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Arms peddler arrested

DIMAPUR, September 29: Based on specific information, 29 Assam Rifles under the aegis of Headquarters 6 Sector Assam Rifles launched an operation in general area Naharbari Gate, Dimapur and apprehended one arms peddler alongwith one 7.65 mm Pistol on September 25 last. 

The individual was identified as Yasangwu Yimchunger, r/o Khongkha, Kiphire. The apprehended individual alongwith recovered items have been handed over to East Police Station, Dimapur. (Page News Service)

 

NBSE Chairman urges parents to nurture ambition of child

SD Jain HSS celebrates 67th Annual Day

Dimapur, September 29: SD Jain Higher Secondary School today celebrated its 67th Annual Day, which was graced by Asano Sekhoshe, Chairman, Nagaland Board of School Education as chief guest.

Speaking on the occasion, she said that an annual day celebration of school is very important for it enables one to reflect upon its achievements or failures in planning out the future development of the school.

She observed that the school has done a commendable job by imparting quality education and has gained recognition and trust from students and parents alike. She believed the achievements already made by the school are clear testimony to the vision of the founder and hoped that many more achievements would follow in the years ahead.

The NBSE Chairman said in imparting education, it is imperative to inculcate the school values such as obedience, discipline, politeness, respect for elders and teachers so that the student becomes not only a successful person but a socially accepted citizen of the society.

Stating that teachers are role models for the students, she said all actions of the teachers are watched closely and emulated by the students. She called upon the teachers to guide, motivate and show them the right direction.

She also told the students that there is no substitute for hard work and that they should develop their abilities at this stage so that one day they become successful and fulfill the aspirations of their parents and contribute to the society.

The NBSE Chairman also asked the parents to play a supportive role to nurture the ambition of the child. She said in the present system of education, the child requires the active role of parents to help and guide. It is not only in school but the followup action should be taken by the parents at home.

She also informed that the NBSE has revised the existing syllabus of Secondary and Higher Secondary (Humanities) with a view to improve the content level of information. She said the revised syllabus would be introduced with effect from academic session 2015.

She further informed that the Board has introduced Continuous & Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) in 2007 for a holistic development of the child. She said vocational education are being introduced from this academic session 2014, Information Technology, Travel & Tourism, Graded Examination in Spoken English (GESE) at secondary level and financial markets management courses in Class 11 (commerce), which aims to empower the students with employable skills.

President of Jain Samaj, Om Prakash Sethi, Secretary, Ajay Sethi also spoke on the occasion, besides the Principal of the School, Reji Abraham, who presented the school annual report.

(Page News Service)

 

General Control Room for bye-election

Dimapur, September 29: The Assistant Election Officer, R. Mhathung has informed the political parties, contesting candidates and general public in connection with

bye-election to 11-Northern Angami-II A/C that the DC & DEO/RO Kohima has set up General Control Room with Phone No. 0370-2292237 and for Election Expenditure Monitoring Control and call centre with phone No. 0370-2292236.

Ban on carriage of arms, ammunition

Meanwhile, the Deputy Commissioner and District Election Officer, Kohima, W. Honje Konyak has banned the carrying of arms and ammunition under 11 Northern Angami -II A/C till the completion of bye wlections to the 11 Northern Angami - II A/C.

In this connection, all licensed fire arms and ammunition have been asked to be deposited at Chiephobozou police station on or before September 30, failing which arms licenses shall be liable for cancellation under section 17 of the Arms Act 1959.

In this connection all the Village Council chairman has also been directed to instruct the villagers who are possessing licensed fire arms and ammunition to be deposited at Chiephobozou police station. (Page News Service)

 

Guv, CM inducted into NSBS&G

Dimapur, September 29: The Nagaland State Bharat Scouts & Guide Induction & Award ceremony was held at Durbar Hall, Raj Bhavan Kohima today.

Governor of Nagaland P.B. Acharya was inducted as Chief Patron by John Tochimong, State Organizing Commissioner (Scout) and Chief Minister TR Zeliang as the Patron by Albert Solo, State Training Commissioner (Scout).

Speaking at the function Acharya said that the Bharat Scouts & Guides is a voluntary, non-political and educational movement for young people and added that scouting is to create a positive environment where young people are encouraged to be self-reliant and helpful to each other and in the process built a better society.

He congratulated Khyomo Lotha for being appointed as vice president of North Eastern Region Development Committee and John Tochimong for being appointed as Board Member of National Resource Development & Managing Committee and Vimezhonu Paphino SOC (G) as Board Member of National Rules Committee all under Bharat Scouts & Guides. He also congratulated the 23 Guides and 33 Scouts of Nagaland Bharat Scouts & Guides who have received the Governors Awards and the 6 Guides who have qualified for the President Awards at the function.

Governor further said that he was delighted that the Nagaland Bharat Scouts & Guides has chalked out vision 2015 with great initiatives to improve youth programme, increase annual membership by 10%, improve its financial status and also improve communication and public relations.

