Nagaland: News in pictures

In connection with the ensuing 18th Lok Sabha Election 2024, a co-ordination meeting with various enforcement agencies was held at DC’s Conference hall on February 23. Chairing the meeting DC Kohima, Kumar Ramnikant IAS highlighted on the menace of liquor and cash flow in the state. He mentioned that in order to curb the liquor menace, the following actions shall be initiated from the date of the notification of elections by Setting up of SST. Checking by SST on the major roads or arterial roads shall commence from the date of notification of election and the SSTs shall be controlled by the DEO and SP in consultation with General Observer and Expenditure Observers. The production, off take, stock limits of licensed stockiest, daily receipt and off take of retail sellers of IMFL/Beer/Country Liquor and opening and closing time of liquor vending shops should be closely monitored. (DIPR Photo) 

The two-day training of the MTBA CED Teachers training was held at MTBA Conference Hall, Mokokchung on February 22 and 23. Seen in the picture are the trainees along with the resource persons and CCES, MTBA. 
District Institute of Education and Training (DIET) Pfutsero conducted a one-day training on community sensitization under the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 at Avakhun village (International Trade Centre), bordering Burma, in the Phokhungri area, under the Meluri division, Phek district on February 21. The programme was coordinated by Bedukho Chuzho, Senior Lecturer, while Principal Atula Wai delivered the keynote address. The resource persons were Soni Katiry, Senior Lecturer, and Zaveta Kotso, Senior Lecturer. “This programme was held after a decade in the Phokhungri area,” a DIPR report stated.
The Directorate of Information & Public Relations (DIPR) commenced with the two-day training on Public Address System at the DIPR conference hall, Kohima on February 22. The training is imparted to Technical Supervisors, Senior Operators, Operators and Assistant Operators from six districts of Kohima, Dimapur, Wokha, Mokokchung, Phek and Peren in the first phase and five more districts including Zunheboto, Tuensang, Longleng, Mon and Kiphire in the second phase. The practical session includes hands-on training on PA systems including Amplifier, Speaker, Mixer connections, Drive Unit connections, LMT, Battery series connections etc. (DIPR Photo)
A one-day farmers training cum input distribution programme was held at Mhainamtsi village in Peren district on February 20. Organised by ICAR-AICRP on pigeonpea, under NEH NU:SAS Medziphema campus, around 30 farmers participated in the programme. Dr Akumla Longchar, Scientist (Plant breeding) spoke on “Package and practices of pigeon pea” followed by “Role of legumes and Importance of Nipping on pigeon pea by Dr Lawrence Kithan, Scientist (Agronomy). Dr Tinatoly Sema, Scientist (Entomology) and Kavi Sumi, Scientist (Plant pathology) talked on ‘Management of diseases and pests of pigeonpea’ followed by interaction with the farmers.
Yingli College, Longleng by Principal Dr T Temsu Imti released the college magazine ‘Hella’ from 2021-2023 at Borgohain Hall on February 23. Under the theme “Blend” the magazine contain articles, poems, book reviews, folktales, skills and creativity of the teachers and the students. The programme was chaired by Dr Kekhriengulieü Tachü, Assistant Professor, Department of English. Mhayano A Odyuo, Assistant Professor, Department of History, prayed for the programme and the magazine. Yingli College Students’ Union presented a special song. The concept note of the magazine was presented by Dr Toli Achumi, Convenor, Magazine Committee, and Assistant Professor Department of Political Science. Vote of thanks was proposed by Dr Abdur Rahman, Associate Professor, Department of History.
(Left) The 46th Meluri Nyusho cum Nazhu Festival was celebrated with MLA & Advisor for Transport, Technical Education Temjenmenba as the special guest at Meluri local ground on February 21. The special guest along with Advisor N&RE, NSDMA Z Nyusietho Nyuthe launched the Müluori Nyusho Kügharü official documentary. Traditional troupes from five different groups exhibited various folk dance and folk songs besides traditional games were also played by both men and women. (Right) The 2nd day was graced by MLA & Advisor N&RE and NSDMA, Z Nyusietho Nyuthe as the guest of honour on February 22. Five traditional troupes consisting of both young and old, men and women participated in the folk dances and different traditional games. Nazhu festival concluded with flagging off by the MLA playing a traditional bamboo trumpet. (DIPR Photo) 
The 14th batch STOs/JAOs & JDAs valedictory function was held at Treasuries & Accounts, Training Institute, Purana Bazar Dimapur on February 23. Speaking as the special guest, Aochuba Pongener, Joint Director, Treasuries & Accounts encouraged them to work and serve the people sincerely and honestly remarking that they were the assets of the Department. Zujamo A Lotha (STO) and Mhonchumo D Yanthan (JDA) spoke on behalf of the Trainees while short speech was also delivered by ST Doungel, Faculty Members of the Institute. 


Two students from Livingstone Foundation International (LFI), Ayush Gupta of Grade-VII and Parthiv Deb of Grade-IX, have been granted the Deen Dayal Sparsh Yojana Philately Scholarship by the Department of Posts, Government of India. They were handed over the Scholarships by L Imtikumzuk, Marketing Executive, Nagaland Division, Department of Posts on February 23. The two students were selected through a selection process which included two levels - a Philately Written Quiz and Philately Projects which were submitted by the students to the Directorate of Posts. The Philately Written Quiz was earlier conducted at the LFI Campus on September 30, 2023 wherein more than 100 students had participated. The Department of Posts under the Ministry of Communications, GoU had launched the Philately Scholarship Scheme named the Deen Dayal SPARSH Yojana (Scholarship for Promotion of Aptitude & Research in Stamps as a Hobby) on November 3, 2017 for generating interest regarding Philately amongst the students. 


Three elderly men prepare the Native Oak Tree seeds for plantation in Thetsumi village under Phek district. During a community plantation event in Thetsumi village on February 19 last, eight lakh native oak trees were planted with the purpose “to reclaim barren community lands for reforestation” under Trees for Wealth (TfW) movement of The Entrepreneurs Associates. In collaboration with the village leaders, the drive witnessed the participation of all the four khels of the village with 520 individuals joining the movement. Thetsumi village has committed to plant 1.5 million native oak trees across the 250-acre community land of ‘Khutsaphfu.’ (Photo Courtesy: The Entrepreneurs Associates)