NSCN (IM) takes note of ‘Embrace and imbibe the culture of hard-work and truth’ ‘communal colours’ within AR 41st General Conference of Asetkong Kaketshir Telongjem Mungdang begins Condemns physical and mental torture of senior member Dimapur, January 10 (mExn): The NSCN (IM) has condemned what it called “unwarranted raids and physical and mental torture” meted out to its senior member Namchum, Tatar, at Noksen village in Tuensang district by the 5 Assam Rifles based in Zunheboto on January 5, 2017. A press release from MIP, NSCN (IM) alleged that the Assam Rifles personnel entered the house of Namchum at 12:00 midnight and started questioning which group he
belonged to. When he identified himself as a member of the Tatar of NSCN (IM), two AR jawans abused him stating “you NSCN (IM) are the causes of all troubles in Manipur,” the MIP claimed. The two jawans, it said, spoke in Meitei dialect and added that the NSCN (IM) has taken extreme note of the communal colours within the Assam Rifles. Accusing the Assam Rifles personnel of venting out their personal vendetta against the innocent Nagas, the NSCN (IM) questioned, “Where was the need and
the reason to insult and torture when nothing wrong was found in his possession which is beyond doubt.” According to the release, the NSCN (IM) Tatar was taken to an undisclosed location by the AR troops and “brutally tortured black and blue” after raiding his house, where they could not find anything objectionable. The NSCN (IM) has demanded the Commanding Officer of the 5 Assam Rifles based in Zhunheboto to initiate stringent steps against the erring jawans.
DC Wokha asks officers to gear up for town council elections Wokha, January 10 (Dipr): The Deputy Commissioner of Wokha, Wezope Kenye has asked the officers in Wokha to gear up and be ready for the forthcoming town council elections. He said this while cautioning that the beginning of the year will be very trying time because of the forthcoming town council election as there have been differences of opinions coming up regarding the election. Speaking at the monthly District Planning and Development Board (DPDB) meeting at the DC’s conference hall here, the DC further reminded all the officers to remain in station until the election processes are over. Asserting that all Head of Offices
should ensure that all employees remain in station and perform their respective assigned duties, he stated that no exemption of employees deputed for election duty will be done except on medical ground. Apprising the board members regarding the conduct of Wokha Town Council election, Returning Officer & ADC Wokha, Hotolu Swu informed that all preparation work for the election is in full progress. During the meeting, distribution of appointment order for the polling personnel was also done. Hotolu also informed that training for the polling personnel will be conducted very soon and urged all employees involved to attend
the training positively. All Head of Offices who have not submitted the details of vehicles (type of vehicle, name of driver and registration number) were requested to submit the same at the earliest. Distribution of specific work to different departments for the forthcoming Republic Day celebration was also done. The Deputy Commissioner requested all officers to make sure that all officers and staff remain in station and attend the Republic Day celebration and warned that action will be initiated against those absentees. The meeting also resolved to conduct mass social work on January 21 in view of the Republic Day celebration.
Morung Express News Sungratsu | January 10
The 41st General Conference of Asetkong Kaketshir Telongjem Mungdang (AKTM) got underway at Sungratsu village today with more than 400 delegates from the different villages under Asetkong range and also other AKTM units attending it. The general conference which is being held on the theme: ‘The past in our present’ has the Principal of City Law College Dimapur, P Leonard Aier as the main speaker, and a host of dignitaries slated to grace the conference as guests and invitees. Formally inaugurating the general conference, Dr Maongwati Aier, IAS, Secretary to the Government - PHED, strongly exhorted
Kubulong Students’ Union presenting a special number at the opening programme of the 41st General Conference of AKTM at Sungratsu village on January 10.
the student delegates to embrace and imbibe the culture of hard-work and truth, which he said were so prevalent among the Naga forefathers. He pointed out that the Naga society is in shambles, adding that just like the prophet Nehemiah in the Bible, the Naga people also need to be like Ne-
hemiah to rebuild our society for a better future. In this regard, he said that the task of rebuilding the fallen walls of the Naga society cannot be the work of an individual, but a collective effort. He therefore called for unity among the people, to have the spirit of sacrifice and truthfulness.
