conducts legal awareness programme
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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
KDLSA encouraged them to take up the matters with the
appropriate authorities under which the schemes are
Sabha Speaker to attend NLA's 50-years celebration
October 23: Hectic preparation is underway to celebrate
the 50 years anniversary of Nagaland Legislative
Assembly (NLA) on November 29 next.
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
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
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.
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
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
Market inaugurated at Paraciezie
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)
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.
also said that businessmen should not sale the ban
substances and urged them to maintained clean
environment and good hygiene within the
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.
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.
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).
elects new team of office bearers
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.
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.
encouraging the congregation, in building the kingdom of
God, he asked everyone to cooperate and help one another
for the success of BYFD.
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."
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.
he encouraged the congregation that we all need to be
engaged with the world; celebrate with the world; and
work with the world.
Inter-Collegiate Debate Competition held
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,
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.
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.
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
meeting on HIV at Dhansiripar
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.
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.
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.
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.
Suohie expired early Thursday morning.