RAPO: Ralan Area Public Organisation (RAPO) has expressed gratitude to all officials and organisation for taking initiatives for the safe release of Benthungo Lotha of Old Ralan village from the custody of Assam Police Uriamghat on January 9. According to the RAPO, Benthungo was arrested on January 8 from Wochan village (Kholapani area) without any “rhyme or reason” while on his way home after dropping a relative at Liphi village. In this regard, the Ralan area organisation submitted an ultimatum of 12 hours deadline for his safe release which expired on January 10. Stating that such incident may aggravate the already tense situation in the border area, RAPO chairman (seasonal) Lichio Kithan urged public residing in the border areas to discourage and condemn such acts. RAPO has thanked Akhup, SDO-cum- border magistrate Ralan, S. Mhabemo Odyuo, SIB (Border), Singh SDO (C) Dhansiripar, Sondaram, sector commander 155 CRPF Rengmapani, Prasad, post commander 155 CRPF Chandalashung (Chittiagoan) Kyong (Lotha) Hoho, Wokha, Kyong (Lotha) students’ union Wokha, Dr. R.E Lotha DHO Wokha and James Yanthan I/C OC Ralan.
EDSSU: East Dimapur Sumi Students’ Union (EDSSU) has conveyed gratitude to parents who had supported the union physically and financially during the three-day programme of 9th Highway Area Sumi Students’ Union general conference held from December 28. EDSSU thanked Khetoshe Yepthomi chairman East Dimapur Sumi Council and its banker Mr. & Mrs. Akheto Yepthomi, for their tireless support and contribution towards Union.
Seminar on HIV & AIDS
DIMAPUR: One day seminar on HIV & AIDS was conducted among the youth at Loyung. The seminar was organized by Loyung Baptist Church with Care & Support Society and NMP+, Mokokchung as the resource persons. The speakers dwelt on topics like “Understanding HIV & AIDS & Scenario”, “Stigma & Discrimination, Care & Treatment for PLHA”, Prevention of HIV & AIDS among the youth” and “Drug Abuse and its repercussion”. Around 50 youth attended the seminar. The programme was followed by voluntary blood testing conducted by C&SS Mobile-ICTC.