General, AIR New Delhi, Dr. Wungtei Buchem, Vice Chancellor’s Indian PhD Post-Doc fellow, The University of Sheffield U.K.

                                                                                                (Manjomg Phom, IA.Longleng)


            ADC and Administrator Zunheboto Town Council, Ajit K. Ranjan, in a notification, informed interested party/parties (individuals/SHGs/NGO’s/Group/cooperative Societies/ Companies etc.) for submission of bids in sealed cover for Collection of Parking Fee in the following locations:

  1. Location 1: Daily Market to Centre Tratfic Point
  2. Location 2 DC Office (through Centre Point) to SBl Baazar Branch
  3. Location 3: New Colony to Old Town
  4. Location 4: BOC Junction Area

Tender Schedule Fixed as under: 

  1. Last Date for Issue of Tender Form: 27th September, 2019
  2. Last Date for submission of sealed bids: 30th September, 2019
  3. Opening of bids:1- October, 2019 at 11 AM, ADC Chamber, DC Office, Zunheboto.

            The following documents are to be attached along with the Tender Form:

  1. Government approved identity proof/Society Registration No. etc of the bidder.
  2. Present Address Proof of Bidder
  3. Permanent Address Proof of Bidder.

            Further details can be found at or contact Superintendent, ZTC.

                                                                                    (DPRO/IA Zunheboto/Suruhuto)