Governor’s secretariat clarifies on awards

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 10/9/2018 12:25:43 PM IST

The Governor’s Secretariat, Raj Bhavan Kohima has issued a clarification with regard to press release issued by Naga Students Federation (NSF) on awards for the quiz competition at the district level in commemoration on 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.

In a clarification PRO to governor, said that as per the instructions of the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India, the Governor’s secretariat had communicated to the department of Higher Education, Government of Nagaland and the Nagaland University to conduct a quiz competition on “Life and Works of Mahatma Gandhi”. It was initially decided to award the winners with cash prizes on October 2, 2018 at Raj Bhavan Kohima during the seminar on thoughts and philosophy of Mahatma Gandhi. 

However, during a meeting chaired by the Nagaland governor, PB Acharya on September 15 at Raj Bhavan with government officers from the department of Higher Education, members of the Nagaland College Principals Association and Nagaland University representatives, after thorough deliberation and discussions, it was decided to honour the first, second and third place winners of the competition in kind and certificates and not with cash prizes.

It also decided that Raj Bhavan will bear the travel allowances, including food and lodging for the winners coming from other districts except for Kohima and Dimapur districts. 

Subsequently, the governor had instructed the department of Higher Education to conduct quiz competitions related to Mahatma Gandhi in all the districts where the winners of the competition would be felicitated on October 2 at Raj Bhavan.


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