Nagaland gets new Ashok Leyland outlet
Dimapur, January 10 (mExn): Ashok Leyland, flagship of the Hinduja Group and the second largest commercial vehicle manufacturer in India, inaugurated a new outlet in Dimapur today. It is a sales, service, and spare parts 4-bay facility spread over 30,000 sq ft. The outlet Lerinah Motors is run by Pukreni Lerinah, who is a first generation entrepreneur in Dimapur. The facility, strategically located at 7th Mile on Asian Highway 1, will cater to all the vehicles of Dimapur, Kohima, and other floating population. The state-of-the-art workshop, built to customer
satisfaction, is equipped with all modern tools and equipment, stated a press release received here. Speaking on the occasion, R. Nagarajan, Vice President-Global Service, Ashok Leyland Limited said, “Nagaland is a very important market for us and we are very pleased to inaugurate this facility in the state. With this new outlet, we look forward to increase our market share in the North East region from the existing 21%. The major drivers of economy in the region are road construction, agriculture, tourism, and trading. We are confident that this new outlet will further strength-
en our strategic presence in Nagaland.” The press note stated that Ashok Leyland has one of the largest networks in the commercial vehicle industry – over 500 touchpoints with an additional 5000 outlets for Leyparts, the genuine spare parts brand. With a service centre at every 75 km on all major highways, Ashok Leyland delivers its “Tatkaal” promise of reaching customers within 4 hours and getting their vehicle back on-road within 48 hours. In an absolutely rare instance of a delay, the company pays a penalty of Rs. 1,000/- per day to the customer.
Mission Clean Water Body In-service prog at St. Paul Institute of Education The institute has been con- activities and rhymes to make January 10 Campaign on January 14 kohima, (mExn): St. Paul Institute of Edu- ducting such refresher courses for teaching-learning an enjoyable Dimapur, January 10 (mExn): Anglers Association Nagaland (AAN) will conduct Mission Clean Water Body Campaign on January 14 at Chathe River, New Chumukedima Village. AAN General Secretary Ricky Ozukum in a press release said that the main objective of the Mission is to help in maintaining integrity and overall health of the water bodies throughout India by launching a cleanliness drive of the freshwater resources along with associated catchment areas spearheaded by the angling community of India. It is an initiative
of All India Game Fishing Association (AIGFA). Along with the affiliated district units, New Chumukedima Village Council will join the programme by participating in the campaign. AAN has appealed to the people who are willing to join and support the cause in the drive to protect the river systems. The programme will start at 9:00 am, New Chumukedima Village with brief introductory function followed by tree plantation, cleanliness drive, banner campaign along the Chathe River stretch.
cation, Phesama, one of the oldest teachers’ training institutes in North East, began its annual in-service programme with the theme ‘Smart Teachers for Tomorrow’ through the ‘Self Discovery Approach.’ The institute gives an opportunity to the teachers of North East who are working in different schools to refresh themselves with the latest skills and techniques of teaching. A total of 87 teachers from different schools of North East are enrolled in the 13-day crash course, which is loaded with theory as well as practical aspects.
the last 17 years in areas like skills and techniques of teaching, Classroom Management, Behaviour Management, Accelerated Learning, study of the Brain and its Implications in the Learning System, Adapting Teaching to the Modern Students, RTE, etc. The resource persons include Rev. Dr Philip Abraham SJ, Rev. Fr. Boniface SJ, Fr. Charles SJ, Fr. Gerard SJ, Rev. Adv. Ravi Sagar SJ, Sr. Tessin FCC, Sr. Deepthi FCC, and the principal Fr. Felix SJ. Apart from the various areas of teaching-learning, the programme also includes various
activity for the teachers. Activities like rhymes, dancercise and dynamic games are taught by Zapuvino, Kevisedeno, Thejaseno, Mhasivino and Asiu. A press release stated that the crash course gives an opportunity to the teachers to realize that teaching profession is a creative and enjoyable one. The teachers from all over North East learn practical aspects of teaching which will equip them to cater to the needs of their students, it added. The programme began with ice-breaking session conducted by Bro Avi SJ and Bro Pheiga SJ.
