Thursday celebrated at St. Joseph Church, Chumukedima
April 17: The Passover events of the Holy Thursday were
celebrated at St. Joseph Church, Chumukedima on Thursday
evening with Most Rev. Dr. James Thoppil, the Bishop of
Kohima as the main celebrant.
in his introduction reminded the congregation that on
this day, the Church celebrates two important events,
the gift of the Eucharist and priesthood and the
commandment to serve and love, celebrated in the context
of the Jewish Passover Feast. The Holy Eucharist is the
lasting memorial left by Jesus to the Church, for which
he also established the priesthood. Unlike the Jewish
Passover celebration, when Jesus celebrated the Passover
with his disciples for the last time on earth, there was
no sacrifice of lamb because Jesus himself was the Lamb
that was about to be sacrificed.
the Last Supper, the Lord Jesus took the bread, gave
thanks, broke it and said, "This is my body that is
for you. Do this in remembrance of me." [1 Cor.
11:24] Then, he took the cup and said, "This cup is
the New Covenant in Christ blood [Ex. 12:1-8, 11-14]. Do
this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of
me." [1 Cor. 11:25] For as often as you eat this
bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord's death
until He comes.
commemoration Bishop also washed the feet of the twelve
disciples (representatives) in imitation of Jesus act of
humility and service. Bishop also urged every Christian
to be prepared for sacrificial sharing and self-giving
love, if we are to live the examples of Jesus in our
celebration of the Holy Thursday is a challenge to
humble service, for as Winston Churchill said, "we
make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we
visits Sakus Mission College
April 17: Against Corruption and Unabated Taxation (
ACAUT) has been visiting various Colleges in Dimapur to
spread its message and also to spread awareness. Sakus
Mission College allowed ACAUT to hold a session with its
Faculty, staff and students on April 16.
session was chaired by a faculty member of the College
and it began with a prayer. The session was held in the
backdrop of ACAUT filing RTI in two departments in Civil
Secretariat on Tuesday in Kohima.
two main speakers were ACAUT Vice Chairman Joel Nillo
Kath and Convener RTI Cell Dr. Kekhuga Murru. Joel Nillo
Kath gave a brief history on how ACAUT came into being
and how ACAUT had to change its nomenclature from Action
Committee Against Unabated Taxation keeping the needs of
the Nagas in mind.
said that if Naga people hadn't given their mandate on
the 31st October 2013 ACAUT Rally held in Dimapur where
tens of thousands gave their support, ACAUT would not
is not against the Naga National movement as such, but
factionalism has separated the Nagas which in turn has
led to multiple taxation which weighed down on the
Common Nagas, he said.
further said ACAUT stands for "One Government, One
Tax" and the core message is to let the Naga
Political Groups (NPGs) unite so that public can pay tax
to one Government.
Kekhugha Murru stated that ACAUT is determined to weed
out corruption and will continue to remain a pressure
group as long as corruption exists.
that corruption exists in every sphere, he exhorted that
the common Nagas have to unite in tackling this issue of
corruption which is a cancer for everyone.
Longkumer, Convener Media Cell also spoke on the
occasion and his two basic messages were that firstly it
should be the students who should be most worried about
the sorry state of affairs of the society and the
students should be proactive on issues affecting us and
secondly that the civilization of any society is
indicated by the collective response of every
individuals, basically implying that Nagas have to make
a concerted effort in tackling issues affecting us.
ACAUT pledge to fight against corruption was led by Tia
Longchar, ACAUT Public mobilization convener. He led
with conviction as everyone present placed their hands
on their hearts, repeated the pledge and declared that
they were now ACAUT Nagaland.
Chairman-cum-proprietor of Sakus Mission College , Er.
