Gandhi Jayanti celebrated across Nagaland

Dimapur, October 2: Peren District celebrated 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi in the DC’s conference hall on October 2.
Deputy Commissioner Peren, Sentiwapang Aier, NCS spoke on the role played by Mahatma Gandhi during India’s struggle for freedom and also on the non-violence movement started by Mahatma Gandhi. He encouraged the gathering to consider Gandhiji as their role model and further urged them to work with utmost sincerity and with zeal in their field of work in order to achieve something great in life.
EAC and Nodal Officer BBBP Peren, Sukhalu Chisi stressed on the topic “Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP)”. He said BBBP literally means “Save the Girl Child, Educate Her” and it was launched by the Prime Minister of India on 22nd January, 2015 and is also a joint initiative of MoWCD, MoHFW & MoHRD. Further, Chisi also highlighted the aims and objectives of BBBP Campaign.
Peren District Legal Services Authority Retainer Lawyer, Asungbe also spoke on the topic “Equality has no gender”, “Naga Women and the reservation issue” and “Women in decision making”.
Noklak: Noklak District Administration organized a programme to mark the commemoration of 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi on October 2 in the DC’s conference hall, Noklak.
During the occasion, extempore speech competition was held where Tsuwing of Christian High School Noklak, Peshing of St. Paul School, Noklak and Monghoi of Christian high School, Noklak were adjudged as 1st, 2nd & 3rd respectively.
Meanwhile, a short documentary on the life of Mahatma Gandhi was screened during the programme.
Longleng: In commemoration of 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, the District administration Longleng organized a quiz competition on October 2 in the DC’s conference hall Longleng.
Additional SP Longleng, Atopu Sumi shared on Gandhiji’s inspiring lifestyle, his teachings and referred him as man of truthfulness. He encouraged all to follow and practice what Mahatma Gandhi has started, be a lover of non-violence, remove injustice, conflicts among family, tribes and community.
Four schools participated where Christian high school Longleng bagged the first position and St. Joseph high school bagged second. Pichano Kikon EAC Longleng HQ, was the quiz master at the competition.
The District Administration in collaboration with Mahila Shakti Kendra (MSK) and District Task Force on BBBP Longleng also organized a free health check up for women and girl child at community hall, Mongtikang village. As part of the program SSA account for girl child and PMMVY forms were also distributed to the deserving beneficiaries. Altogether 65 women and girl child who were in need of medical health check up were registered and avail free medical facilities.
Ahthibung: In completion of the two year-long commemoration period of 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, District administration of Peren in convergence with District Level Centre for Women-Mahila Shakti Kendra and Medical Department, Peren organized a free medical checkup camp for women concentrating on women’s hygiene at Primary Health Centre (PHC) Ahtibung on October 2.
District Coordinator MSK, Lungngaulie gave a brief highlight about the aims and objectives of BBBP in the district and further reminded them to maintain social distance as well as to adapt a healthy living in this time of pandemic. She also said that since 1990s empowerment of women has also been one of the primary focus of Government policy.
PHC Ahthibung MO, Dr. Vezokholu Khamo apprised the women about the importance of maintaining a healthy or a daily women hygiene to prevent irritation, odour and infections from occurring. The various types of hygiene she mentioned were: toilet hygiene, nail hygiene, teeth hygiene, sickness hygiene, hands hygiene etc.
During the programme, sanitary pads, file cover and masks were also distributed to all the participants.
Kohima: The Forest Department, Silviculture Division Kohima in collaboration with the Forest Colony Council organized cleanliness drive and plantation activity on October 2 to commemorate the two-year long 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi which concludes on October 2. The Plantation activity was carried out at the Government Middle School campus, Forest Colony. Species of Ginkgo biloba, Taxus spp, Emblica officinalis, Erythrina variegate, Ficus spp, Malus sylvestris, Prunus allium were planted. Cleanliness drive was carried out in different areas of the colony.
Dimapur: In commemoration of the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhiji on 2nd Oct. all the colonies and wards under the jurisdiction of DMC conducted cleanliness drive from 6 am onwards in their respective colonies. All the traders in Dimapur district also cleaned the premises of their shops.
NPCC: The Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee celebrated Minority Department organized Mahatma Gandhi’s 151 years of birth anniversary as “Sandesh Diwas” at Congress Bhawan, Dimapur. The programme began with the singing of National Anthem and Javed Sarwar, vice-chairman, minority department briefed the gathering on the history of Gandhi.
Rajesh Kr Sethi, chairman Minority Department stated if Gandhiji would have been alive today, he will be at the forefront to protest the farmer bills forcibly passed by Modi Government. Sethi also highlighted how UP’s Yogi Government has stopped Rahul Gandhi & Priyanka Gandhi to meet the rape victim family at Hathras.
Sethi said truth will win one day over Modi’s lie every day.
NSUI president X Chopika Sumi highlighted how Mahatma Gandhi and the Congress brought freedom and remarked how the Modi Government has sabotaged independent institutions made by the Congress.
W Akum Yimchunger, vice president NPCC & V. Lasuh, chairman Kisan Cell also highlighted Gandhi’s teachings and the present prevailing situation in Nagaland.
K Therie, NPCC president NPCC spoke about the teachings and the non-violence propagated by Gandhi. He also highlighted the bogus backdoor appointments by the present Nagaland Government and the rampant corruption that is prevailing in the State.
The programme ended with showering of flower petals on Gandhiji’s portrait.
NPP: The Minority Cell (Non-Tribal) of the National People’s Party, Nagaland State along with the party’s State women & youth wing organized Swacch Bharat cleanliness drive on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti on October 2. The event was flagged off at 6 am by NPP Nagaland State executive committee led by president, Dr Andrew Ahoto Sema.
The cleanliness drive was undertaken from Thahekhu village gate junction till Sub-Urban Police Station junction during which volunteers from the three wings of the NPP Nagaland State took up the challenge of cleaning up the entire stretch.
Assam Rifles: In series of events to mark the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, Assam Rifles on October 1 planted more than 42,000 saplings and on October 2 organized cleanliness drive in all the garrisons of the force under ‘Swachhta Abhiyan’.
All ranks and families of the force paid homage to the ‘Father of Nation’ through active participation in the event, said an AR release.
IWC: Inner Wheel Club, Dimapur members took the initiative of cleaning two places IW Park (near Dimapur Club) and IW Point (near Mayur Hotel) in the heart of Dimapur town today.
IW members went to the venue early in the morning with their brooms and gardening tools. Members also planted few plants in IW Park.
(Page News Service)