Manipur Chief Minister Biren Singh’s gracing Nagaland’s Hornbill Festival would create positive development

By Oken Jeet Sandham When Nagaland Chief Minister TR Zeliang with his Cabinet colleagues pitching the longstanding Naga issue settled before the Christmas or at least before the next State Polls due early next year, Manipur Chief Minister Nongthombam Biren Singh’s coming to Nagaland and gracing the fifth-day of the 10-Day Hornbill Festival as Chief […]

By Oken Jeet Sandham When Nagaland Chief Minister TR Zeliang with his Cabinet colleagues pitching the longstanding Naga issue settled before the Christmas or at least before the next State Polls due early next year, Manipur Chief Minister Nongthombam Biren Singh’s coming to Nagaland and gracing the fifth-day of the 10-Day Hornbill Festival as Chief […]

Over fifteen thousand NPF Active Members reaffirming Dr. Shurhozelie Liezietsu’s Presidentship during its General Convention at Kohima

By Oken Jeet Sandham KOHIMA, Nov 22 (NEPS): Nearly twenty-two thousand Naga People’s Front (NPF) party men and women including over fifteen thousand active members attended the General Convention of NPF led by Dr. Shurhozelie Liezietsu held at Kohima Local Ground on Wednesday. Mention may be made that in compliance with the Election Commission of […]

By Oken Jeet Sandham KOHIMA, Nov 22 (NEPS): Nearly twenty-two thousand Naga People’s Front (NPF) party men and women including over fifteen thousand active members attended the General Convention of NPF led by Dr. Shurhozelie Liezietsu held at Kohima Local Ground on Wednesday. Mention may be made that in compliance with the Election Commission of […]

KG Kenye termed as “biggest joke of 2017” the Zeliang’s statement of retaining Cock symbol

By Oken Jeet Sandham KOHIMA, Oct 25 (NEPS): Rajya Sabha MP and Secretary General of NPF ( Dr. Shurhozelie), KG Kenye termed as “biggest joke of 2017” the Chief Minister TR Zeliang’s statement that he (Zeliang) and Neiphiu Rio would retain party’s “Cock symbol.” Speaking on the third day today of the ongoing “indefinite dharna” […]

By Oken Jeet Sandham KOHIMA, Oct 25 (NEPS): Rajya Sabha MP and Secretary General of NPF ( Dr. Shurhozelie), KG Kenye termed as “biggest joke of 2017” the Chief Minister TR Zeliang’s statement that he (Zeliang) and Neiphiu Rio would retain party’s “Cock symbol.” Speaking on the third day today of the ongoing “indefinite dharna” […]

4th North East Connectivity Summit commenced at NBCC Convention Center, Kohima

By Oken Jeet Sandham KOHIMA, Sept 22 (NEPS): Nagaland Chief Minister TR Zeliang said India’s Act East Policy (AEP) should aim to achieve “better connectivity” for the North East region. Addressing at the inaugural session of 4th North East Connectivity Summit held here at the NBCC Convention Center on Friday, the Chief Minister said the most practicable […]

By Oken Jeet Sandham KOHIMA, Sept 22 (NEPS): Nagaland Chief Minister TR Zeliang said India’s Act East Policy (AEP) should aim to achieve “better connectivity” for the North East region. Addressing at the inaugural session of 4th North East Connectivity Summit held here at the NBCC Convention Center on Friday, the Chief Minister said the most practicable […]

There cannot be another Isak Chishi Swu: By Oken Jeet Sandham

Isak-Chishi-SwuThe death of Isak Chishi Swu, Chairman, NSCN (IM), at Fortis Hospital, Delhi on June 28, is, undoubtedly, a major blow to the ongoing political negotiations between the Government of India and the NSCN (IM). It was so unfortunate that Swu could not attend the historic signing of the “Framework Agreement” on 3 August 2015 […]

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“YES,” 21st Century is ours; don’t miss it!

