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KDLSA conducts legal awareness programme

Dimapur, October 23: The Kohima District Legal Services Authority (KDLSA) organized a legal awareness programme today on the theme 'Constitutional provisions and schemes for the differently abled persons' with Zheviholi Swu, Lawyer, Human Rights Law Network (HRLN) as the resource person.

In a short speech, Mezivolu T. Therieh, Chief Judicial Magistrate, Kohima & Secretary, KDLSA highlighted the importance of Legal Services Authority and encouraged the parents of the differently-abled children to come forward and avail legal services and legal aid.

She shared that one of the major concern of the Legal Services Authority is to spread legal awareness and legal literacy amongst the citizens of the State, to conduct Lok Adalat for settling civil and minor criminal case, bank loans, matrimonial disputes, etc.

Resource person Zheviholi Swu, Lawyer, Human Rights Law Network (HRLN) highlighted on the topic 'Constitutional provisions and schemes for the differently abled persons with Enable". She emphasized on the important rights of the children with disabilities under the Fundamental Rights, Directive Principles of State Policies and various constitutional schemes.

She highlighted on the various schemes which a disabled person can avail like Integrated Education for the Disabled Children; Children's Educational Allowance; Assistance to the Disabled Person's for purchase /fitting of Aids/appliance (ADIP); National Handicapped Finance and Development Corporation (NHFDC ) and Inclusive Education for Disabled at secondary Stage (IEDSS).

There was interactive session where the parents of the disabled persons and the participants poured out their grievances with regard to non-payment of scholarships, funds, lack of aids/appliance, lack of resource senters, lack of special trained teachers at Government aided school.

The KDLSA encouraged them to take up the matters with the appropriate authorities under which the schemes are available.

(Page News Service)

 

Lok Sabha Speaker to attend NLA's 50-years celebration

KOHIMA, October 23: Hectic preparation is underway to celebrate the 50 years anniversary of Nagaland Legislative Assembly (NLA) on November 29 next.

Speaker of Lok Sabha, Sumitra Mahajan will be the chief guest, while Nagaland chief minister TR Zeliang will give "greetings" to the people of Nagaland on the occasion.

The historic golden jubilee celebration of the NLA will also be addressed by State Governor PB Acharya and other guest of honours - Dr SC Jamir, Governor of Odisha and ex-IBM, MP and former Nagaland Chief Minister, Neiphiu Rio and Leader of Congress Legislature Party, Tokheho Yepthomi.

According to an NEPS report, NLA Speaker Chotisuh Sazo said the celebration would witness unveiling of the significance of the '50 Years Commemorative Monolith' and the release of the souvenir and memento by the Lok Sabha Speaker.

The celebration will also be marked by photo exhibition - The Nagaland Legislative Assembly in Transition, which will be inaugurated by the Lok Sabha Speaker, while the 'Glimpse of Nagaland' will be staged at the State Banquet Hall.

The past and present MLAs of NLA, Ex-IBMs, past and present Nagaland MPs, former secretaries and senior officers of NLA, chief secretary, AHoDs, HoDs, NPSC members, RTI members, Nagaland Women Commission members, State Chaplin, NBCC general secretary, presidents of Naga Hoho, NMA, ENPO, ENWO, NSF, ENSF, NPMHR and other civil societies and also leaders of all recognized political parties will be invited to attend the celebration. (Page News Service)

 

AV Market inaugurated at Paraciezie

Kohima, October 23: A new market called AV Market at Paraciezie, High School Junction, Kohima was formally inaugurated Thursday by Kezhazer Angami, former president of Angami Youth Organization (AYO)

In his address, Kezhazer congratulated the three proprietors Daniel Solo, Kevisenyii Zatsu and Visakrol Vitsu for setting-up the new market at a new location and creating facilities and convenience for the customers to buy products. He urged all the businessmen to maintain friendly customers attitude and strictly adher to Kohima Municipal Council rates while selling the products and goods.

He also said that businessmen should not sale the ban substances and urged them to maintained clean environment and   good hygiene within the market complex. 

Kezhazer fervently appealed to the people to start opening more markets in different locations of the State capital so that the customers get easy access to the market instead of going of marketing in far locations.  

Earlier the function was chaired by Kevisenyii Zatsu, invocation prayer was given by Zakiezokho Nisa, Pastor Paraciezie Baptist Church, Kohima, a special number was presented by Kiyakhrienuo Solo and Co and the vote of thanks by proposed by Daniel Solo.

