State BJP plea to chief minister
DIMAPUR: Seeking immediate intervention on behalf of the youth who were selected for IT job training in South Korea and are yet to get a placement, the BJP state officer secretary Mar Pongen through a release appealed to the chief minister, Neiphiu Rio to provide relief through the CMCF to the six youth Kashito (music production), C Teeya (audio engineering), Alemba (score music), Kaguto (video editing), Imti (animation) and Akinituo (animation) and to re-establish their future.
Benreu village youth camping
DIMAPUR: Benreu village youth organisation (BVYO) will be organising a camping –cum- picnic programme on April 23 and 24 at Woman Society Ki (Agri, link road) near Teipuiki river with Neiprezo Keditsu as special guest. All youth members and invitees have been informed to attend programme.
ACYA catechism teachers training
DIMAPUR: Angami Catholic Youth Association (ACYA) will be organizing a catechism Teachers Training camp from April 22 -26 at Don Bosco Youth Centre Kohima where the resource persons will be Bro Ranjan , Rev Medokuonuo Margaret, Kezhasezo Kenneth , Nukhule Josephine and Keviseyienuo Belho. Arrival time is 4:30pm, April 22. ACYA president Kenei Clement and vice president Kepelhoubi Fedelis requested each village to send three members of Catechism teachers for the training and contact 9856302628(president) and 9856188186 for registration details.
WVYO Career guidance
DIMAPUR: Wokha Village Youth Organization will be organizing a career guidance programme on April 16, 9:30 am at the village community hall with Libemo Kithan, lecturer Mount Tiyi college and Libemo Jami, youth resource officer , Wokha as resource persons . All students, youth, and well wishers have been invited for the programme.
Test for promotion of typist
DIMPAUR: District level Screening Board Committee, Phek will be holding Speed Tests at Phek District Headquarter for promotion of typist/stenographers Grade-III to Grade-II and Grade II to Grade-I on May 4,11a.m at DPDB Conference Hall. DC Phek, Mikha Lomi has requested all heads of offices to forward list along with two passport sizes photographs of typist/steno to Deputy Commissioner office, Phek who wish to appear for the tests latest by April 23 for further necessary action. He further requested all incumbent/wish to appear to bring own typewriter for the test.
LBA clarifies on amount spent on SSA
DIMAPUR: Reacting to a news item which appeared in a local daily under the caption ‘List of amount spent on alternative schooling’ on March 28, Liangmai Baptist Association (LBA) has clarified that Grant-in-Aid received from State Mission Authority, Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) Nagaland for both residential and non-residential Bridge Courses was Rs.4,79,400 and not Rs.17,60,525 as published.
Medical board meet
DIMPAUR: Medical Board for confirmation, permanency, invalidation, pension, etc will be held on April 22, 10 am at chief medical office, Phek. Chief Medical Officer, Phek has requested all the head of office in Phek to inform deserving employees to attend the board.
Project directors meeting
DIMAPUR: Meeting of project directors and block development officers of 11 districts has been convened on April 16, 11 a.m at Naithu Resorts, Dimapur, to review 2009-10 performance and make preparatory plan for 2010-11.All officers have been directed to attend the meeting.
ZSUN emergency meeting
DIMAPUR: Emergency meeting of Zeliangrong Students Union Nagaland (ZSUN) has been convened on April 16, 11 a.m at the residence of its tribunal Kangzang Ligsie, Jalukie town. All executives of ZSUN have been informed to attend the meeting.
Trainings on agri, BRGF
DIMAPUR: Project director DRDA Wokha has informed village council chairman to depute one progressive farmer (NGO) for three day training on agri- extension from April 20 to 22, one village level worker (VLW) on BRGF for three day training on Barefoot Engineering from April 27 to 29 and one women VDB representative for three day training on women co- ordination from May 4 to 6.
Public Accounts Committee meeting
DIMAPUR: The first meeting of Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has been convened on April 21 from 11am at assembly committee room. K. Sekhose, deputy secretary Nagaland Legislative Assembly has requested all the members of PAC to attend the meeting.