Catholic priest ordained in Akuk village List of amendments for Wokha, January 10 (mExn): The third Catholic Priestly ordination of Reverend Deacon Marius Zachamo by Most Rev. Dr. James Thoppil, Bishop of Kohima was held at Akuk village in Wokha district on January 10. “You are my Son; today I have begotten you” (Hebrew 5:5) is the motto of the new priest. About 20 priests concelebrated with the Bishop. Deacon Zachamo clad in traditional Lotha attire was brought with traditional tune and dance to the Church for the ordination. Rev. Fr. George Anthony, the Parish Priest, accorded warm welcome to the Most Rev. Dr. James Thoppil, Bishop of Kohima, village leaders, dignitaries, priests and sisters from different parishes, NCYM, NCWA, the invited guests, government officials, catechists, pastors of different churches and other participants. Bishop in his introduction said that Deacon Marius Zachamo had been preparing himself for this day for the last thirteen or more years
draft electoral roll published
Reverend Deacon Marius Zachamo arrives in traditional attire for the ordination at Akuk village in Wokha district on January 10.
and from now on he will be called Fr. Marius and will assume a new role and identity – the role and identity of a Catholic priest. Fr. Thomas Toretkiu, Bishop’s Secretary, Kohima in a press release stated that the Assistant Priest, Holy Redeemer Church, Tobu, Rev. Fr. Peter Pethungo anchored the commentary and Nt-
somo Kithan, Assistant Teacher, Holy Cross Hr. Sec. School, Dimapur was the MC for the felicitation programme, where a special song was presented by childhood friends of Fr. Marius. The newly ordained priest expressed words of gratitude, after which, many friends and well wishers congratulated him with gifts.
Winners of essay competition conducted at Youth Voters’ Festival Dimapur, January 10 (mExn): Imkongnukla Ao, BA V Semester student of Patkai Christian College and Rachel, class 11 student of Christian Higher Secondary School have been declared first winners (in the college and higher secondary school categories respectively) of the essay competition held as part of the Youth Voters’ Festival for college and
higher secondary school levels. In the college level, Rukusheyi Rhakho, BA 1st Semester student of Tetso College and Ato Tzüdir, BA 3rd Semester student of Immanuel College bagged the second and third positions respectively. Meanwhile, Anwesha Dey, class IX student of St. Mary’s Higher Secondary School won the second position
and Luchu Sangha, class 10 student of Government Higher Secondary School, Dimapur bagged the third position in the higher secondary school category. A press release from Deputy Commissioner of Dimapur informed that the winners will be awarded prizes along with certificates on January 25 during the National Voters’ Day celebration.
mokokchung, January 10 (mExn): Additional Deputy Commissioner & Electoral Registration Officer (ERO), Mokokchung, Bendanglila has informed that the list of amendments of the last part of draft electoral roll for the 21Tuli, 22-Arkakong, 23-Impur, 24-Angetyongpang, 25-Mongoya, 26-Aonglenden, 27-Mokokchung Town, 28-Koridang, 29-Jangpetkong and 30-Alongtaki assembly constituencies has been prepared with reference to January 1, 2017 as qualifying date and in accordance with the Registration of Electors Rule, 1960. A copy of the said roll together with the list of amendments has been published and is available for inspection at the ADC & ERO office, Mokokchung. In a separate notification, S. Tainiu, Additional Deputy Commissioner & Electoral
Registration Officer, Peren informed that the list of amendments to the draft electoral roll for the 6-Tening and 7-Peren assembly constituencies has been prepared with reference to January 1, 2017 as the qualifying date. A copy of the said roll together with the list of amendments has been published and will be available for inspection at the ADC’s office and with Booth Level Officer of respective polling station/ areas. Electoral Registration Officer for Dimapur also notified that the list of amendments to the draft electoral roll for Dimapur I A/C, Dimapur II A/C, Dimapur III A/C, Ghaspani I A/C and Ghaspani II A/C has been prepared and a copy of the said roll along with the list of amendments has been published and will be available for inspection at her office.
He categorically urged the students to have good moral value while seeking education, stating that one’s education would be useless to the society if one does not have moral values in their lives. Sungratsu Students’ Union presented the curtain raiser, while the Chairman
of Sungratsu Village Council, M Teka Longchar delivered the welcome address. Short speeches were also delivered by the presidents of the Ongpangkong Students Conference, Jangpetkong Students’ Conference, and Tsurangkong Students’ Conference. The Kubulong Kaketshir Telongjem presented a special song. Meritorious Awards were also given to successful students who achieved excellence in the academic fields. On Thursday, the Parliamentary Secretary for Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Services, S Chuba Longkumer will be the chief guest at the main prgramme that starts at 9:00 am. The 41st General Conference of AKTM will conclude on Friday, January 12, 2016.
