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NSF relocates gen. conference venue

Correspondent KOHIMA, APR 27 (NPN) | Publish Date: 4/27/2021 1:02:05 PM IST

Naga Students’ Federation (NSF) said it was compelled to relocate the venue of its upcoming 29th general conference from Ukhrul, Manipur to Solidarity Park, Kohima owing to the recent spike in COVID cases across the country.

 NSF president Ninoto Awomi told media persons at the federation’s office here Tuesday, that the relocation was made after the Manipur government had put various restrictions in its effort to handle the pandemic.

Organizing committee convener and former NSF president, Subenthung Kithan reiterated that NSF conferences were not only confined to Nagaland but organised in all the contiguous Naga inhabited areas irrespective of artificial boundaries. He however said that this year would be an exception given the nature of the situation.

Kithan said conference theme “Towards Harmony” was coined keeping in mind the importance of coexistence among Nagas and also in harmony with the neighbouring states. 

He further said all necessary SOPs would be strictly followed during the conference.

Meanwhile, NSF election commission chairman K Elu Ndang informed that NSF will be conducting its bi-annual election during the conference.

Ndang informed that nominations forms would be issued on April 29, 2021 from 12 noon onwards and closed by 10 a.m. the next day. This would shortly be followed by submission of electoral college and nomination papers while withdrawal of nomination will be from 12 noon to 2 p.m. . Subsequently, scrutiny and announcement of candidates will be made followed with self introduction by the candidates.

On April 30, the polling would begin at 4 p.m. to be followed by counting of votes at 4:30 p.m. and declaration of results at 5 p.m.

Voting system for the election will be through secret ballot with all the 17 affiliated units each allowed to cast two votes totalling 34 votes, Ndang said.

So far there were five aspiring candidates for the post of the president while two for the post of general secretary subject to change, Ndang said.

Keeping the SOPs in mind, NSF is expecting a total of 150 to 200 delegates to attend the conference including other guests. 

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