Pieam festival at Thonoknyu TI
DIMAPUR: KBC Tuensang, Thonoknyu TI organized “Pieam festival” on August 7 under the theme ‘HIV and AIDS awareness through festive event”.
In the programme key note address was delivered by program manager Thonoknyu TI, while significance of “Pieam” was delivered by Mongtsoa NTDP+ president. Other highlights of the programme included debate competition with the topic “HIV and AIDS can be eradicated only by NGOs”. Speaking on the function Dr. Benjong opined that it was the responsibility of both the government and the NGOs to eradicate the menace. He appealed the members to coordination with one another to defeat the dreaded diseases.
Training held for livestock farmers
DIMAPUR: A training was imparted to livestock farmers and veterinary village volunteers on August 10 at veterinary hospital Zunheboto. The training was chaired by Dr. Qhelitoli, APO Zunheboto. In the programme district veterinary & AH officer, Dr Khashepu delivered the key note address and highlights of the training. The resource persons were Dr. Michael Imti Imchen VAS Aghunato, who spoke on importance of livestock management and feeding system and Dr Apilo VAS Zunheboto, who spoke on first aid, vaccination, deworming and breeding systems.
Training on value-added fish products
KOHIMA: Department of Fisheries, successfully conducted training on value-added fish products at Ao Baptist Church, Kohima from August 5 to 7. Altogether 40 women participated in the training and were trained to prepare value added fish products such as fish balls, fish finger, fish cutlet, fish soup and fish pickle. During the inaugural function, keynote address was delivered by C. Imtitongzuk Longkumer, deputy director of fisheries. Resource persons include Yhunsenlo Kent, District Fishery Officer, Kohima, Amenla Ao, sub-divisional fishery officer and Sentinaro, fishery inspector and the staff that assisted throughout the training programme were Wabang Longkumer, fishery demonstrator and Z. Kikon, fishery demonstrator.
Film for health care professionals
DIMAPUR: Nagaland State AIDS Control Society along with the Nossal Institute for Global Health released the documentary film ‘Know Better & Serve Better’ on August 13 at Hotel Japfü, Kohima. Commissioner and Secretary, Health and Family Welfare Department, Menuokhol John, attended the function as chief guest and released the film. Menuokhol John in his speech stressed on the importance of sensitizing health care workers in order to reduce stigma and discrimination amongst people living with HIV. ‘Know Better & Serve Better’ was produced under the Overcoming Stigma and Discrimination Project and is intended to address issues regarding barriers to accessing health care by HIV positive people.
Helpers Club distributes free food
DIMAPUR: Helpers club sets up free food stalls for Kawariya (Bol-bum goers) at Shiv Mandir in Shivsagar. Bhuban Ghos, general secretary, Deep Das, Joint Secretary, Sanjay Bhattacharjee, Bishnu Devnath, Raju Das, from Helpers Club Dimapur took part in the programme. All together 22000 kawariyas were benefited from food stall.
Shankar Barua and Nabo Sangmai from Shivsagar also took part in the programme. The club also made arrangements for first aid for the kawariya. Helpers club informed that it was ready to serve the society at the time of need and that it organises free blood group test and other services for the poor and downtrodden. Helpers Club, Midland, Dimapur could be contacted at 9862560386, 9436640225 and 03862299961.
GPRN recovers stolen vehicle
Dimapur: Dimapur town command GPRN on August15 at around 8 am. seized a stolen vehicle Pulsar 150, Black colour, Engine No. BS29 0501, Chassis No. 05-10 SG-4 without R/No. Rightful owner have been informed to come along with proper documents and claim the vehicle within 10 days. ‘Naga Army’ lieut. Col Hevuto Achumi in press release informed that failing to claim the vehicle within stipulated time, the authority would not be held responsible for any consequences.