DIMAPUR: The Sakus Mission College Students’ Union (SMCSU) has convened a meeting on April 17 at 10am. Kughato Yeptho, general secretary SMCSU has requested all the executive members to attend the meeting.
DIMAPUR: The VEC Union Aghunaqa Area (VECUAA) has convened a meeting on April 16 at 9am at the residence of Kashiho Sukhalu, president VECUAA, Husto village. Kuhovi Yeptho, secretary VECUAA has requested all responsible VEC chairmen to attend the meeting.
CRC sales day
DIMAPUR: The Christian Revival Church (CRC), Bayavu Hill Kohima would be organizing a sales day on April 16 at High School junction, Kohima. The pastor and community of CRC has requested all interested to come and shop for edibles and household utility items, vegetables, fruits, tools, ‘muodi’ (special indigenous cuisine) and others.
YAN executive meeting
DIMAPUR: The Youth Association of Nagaland (YAN) has convened an executive meeting on April 17 at 1pm at association office. Michael Jamir, president YAN has requested all the members to attend the meeting and added that members failing to attend would be liable for an explanation. Further, has requested the members to submit the agendas if any to general secretary 15 minutes before the meeting.
GSHG plenary session
DIMAPUR: The plenary session of Genus Self Help Group (GSHG), Pangti has been convened on April 26 at Chubi. Chunthungo Ngullie, chairman GSHG has requested all the members to attend the session and also informed that rupees one hundred would be imposed as penalty on member failing to attend the session along with an explanation call. Further, all the members have been requested to clear the membership dews during the session.
Dimapur DPDB meeting
DIMAPUR: Deputy Commissioner Dimapur, Maong Aier has informed that Dimapur District Planning & Development Board (DPDB) would have a special meeting with Nagaland chief minister, Neiphiu Rio on April 27, 9am at the conference hall, DC Dimapur. All DPDB members have been requested to attend the meeting.
Edufest 2010 begins today
DIMAPUR: Edufest, eastern India’s biggest education fair at Kohima at the TT Indoor Stadium, officer’s hill will begin t on April 15 and would go on till April17. Edufest 2010 will be a unique opportunity for the student community as well as parents to interact with institutes from many parts of the country enabling them to receive information, examine courses, find out admission requirements and evaluate many different institutions under one roof. Edufest over the last 8 years enabled over 1, 50,000 students from Assam, Meghalaya and Mizoram to get valuable information from different institutions from India and abroad and make decisions on where they would study. The entry to the exhibition is free of cost and there would be many prizes visitors to the fair. The fair would see participants offering over 75 courses for students at different levels of study. The State Bank Of India has been a strong supporter of the Edufest since its inception in 2004 and have also been instrumental in bringing it to Nagaland for the first time. It may be noted that SBI has been supporting higher studies for thousands of students from this region with their education loans and visitors can meet their officials at the exhibition and have all their queries answered.
Passion for Excellence 2010
DIMAPUR: A two day capacity Building Programme organized by Youth Centre, Peace Channel is slated to be held on April 16 and 17 at Holy Cross Hr. Sec. School Campus. The event will have sessions on leadership, goal setting, career guidance and planning, interview skills and mock interview, communication and public speaking which will be animated by trained professionals, which would be of help to those who have appeared their HSLC, HSSLC and degree examinations. Interested individuals may register themselves during the office hour, 9am-4:30pm or contact (03862)233435/286510 or 9862697626 or 9862703648 for further details.
Gideon International feted
DIMAPUR: Secretary to GPRN Visheto Yeptho, on behalf of the Government of the People’s Republic of Nagaland, has extended its deep appreciation to Gideon International for visiting its Designated Camp (Khehoi) on Sunday April 11.
According to GPRN/NSCN, the team led by Dr. Sukhato and Dr. Sunep Imchen attended the Sunday mass and distributed Gideon Bibles to the congregation. Later the team conducted free medical check up to over two hundred National Workers and assured of conducting more such camps in the near future.