By Oken Jeet Sandham Keep sharing your ideas and thoughts, and continue discussing and debating in the amazing “Social Media Networks” for the improvement of lives, governances and saving our Mother Planet. The 21st Century is ours, don’t miss it!For decades, we had been wondering how to connect and share many things with like-minded people

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In-depth thinking and political wisdom crucial to solving Naga problem

By Oken Jeet Sandham Almost all the people and even those who have been so closely associated with leaders of the NSCN(IM) for years in working to find solution to

By Oken Jeet Sandham

Almost all the people and even those who have been so closely associated with leaders of the NSCN(IM) for years in working to find solution to the decades old Naga political issue have been caught napping when the Government of India has inked the “Framework Agreement” with the NSCN (IM) on August 3, 2015 at Delhi. The low profile event of the high profile Indo-Naga issue has been arranged at the residence of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi at his 7 Race Course Road, Delhi in his presence along with his Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Interlocutor to Naga talks RN Ravi, National Security Adviser Ajit Doval, and also many top ranking NSCN (IM) leaders.

According to report, NSCN (IM) General Secretary Th Muivah and Chairman Isak Chishi Swu on behalf of the organization and RN Ravi representing the Government of India signed the agreement. Soon after this agreement, breaking news of this event came in all the TV Channels from Delhi and all the online editions of the National Papers. Hundreds of people in Nagaland and its neighbouring States were taken aback by the sudden announcement of the agreement as none of them expected that such an agreement would be signed so soon particularly the manner in which they did it, though many of them had some clues that some development between the Government of India and the NSCN (IM) would take place.

Soon after the news of the “Framework Agreement” broke out, there were mix reactions and confusions among the people including the Naga people themselves. Such confusion is bound to happen, and of course naturally, when the Government of India has suddenly entered into such historic agreement with the NSCN (IM) without having given any pre-information of such significance to the Naga leaders including Nagaland Chief Minister, other stakeholders. Although some said that it is “Preamble,” it would have been more logical had the Government of India and the NSCN (IM) given pre-information to the public before signing the agreement, because the Naga issue has been dragging on for decades. However, the parties have been cautious in handling and explaining of the nature of the agreement.

This sudden development has changed the political course now. Many have been finding hard to give their comments except welcoming the agreement, saying they are yet to see the details of the accord. On one side, the Naga people know that there are other groups not only fighting for the cause of the Nagas but also maintaining even ceasefire with the Government of India. On the other, they are worried and anxious of details of the agreement that are yet to be finalized soon, and of course, the NSCN (K) has already walked away from the ceasefire in March this year.

Now, even though it is “Framework Agreement,” Chief Ministers of the neighbouring States of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam and Manipur have already demanded the Prime Minister to make the details of the agreement public as they had suspicions that there might be some hidden agenda in it to disturb territories of their respective States as the Naga Integration issue was one of the core demands of the NSCN (IM). However, Home Minister Rajnath Singh and his Deputy Kiren Rejiju said such issues were not there now, besides saying that they (Chief Ministers of AP, Assam and Manipur) will be consulted before finalizing the details of the accord between the Government of India and the NSCN (IM).

Now the ball is in the court of the Government of India and the NSCN (IM) as to how they will move on from here, and all depends on how they act to the fast developing crucial political situation in Nagaland and its neighbouring States. One side they have to work out as to how they can take on board other Naga groups, on the other they have to see that Nagaland and its neighbouring States’ interests are protected.

Some crucial talks doing the round in the last few days after the signing of the agreement are about Nagas having a separate flag, separate currency and safeguarding their Naga customary system and land and its resources. Some of these points have already been touched by Zeliang also. When talking about safeguarding customary system and land and its resources of the Nagas living in neighbouring Arunachal Pradesh, Assam and Manipur, they are similar to the Clause (a) of the Article 371A of the Constitution of India. Some say that Article 371A should cover the Naga areas in other neighbouring States. Because when they talk of providing safeguards to their customary practices and land and its resources, provisions of protecting them are already there in the Article 371A. But the point to be noted here is that this Article 371A has come into effect as a result of the State of Nagaland Act, 1962. And all this development had happened because of the 16-Point Agreement signed between the Government of India and the then Naga People’s Convention (NPC) in 1960.
Now as this writer has already stated in his earlier write-ups that any attempt to amend Article 371A of the Constitution of India will be doing so against the very spirit of the 16-Point Agreement of 1960. It is because of this agreement that the present State of Nagaland was born as the 16th State of the Union of India in 1963.