MEx FILE DC Dimapur informs Dimapur, January 10 (mExn): Deputy Commissioner and Chairman of Regional Transport Authority (RTA), Dimapur has informed the public under the jurisdiction of RTA, Dimapur that fresh application for issuing of autorickshaw assurance certificate will not be entertained till March 31, 2017. This decision was made at the meeting of RTA Board Dimapur held on December 20, 2016.
Medical Board Examination for grade III, IV staff kohima, January 10 (mExn): Chief Medical Officer (CMO) of Kohima, Dr. Avino Metha has informed all the head of departments that the Medical Board Examination for confirmation of service, invalidation and commutation of pension etc. for grade III & IV staff will be held in the office of the Chief Medical Officer, Kohima located at Para Medical Colony. The examination will be held at 9:30 am on February 2, May 4, August 3, and November 2, 2017. The CMO in a circular informed that the medical board will sit the next day if there is holiday on the mentioned dates. The head of departments have been requested to inform their DDOs concerned to send the list of candidates to the CMO office in advance.
NSCN (IM) expresses sadness Dimapur, January 10 (mExn): The NSCN (IM) today expressed sadness over the sudden demise of Cyphus, Tatar, on January 8 around 4:00 pm at Senapati district headquarters. Cyphus joined the NSCN (IM) in 2011 along with his colleagues from NSCN (K) and was assigned as Leacy. In 2014, he was promoted to Tatar. “In this short period of time he served the party will full honour and sincerity,” stated a condolence message from A. Ashiho Mao, Secretary, Tatar Hoho, NSCN (IM). The Tatar Hoho Secretary prayed that the Almighty God will give strength to the bereaved family.
NSCN (IM) condoles Dimapur, January 10 (mExn): NSCN (IM) has mourned the demise of Aokumdang Imchen, Deputy Kilonser, Ministry of Internal Security, NSCN (IM) on January 10 morning at his residence in Mokokchung. A condolence message from G. Robert, Cabinet Secretary, NSCN (IM) informed that Aokumdang joined the National Service on May 29, 1995 and “served the nation with utmost sincerity and dedication in various capacities.” It added, “Naga Nation will always cherish and appreciate the selfless service he had rendered.” The NSCN (IM) further prayed to God to give strength and solace to the bereaved family to bear the great loss.
Meetings & AppointMents Mokokchung DPDB meeting The monthly meeting of Mokokchung District Planning and Development Board (DPDB) for the month of January 2017 will be held on January 12, 11:00 am at the conference hall of ADC (Planning) Mokokchung. Therefore, all the members of the Mokokchung DPDB have been informed to attend the meeting.
SUC general meeting Sangtam Union Chumukedima (SUC) has convened its 28th general meeting on January 14, 9:00 am at the union’s treasurer’s residence near North Town Hr. Sec. School Chumukedima. A press release from SUC general secretary, Tsali Sangtam has requested all Sangtams aged 18 years and above living under Chumukedima jurisdiction to attend the meeting without fail.
Training for polling officials
Dimapur, January 10 (mExn): The Deputy Commissioner of Dimapur has informed all polling officials appointed for the forthcoming urban local bodies’ election that the first round of training will be held on January 12 at Dimapur Government College at the following time: 11:00 am onwards – Presiding Officers & 1st polling officials; 1:30 pm onwards – 2nd and 3rd polling officials. The DC further informed that the Men at work at the ongoing road repair works undertaken by BRO second and third phase of along National Highway towards Lerie, Kohima. (Morung Photo) training has been tentatively
scheduled to be held on January 20 and 27 respectively. Any changes will be intimated later, he said in a press release. Meanwhile, training for presiding officers and polling officials of the Phek Town Council election 2017 will be held on January 17 and 27 at 10:00 am in the conference hall of Phek Town Council. The Deputy Commissioner of Phek has informed the master trainers of Chozuba, Meluri and Pfutsero Town Councils to attend the training positively.