holds awareness campaigns at Mokokchung, Wokha
September 16: As part of its 'Truth and Awareness
Campaign', the ACAUT Nagaland team visited Tuli,
addressed the students and faculty of Fazl Ali College
and Clark Theological College at Mokokchung and
interacted with the civil society leaders of Wokha
District from September 11 to 13.
Against Corruption and Unabated Taxation (ACAUT)
Nagaland team interacted with the Village Council
chairmen and elders of Merangkong village, Moluyimsen
Village, Asangma Village, Loyung Village, Anaki Village
(O), Anaki C, Anaki Yimsen, Wamaken Village, Kangtsung
Village, Tsutikong town (Paper Mill), and Tuli Area
Joint Council, civil society leaders of Tuli such as
women , student, and youth organisations, nine ward
chairmen of Tuli town and business community represented
by general traders, coal, tea, and timber interests on
September 11 at Tuli Town, informed a release issued by
the media cell, ACAUT.
ACAUT public meeting was attended by around 500 people
comprising mainly of leaders, tribal elders and decision
makers representing the above mentioned bodies and
organisations. Among others, the gathering was addressed
by ACAUT Consultative Body member Khekiye K.Sema, IAS (Retd)
on 'One Government One Tax' and why the leaders of Tuli
should take a stand on this issue. He reminded the
gathering that even among the Aos, Tuli people are known
to take critical decisions impacting their
leaders of Tuli on their part queried as to what steps
ACAUT Nagaland has taken to realise 'One Government One
Tax'. It was explained that since tax collection by all
the factions is a hindering factor towards
reconciliation efforts undertaken with much sincerity by
FNR, the ACAUT has taken a stand that unless the
different NPGs unite as per the wish of the Naga people,
the Naga people should not pay tax.
ACAUT team also answered that paying tax to a particular
faction is not 'One Government One Tax'. The team
explained that an individual, organisation or even a
district paying tax to one faction only is not 'One
Government One Tax' but turf tax. If Nagas continue to
pay factional tax out of fear, the sincere effort of FNR
for unity and reconciliation is not going to bear fruit
since money collection will always be the primary
purpose of the NPGs at the cost of unity and solution to
the 67 years old Naga political issue, the ACAUT
gathering of leaders, elders, women, youth and students
including Tuli Area Joint Council resolved to support
the Naga stand on One Government One Tax.
September 12, the team then addressed the students and
faculty of Fazl Ali College and Clark Theological
College both and explained the predicament being faced
by the Naga people on account of division in the Naga
movement for sovereignty.
September 13, the civil society of Wokha upon invitation
from ACAUT Nagaland for a meeting resolved to form ACAUT
Wokha unit and accordingly such was formed with members
drawn from Wokha District Village Council Chairmen
Association (WDCCA), Lotha Youth Hoho, Wokha Circle
Students Union, Eloe (Women) Hoho, Wokha Chamber of
Commerce, CANSSEA Wokha Unit, All Commercial Vehicles
Association (ACVA) Wokha Unit, Youth organisations of
neighbouring villages, etc.
ACAUT Nagaland has applauded both the Lotha and Ao
people for having taken a stand on "One Government
One Tax" as per common Naga interest.
the ACAUT team has expressed gratitude to the people of
the two districts for having taken trouble to host its
team at great risk to their well-being given the climate
of threat and intimidation. The ACAUT also expressed
gratitude for the hospitability and courtesy accorded to
Minority Cell welcomes new Dimapur DC
September 16: NPF Minority cell has welcomed new Deputy
Commissioner of Dimapur district, Wezope Kenye with a
traditional Dimasa Shawl and flower bouquet at DC Office
part in the meeting with the members of Minority Cell,
the Deputy Commissioner appreciated the goodwill gesture
of linguistic minority community and urged the citizen
of Dimapur to extend cooperation to deliver
administrative justice to common people. The Deputy
Commissioner also stressed on brotherhood relationship
and oneness feelings on each other and requested to take
part in developmental activities.
Bishnu Bhattacharjee on behalf of NPF Minority Cell
assured utmost support and cooperation in all possible
manners with the district administration.
who join in discussion from Minority Cell were Vice
President Omprakash Sethi and General Secretary Mahendra
Thousan with other members from Kachari, Garo, Nepali,
Bengali, Manipuri and Muslim community.