If the Naga leaders wanted to have provisions to safeguard their land and its resources and customary systems for Nagas living in neighbouring States, they can be discussed, and if agreed upon, then they can be incorporated in the relevant Articles connecting with the respective States of the Northeast. But attempting to extend the Article 371A, which is for the State of Nagaland, to other Naga areas outside it (Nagaland) will unlikely to produce positive result. It is also not very clear whether the Chief Ministers of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam and Manipur will agree to the idea that the Nagas living in their respective States to have provisions of direct sharing of power with the Government of India as pointed out by some including Nagaland Chief Minister. They may feel that such arrangement may violate the Federal structure of the Constitution of India.

One should, however, know that there are various ways to work out for protecting the interests of Nagaland, other neighbouring States and the Naga people if the so-called contentious issues are no more there. The leaders should apply their political wisdom while working out for details of the accord. The leaders must have in-depth positive and mature thinking abilities because all actions come after thinking. David Joseph Schwartz, who was an American motivational writer and coach, best known for authoring The Magic of Thinking Big in 1959 said, “Where success is concerned, people are not measured in inches, or pounds, or college degrees, or family background; they are measured by the size of their thinking.”

Most importantly, the leaders in talks should see that any move they attempt should lead to solving the vex Naga political issue. Otherwise, it will be only a vicious circle.

 

Bottom Line:

In Delhi on Sunday, Nagaland Chief Minister TR Zeliang said, “I along with all Members of the Nagaland Legislative Assembly are ready to step down, if an acceptable and honorable solution is found to the Naga people, in order to make a new beginning.”

I genuinely believe such a decision should be taken after a thorough deliberation on the present development through a “Special Session of Nagaland Legislative Assembly,” so that it will be politically valid and logical. Otherwise, differences may crop up among the legislators in Nagaland and that will be a major hindrance to the process again.

Government should enforce guidelines in coal mining

By Oken Jeet Sandham   We have been seriously discussing on the coal mining issues – whether there are legal or illegal – taking place in Nagaland particularly in Mon

By Oken Jeet Sandham

 

We have been seriously discussing on the coal mining issues – whether there are legal or illegal – taking place in Nagaland particularly in Mon district. The random coal mining sans following guidelines has destroyed the environment and eco-system in and around the coal mining areas. The mining has also caused severe damage to the land resources of the area. We must know that we have to clear the forest where the mining is going to take place. Such activities lead to massive deforestation. Areas of forest will also be cleared in order to build the mining facility and laying roads. While doing so, many organisms and animals lose their natural habitat too. In the process, many organisms and animals start perishing themselves as they sometimes are not used to immediately other neighboring forest environment.

The Government might have been issuing licenses to the contractors/companies with complete guidelines. But they have hardly checked whether they have been carrying out as per the guidelines. As per the reports coming in from the Mon district, these contractors/companies have failed to properly close the areas after mining, thereby affecting the environment of the surrounding areas. Several water ponds have been there as a result of rampant illegal mining. The water collected in these ponds is polluted due to producing chemical composition in the mining area.

Nagaland Chief Minister TR Zeliang in his Budget Speech presented in the Assembly on July 23 also admitted the continued extraction of coal in the State in a faulty and dis-organized manner. He further said, “In order to effectively control and generate better revenue as well as to give more benefits to the land owners, the State Government has made amendments to the Nagaland Coal Policy and Rules to ensure that all lease holders get registered with Taxes department so that they are brought into the tax net.”

On the contrary, reports have been pouring in for quite some time of the rampant illegal coal mining taking place in the Mon district. There are allegations that many coal mafias from outside the State have been involved in all these illegal coal mining activities with the help of locals. These illegal coal mining activities have been allegedly continuing without being checked. Locals have been employed as cheap miners, besides it is reported that they have been working without equipment necessary during mining works.

If the Government wants the coal mining to continue, they should strictly enforce the guidelines so that no environmental pollution is there. They should also see that the health and wages of mineworkers are properly taken care of. Safety should be priority for the mineworkers and they should try to improve the safety areas for them (mineworkers). We should carefully monitor whether they are provided with all these necessary equipment.