“GPRN values their commitment towards Naga society in particular and the world community in general. The positive effort shown by the team will go a long way in strengthening the humanitarian values among the National workers” added GPRN/NSCN.
GPRN/NSCN Ao region mourns
DIMAPUR: GPRN/NSCN Ao Region conveyed its condolence on the death Col. (Retd.) Temsu Ao on April 13. The GPRN/NSCN in a release stated “Naga blood ran in his veins and all those who came across him recognized him as a great humanitarian” and added that though he served the Indian Army, he was pioneer in many fields back home, a social reformer who never shied away from his responsibilities. GPRN/NSCN further added that in his death, Ao community in particular and Nagas in general have lost a respected figure.
Plea to govt and edn. department
DIMAPUR: The VEC Union Aghunaqa Area (VECUAA) Niuland has appealed to the government and Education Department to depute Hindi teachers at the earliest as there are no Hindi teachers. In a joint press statement issued by Kashiho Sukhalu, president and Kuhovi Yeptho, secretary VECUAA have expressed that due to shortage of teachers in every school in rural sector, VEC had been facing difficulties to run the school. The union further urged the Education Department to urgently consider appointing teachers to every school in rural areas. Meanwhile, VECUAA has extended gratitude to DIS Niuland and her subordinate staff for timely distribution of free text book and midday meal fund for the present year.
GHS appeal for parents’ cooperation
DIMAPUR: The meeting of Parents-Teacher Association (PTA) of Government High School (GHS), Pughoboto was held on April 9 under the chairmanship of Yhunyule Kent, AHM. According to a press note, Hokheho Sema headmaster GHS Pughoboto delivered the keynote address emphasizing the policy of the government towards the development of the school and further appealed to the parents to cooperate with the school authority to obtain good result. Meanwhile, the meeting was attended by around 100 parents who shared their views with the teaching faculty for the welfare of the students in particular and the school in general.
Meeting at Wokha on census 2011
DIMAPUR: Meeting to sensitize on census 2011 at Wokha has been convened on April 16, 2 p.m at the Deputy Commissioner’s conference hall. All chairmen, president og Kyong Hohod, president of different political parties, Reverends, Pastors of different denominations, clairmen of villages under Wokha Sadar and all colony chairman under Wokha town have been requested to attend the meeting.
Campaign on HIV and AIDS
DIMAPUR: NNP+ in collaboration with NMP+ with support from LFA-UNAIDS will be conducting one day advocacy campaign on HIV and AIDS on the theme ‘Together We Can!’ at Impur (Impur Constituency) on April 20, 10 am where Nungsangyapang, MLA will grace the occasion as Guest Speaker. The programme will be held at Town Hall, Mokokchung (Mokokchung Town and Mongoya constituencies) on April 21, 11 am with Dr. Ngangshi, Minister, PHE and C.Apok Jamir, MLA as guest speakers. All key stakeholders from government departments, defence personnel, village council/sector committee/municipal council, church leaders, women association (Watsu), Students, party leaders, ngos and media partners have been requested to join in the campaign for better response towards HIV prevention.
PBVC notice for new house numbers
Southern Angami general meeting
Dimapur, Apr 14 (NPN): Southern Angami Frontal bodies and ex-southern Angami Sports Association office bearers has convened a general meeting on April 16 at 12 noon at Naga Heritage village Kisama.
The handling and taking over by the new office bearers and the forth coming golden jubilee 2012 will also be discussed in the meeting.
Asuto Students’ Union lauds SIT
DIMAPUR: Asuto Students’ Union (ASU) has lauded SIT for declaring teachers verification result and appealed to the education department and DAN government to take necessary action against one ‘ghost teacher’ under Asuto village GPS, Lhotoli Sema categorized as ‘doubtful’ at the earliest.
A press release issued by ASU president, Kughahoto H. Aye stated that the village had no knowledge of the ‘ghost teacher’ who has been drawing salary in the name of Asuto village GPS.