He assured that as the Chief Patron he will ensure improvement of the Nagaland Bharat Scouts & Guides.

The programme was compared by Vimezhonu SOC (Guide) and welcome address was given by Nini Meru, Vice Patron. Special number was presented by Scouts & Guide Baptist High, Kohima and vote of thanks was pronounced by Khyomo Lotha SCC, NSBSG.

(Page News Service)

 

Intl Day of Older Persons on Oct 1

Dimapur, September 29: Nagaland will observe International Day of Older Persons on October 1 at Zonal Council Hall Kohima with Parliamentary Secretary for Horticulture, Kejong Chang as the chief guest. The programme is jointly organised by

Department of Social Welfare and Nagaland Senior Citizens Forum under the theme "Leaving no one behind, promoting a society for all".

Highlights of the programme included invocation by Rev. Imti Sangtam, Pastor SBC Kohima; speech on the significance of the International Day of Older Persons by President Nagaland Senior Citizens Forum Dr. S.I. Tushi Ao; special song by Khiamniungan Baptist Church, Kohima; presentation of Award to distinguish senior citizens and vote of thanks by Director, Social Welfare, Khevito T. Shohe.

(Page News Service)

 

Purrur village changed to Pungrungru

Dimapur, September 29: The Government of Nagaland has changed the village name of 'Purrur' village to 'Pungrungru' village under Tuensang district with immediate effect.

The Home Department General Administration Branch-I notified that the change of village name is with the approval of Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India.

(Page News Service)

 

Dept of 'women development' changed to 'women resource development'

Dimapur, September 29: The Government of Nagaland has changed the nomenclature of the Department of "Women Development" to "Women Resource Development".

An official release said the mandate of the Department would be to 'strive towards economic empowerment of women in Nagaland, take up any activity under any sector that would develop their resources and lead to the enhancement of livelihood options and provide new opportunities to bring in additional income'.

In order to achieve this mandate, the department will undertake activities/programmes for women like awareness generation & capacity building; training & skill up-gradation, promotion of rural & urban entrepreneurship; livelihood support intervention; institution building & formation; facilitation of credit and micro finance; marketing-training, support & linkage; etc.

The State Women Commission, currently with Women Development Department will be shifted to Social Welfare Department on the line of the other States functioning directly under the control and supervision of the State Social Welfare Department, the official release informed.

(Page News Service)

 

Pre-paid taxi booth for Dimapur-Mkg

Dimapur, September 29:  The All Nagaland Taxi Association (ANTA) Dimapur Unit is launching Mokokchung pre-paid booth (ticket counter) at Super Market, near Mokokchung private bus station, Dimapur, for the benefit of the taxi owners and safety of the passengers.

The association informed that it is discounting the taxi fare from Rs 450 to Rs 410 per passenger from Dimapur to Mokokchung without any taxi counter commission.

ANTA Dimapur unit president Tohozhe Awomi and general secretary Ahoshe Chophi informed passengers travelling from Dimapur to Mokokchung to avail the benefit that has been set by the ANTA.

The counter booth will be fully functional by October 1.

(Page News Service)

 

Noke flags off Swachh Bharat Yatra

Dimapur, September 29: A state-wide Sanitation Awareness Campaign Yatra (Tour) under the initiative of Water & Sanitation Support Organization (WSSO) of PHE Department was officially flagged off today from Raj Bhavan area Kohima by Noke Wangnao, Minister (PHE).

The Dimapur based up-coming youth group - the Dreams Unlimited, will take the leading role in the state-wide Yatra and go to all the 11 districts of the State under the theme 'Creation of public awareness on good sanitary practices' through dramas, songs and literature.

The yatra will also focus on need of totally doing away with the bad practice of open defecation, the importance of washing hands with soap, need of keeping villages clean with proper solid and liquid waste management, etc.

It may be mentioned that the sanitation yatra is being organized as part of the activities of the National Sanitation Awareness Campaign which is being observed in the whole country from September 25 to October 31 under the direction of the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Government of India.

(Page News Service)

 

IMPCC meeting held at Kohima

Dimapur, September 29: The Inter Media Publicity Coordination Committee (IMPCC) Nagaland held its monthly meeting today at the Directorate of Field Publicity, Kohima, under the chairmanship of Director AIR, Kohima, Engineer KK Rengma, who is also the chairperson of the committee.

The meeting reviewed and highlighted various development activity initiated through various departments, shared opinions and deliberated on the concerns of various sectors and how best the media organisations can create awareness.

While making review of last month's activities and presenting reports, basing on the theme, 'Nutritious food for healthy and prosperous Nation,' all the media organisations has actively participated in propagating the theme throughout the month through relevant programmes.

Besides, both AIR and DDK has made wide coverage of the Prime Minister's National programmes and also the Live coverage of Prime Minister's interactive sessions with children of the nation on teachers' day and on Mars Orbiter Mission. The media houses also reported on a special live coverage of the ongoing Asian games at Incheon, South Korea.