Although mining is a very money-making business and creates employment avenues, we should not forget that such activity severely affects our environment. Zeliang in his Budget Speech made it clear that the amended Nagaland Coal Policy and Rules would ensure setting up of integrated “coal stockyards and depots” at important exit points, which, according to him would check “illegal mining, rationalize coal mining and increase revenue of the State.” He, however, stated that the Village Councils had been empowered to “check illegal mining, protect the environment and collect Naga Commission.” But illegal mining seems to be continuing unchecked. The Government should immediately investigate into illegal coal mining activities as they have been gravely harming their ecological system and also other lease holders as to whether they observe proper guidelines. We should not talk of losing revenues only.

Nuklutoshi regrets decline on Christian principles in Nagas

By Oken Jeet Sandham KOHIMA, Jan 2 (NEPS): Nagaland Minister for National Highways and Mechanical Engineering Nuklutoshi expressed his unhappiness on the fast decline of Christian spirit and the principles

Nagaland Minister for National Highways and Mechanical Engineering Nuklutoshi (6th left) with Ao Church leaders and invitees during a grand New Year program for the Aos living in and around Delhi at Delhi on January 1, 2015.

Nagaland Minister for National Highways and Mechanical Engineering Nuklutoshi (6th left) with Ao Church leaders and invitees during a grand New Year program for the Aos living in and around Delhi at Delhi on January 1, 2015.ga

By Oken Jeet Sandham
KOHIMA, Jan 2 (NEPS): Nagaland Minister for National Highways and Mechanical Engineering Nuklutoshi expressed his unhappiness on the fast decline of Christian spirit and the principles among the Naga people. He said only a small per cent of Naga people lived as true Christian while sizeable number them did not even go to the Church to worship.
After attending a grand New Year program for the Aos living in and around Delhi organized by the Ao Baptist Church at Delhi on Thursday, the Minister, while talking to NEPS over phone, agreed that the Naga people were not serious with God and they continued to ignore the warning of God. “The Naga people will earn rather curse than blessing if we don’t return to the path of God,” the Minister said urging the Nagas to be true Christian rather than remaining a namesake Christian.
Stating that it was high time for the Naga people to worship God faithfully, Nuklutoshi asserted that they should stop being Christian only inside the Church “for one hour.” “We should change from such spiritual hypocrisy,” he said adding that even in the Bible, God did not like people with hypocrisy.
Wishing the Naga people wherever they live a very happy and prosperous New Year, the Minister called upon the people of Nagaland to make a promise to follow the resolutions they make more strictly and achieve what they truly desire in their life. Along with all the new hopes and promises that the New Year would bring Hope it also brings them a lot more opportunities to work together, he added.

Nagaland Speaker urges youth for work culture, respect for elders

YORUBA (Phek), Jan 9 (NEPS): Speaker of Nagaland Assembly Chotisuh Sazo called upon the youth to maintain and preserve their age old cultures and traditions and also continue to maintain their respects for the elders as their elders had been … Continue reading

YORUBA (Phek), Jan 9 (NEPS): Speaker of Nagaland Assembly Chotisuh Sazo called upon the youth to maintain and preserve their age old cultures and traditions and also continue to maintain their respects for the elders as their elders had been maintaining from generations to generations.
Nagaland Assembly Speaker Chotisuh Sazo addressing on the occasion of the 34th Cultural Day that coincides with the Sukrunye (premier festival of the Chekhesangs) organized by the Model Village Yorubami Youth Association (MVYYA) at the Yorubami Public Ground January 9, 2014. (NEPS Photo)

Nagaland Assembly Speaker Chotisuh Sazo addressing on the occasion of the 34th Cultural Day that coincides with the Sukrunye (premier festival of the Chekhesangs) organized by the Model Village Yorubami Youth Association (MVYYA) at the Yorubami Public Ground January 9, 2014. (NEPS Photo)