DIMAPUR: Purana Bazar Village Council (PBVC) has informed that as per its notice issued in December 2009 regarding cancellation of old house numbers in the village, village authority had completed allotment of new GBC house numbers. All households have been informed to maintain and utilize the newly allotted GBC house numbers for all official correspondences.
Meanwhile, PBVC in a separate release expressed gratitude to Adhoc Town Council East Dimapur (ATCED) chairman, Vihoshe Awomi and his team for maintaining and filling sand gravels from NH-39 to Zion Hospital. It further expressed hope that ATCED would continue their support.
Short term excise field staff trg
DIMAPUR: Short term excise field staff training was successfully concluded on April 10 with commissioner of excise M. Patton IAS as chief guest. Speaking on the occasion, Patton exhorted the trainees and field staff to observe discipline of being uniform personnel and to maintain the image of the department. Stating that Nagaland had only 225 constables, 38 head constables, 25 AIEs and 28 IEs, 4 deputy SES and 10 SE scattered in the enforcement of excise duties, he encouraged the staff not to be discouraged but to co-operate with the civil administration. Altogether 45 field staff in the rank of IE, AIE, head constable and constables participated in the training.
Stress on role of teachers as counselor
DIMAPUR: One day staff orientation and counseling programme was held at Dimapur Mission Higher Secondary School (DMHSS), Khermahal as part of its year long silver jubilee celebrations, on Saturday. Resource person, Dr. N. Moa Imsong, counselor (DABA) engaged the teaching and non-teaching staff of the school in an absorbing discussion on the “Role of the teacher as a student counselor”. He spoke on the crucial position that a committed and selfless teacher held in the molding of not only the students, but eventually contributing to the overall development of the state. A teacher as a student counselor would be able to identify students in need of counseling and also work towards gaining their trust.
He touched upon the important qualities a student counselor (teacher) needed to learn from the life of Jesus.
ZRSU conducts surprise checking
DIMAPUR: Reaffirming its earlier resolution, Zunheboto Range Students’ Union (ZRSU) conducted surprise checking on selling of banned items in and around Zunheboto Town on April 12 along with district administration. Banned items including 120 packets of Gutkhas and 150 pieces of Tez and ‘raja mix’ were seized while raiding the shops and a fine was imposed on the defaulters.
The seized items were burned in presence of EAC Ranbemo Ezung and Zakabo EAC Ahgunato, police personnel, DBs and public at main Police Point. Meanwhile, union has thanked deputy commissioner (DC), T. Keheto Sema for the support rendered during the raid.
SKK supports NSF
DIMAPUR: All Sumi Students Union (SKK) has strongly supported the sincerity of NSF in uprooting corruption in the education department.
A joint press note issued by SKK president Abeto L Shohe and general secretary Mughato K Swu supported the press statements issued by the NSF on April 10 and 13 on the anomalies in the education department.
SKK said that officials accused in the scam should be put on trial, as the future generations were at stake due to the deterioration of the Naga society at large.
The release also that even knowing that there was shortage of teachers in schools the department was yet take concrete action on redeployment and urged the government to find alternate arrangements or the students’ careers would be ruined.
It further urged the government to deliver justice to the people by investigating and cleansing not just the education department, but all departments in the state.
WSSU condemns Tuensang DIS
DIMAPUR: Western Sumi Students’ Union (WSSU) has condemned Deputy Inspector of School Tuensang Lanu Imchen for trying to sell free textbooks meant for students of Tuensang in Jorhat Assam “for his selfish gain”
A release issued by WSSU president Daniel H Sumi urged the government to terminate his services and confiscate the property and questioned as to why he would be allowed Scot free despite being indicted by SIT on charges of involvement in bogus teacher appointment scam and while on anticipatory bail. The release further stated that DIS deserved punishment.
Western Sumi Students’ Union lauded the confederation of students’ fraternity, ENSF and NSF for being vigilant while the government was turning a “blind eye” to high profile perpetrators who rob poor students and debilitate the education department, added that education could only be improved when the corrupt were removed from the system.