Lauding the then chief secretary, Nagaland IAS, R.S. Pandey for his initiative in introducing communitisation-‘sharing of management system in Nagaland’, in few departments in Nagaland in 2001, Dr. Mar executive secretary/ communication and relations, National Council of Churches in India (NCCI) Nagpur said 50% of corruptions in the state have been reduced, while “ghost teachers” have also been checked with the introduction of communitisation in Nagaland.
It may be noted that formal declaration of communitisation programme was implemented by the chief secretary on July 15 in 2002 at Phek town, since then the act came to implement in whole state initially for education and health sector.
Dr. Mar who is also former director, Christian Literature Centre (CLC), Guwahati was addressing as resource person at a day long productive seminar for Concern Citizens Forum (CCF) organized by North East Integrated Programme (NEIP) in collaboration with C-Cerp and NEN was conducted at AIDA conference hall, Don Bosco Higher Secondary here Friday. In his paper presentation on the topic, “Traditional institutions and headmanship and modern changes on local governance and a view on communitisation and women’s participation in Nagaland”
On the other hand, resource person stating that one must be proud to have his/her share in the community and institutions, reminded his audience that women must be given responsibility and their contribution to society must be taken into account. Questioning the members present in the seminar on the negligence of women contribution in communitisation he appealed the CCF to look into the matter.
He later suggested proper education for women and organizing a programme on women empowerment including male counterparts as the most important factor for women’s role in communization and to come in equal term with men.
Dwelling on his presentation on role of traditions and things to learn from traditions, Dr. Mar said: “modern society cannot stay away from traditional practices”. To support his point he illustrated an example on which it was reported that metrological department, Pune with its modern machinery and technology was proved wrong about the timing of the monsoon, while an insignificant creatures like red ants that can predict rains accurately. According to him tradition plays an important role in system of one’s attitude, decision making, interpretation that displays in day to day lives.
Stating that every Nagas were known by the community not by name and concept of community was deep rooted in their (fore fathers) blood veins; he said there were transparency, honesty and unity at that time. He also called upon the members present at the seminar for promotion of local attire and appealed that it was time to change the concept and accept what was being produced at home.
Members present in the seminar also discussed at length on the issues on women’s role in communitisation and the steps to be taken. Earlier, the moderator of the seminar was Seno Tsuhah while the welcome address and introduction was proposed by Rev. Amop Noklang.