He was speaking as Chief Guest on the occasion of the 34th Cultural Day that coincides with the Sukrunye (premier festival of the Chekhesangs) organized by the Model Village Yorubami Youth Association (MVYYA) here at the Yorubami Public Ground Wednesday. The Chief Guest said when they cared and respected for their elders, God would shower blessings upon them.
Sazo also expressed worry of the lack of work cultures among the present day youth who mostly preferred easy life without laboring which, he described was a dangerous trend and would not auger well for the future of their generations. He emphatically urged the people particularly the youth to develop the work culture that would be the only self-reliance for them in future.
While appreciating the Members of the MVYYA for organizing the program without indulging in any sort of fund drive like “lottery, buffet program etc, which are now a common feature today,” the Speaker said this way they had shown to others about their work culture values and self-reliance.
Paying rich tribute to former Chief Minister late Vamuzo who hails from this village (Yoruba), Sazo said he (Vamuzo) was visionary leader and pioneer of many developmental models in the village.
He also appreciated the organizers for their warm receptions given to him and his entourages.
Earlier in his welcome address, President MVYYA Vezota Veswuh said in the present global village, they had to make rapid progress without giving up their true “tradition, culture, values and customs.” He further stressed the importance of giving more emphasis on their “customs and traditional activities.”
Folk dance, folk tune, duet and traditional fire making competitions were the salient features dominating the “34thCultural Day and the Sukrunye” today which was attended by large number of villagers from Yoruba and neighboring villages, besides CPO President, prominent social workers from various Chakhesang villages.
Sazo along with Chitsoru Vasa enthralled the crowd by their duet folk song.
The function was chaired by YSU President, while the greeting was given by Chairman, Village Council Yoruba.

President fails to mention leaders who made Nagaland State happened

It is interesting to note that when the President Pranab Mukherjee spoke on the occasion of the historic celebration of the “50th Anniversary of the Nagaland Statehood” at Kisama on December 1, 2013, he did not mention even a single leader … Continue reading

It is interesting to note that when the President Pranab Mukherjee spoke on the occasion of the historic celebration of the “50th Anniversary of the Nagaland Statehood” at Kisama on December 1, 2013, he did not mention even a single leader of the then Naga People’s Convention (NPC). Dr SC Jamir, ex-Nagaland Chief Minister and present Governor of Odisha, the only living person amongst those who signed the “16-Point Agreement of 1960 with the Government of India” was also there at the rostrum while President Mukherjee delivered his speech.  The present Nagaland State came into being after “16-Point Agreement” was signed between the leaders of the NPC and the Government of India in 1960.
The Nagaland Statehood was formally inaugurated as the 16th State of the Indian Union by 2nd President of India Dr S Radhakrishnan on 1st of December, 1963 at the Kohima Local Ground.
How poignant it was when Dr Jamir, the only living person of the signatories of the “16-Point Agreement,” was sharing dais with the President to celebrate the “50th Year of Nagaland Statehood.” But the President has even failed to mention that he was sharing dais with a man who was one of the architects and the founding fathers of the Nagaland State.
Can anyone imagine what would be if the President of India or the Prime Minister fails to mention names of the founding fathers of “India” when they deliver speeches on the occasion of “India’s Anniversaries.” It would only demean the democratic ideology of a republic country like ours.
On February 18, 1961 an Interim Body of 42 members was constituted. This was to function as the de-facto legislature. It included a five-member Executive Council headed by a Chief Executive Councilor. This functioned as de-facto Council of Ministers. Dr. Imkongliba Ao, who was the first Chairman of the Naga People’s Convention, was appointed the first Chairman of the Interim Body. Mr. P. Shilo was appointed the Chief Executive Councilor and eventually became the first Chief Minister of Nagaland. On August 21, 1962 the then Prime Minister Pandit Nehru introduced a Bill in the Parliament for the formation of Nagaland as a full-fledged State. The Act provides for the formulation of the State of Nagaland as the 16th State in the Indian Union, and on December 1, 1963, President Dr. Radhakrishnan inaugurated the State of Nagaland. The late Mr. Vishnu Sahay became the first Governor of Nagaland.
The unveiling of the monolith and the releasing of the Commemorative Stamp of Nagaland by the President during the occasion were, however, significant. Dr Jamir’s book- “Nagaland 50 Years and Beyond”- released by him might have lot of stories of how the State came into being under the leaderships of the then NPC, though I am yet to read it. The Coffee Table Book on the 50th Anniversary of Statehood released by State Governor Dr Ashwani Kumar had the interesting historical chapters of Nagaland.
Meanwhile it was remarkable to witness the “Photo Exhibition” by the Department of Information and Public Relations, Government of Nagaland, at the Conference Hall of the Ura Hotel, near Red Cross Complex, Kohima. These photos are rare collections depicting how the Naga people had a long journey to come to this modern world. They had displayed the priceless photographs of pre- and post-Nagaland Statehood eras along with various distinguished leaders of the Republic of India. It was really touching to seeing these pictures. The exhibition will continue till 10th of this month and one must see it.
On 20th August, 1961, Dr. Ao was shot and wounded at Mokokchung by an underground gunman while he was on his way home from his pharmacy. He was taken to the Army Hospital but succumbed to his injuries on 22nd August 1961. Most of these leaders sacrificed, toiled and even risked their precious lives while striving for the cause, though the Naga political issue remained unresolved.
Although the talks between the Naga underground leaders and the Government of India are still going on to find solution, the leaders of NPC were architects and founding fathers of the Nagaland State and it would be only befitting to mention their names on such occasion by the President of India.

