Naga News


DIPR, Kohima

Friday, 9th November 2018




            The aspirational district Kiphire held a cabinet meeting in the District with Kiren Rijiju MoS for Home Affairs, Government of India (GOI) on 9th November 2018 at IR Camp Kiphire. In the Cabinet Meeting the Deputy Commissioner of Kiphire, Mohammad Ali Shihab IAS gave a power point presentation on behalf of the district about the developmental activities in the district.


                                                                                                (DPRO Kiphire)




            Officials from the Departments of Youth Resources & Sports (YRS), Information & Public Relations (IPR) & Nagaland Football Association (NFA) visited the Maharana Club and Cotton University, Guwahati on 9th November 2018.

            This initiative is being carried out by the Government of Nagaland as part of the yearlong celebration in honour of the legendary footballer, Dr. T. Ao from Changki Village on his 100th Birth Anniversary. He was the first Olympian from Nagaland who captained Indian Football Team to the Summer London Olympics Games in 1948. The main objective of this tour is to meet and interact with the officials of the Maharana Club and faculty members of the Cotton University from where he studied and started his career as a professional footballer.

            While interacting with them, the officials from Nagaland minutely apprised them about the initiatives and programmes undertaken by the Government of Nagaland so far, stating that the government has declared the year 2018 as the yearlong celebration of Dr. T. Ao. At the same time, they also invited them to be a part of the culmination programme which is slated to be held at Kohima on 28th January 2019.

            President, Maharana Athletics Club, Rana Pratap Bordoloi thanked the officials from Nagaland for visiting the club and assured them that he will be a part of the culmination programme next year. He said it was under the leadership of Dr. T. Ao, the club gained popularity in terms of fame and recognition all over India. He said Dr. T. Ao represented the Club to various tournaments across the country and won trophies at different levels. He further said that the club still remembering him and his contemporaries as they were the players who had left with an indelible mark in the history of football not only in Assam but also at the national level.

            Vice Chancellor, Cotton University, Professor, BC Goswami while interacting with the officials from Nagaland highly praised the legendary footballer for his immense contributions and leadership provided not only to the University but also the country at large.  “We are short in stature but endowed with talents”, he said. “If Chinese and Korean can do it why cant we”, he asked. He further said that the only thing we have to emphasise more is on ‘imparting extensive training and providing infrastructure’. Recalling the history of college tournaments, he said prior to India’s independence there was only two colleges in Assam namely, Murari Chand College, Sylhet now Bangladesh and Cotton College, Guwahati. And they used to play football match every year but unfortunately the Cotton College was defeated every year by MC College for 14 years consecutively. However, after Dr. T.Ao took over as the captain of the college team, they start winning the matches for  which they were inspired and cherished him till today, he said.

            He also mentioned about the planning to build a new indoor stadium which he said would be the state of the art. He said that the new stadium will be named as Dr. T. Ao Indoor stadium for which he urged the Government of Nagaland to come forward and consider their proposal on sharing basis.

            The team was led by Addl. Director, YRS, Rato Pusa. He was accompanied by Assistant Director, YRS, Jakedovo Chase, APRO, IPR, Nongozo Rikha, Video journalist, Bendangsunep Jamir, Former International footballer & holder of ‘B’ license,  Roko Angami, Junior State Coach, Ruopfu Meyase and Head, Youth Development, Football Club Aizawl & the only ‘A’ license holder from Nagaland, William Koso.

                                                                                                (Nongozo Rikha, APRO)




            Chairman District Planning & Development Board (DPDB) Wokha has informed that the monthly DPDB meeting has been differed to 13th November, however, the venue and the time remain the same, therefore, all the members have been informed to note the change of date and attend the meeting without fail.

                                                                                                (DPRO Wokha)




            First meeting of all the members of the Block Convergence Plan for Committee (BCPC) for the Poshan Abhiyan Mission under Medziphema block held in the Dobashi hall at Medziphema on 9th November 2018. The members consists of the Chairman, EAC Medziphema, Sentilong Ozukum, CDPO, BDO, SDO (PHED) SMO CHC, SDEO, Supervisors under CDPO, and welfare inspectors Medziphema. The members in the meeting had a discussion on the convergence plan and what action plan will be brought out for the successful implementation to strengthen the programme at Medziphema subdivision. It also discussed the objectives and features of Poshan Abhiyan Mission how it will benefit right up to the grass root level.


