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ACAUT holds awareness campaigns at Mokokchung, Wokha

Dimapur, 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.

The 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.

The 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 socio-political environment.

The 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.

The 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 clarified.

The gathering of leaders, elders, women, youth and students including Tuli Area Joint Council resolved to support the Naga stand on One Government One Tax.

On 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.

On 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.

The 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.

Meanwhile 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 its team.

(Page News Service)


NPF Minority Cell welcomes new Dimapur DC

Dimapur, 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 Dimapur.

Taking 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.

President Bishnu Bhattacharjee on behalf of NPF Minority Cell assured utmost support and cooperation in all possible manners with the district administration.

Others 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. (Page News Service)


Seminar for students, youth adults held

Kohima, 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.

The programme was organized by Dzülhami Students Association, Kohima (DSAK).

President, 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.

Rural 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.

Addressing 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.

He encouraged the average students and said everyone had their own unique talent and asked them to identify the strong point and work hard accordingly.

He 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.

Exhorting 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.

In this, he said will power and strong determination would push them ahead.

Zalhüzü 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.

Around hundred students from different schools and colleges attended the seminar.

(Page News Service)


ARTC&S celebrates Hind Fortnight 2014

Dimapur, 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. 

In 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.

Prize distribution ceremony of the Hindi Pakhwara was held on September 15 under the chairmanship of Brigadier K Narayanan, Commandant, ARTC & S. 

The 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 equal points.

Speaking 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 Pakhwara successful. 

While 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.

(Page News Service)


World Bamboo Day on Sept 18

Dimapur, 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.

Some 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 the state.

MLA and Chairman, NBDA, Amenba Yaden would grace the occasion as chief guest.

(Page News Service)


NOH 2014 Wokha and Kohima auditions

Dimapur, 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.

Interested 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.

If any aspiring contestants are unable to turn up for auditions, he or she can WhatsApp two demo videos of them singing to +91 8730022107.

This year the event is managed by Soyachunks under the aegis of Mokokchung District Art & Culture Council.

(Page News Service)






















































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