“Time has come to know the status of the talks:” Dr Lotha

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“Time has come to know the status of the talks:” Dr Lotha

By Oken Jeet Sandham
Nagaland, KOHIMA, Jul 20 (NEPS):
NCP leader, Dr TM Lotha, MLA expressed serious concern on the present peace process between the Government of India and the Naga underground people as no tangible solution was still in sight.
Taking part in the general discussion on the budget on July 19 in the Assembly, the former DAN Minister informed the House that he had not seen any “tangible solution” even after 16 years of peace process between the Government of India and the Naga underground people.
Dr Lotha came out with his strong opinion that time had come for them to know the status of talks between the Government of India and the Naga underground people. “We cannot leave entirely to the negotiating parties,” he said. “I think we have right to know what is the stage of the talks between the Government of India and the Naga underground people.”
“Once the agreement is inked between the negotiating parties, we will have little scope to say on it,” he pointed out and further drew the attention of the House that they should know the stages of the process.
Cautioning that “if a leader makes a mistake, it is going to a blunder,” Dr Lotha said a time had come for them to know the status of the talks between the negotiating parties.
He suggested that if they were not kept informed of the progress of the talks, then at least the Leader of the House should be kept informed of the status of the talks between the Center and the Naga underground people. For which, he opined that they could work out a mechanism whereby the Leader of the House could be kept informed of the progress of the talks.

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Nagaland: Kaito wants State police do counseling to factions

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Nagaland, KOHIMA, Mar 21 (NEPS): Home Minister G Kaito Aye said arresting of cadres of various underground factions by State police sometimes would not lead to desirable solution but suggested that they give them (cadres of various factions) counseling.

 

Home Minister G Kaito Aye seen being presented by State DGP B Kezo at the PHQ Police Officer Interaction function at PHQ Conference Hall. State Police Top brass and officers (right) seen in the program. (Oken Jeet Sandham Photo)

Home Minister G Kaito Aye seen being presented by State DGP B Kezo at the PHQ Police Officer Interaction function at PHQ Conference Hall. State Police Top brass and officers (right) seen in the program. (Oken Jeet Sandham Photo)

He said this while interacting with the Officers of the Police Headquarters here at PHQ Conference Hall Thursday. He explained that there were ceasefires between the Government of India and the Naga underground groups and peace process was underway. As such counseling cadres engaging in factional fights will help reduce the factional fights amongst them, the Home Minister opined.

“If they want peace, why should they fight amongst themselves,” he asked adding, “So we are also responsible to give them counseling.”
Kaito also said the crimes taking place in and around Dimapur, the fast growing commercial hub of the State, had become more and more complicated due to the involvement by outside miscreants and anti-social elements.
Admitting that the situation in and around Dimapur was very complex, the Home Minister told the police officers that he wanted to meet the 3 Corps Commander so as to get their support in their fight to detect these outside anti-social elements operating in and around Dimapur. He said the 3 Corps Commander had their jurisdictions over the region, besides better networking.
“They (3 Corps Commander) can provide support to us in our fight to detect these outside anti-social operatives in and around Dimapur,” he added. “We should contain it before anything is happening.”
Kaito also expressed that those police personnel who performed commendable jobs should be given appropriate recognition. “This way massive morale boost will be there for other fellow police personnel,” he said adding that he wanted to introduce welfare schemes for the police personnel in the State.
He also said the police used to mix up with all kind of people but regretted that arms were lost sometimes. “I feel that when you can mix up with all kinds of people, you should also be in a position to come out with something to our advantage.”
The Power Point Presentation was also shown to the Minister during his interaction on the achievement and requirements of the department. Asking the Officers to feed and guide him properly so that he would be able to push the matter wherever necessary – be it in the Cabinet or CM table, the Minister expressed the confidence that under the dynamic and abled leadership of the State DGP, Besesayo Kezo, IPS, the police forces could be restructured in the State so that they could deliver service to the people.