                                                                                                (IA Medziphema)




            A seminar cum awareness programme on the new centrally sponsored scheme – Pradhan Mantri Kisan SAMPADA Yojana (PMKSY) and potential of Food processing in Nagaland will be held at Hotel Japfü, Kohima on 22nd November, 2018.

            Scheme guidelines of PMKSY, Agricultural resources and its prospects in food processing, Horticultural resources and its prospects in food processing, Experiences of Venturing into Food Processing Business will be the main topics to be deliberated upon during the seminar.


                                                                                                (Siizo Kikhi)




            The monthly meeting of Zunheboto District Planning and Development Board was held on 8th November 2018 at DC’s Office Conference Hall, Zunheboto under the chairmanship of Advisor Tourism and Art & Culture, Khehovi Yepthomi, Chairman DPDB Zunheboto.

            The Chairman asked the members to be regular in attending DPDB meetings and asked Deputy Commissioner to check the attendance. The Deputy Commissioner highlighted on the preparation of Mini Hornbill Festival and requested members to give their full co-operation during the festival. The following agenda were discussed in the meeting including complaint against the irregular employees in the government offices and institutions submitted by Sumi Kiphimi Kuqhakulu (SKK). The Board gave directions to submit attendance of DPDB members in the next meeting.

            The board discussed the registration of Suruhuto Range Student Union and Lokivipu Society Lithsami meeting and directed the area Administrative Officer to verify and submit report in the next meeting. The house decided to verify the spot for construction of Sewage near the main road, South Point Zunheboto. For opening a new school “Showfield School” at Aghunato Town, it was decided to forward the matter to the government for further action. The board deliberated the creation of Sub-Treasury Office at Satakha, the Sr. Treasury Officer briefed the board about the criteria for creation of Sub-Treasury Office. The board agreed to forward to Government for further action.

            A powerpoint presentation was given by Assistant Director of Food & Civil Supplies Departments and the next powerpoint will be presented by R&B (PWD) and Agricultural Department. The meeting concluded with a word of thanks from the chair.


                                                                                    (DPRO Zunheboto/IA Suruhuto)




            Longleng District Planning & Development Board meeting was held under the chairmanship of the Deputy Commissioner Longleng, John Tsulise Sangtam on 8th November 2018 at DC’s conference hall.

            The Chairman welcomed the members present and reviewed the last meeting minutes. While reviewing the last meeting the board rectified the verification committee for the Local Area Development Program. The board also discussed on shortage of Police force in the district and non-functioning of Tamlu and Yonglok Police station after it was upgraded. The Superintendent of Police Longleng, Yangba Konyak highlighted the overall strength of Police force in Longleng district. He informed that the strength of the Police Force in the district was functioning with the same status when Longleng was under SDPO even after it was upgraded to SP. He asserted that Tamlu and Yonglok were made non-functional due to shortage of NGOs like Inspector, Sub-Inspector and ASI despite having completed the basic facilities and infrastructure development. Basing on the status report and grievances of the Police Force in the district the board recommended to forward the matter to the concern authority.

            Ekoni Humtsoe ADS, Longleng gave power point presentation on the departmental activities of the Food & Civil Supplies.  The Medical Superintendent of District Hospital Longleng on behalf of the medical fraternity lauded the Deputy Commissioner John Tsulise Sangtam, ADC Temsuwati, Department of PWD (R&B) Longleng Division, the chamber of commerce, the Phom Students’ Conference and the Phomla Hoichem for contribution towards improvement and development of the hospital.

            The Board also recommended for construction of new office building of District Culture Office Longleng after it was briefed by Mapeudibe DCO, Longleng.  The Deputy Commissioner also apprised the members to fix the date and venue for the next DPDB meeting cum Advent Christmas 2018 after consultation with the Chairman DPDB.


                                                                                                (DPRO Longleng)




            Governor of Nagaland, P.B. Acharya graced the inaugural function of the three-day Amur Falcon Conservation week held at Ashaa Village Polytechnic Institute on 8th November 2018.