It is learned that the market would cater to about 40 outlets with the following items available on sale - organic vegetables, meat such as pork, beef, fish, chicken, garments, kitchen utensils, cobblers, food stuffs and Riikrie (Black smith).

(Page News Service)

 

BYFD elects new team of office bearers

Dimapur, October 23 : The Baptist Youth Fellowship Dimapur elected a new team of office bearers on October 19. The new team will be lead by Imnatoshi Longkumer, Youth Director DABA as president, Thejanino Kathe, Youth Director, Kuda Baptist Church as vice president,  John Ovung, Youth Director, Lotha Baptist Church as general secretary and Hupeka Youth Director, Valley view Baptist Church as assistant general secretary.

During the service held at Police Baptist Church, the newly elected president Imnatoshi Longkumer, thanked and congratulated the outgoing officers for their success and their contribution for BYFD. He also acknowledged the presence of DABA senior youths and leaders of Dimapur Ao Lanur Telongjem.

While encouraging the congregation, in building the kingdom of God, he asked everyone to cooperate and help one another for the success of BYFD.

He said that worship in context is just the opposite in our land today, "our worship can be only changed by listening to the cries of the people which is the need of the hour."

Phrasing a passage from the gospel according to John 3:30 "He must increase, but I must decrease" Longkumer encouraged the people to let this passage be the driving force in their lives.

Lastly, he encouraged the congregation that we all need to be engaged with the world; celebrate with the world; and work with the world.

(Page News Service)

 

9th Inter-Collegiate Debate Competition held

Dimapur, October 23: Sazolie College, Jotsoma, organized the 9th Inter-Collegiate Debate Competition on the topic, "Naga Society Adheres to Ethical and Moral Values" on October 18. Twenty-four students from different colleges of Nagaland participated in the event. The critic for the debate was Dr. Visakhano Hibo , Principal Japfü Christian College. The judges for the programme were Bongyong Konyak, Co-Ordinator SSA, Department of School Education, Villo Naleo, Lecturer Shalom Bible Seminary and Z. Tshürhoise Kajiri, SDPO, Peren.

The participants debated on various issues highlighting the degrading moral values of the Nagas. While, the motion counted on points like honesty, uniqueness, hospitality, hard-working and generous nature of the Nagas, the opposition counter attacked with issues of  growing corruption, crime, immorality, injustice and various 'isms' prevalent in the Naga society.

The critic concluded the debate by stressing on the importance of inculcating moral and ethical values among the Nagas. She spoke about her concern for the loss of values among the educated Naga Youth. She also encouraged the students to put ethics above everything.

The programme concluded with the declaration of the results, where the 1st position was bagged by Anato Sema, Modern College, Kohima, 2nd position went to Vibeizono Rüpre-o, Science College, Jotsoma, and the 3rd position went to Lumishashi, Japfu Christian College. Five consolation prizes were also given to Akangtemsu Yaden (Clark Theological College), Kaka Lotha (Patkai Christian College), Jevika (Kohima Arts College), Avituo Kolnu (St. Joseph's College) and Sanglemyenla (C- Edge College).

(Page News Service)

 

Advocacy meeting on HIV at Dhansiripar

Dimapur, October 23: Legislators Forum on AIDS (LFA) is organizing an Advocacy Meeting on HIV at Dhansiripar Dimapur-III on October 25 in collaboration with Care Centre, Peoples' Development Society (PDS), Dimapur.

During this event, LFA expects participation of Village/Colony council members, NGOs, government officials, district administration, youth leaders, women group and church leaders to deliberate on the role of community response towards sustainability issues related to HIV/AIDS.

MLA, Tokheho Yepthomi is expected to attend the address the gathering. Welcome address will be delivered by G B Debolal Jigdung, Kennote address by LFA Nagaland, speech on HIV/AIDS scenario in Nagaland by Mecievenuo, District Program Officer, Civil Hospital Dimapur, and Basics of HIV/AIDS, STI & Services available at Civil Hospital Dimapur would be highlighted by Dr Hotooka, MO, ART.

 (Page News Service)

 

Funeral service

Dimapur, October 23: The funeral service of Rev. Suohie Yashu will be held on October 24 at Angami Christian Revival Church Council (acrcc) Mission Centre Kohima at 10 am.

Rev Suohie expired early Thursday morning. 

(Page News Service)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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