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QRT for child labour

KOHIMA: The Kohima district administration launched the Quick Response Team (QRT) under the District Task Force pertaining to child labour at the Deputy Commissioner’s office chamber here on Wednesday. Launching the District Quick Response Team, Kohima DC Anoop Khinchi called upon the team to act on the complaint promptly and also to have constructive action plan for the conduct of the mass operation. The team also shared about the action plan for the conduct of rescue operation and also informed that if any child found or rescued, he/she will be produced to the Child Welfare Committee where further decision will be taken by the committee, stated a DIPR release.

Departmental meeting

KOHIMA: The monthly departmental coordination meeting of Bhandari sub-division was held at the conference hall of Additional Deputy Commissioner Tiameren Chang. Status of the ongoing construction of traffic island which is being sponsored by the Officers Forum, Bhandari, was highlighted by the construction committee, which is also nearing completion. The house resolved to declare all educational institutions at Bhandari town tobacco-free and decided that any activities of selling or purchase of tobacco products will be banned within the vicinity of the institutions, stated a DIPR release.

SSA training

KOHIMA: The District Mission Authority of SSA Kiphire organized a block level community mobilization training programme at Hopongkyu Memorial Hall, Kiphire, on Thursday. Kiphire Deputy Commissioner M Shayung Phom said that the practice of proxy teacher appointment looked into by the Village Education Committee in many places of the State. The DC appealed to the village level education committee to strictly stop the practices. Dr Kevi Rio, Joint Mission Director, Samagra Nagaland, said that in government schools, results are not satisfactory because of proxy teachers. He encouraged the parents and the community to let dropout children go for vocational training so that they can earn their living, stated a DIPR release.

School education department

KOHIMA: Director, School Education Department, Wonthungo Tsopoe has asked all District Education Officers (DEOs) and Sub-Divisional Education Officers (SDEOs) to submit the actual enrolment with the detail list of schools with number of students from pre-primary to class 8 under their respective jurisdiction in both hard & soft copy. The enrolment should be class-wise and school-wise with an abstract copy of the total number of class-wise enrolment indicating the requirement of MIL local textbook for different recognized Naga tribes under its jurisdiction. Last date for submission shall be on or before July 10 at Room No. 10 of the Directorate of School Education, stated a DIPR release.

Blood donation event

KOHIMA: With the theme, “Safe blood for all”, the Medical Department in collaboration with Voluntary Blood Donors Association, Kohima, will be organizing a programme on June 14 at Mount Olive College, Kohima, at 10 am. Dr Seyiechutuo Solo will be speaking on the importance of blood donation. The programme will be followed by a blood donation drive, stated a DIPR release.

Training concludes

KOHIMA: A community sensitisation programme on the harmful effects of plastic use and training on paper bag making concluded at the Council Hall, Mon, on Thursday. Chief functionary CAN Youth, Jenpu Rongmei said the use of plastics has a lot of negative impact which is directly or indirectly affecting the environment. Use of paper bag is one of the alternative ways for replacing the use of plastics, which is eco-friendly. He also suggested carrying water bottles and shopping bags. Altogether 46 persons were trained during the two-day training.The training programme was organized by the district administration in collaboration with CAN Youth, Dimapur, stated a DIPR release.

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