Nagaland: News in pictures

Nagaland University has signed a MoU with IIT Guwahati on May 27. The MoU, signed at IIT Guwahati, envisages administrative and faculty support, internship and short-term training programmes, and guidance in infrastructure development, stated a press release received here. The MoU was signed by Prof Jagadish K Patnaik, Vice-Chancellor, Nagaland University and Prof Devendra Jalihal, Director, IIT Guwahati in the presence of faculty and officers from both the organisations. 

The Gorkha Youth Association Kohima (GYAK) celebrated its 32nd Foundation Day on May 27. Marking the occasion, GYAK executives led by Advisor Milan Sunam and President Narayan Bahadur visited Old Age Home Kohima. The GYAK distributed shawl to the elderly people under the care of the Home and also handed over edibles and nutritious items. Meanwhile, on the occasion, GYAK has announced that it is gearing up to hold Nepali Beat Contest and Sports event in July and December respectively.
Emergency relief provided to the wind storm affected families by EAC Chuchuyimlang Subdivision, Mokokchung, in the presence of village council members. 
The Shamator Town Student’s Union (STSU) organised tree plantation at Government Middle School (GMS) Shamator along with School head in-charged Shihtopong and S Hongen Thangti Chang Graduate Teacher and 29 students of Class 8.
St Joseph’s College (Autonomous), Jakhama in collaboration with ‘Local Area Rep’ of Trinity College, London gives Certificate Award to students who underwent and completed basic course on 21st Century Skills Communication following syllabus guidelines on May 27.
Joshua Sumi, former Deputy Speaker of Nagaland Legislative Assembly and four time legislator from 13 Pughoboto Assembly Constituency renewed his INC membership on May 27 at Congress Bhavan, Kohima, “right on the heels of his recovery from a prolonged health issue.” He was accorded reception by the Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee (NPCC) leadership led by NPCC President S Supongmeren Jamir. This was stated by Communications Department, NPCC.
The Skill Development Centre at Changlangshu village was inaugurated by Brigadier Vikram Singh, DIG, 7 Sector Tuensang, Assam Rifles and dedicated by Manlem, Pastor CBC on May 27. The centre was constructed under OP SADBHAVNA 2023-24 by the 29th Battalion Assam Rifles under aegis of HQ 3 Corps. The inauguration programme was attended by Naiba, MLA 55 A/C Tobu, Col Neelesh Bharwaj, Commandant, 29 Assam Rifles, Maj Devendra, 29 Assam Rifles and the village leaders and functionaries of Changlangshu village and Bumei Village. 
In an exemplary act, Kevithuto Sophie, IPS, Commissioner of Police, Dimapur handed over a rescued Chinese pangolin to the staff of Wildlife Division, Dimapur on May 28. The pangolin was then handed over to Nagaland Zoological Park, Rangapahar and is under observation by the veterinarian. Meanwhile, the general public has been requested to report to the Office of Wildlife Warden, Wildlife Division Dimapur in case of any incidents/findings of wild animals in distress. It is also informed that wild animals held in captive without prior permission of the Chief Wildlife Warden is a punishable offence under WL (P) Act 1972.
Awareness lecture on ‘Save Water, Energy consumption and Pollution Free Environment’ under the aegis of Assam Rifles Training Centre & School, Shokhuvi, was organised by No 2 Training Battalion, Assam Rifles Training Centre & School, Dimapur on May 28. A str of 01 officer, 05 JCOs, 18 Instructor and 292 Recruits attended the lecture.