In pursuance of the directives of central party office of the party Janata Dal (United), the president Nagaland state unit of the party Mhonjan Lotha has asked all district presidents to observe protest on February 10 against the central government failure to control price hike in the country. All party workers have been requested to cooperate in the protest and to collect posters from the part office, Dimapur.
Meanwhile, state unit president has appointed V. Aheto Awomi as district president Zunhoboto, Viyiho Sumi as senior vice president of state unit and Babu Dev as general secretary state level and in- charge of minority cell.
CLC adopts new alphabets
DIMAPUR: Chokri Literature Committee (CLC) has adopted new alphabets for inclusion in its alphabetical scheme. CLC general secretary, Dr. Zokho Venuh stated in a press release that inclusion of new alphabets was made in order to suit the spoken language as the alphabetical scheme in-use failed to do justice for full development of the mother tongue. Modified/edited version of primers & textbooks based on the new alphabetical scheme would be introduced from Class A to Class II during 2010-11 academic session which would be continued in the higher classes at a later stage, the release added. In this connection, CLC has also informed that it would be conducting mandatory trainings/workshops for language teachers in areas and institutions where ‘Chokri’ was being taught as the mother-tongue. All authorities (DIS/SI/L. Teachers) and students have been requested to take note of the above changes and extend co-operation for the success of its implementation.
W’shop on design and technical development
DIMAPUR: Nagaland Handloom & Handicrafts Development Corporation (NHHDC) Ltd. will be organizing design and technical development workshop for 15 days each, one in Wood Craft at Niuland and Cane & Bamboo at Dimapur. The Workshop sponsored by office of the Development Commissioner (Handicrafts), Ministry of Textiles, Govt. of India, New Delhi would provide training to 30 artisans in each workshop. Interested artisans have been informed to apply to Project Cell, NHHDC Ltd., Dimapur, Nagaland during office hours. Further, NHHDC managing director, N. Hushili Sema has informed all applicants for participation in the Special Handloom Expo at Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh that the Expo had been extended to February 20.
SLB oppose sumi literature seminar
DIMAPUR: Sumi Literature Board (SLB) reacting to the press release on Sumi literature seminar called by the Indigenous cultural society refuted that SLB was the only statutory body as far as Sumi language and its literature was concerned. SLB has requested the organisers to postpone the seminar scheduled on February 12 and 13 in order to avoid misunderstanding and mistrust in the society. SLB secretary H.S Rotokha has stated that office of SLB should have been formally consulted and some of its members should have been invited as resource persons. Stating that SLB was the authorized institute and was accountable for development, production, seminar and workshop etc, SLB appealed to all Sumi societies, organisations and individuals not to conduct language and literature seminars independently.
GREEN-SONS to protect environment
DIMAPUR: Green Succession of Nagaland State (GREEN-SONS) headquartered at Dimapur has resolved to promote sustainable environment. A press release issued by organization assistant general secretary, Dr. Nzanthung Humtsoe stated that GREEN-SONS would be organizing various international events and seminars related to environment and ecology. It has also informed that organization would seek for support and co-operation from all sections of the Naga society when required. Further the organization has inducted new office bearers which included Techano Kithan as advisor, Mhabemo Humtsoe as vice chairman, and Dr. Chumben Yanthan and Yanithang Khuvung as executive members.