DIMAPUR: All Nagaland School Teachers’ Association (ANSTA) has convened an emergency joint meeting on July 30 at Zonal Council hall, Kohima at 10.30am. All unit/sub-unit president and representatives have been requested to attend the meeting. Association further informed units/sub-units to submit pending yearly teachers’ membership during the meeting.
PDGBA executive meeting
DIMAPUR: Peren District Gaonbura Association (PDGBA) has convened an executive meeting on August 3 at Jalukie Town Hall at 10am. All the executive members have been requested to attend the meeting.
Zeliangrong people convention 2010
DIMAPUR: With regard to the Zeliangrong general public convention 2010 to b held under the theme, “Towards greater height” at Peren town on July at 10am, all Zeliangrong leaders, and the two representatives each from all the villages in Nagaland, Assam and Manipur, all frontals organizations, senior leaders, formers presidents, of Zeliangrong organizations, ministers, MLAs, government officials have been informed and directed to attend the meeting and reach the venue by July 29.
Tsungremmong festival at Akhoya village
DIMAPUR: Akhoya Senso Mongdang (ASM) would be celebrating Tsungremmong festival on August 3 at Akhoya village with department of youth resources and sports secretary, Bendang Longchari as chief guest.
Bee keeping training conducted in Ashaa village
DIMAPUR: A two days intensive visual aided training and demonstration on potential aspects of bee keeping was conducted at Ashaa village under Wokha district from July 22-23. Meanwhile, the Ashaa village council expressed gratitude to Mission Director Nagaland Honey Bee Mission and district in-charge Dr Thungben Yanthan for organizing the training and also for distributing honey bee collecting kit and bee boxes. The council also expressed hope that the training will provide a source of income for the villagers.
GOC 3Corps donate computers for RBC
DIMAPUR: General Officer Commanding (GOC) 3 Corps, Lt. Gen. N. K. Singh AVSM VSM donated computers to Reformation Bible College (RBC) Dimapur under “operation sadbhavana”. The computers were inaugurated by 69 Engineers Regiment of 3 Corps on July 24 at a function graced by Col. L. K. Joshi GS (IS). RBC principal, Imna Imchen welcomed the guests while presentations were delivered by reformation singers, Konyak cultural troupe and united Naga cultural troupe of the college.
IRCSN conducts first aid training
DIMAPUR: Indian Red Cross Society Nagaland state branch (IRCSN) conducted a one-day training on ‘First Aid’ at St. Joseph College Jakhama on July 21 with IRSCN MC members Dr. R. Zinyü and Kholie Dolf as resource persons. Delivering the keynote address at the training, IRCSN assistant programme officer, Lucy Merry stressed on the importance of learning ‘First Aid’ to cope with any eventuality. A total of 126 Youth Red Cross students attended the programme.
Organic vegetables for sale in Zhavame
DIMAPUR: Zhavame Village Council (ZVC) has informed that organic vegetables were available for sale in the village at low retail/wholesale rates and requested responsible departments to look into the matter and assist interested vegetable vendors to make the produce available in the market during ideal seasons. A press release issued by ZVC chairman, Salünyi Krocha stated that Zhavame village under Phek district has been recognized as “vegetable village” by Nagaland government in 2008 for its productivity of vegetation, particularly of potato and cabbage. Council also informed that the items were available and ready to furnish throughout July to October, and further assured the “safety” of any individuals/groups that approach the village jurisdiction in this regard.
SBI Kohima branch forms farmers’ club
DIMAPUR: State Bank o India (SBI), Kohima branch formed two farmers’ club on July 8 at Zakhama village and Phesama village under the guidance of Supal Chandra Chowdhury, manager DBD. Assistant general manager, SBI Kohima branch expressed the plan of the branch in forming farmers club in the vicinity village under its adopted villages for acceleration of banking development by involving farmers club as a pivotal front organization to coordinate in economy uptake in the areas.
CABA Sunday school retreat
DIMAPUR: Chumukedima Ao Baptist Arogo (CABA) Sunday school & child department conducted a one day retreat on July 24 on the theme “The future hope” with CEC Dimapur project director Supunenba, and Ajung and Aka from East West International ministry as resource persons. Department has thanked the resource persons for rendering their time and contribution towards the programme.
DIMAPUR: Reacting to a news item that appeared in a local daily on July 10 under the caption “YVSU clarifies report”, Yezutu ‘B’ Village Students’ Union (YBVSU) has informed that the usage of the terms “Yezutu” and “Yangzitong” for the same village by the Semas and Sangtams emerged due to different linguistic backgrounds of the two communities. A rejoinder issued by YBVSU president, S. John Kinny stated that union, in its earlier press note was just expressing concern over the incident where one of its members, Ameto Awomi had reportedly gone missing. It alleged that Yangzitong ‘A’ student body should have shown concern and cooperation in tracing the missing person instead of reflecting on the existence of Yezutu ‘B’ village. The YBVSU demanded further clarification from Yangzitong ‘A’ Village Students’ Union (YVSU) as to whether it has taken approval of the village elders and GBs to issue its press statement.
164 Inf Bn (TA) (H&H) Naga seizes IMFL
DIMAPUR: A mobile check post of 164 Inf. Bn. (TA) (H&H) Naga seized 464 cases of liquor while conducting a surprise checking at Mokokchung to Wokha road on July 19. The party seized the IMFL and assorted brands of alcohol from two Scorpios, NL-06 2916 and ML-10 8275, along with 5 persons who were apprehended at around midnight while approaching towards Zunheboto from Wokha. According to a defence release, the illegal consignment was being brought into the state from Assam for sale in Zunheboto. The apprehended persons along with the vehicles and seized consignment were handed over to Atoizu police station, Zunheboto.
VBS conducted at BKBC
DIMAPUR: The Boro Kachari Baptist Church, Naharbari, conducted a vacation Bible school from July 15-18 on the theme “My good Earth”. A total of 50 children took part in the school which was carried out under the leadership of youth director Phitoli and six other teachers from Thixlixu Baptist Church.
DIMAPUR: Apropos to the news item on ‘Tangkhul New Testament Bible released’ published in page 2, July 25 issue, the headline should read as ‘Thangkhal New Testament Bible released’ and not as rendered. The typographical error is regretted.