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Appeal to reopen Nagaland gets its first house call multi services firm bridge at Sedzu River ‘Skilling and cultivating a healthy work culture’
Chozuba, June 17 (Mexn): The 18th Chozuba ACCC has expressed deep resentment at the “gross-apathy and step motherly treatment” meted out to the people, particularly the Chozuba Area people by the Road & Bridges Department, Government of Nagaland over the “willful blockage” at newly constructed Sidzu River Bridge of Chozuba to Kohima via Kijumetuo Road. Making allegations, 18 ACCC Chozuba, President, Ketipra Lohe in a press release stated that the Road & Bridges Department has kept the bill pending, due to which the contractor/firm concerned has sealed the Sidzu Bridge for any further public use, stating unless it is necessary further bills are release and till the newly constructed bridges is inaugurated for use.” The ACCC highlighted that the area people have been suffering untold miseries for long due to this road blockage, since other alternative roads are all beyond useable for public conveyance. It stated that although, the present mentioned road is still under construction for black topping, yet the public has no other alternative but to use it, especially in this rainy season. “In fact, this is the only available lifeline as of now, to transport sick people, public commodities sand general mobility etc,” it added. Therefore, the ACCC has urged upon the department concerned and the Government to immediately look into the matter and release fund accordingly and open the road passage for public utility. “We bring notice to the respective authorities concerned that the general public can-
not be held ransom due to failure on the part of the Government and the contractor concerned,” said ACCC. Further, it added that non-compliance to the appeal may lead to “any untoward consequences in near future and that the general public may take its own course of action deems fit. Towards this end, the concern department and the contractor/ firm will be held responsible for any eventuality coming out of it.”
Chozuba Range Public Organization: The Chozuba Range Public Organization (CRPO) has acknowledged the government for constructing the road which is the shortest route for the people travelling from Kohima to Chozuba, Phek and Zunheboto etc. However, with the onset of monsoon rain, it has become impossible to cross the river due to strong river current and the public is left with no other option but to travel to the state capital via Pfutsero. Therefore, the Chozuba Range Public Organization through a press release issued by its President, Puyoi Nyekha and General Secretary, Vesupra Luruo have requested the department of PWD (Road & Brideges), Government of Nagaland to open the newly constructed bridge at Sedzu River located between Khusohmi Village and Kijumetuma Village to the general public at the earliest. The Organisation also requests the E.E PWD (R&B) Ciephobozou to repair the deep potholes of the road leading up to Kijumetuma village for the convenience of the general public.
Morung Express News Dimapur | June 17
Cleaning Brothers – a professional services-oriented firm was launched in Dimapur on June 17. The firm based at East Police colony was started by Khekavi Sema, who is also its Managing Director. The services (house call) offered include a wide range of work from cleaning bathrooms, drainage, furniture, dry cleaning, electrical appliances and even water tanks at private residences, commercial buildings, churches, offices and educational establishments. It also offers ambulance service, garbage removal, plumbing, painting, electrical repairs, sales and service of DTH TV, relocation services, photo shoot etc. Khekavi, an MBA graduate, shared how Cleaning Brothers came into being at the launch programme. As a young man fresh out of college, he said that he was rather “confused” as to what to do with his life. He said that he found his calling “through soul searching” to pursue a degree in MBA following which he interned at HN Company,
Y. Kikheto Sema, Secretary, Land Resources (Standing 5th from right) with the Cleaning Brothers team along with Rev. Rakhu Livi of Police Baptist Church, Dimapur and Rev. Robert Kikon of Father’s House Church. (Morung Photo)
where he got hands on experience of business management. Four months into the job, he said that he handed in his resignation to mull over the prospects of an independent services-oriented job. That was how Cleaning Brothers was born, he said, while adding that the first job he took up was at his home where he and his friends cleaned the family’s water tank. “I
earned Rs. 500 for the job,” he said. There was no looking back after that as he alongwith likeminded friends mobilised support to set up a professional firm specialising in the services sector. “I am glad that the work we are doing are being appreciated,” he said while adding that he would want to set a precedent; that of cultivating “dignity of labour.” Y. Kikheto Sema, Secre-
tary, Land Resources was on hand to cut the ceremonial ribbon and formally launch Cleaning Brothers. In his address, Sema emphasised the importance of “skilling oneself” and cultivating a healthy work culture. Stating “There is very slim chance of getting a regular government job,” he said that it however does not imply one has to remain out of work. Citing
Cleaning Brothers as an instance, he said that there is no dearth of jobs provided one is willing to work the nature of the work notwithstanding. “If you work money should come.” While stating, “Our forefathers were not dependent on others to do their work, he added, “The most important value missing today is work culture.” Stating there is tremendous scope in livestock alone, he said that Nagaland imported almost a thousand crore worth of livestock, fish and poultry in the previous year. He further appealed the government departments to “give preference” to local youths either educated or drop-out and in the same breath held that the youth should also be keen enough to “equip oneself” as there are a lot of jobs one can take up with a bit of skill and determination. While the job undertaken by Khekavi and company is noteworthy, he added that the broader impact would be on the precedent set. He further said that the people behind Cleaning Brothers should be ready to share their experiences and skill for others to emulate.