Saku Aier said that the College fully supports ACAUT.
other ACAUT members who attended were Simon Kelio,
convener Liaison cell who is also the Vice-principal of
SMC, Y. Zhimomi GS GB Union Dimapur , Likolo VP DNSU
,Solomon L Awomi General secretary ACAUT and President
EDBA, Zhalie, Assistant General secretary ACAUT and
Hukiye VP DUCCF. (Page News Service)
convocation of IGNOU held
April 17: Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU)
Regional Centre Kohima held 27th convocation on April 16
at IGNOU study centre, Modern College near SBI Lerie
this occasion Pro- vice Chancellor Nagaland University,
Kohima Professor A Lanunungsang congratulated all the
successful candidates and said that the scarves worn by
each of them symbolizes success and hard work.
said that NU and IGNOU must work together in an
inter-disciplinary approach for better quality
that IGNOU is a living example to the state, working
hard to extend its opportunity in the field of
environment, piggery, water management, MSW, fruit
processing etc, he said with the extension of IGNOU into
the state, many marvellous jobs were accumulated giving
arise of literacy rate 86% way back in the past years
but today education gradually progressed with the effect
of immense opportunities.
explained the values of hard work, sincerity and
dedication and said that there is no other substitute to
challenged the students to never put a full stop in
their career but to soar higher and higher in walks of
also gave away the certificates to the successful
Director, IGNOU, Dr. T Iralu presented Regional
Director's report. He said that there were above 100
students success or completed the course in this 27th
convocation (Kohima study centre). He said that with the
passage of time, the university made a big progress with
574 candidates at this center, adding IGNOU is the world
largest university which is called 'People University'
where its open to all with no age limit etc.
highlights in the occasion were special song presented
by students of Modern college and screening the country
wide telecast of convocation programmes.
programme was chaired by Assistant Professor, Modern
college Kohima Ezhüni Chache.
DPDB meeting held
April 17: The District Planning & Development Board
(DPDB) monthly meeting of Kohima District was held under
the chairmanship of MLA & Advisor, New &
Renewable Energy, Music Task Force and DPDB Chairman,
Khriehu Liezietsu, at the Zonal Council Hall on April
the outset, Khriehu welcomed the new Chief Executive
Officer, KMC, Lithrongla Tongpi and also others members
who were present in the house. He also thanked the
Deputy Commissioner and the Additional Deputy
Commissioner for conducting the meeting during his
absence in the last two DPDB meetings. He said that the
Board would be looking forward for fruitful
developmental activities in the district.
reviewing of the last meeting minutes, Sr. Medical
Officer, Naga Hospital Authority, Kohima, Dr.
Vekietoulie Pienyu gave a power point presentation on
'Stress Management'. He said that stress is caused in
today's modern life due to various factors like
unemployment, competitions, rising expectations,
poverty/debt, daily work stress, relationships, traffic
jams and so on. He said that stress is the arousal of
the body and mind in response to the demands made on
also emphasized on the two types of stress and also on
the benefits of positive stress, distress, symptoms of
the Initiative of the Urban Development Department of
Nagaland a deliberation was held on how to make
Preparation of Kohima City Development Plan under Urban
Development. This was highlighted by the ICAR Management
consultant Services Limited (iMaCs) Delhi, Manager,
Abhilash who was also accompanied by his Associate
manager said that CDP is both a perspective and a vision
for the future development of a city. He asked the
members to list out the priorities of schemes, project
requirements etc to be taken up so as to achieve its
strategies. Abhilash said that vision statement
signifies where the city should go within a given time
frame. He further opined that Formulation of city vision
should be concerned on the aspects that distinguish
Kohima, provision of adequate
slum and urban poor, and others. Aspects that define
Kohima city are Culture and Tourism, Rich Flora and
Fauna, rich community participation etc, he added. He
also elaborated on the ongoing Project Integrated Road
and Multi-level Parking project in Kohima.
letter written to the Government of Nagaland by the
citizen of Viswema village for a creation of new Rural
Development Block at Viswema under 15 Southern Angami-11
Assembly constituency was read out in the August house
and the letter was endorsed to the Project
Kohima, to be examined before discussion at the next
the quarterly progress on Prime Minister's New 15 Point
Programme, ADC Planning, Ketoho Luho requested the
members concerned to submit the report before the date
line given as mentioned in the official letter received
from the government.
house discussed about the Action calendar for the
Exposure trip to the cleanest village which is located
in Meghalaya and requested the committee to expedite the
plan and inform the house in next meeting.
the concluding remarks, ADC, Kohima, Asangla Imti
thanked all concerned on behalf of the Deputy
Commissioner for rendering their services for smooth
conduct of the 16th Lok Sabha Election.
lecture organized for students
April 17: The 37 Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ 6
Sector Assam Rifles organized a motivational lecture for
students of Government High School, Molvom. During
the lecture, boys and girls of senior classes were
educated about the various options available for a
career in the Armed Forces.