In his closing remark, the DGP also assured the Minister that they would extend all possible help to the former to fulfill his desired goal. Commissioner and Secretary Temjen Toy, all the state police top brass and officers of the PHQ, Kohima were among other who attended the program.

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Nagaland – Frequent interactions, seminars between media and associations working for voluntary blood donation a must for awareness

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“Autonomous Council proposal is to address backwardness with seriousness”: Imchen

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By: Oken Jeet Sandham

Nagaland Home Minister Imkong L Imchen

KOHIMA, Jul 25 (NEPS): Nagaland Home Minister Imkong L Imchen said the State Cabinet’s decision to recommend a proposal to the Government of India for granting “Autonomous Council status” to the Eastern Naga areas comprising of four districts—Mon, Tuensang, Longlen and Kiphire—was to address the “backwardness” of the region with seriousness.

In an interview with the NEPS here today, the outspoken Home Minister said the backwardness of the ENPO area was “genuine” and the “Government has to address it with seriousness.”

“And for them to become proud and equal citizens of the state, we have taken this decision,” Imchen said and further elaborated that by such move, the “substantial solution is brought about and the people out there do not feel backwardness anymore.”

Stating that the issue of the ENPO was “common Naga problem and not only confined to them (ENPO),” the Home Minister further explained that the “proposal” for the “Autonomous Council” was only “in “principle” nature. “We have to work out what kind of mechanism and modalities should be there for it and that should be acceptable to both (State and ENPO),” he explained.

Asked why the State had taken such a hasty decision and whether it had any political motive behind such move, Imchen denied having such political move and also made it clear that it was not a hasty decision.

“The people should not misconstrue the decision of the Cabinet as political motive,” the Home Minister stated. “We are serious to address the issue and we are going to take up the matter seriously with the Government of India.”

“I personally feel that the Center, State and ENPO should join hands to address the issue in right perspective,” he said. “So that Nagas can live as equal partners and citizens of the state with harmony.”

Asked whether ENPO would accept the Government’s proposal, Imchen said, “I hope they will accept.” “But I sincerely feel the ENPO leadership as well as people there should appreciate the proposal of the State,” he added.

Press Release – MUAYTHAI FEDERATION OF INDIA

MFI/MFI-CBC/Khm-1/2011 Press Statement Kohima, February 20, 2011 MFI Central Board Committee (CBC) A Meeting of MFI Central Board Committee (CBC), under the Chairmanship of MFI President Sri Oken Jeet Sandham,… Read more »

Press Release - MUAYTHAI FEDERATION OF INDIA

Press Release – MUAYTHAI FEDERATION OF INDIA

MFI/MFI-CBC/Khm-1/2011

Press Statement

Kohima, February 20, 2011

MFI Central Board Committee (CBC)

A Meeting of MFI Central Board Committee (CBC), under the Chairmanship of MFI President Sri Oken Jeet Sandham, has been held at Hotel Japfu, Kohima on February 20, 2011 to approve various Committees of MFI. After a thorough deliberation as to how the National Federation (MFI) should be effectively run and streamlined, various Committees which were tabled during the Meeting have been approved. MFI Secretary General and Technical Chairman, Sri O Manglemajo, MFI National Joint Secretary Ng Jeet Khumancha, MFI Senior Executive Member L Kennedy and other MFI Members have attended the Meeting.

The Committees which have been approved are given below:-

  1. Muaythai Development Committee
  2. Muaythai Tournament Committee
  3. Muaythai Seminar and Workshop Committee
  4. Muaythai Financial Committee
  5. Muaythai Safety Committee
  6. Muaythai Advisory Committee
  7. Muaythai Disciplinary Committee
  8. Muaythai Legal Committee
  9. Muaythai Medical Committee
  10. Muaythai Equipment Committee
  11. Muaythai Coordination Committee
  12. Muaythai Publication Committee

Sri Ng Jeet Khumancha

Chairman/Secretary

MFI Central Board Committee (CBC)


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