Neingusalie Yano receives Rev. Dr. Neiliezhü Usou’s Memorial Award for Music First NST bus service to Satoi town
KohiMa, June 17 (Mexn): Neingusalie Yano of Northfield School Kohima was awarded on June 17 with the prestigious Rev. Dr. Neiliezhü Usou’s Memorial Award for Music for securing 100 marks, the highest scorer in music in the High School Leaving Certificate (HSLC) Examination 2017. He is the 13th Awardee and he received a cash award of Rs. 15000 and a citation sponsored by the family of Rev. Dr. Neiliezhü Usou. At a grand ceremony filled with music performances at the Minister’s Hill Baptist Church Kohima, Neingusalie Yano was awarded along with the Toppers of HSSLC 2017 of Minister’s Hill Baptist Higher Secondary School Kohima. The HSSLC toppers from Minister’s Hill Baptist Higher Secondary School (MHBHSS) Kohima included Elozüo Saprüna (1st Topper-94.20%), Roseline Pojar
Neingusalie Yano, Awardee of Rev. Dr. Neiliezhü Usou’s Memorial Award for Music seen here with the chief guest and others on June 17.
(3rd Topper- 91.20%), Nühüvolu Chüzho (4th Topper90.80%), Vietelo Arüji (6th Topper- 89.40%), Rüyihulu Cukhamu (9th Topper-89%) and Rulevelü Cukhamu (10th Topper- 88.80%) respectively. They all received cash awards and mementos. Menovi Yhoshü was awarded with Tsito Nakhro Memorial Award for securing the highest percentage in HSLC while Nühüvelu Chüzho was awarded with Kanato Memorial Award
for being the best student from the outgoing batch of Class-12. These awards were instituted in memory of the late students, Tsito Nakhro and Kanato respectively. Chief Engineer, PHED, Er. Kevisekho Kruse, who graced the occasion as chief guest complimented the family of Rev. Dr. Neiliezhü Usou for keeping the legacy of their father alive, who, he termed as a ‘great man’. He noted that Nagas have immense talents but also
stated the need for more infrastructures in this area. He urged upon the students to continue to work hard while asserting that one has to work very hard if they want to achieve something in life. In her speech, Principal, MHBHSS, Aleü Usou said that the memorial award of excellence in music is dedicated to the memory of their father, to capture the spirit of his work and to pay their poignant tribute to his com-
mitment and outstanding accomplishments in the field of music. Several subject teachers were also awarded for their ‘Teachers Distinctive Performance’ while Distinction Holders were acknowledged with mementos for their performance. Highlights of the event included prelude by School of Music, Kohima, welcome speech by Vitsikolie Kehie, Bible reading and prayer by Rev. Dr. Meciehol Savi, School Coordinator, NBCC, ‘A tribute to my Grandfather’ by Dziesenguü Usou, ‘He understands my tears’ by Grandchildren of Rev. Dr. Neiliezhü Usou, speech by Elozüo M. Saorüna, Topper Rank 1 (HSSLC 2017), “Proclaim the glorious truth’ by students of HSSLC (Arts) Class-12, fan dance by girls of MHBHSS (Middle Section) and benediction by Tepusaho Tase, Senior Pastor MHBC.
G Kaito Aye flagging off the NST Bus service Zunheboto to Satoi on June 16.
KohiMa, June 17 (Mexn): People of Satoi area under Satakha sub-division long awaited dream of connecting the area with Zunheboto District Headquarters was realized with the flagging off the NST bus from Zunheboto to Satoi by Minister for National Highways and Political Affairs, G. Kaito Aye at Satoi Town on June 16. Addressing the programme, Aye stressed on the need for people’s participation towards ushering in any sort of development. He said that unity of the people and developments go hand in hand and added that though much has been done towards “development” yet it is left in the hands of the people to decide on the direction towards which “developments” should unfold. While declaring that SaDr. Dietho-O Yhoshu speaking at21st fresh- toi town will now be in the er’s social of Japfu Christian College on official map of Nagaland June 17. (Morung Photo) with a bus service route, he
‘Greatest discovery in life is to discover oneself’
Japfu Christian College 21st fresher’s social held
KohiMa, June 17 (Mexn): The 21st fresher’s social of Japfu Christian College was marked with the august presence of a renowned Naga intellect Dr. Dietho- Yhoshu as the key speaker and a host of members of the Board of Management, faculty and students at Zapa Indoor Stadium, JCC campus on Saturday. In the welcome address, Principal, Japfu Christian College Dr. Visakhonu Hibo highlighted the brief history of the idea of establishment of the college with a shared dream as an extended ministry of Japfu Baptist Churches Council with the
motto ‘Faith and Work.’ The key speaker, Dr. Dietho reminded the students to have a willing heart to be prepared for life. “The best way to grab the grand things of life is preparedness,” he said while encouraging the students to prepare and nurture good habits. He also emphasized on the importance of time management and encouraged the student’s toutilize time judiciously for sleep, work and study and leisure to make the output effective and productive. The key speaker motivated the students to make use of every opportunities that comes as, “work opportunities comes in disguise, avoiding work means avoiding opportunities,” he remarked. Encouraging the stu-
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dents to make the best discovery of life while at college, he said “the greatest discovery in life is to discover oneself” and further he persuaded the students to find and answer to life’s vocation. As a closing remark, Dr. Dietho stressed on reminding the students on ‘small things’ and ‘small moments’, “learn to do small things and small moments well, than surely you have a place to stand anywhere in the world.” Alumnus of the college, Bunglang Chang, DSP spoke on the importance of competitive exams and encouraged the students run the race with hard work and faith. The event witnessed mixture of events like the Cosplay, Comedy by Yanjila, and a celebration of Naga diversity by the students.
