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Nurturing talents at Old Age Home
Published on 2 Aug. 2010 12:22 AM IST
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With the objective to render charitable service and to promote its welfare, the Incessant Welfare Society visited Old Age Home, Kohima located at IG Stadium Road along NH – 61.
Old Age Home Kohima was established in 2005 and houses 16 members including 4 orphans at present. The uniqueness of the home is that it has a place for orphans where old people could feel the presence of their grandchildren.
Presently, there are five staff who are voluntarily taking care of the home. Sometimes they get relief aid from NGOs, well wishers etc., but most of the time they face crises due to financial constrain owing to less donation. The Old Age Home has a capacity for 20 persons.
Members of the society narrating their experience on their visit said inmates of the home, despite their old age were talented and involved in extra curricular activities like farming, piggery, knitting, house cleaning, kitchen chores, bamboo weaving, etc., within the premise. Managing Director, Neithonuo T. Liegise takes full responsibilities for others in case of sickness.
The criterias for getting admission at Old Age Home are- one should be above 60 years of age; should be willing to be admitted at their own will; open to all Nagas across Nagaland and those who do not have any family or relatives to look after them.
The working members of Incessant Welfare Society had an interaction with the managing director to organize a cultural show on September 9 and income generated would be donated to the Old Age Home.
The society has nine managing body with Alemla Aochenler as co- ordinator, Ayangla (Advocate) as legal advisor, Sentimeren Kichu (Director NAGRI) and Tongpang . L. Jamir as an advisor to guide and supervise the management of the society.

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