Participating in the meeting, the Department of Economic and Statistics said that people are still unaware of the importance of registering deaths and births, and asked the DDK and All India Radio to produce programmes to create more awareness to the people. They said that the Department aims to make the issue of certificates for legal purposes and to help in collecting accurate data for birth and death rates.

The Department of IPR also suggested that DDK Kohima should have national news channels telecast in all the rest of the districts of the State linking up with cable operators. The house noted that the matter should be taken up with the Central Office of Doordarshan in Shillong and find out the shortcomings and means to make it work.

Considering the importance of Clean India Campaign promotional programme throughout the nation, the house decided to focus its activities in the coming month based on the theme, "I pledge to keep my surroundings clean."

The meeting was attended by officials from AIR Kohima, DDK, IPR, DFP, PRO Defence and officials from Economic and Statistics, Nagaland.

(Page News Service)

 

DCF resolves to create awareness on HIV/AIDS

Dimapur, September 29: The Dimapur Christian Forum (DCF) after a daylong seminar on Alcohol Abuse & HIV/AIDS sponsored by Legislator's Form on AIDS (LFA) on September 27 at AIDA, Don Bosco, Dimapur has resolved to carry on the awareness message of HIV/AIDS and alcoholic usage, to continue to work to educate public on HIV/AIDS and alcohol on church perspective and to conduct such HIV/AIDS and alcoholic advocacy seminar from time to time at the grass root level.

In the morning session, resource person Dr Molusen Jamir, MO, ART, Dimapur, speaking on the technical aspect of HIV/AIDS and scenario said HIV is no longer treated as death sentences diseases but it is rather considered as chronic manageable social disease, like hypertension, diabetics etc. He stressed on the use of ART, holds on the view the possible solutions for better management of ART- in line with prevention, treatment, care and support to the infected patients.

Dr.Vinito Chishi, State Consultant, LFA, after highlighting that the objectives of LFA is to create HIV/AIDS awareness among legislators and policy makers stressed on  the term "social disease" and drew the attention by saying a true Christian should have the desire of salvation and to fulfil that we all need to judiciously labour hard while on earth.

Fashion motivation has evolved the mindset of youngsters in negative aspects, he added and stressed on faith based multidisciplinary activities: health related activities, health promotion programme, preventive health & social service interconnection between public health, health education, etc.

Speaking on the topic HIV-TB Stigma and Discrimination, Dr Rose Chakesang, Programme Officer NSACS, in charge of TB, informed the participants how TB is spread and its treatment. He viewed stigma and discrimination is a fuel to the HIV & AIDS epidemic and stigma & discrimination is a result of inadequate knowledge and moralistic perspective. He urged upon the churches, NGOs, etc to join hands fight against the disease and organize awareness/ health education, outreach, counselling service, testing, treatment, advocacy, home base care, etc for the PLHWA and not become a victim of stigma & discrimination. 

Later, in the last session Hukatoli Choppy, LFA, shared on sex, sexuality and gender- its risk and factor.

Earlier in his keynote address Rev. RP Murry, Chairman, DCF, highlighted on the DCF history from its inception way back to 1998 and its objective to address issues on social, theological, doctrinal and interfaith related concerns.

Altogether 120 participants from Church, college and NGO attended the seminar.

(Page News Service)

 

Ntl sanitation campaign launched at Mon

Dimapur, September 29: A workshop cum launching of 'National Sanitation Awareness Campaign' programme organized by Water and Sanitation Support Organization (WSSO) PHED Mon, sponsored by WSSO PHED Nagaland Kohima, was held at NPF Hall, Mon today with President KNSK, Lomei Konyak as the chief guest.

Stating that cleanliness is next to godliness, the chief guest said sanitation plays a very important role in every aspect of human life. According to her, if proper sanitation is maintained, there will be less sickness and fewer problems.

Therefore she appealed the gathering to begin sanitation at home so as to set examples to others and at the same time disseminate their knowledge of sanitation to the villagers.

Earlier the program was chaired by Tiatemjen, JE Mon Town. (Page News Service)

 

Movie on issue of women discrimination released

Dimapur, September 29: 'Maiki Manuh Dukh Laga Kahani', a short movie based on the issue of women discrimination was released today through a formal programme here at Living Word Fellowship, Dimapur.

Editor of Nagaland Post, Geoffry Yaden, who was the chief guest, called the theme of the movie something that reflects the turmoil going on in our society and the wrongs happening around.

He said previously the cases of rapes used to be a rare happening, but sadly, today it is no more a rare phenomenon and something is very wrong in our society.

Encouraging the initiative taken by Esther (Bano) Ale, who happens to be the director and producer of the movie, he said this is the kind of people who makes a difference in our society for which she should be encouraged.

He further added that there is economically nothing in the state to be proud of, and though making movies is something Nagaland has been into but lately while other states have traveled quite far, this movie should motivate others to pick up the film making profession.

This is the third production of Ale and will be available in Furtados Music School and store besides other outlets for sale. (Page News Service)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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