55 students including 20 girl students attended the
motivational lecture. The girl students were appraised
about career of women in the Armed Forces as Officers
and Nursing Staff. The students showed a high level of
enthusiasm during the interaction. (Page News Service)
Lab set up at Medziphema
April 17: A milestone was achieved in the history of
Nagaland Agriculture Department with the setting
up of Nuclear Polyydrosis Virus Unit(NPV) lab at
Medziphema, on April 15 last.
inauguration programme was chaired by L Mero, Additional
Director of Agriculture and N Tekatushi Ao, Director of
Agriculture was the Chief Guest. Rongseninla, Joint
Director of Agriculture gave a short keynote address
about the benefit of NPV in agriculture specially for
sustainable agriculture and vote of thanks was
pronounced by Bendanglila, Dy. Director of Agriculture.
NPV Lab is the first of its kind in the Northeast and
with the production of NPV, pest like helicoverpa
armigera and spodoptera ligera can be effectively
controlled in cabbage, cauliflower, pulses, sunflower,
cotton and also horticultural crops. NPV has no waiting
period after spray, it is easy to carry.
April 17: The most awaited dream of the three best
friends who struggled themselves in the Music Industry
in Nagaland showcasing their talents in shows, parties
or even concert, Nikato Sumi, Prem Rawat and Dilwar
Hussain are ready to release their first Album , "Awarapan"
in Hindi on April 24 at Spill Lounge, ,Dimapur at 6 p.m...
music was recorded at Sonic Boom, Dimapur, and composed
and arranged by Nokrang Longkumer.
on legal rights of women
April 17: The Nagaland State Commission for Women in
collaboration with National Commission for Women is
organizing a one day seminar on legal rights of women on
marriage, divorce and inheritance on April 22 at Peren
following apex leaders Zeliangrong Baudi, Zeliangrong
Mothers' Association, Zeliangrong Students Union and VCC
have been requested to participate in the said programme.
opens new branch office at Mokokchung
April 17 : Nagaland State Cooperative Bank Mokokchung
Branch got its new branch premises, which was
inaugurated by Rev Ponen Longchar, Pastor, MIBA on April
15 last at Mokokchung town in presence of government
officials, district manager, NABARD, Mokokchung public
leaders, VDB functionaries, church leaders, customers
and bank officials.
(Admn), NSCB Ltd, Imtilemba Longkumer, in his keynote
address said that NSCB was established in 1967 at
Dimapur after obtaining license from Reserve Bank of
India and at present has a network of 21 branches in all
the districts in the state, except Longleng district.
said this is the only local bank sponsored and financed
by the state Government holding more than 80% of the
is the second oldest branch of NSCB, which was opened in
1968 in order to accomplish the aspiration of the people
of the district.
disclosed that Mokokchung branch has become a model
branch of the bank and its per employee business is
among the highest in branch business of the bank.
GM disclosed that in the midst of providing
uninterrupted service to the people, this branch is the
second highest profit earning branch next to Kohima
branch with a profit of Rs 242.23 lakhs at the close of
March 2014. The branch has deposit of Rs 3399.86 lakhs
and the total loan and advances of Rs 2120.90 lakhs with
a CD ration of 62.38% as on March 31, 2014.
Bendangnukshi Longkumer, ex-vice chairman, NSCB Ltd
expressed happiness for the improvement in growth of
bank's business during the last 10 years. He appealed to
the public in general and business community in
particular to avail the facilities offered by the bank
by saving their surplus fund and to recover the loan
Tonger, ARCS, Mokokchung also spoke about the primary
objective of the establishment of NSCB in the state and
the overall functioning of the cooperative societies in
the district in general. (Page News Service)