attributed this as an achievement by the people and also extended his gratitude to Transport Minister and the Department officials to connect Zunheboto District Hq with Satoi EAC Hq through the NST bus service. On behalf of the people of Satoi Area, Viyiho Head GB Satoi thanked the minister for his contributions toward the people of the area. Nikato SRSU President expressed sincere gratitude to the Minister for what he has done for the people of Satoi and his continuous concern for the people and the future generations to come. Satoi Range Public Union Dimapur, President, Shikuto Yepthomi added that introduction of the NST bus service will not only serve the purpose of conveyance but help the people in their quest for economic sustenance. Additional GM, NST, Shikaho thanked the Min-
ister for his concern and tireless efforts in bringing Bus service to the area and sought cooperation from the people of the area in ushering in quality service. Station Superintendent Kakishe also spoke on the occasion with regard to the rules, bus fare and timing. A press release informed that the programme was organized by the Satoi Area Kukami Hoho under the aegis of the State Transport Department. The programme was attended by Shikaho Addl. GM NST, Er. Akuto Wotsa E.E. NST, Kakishe S.S Zunheboto, Nokpai Konyak EAC Satoi, Nikato President Satoi Range Students Union, Shikuto Yeputhomi, President SRPUD and his colleagues. People from the 11 villages of the area gathered in the town to witness their long awaited dream come true. The programme was chaired by Kughai, President SAKH.
Need change in MDM system in Nagaland: Yitachu
theme: “Rooted in God’s woRd”
LongLeng, June 17 (Mexn): One day sensitization programme on implementation of Mid Day Meal Scheme under Longleng District was held at Longleng Town on June 16 with Yitachu, Minister for School Education and SCERT as the chief guest. Resource persons for the discussion session were Chubanungla Deputy Director, DSE and Khriekethozo Lhoungu, State Project and Nodal Officer (MDM) DSE. Teacher Incharge of all the schools, village councils, village education board, pastors and deacons from the church, leaders of all the apex bodies under Longleng District, and staff of the Education Department under Longleng District attended the programme. Addressing the function, the Minister said that MDM scheme is much more beyond providing meals to the children and it is not how much they get, but what they eat. “MDM scheme in Nagaland is one of the worse in the country and as a minister whenever this matter is being raised, I am ashamed before the country. Therefore, we
School students share mid day meal at Hukphang Village during the visit of Yitachu, Minister for School Education and SCERT.
need a change in the system, and when changed is being introduced in the system, everyone must assist and support,” the Minister stated. The Minister also said, “Nagaland actually is manageable state and if we are good in managing the given resources, it can become a better state.” Meanwhile, the minister also pointed out that school compound should not be encroached. “It time has come to stop all the evils and give
a chance to change.” He urged the people present to discharge their duties, support each other and encourage the students to attend schools. Appreciating the successful implementation of the Scheme in Longleng, the Minister said, “what we do in Longleng is a pilot project, and this has to be exemplified in other districts and even other states. When all sections of people support this programme, it will turn out to be a model in the coun-
try.” He requested all to be practically engaged in supporting the MDMS implemented by the Phom Community Development Society. K. Khawakhrie, DDEO Longleng chaired the function and S. Bendang Longkumer, SDEO gave a welcome speech. Denngan Avennoho Phom, Deputy Commissioner also gave a short speech. Y. Nuklu Phom, Executive Secretary, Phom Baptist Christian Association and Chief Functionary of the Phom Community Development Society, a development department under the PBCA gave a PowerPoint Presentation on the challenges and an overview of the scheme being implemented. A short video of the activities undertaken during the few months was also presented. Phom Lempong Hostellers presented a special music and a prayer was offered by Rev. H. Beau Pastor, Longleng Town Baptist Church. Later, the Minister also visited Hukphang Village where meals were served to more than three hundred children. The Minister also planted a tree marking the environment month.
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