            Addressing the inaugural function, the Governor said “we are giving more importance to this festival to promote eco-tourism and to attract tourists and by doing this economic development will also be there.” He said the birds in millions are coming to this area only because the birds know that this is a peaceful area, earlier people knowingly or unknowingly people started killing these birds but now there is an awakening. He congratulated the Pangti people, church leaders, NGOs, departments and stakeholders for initiating and motivating the people to preserve the birds as conservation is very important thing.

            He also thanked the department of Tourism and District Administration for taking up the task of clearing the roads so that international tourist and domestic tourist can enjoy this God given great place. And he lauded the efforts they have put in for preserving the birds without giving any disturbance.

            He stated that God has blessed the Lothas with many resources and the people should know how to economically develop to make Nagaland a golden Nagaland, He added that we have the potential to become one of the richest states among the 29 states in the country “we have to plan meticulously and see that our empowered and highly educated Naga youths come back to Nagaland and work for the people to make a prosperous state.”

            Secretary, Tourism, Mhabemo Yanthan while giving the key note address said the programme was organized with the objective of drawing focus on the benefits of tourism, show causing the cultural diversity of the country and reinforcing tourism for all. Let us work with renewed vigor and involve as many inhabitants as possible in this region to stay connected with both the Amur Falcon and Tourism in whatever possible and feasible because Partatan Parv denotes tourism for all, he added.

            Yanthan also said we need to build a strong economy through tourism because we have immense potential. Therefore, rural tourism, eco-tourism, sports tourism etc. which has enormous impact on the rural economy can be an alternative source of livelihood. Amur falcon festival can be one important tourism activity which can be listed in the year-long calendar of tourism events. We need to work with commitment and sincerity along with transparency and accountability, thereby, contributing towards the growth of our rural economy.

            The objective of the Amur Falcon festival is to spread awareness on wildlife conservation and strengthen human- nature relationship as well as to address alternative and sustainable livelihood opportunities for the community through eco-tourism.

            Short speeches were also delivered by Advisor IT, Science & Technology, NRE Mmhonlumo Kikon, Chief Wildlife Warden Nagaland, S.P. Tripathi, IFS and Chairman, Pangti Village Council, Jenithung Shitiri. The inaugural function was chaired by Deputy Commissioner, Wokha, Dr. Manazir Jeelani Samoon, IAS.

                                                                                                (DPRO & IA, Wokha)




            The District Level Committee for Poshan Abhiyaan was held under the chairmanship of the Deputy Commissioner Longleng, John Tsulise Sangtam on 8th November 2018 at DC’s conference hall.

            Addressing at the first meeting of the District Level Committee the DC & Chairman DLC spoke on the convergence activities of the different departments under Poshan Abhiyaan. Briefing on the different levels of committee which consisted of National, State, District, Block and village level committee on Poshan Abhiyaan the DC emphasized on the roles and responsibility of the various levels and the convergence departments to streamline their activities for effective implementation of the Poshan Abhiyaan programme at the National level. He said its aim is to ensure holistic development and adequate nutrition for pregnant women, mothers and children. The deputy commissioner clarified to the queries raised by the members under the convergence activities of the respective department for a common goal.

            After a detailed discussion the members felt it necessary to endorse the block level committee to go ahead with their activities. Accordingly it was decided to endorse the Block level committee to carry out their activities at the earliest to complete it with the given timeframe.

            Poshan Abhiyaan is a multi-ministerial convergence mission with the vision to ensure attainment of malnutrition free India by 2022.

                                                                                                (DPRO Longleng)




            Unity Meinlong FC, the defending champion, lifted the 13th M. Noke Trophy 2018 by defeating Denix FC during the final match played on 8th November 2018 at local ground, Mon.

            Deputy Commissioner, Mon, Thavaseelan K, IAS who was the guest of honour during the closing ceremony expressed his gratitude to M. Noke’s family, organizer and the participating team for successful conduct of the tournament.

            Other highlights of the programme were dance by Freaky Fire Girls and special number by Aman. The programme was chaired by Shoiyan Konyak and vote of thanks was delivered by Wangtok Konyak, GS MDFA. The tournament ended with distribution of prizes.

                                                                                                (K.K. Chim, IA Mon)