Nagaland state chief secretary, Lalthara IAS on Friday appealed everyone to give accurate information at the ongoing Census enumeration.
Giving a statement on the ongoing Census 2011, Lalthara said ongoing census operation 2011 was being taken very seriously by census department as well as the government of Nagaland.
Lalthara said this while he was enumerated at his official residence, Kohima in the presence of charge officer, Kovi Meyase; additional charge officer Neilezo Tep, census nodal officer, enumerators and supervisors.
Stating that the last Census 2001 was inaccurate, Lalthara called upon everyone to be collectively responsible and count oneself accurately to have a meaningful planning for development in future.
Chief secretary also expressed happiness that NGOs were associating themselves in civil society monitoring group and congratulated all people involved in Census operation for their works so far and further hoped that Nagaland would have an acceptable accurate Census.
Meanwhile, Census awareness meeting was conducted under the aegis of census director and organised by Naga Council and Dimapur Naga Women Hoho was held on February 12 at Town Hall, Dimapur.
All presidents, secretaries of tribal Hohos, chairmen of village councils in Dimapur district, chairmen of colony councils in Dimapur Urban, chairmen, conveners, presidents of various communities, GBs in sadar and district, NGOs and general public attended the meeting.
In the meeting, public leaders expressed solidarity with the ongoing Census operation in Nagaland and the need to give the right enumeration.
Census director, Hekali Zhimomi, said census is “A tool for planning” and explained that census fertility rate of Naga women dropped but population increased according to 2001 Census. Census director also answered queries raised by the public.
President Naga Council, Savi Liegise, presidents of Dimapur District GB association, Dimapur Naga Women Hoho, DNSU, Western Sumi Hoho, Chakhroma Public Organisation spoke on the occasion while Rev. Dr. W. Lohe said the invocation prayer.