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Rajiv Gandhi’s 65th birth anniversary observed
Published on 21 Aug. 2009 12:48 AM IST
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Joining the rest of the country, Kohima district administration and the department of NRE observed the Gandhi Akshay Urja Diwas (RGAUD) on Thursday by holding ‘Renewable Energy Day’ run and various other competitions. The celebration in commemoration of the birth anniversary of late Rajiv Gandhi was aimed at propagating the message and popularizing the use of renewable energy based devices and technology. The programme was sponsored by the ministry of new and renewable energy. Around 140 students from various educational institutions in and around the state capital took part in the ‘Renewable Energy Day’ run which was flagged off by Beiu Angami, deputy commissioner, Kohima from Indoor Badminton stadium and later culminated at the Kohima Local Ground. Essay writing and painting competition was also held where ADC Kohima Zeneituo Yano gave away the prizes to the winners and the participants at the closing ceremony held at the Zonal Council Hall in the afternoon. (Correspondent) DIMAPUR: Commemorating the 65th birth anniversary late Rajiv Gandhi, Dimapur district administration celebrated Rajiv Gandhi Akshay Urja Diwas ‘Renewable Energy Day’ by organizing various activities like Marathon Race, Painting and Essay competition for schools and colleges on Thursday. The programme was sponsored by the department of New and Renewable Energy (GoI). Altogether 50 schools and colleges participated in the Marathon Race, 40 schools participated in the painting and 12 schools and colleges participated in the Essay competition in the morning session. Deputy Commissioner Dimapur, Maongwati Aier also the Chairman of the district organizing committee delivered a short speech on promotion and use of ‘Renewable Energy’ in the valedictory cum prize distribution programme was held at Town Hall. WOKHA: Marking Rajiv Gandhi’s birthday in Wokha, the district administration organized various events for students with senior S.P Imlisunep as chief guest, who flagged of the ‘Run for peace’ The chief guest in his address to the students described Late Rajiv Gandhi as a man who had a vision for progress and development of the nation and asked them to emulate him for betterment of society. Prizes and certificates were awarded to 150 participants from 16 schools who took part in marathon race, essay competition and painting competition at the day long programme at GHSS. MOKOKCHUNG: Nehru Yuva Kendra, Mokokchung also joined the rest of country Marking Rajiv Gandhi’s birthday. An open essay competition was conducted at Queen Mary Higher secondary School, Mokokchung sponsored by NYK, Mokokchung to create larger interest of the country. All together 43 participants took part in the competition, out of which 27 were males and 26 were females. MON: Mon district also celebrated Rajiv Gandhi Akshay Urja Divas (RGAUD) to promote and create awareness on new and renewable energy at council hall, Mon with DC Dinesh Kumar (IAS) as chief guest. Speaking on the occasion the chief guest congratulated all the participants of the rally, and stressed on sustainable development and use of non-conventional resources/energy like solar energy, wind energy, bio mass etc. He urged the participants to use the new source of energy to conserve energy which would be beneficial for the future generations to come. The rally was flagged off by the chief guest at NST Garage, where students from all schools under Mon town along with government officers led by the chief guest marched to the local ground holding placards carrying the message about new and renewable energy in spite of light shower. The chief guest also gave away prizes for various competitions including essay writing, painting and quiz held during the day. (Correspondent) PEREN: Rajiv Gandhi Akshay Urja Diwas, “Renewable Energy Day” was commemorated at Govt. High School, Peren with students from High School as well as college level representing work module and essay writing competition. Cash prize and merit certificates were given away to the winners by Deputy Commissioner, Peren. The programme was attended by DAC, senior citizens, teachers and students. NPCC: A commemoration meeting was also organized at Congress Bhavan Kohima where PCC office bearers, PC members’ frontal leaders, cell leaders and DCC attended a function to mark the occasion. The gathering remembered Rajiv Gandhi as a ‘unique and dynamic’ prime minister who had shown a new direction to the nation. The NPCC stated that late Rajiv Gandhi was a renowned international statesman who constantly advocated for peace and communal harmony, a doyen and a frontrunner in advancement of science and technology in India NPYC Kohima: Nagaland Pradesh Youth Congress (NPYC) Kohima organized a programme at NPYC office chamber, Kohima in commemoration of the 65th birth anniversary of late Rajiv Gandhi. The meeting was attended by NPYC office bearers and Youth Congress leaders. Dokiu Kecham, vice president, NPYC and state level co-ordinator of AAKS was the resource person. Speaking on the occasion, Kecham stressed on late Rajivji’s relevance to the modern world and how he brought about the Information Technology and Telecom revolution in India in the 1980’s to bridge the gap between India and the outside world. According to NPYC, Rajivji was an able and visionary leader who had the vision for universal elementary education and literacy; empowerment of the underprivileged, especially women, children, tribals and the economically depressed lot; propagation and extension of health cover facilities in backward regions and for the dispossessed; helping people with disabilities to become self reliant and to provide them with equal opportunities for employment or self employment and promotion of science and technology applied in the service of people. SMCS, Kohima: St. Mary’s Cathedral School (SMCS) Kohima conducted “On the spot essay Writing” based on the theme ‘communal harmony’ on August 20 in commemoration with “Sabhavana Diwas ” - Communal Harmony Day all over the country. The essay wring competition was open to all the students with 62 students participating in the competition. Principal, SMCS) Kohima, Rev. Fr. George Antony, inaugurated the competition, where he motivated the students to be the channels of peace and harmony in the society and emphasized on the need of the hour for communal harmony and peaceful coexistence citing that the ideals held high by religious and national leaders such as ‘Swami Vivekananda’ have diminished. KDCC: Kohima District Congress Committee (KDCC) observed the 65th birth anniversary of late Rajiv Gandhi, former Prime Minister of India on Thursday by organizing a meeting in its office here. The meeting discussed about Rajiv Gandhi’s dream for the people of the country, especially for the youth. Recalling that late Rajiv Gandhi had great concern for the rural people and in order to empower the rural mass, Panchayat Rai was authorized. The 33 % reservation for women too was the dream of Rajiv, informed a release from KDCC. Congress party workers: Bringing together Congress Party Workers, former Congress Minister, Seyiekuolie on Thursday hosted a dinner in commemoration of 65th birth anniversary of former Prime Minister, Rajiv Gandhi at his private residence at Rüliezou, Kohima. Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee members, office bearers of Kohima District Congress Committee, Nagaland Youth Congress and National Students’ Union of India joined the celebration along with huge gathering of Congress Party workers.

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