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for students, youth adults held
Sept 16 : To encourage students to be more responsible
and to work for the welfare of the society and to make
them better adjusted persons in life with a clear
insight of their abilities, aptitudes, and personality
traits in various ways, a 1-day "seminar for
students and young adult" was held on September 13
at Chakhesang Baptist Church Jubilee Memorial Hall.
programme was organized by Dzülhami Students
Association, Kohima (DSAK).
DSAK Khovelü in her presidential addressed said the
idea behind organizing the seminar was to make the
students community to be more socialized among the
students' and to encourage them to compete with other
communities in various ways with perseverance.
Development, Assistant Director Razukhrü Vasa, Dr.
Vephizo Keyho, Dr. Ditamulü Vasa, Professor Nagaland
University and Disahi Vadeo were the resource persons.
The main topics of the seminar were career guidance,
health education, cultural education and quality
education & dignity of labour.
a host of students, Razukhrü Vasa advised students to
discover one's area of interest and passion and should
pursue vigorously to be successful. Self disciplines in
using time, food habit, performing regular duty were the
main keys to success in life, he added.
encouraged the average students and said everyone had
their own unique talent and asked them to identify the
strong point and work hard accordingly.
also shared career guidance in various ways to pursue
further studies in Nagaland and outside and the
eligibility, the nature of jobs, opportunities
available, and the requirements for these jobs.
the gathering, Zachilhu Vadeo, Ex-minister of Nagaland
stressed on the importance of having dreams in life, he
urged the students to dream big and work hard, which
would carry them forward.
this, he said will power and strong determination would
push them ahead.
Vasa, Ura Academy members while exhorting the students
stressed on the important of preserving the original
language of our forefather. He regretted that many of
the original language vanishing.
hundred students from different schools and colleges
attended the seminar.
celebrates Hind Fortnight 2014
September 16: In continuance of the 'Hindi Day' observed
on September 14, the ARTC&S celebrated Hindi
Pakhwara (Fortnight) with from September 8 to 16.
order to promote Hindi among the jawans belonging to non
Hindi speaking areas, four types of Hindi competitions
namely Hindi typing, noting-drafting, poem recitation
and speech competition were organised at Shokhuvi. In
order to commemorate the occasion and also to receive
effective response, an 'Overall Champion Trophy' for
best team was also placed as prize besides individual
cash incentives for participants securing 1st, 2nd and
3rd position in above competitions.
distribution ceremony of the Hindi Pakhwara was held on
September 15 under the chairmanship of Brigadier K
Narayanan, Commandant, ARTC & S.
team of No 2 Training Battalion secured the highest
marks and was adjudged the best team. The teams of No. 1
Training Battalion and No. 3 Training Battalion were
placed second position jointly as both the teams secured
on the occasion, Brigadier K Narayanan stressed on the
use of Hindi in official correspondence in accordance
with the policy issued by the Government of India.
He also highlighted the importance of the official
language and appealed all the employees to work in Hindi
and contribute in better spread of the official language
across the country. He applauded all the
participants for their excellent performance and also
commended the organising staff to make the Hindi
addressing the gathering, Narendra Singh Rathore, Hindi
Officer, appealed to all the officers and
employees to work sincerely in promoting the official
language policy that the feeling of national integration
would be strengthened.
Bamboo Day on Sept 18
September 16 : Nagaland Bamboo Development Agency along
with World Bamboo fraternity is commemorating World
Bamboo Day on September 18 at Nagaland Bamboo Resource
Centre, 6th mile, Sovima Dimapur at 11 a.m.
highlights of the programme are open essay competition
on the topic, "Potentials and challenges in the
development of bamboo in Nagaland" and distribution
of certificates and prizes to entrepreneurs/craftsmen/SHGs/VBDCs
for their contribution in the development of bamboo in
and Chairman, NBDA, Amenba Yaden would grace the
occasion as chief guest.
2014 Wokha and Kohima auditions
September 16: The Naga Orpheus Hunt 2014 auditions for
Wokha and Kohima will be held on September 17 and
September 18 respectively. Wokha auditions will start
from 2:00 pm onwards at Tourist Lodge and Kohima
auditions from 9:00 am onwards at Ura Hotel.
contestants can avail the audition form from the venue
itself. For more details contact district partner -
School of Music and Art (Wokha): +91 9862509755
and Operating System (Kohima): +91 9856543737.
any aspiring contestants are unable to turn up for
auditions, he or she can WhatsApp two demo videos of
them singing to +91 8730022107.
year the event is managed by Soyachunks under the aegis
of Mokokchung District Art & Culture Council.