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No Tobacco Day observed: NAGALAND DIARY

No Tobacco Day observed: NAGALAND DIARY

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No Tobacco Day observed

KOHIMA: The District Tobacco Control Cell (DTCC) Kohima, Department of Health & Family Welfare observed World No Tobacco Day with the theme "Tobacco & Lung Health" at the DBT Hall, NHAK, Kohima on Friday. Mission Director (NHM) of Health & Family Welfare Department, Dr Kevichüsa Medikhru speaking as special guest said that the day is important for the State of Nagaland as the State ranks as one of the highest tobacco user in the country. He congratulated the NTCP team for the achievements made so far in creating awareness on the harmful effects of tobacco in the State. Dr Kevichüsa also stated that in 2002-03, there was a high risk of pre-cancer from the students group who were in a habit of taking gutka (talab), and considering the high alert of the usage, the department has notified on 'No sale of tobacco products within the 1,000 metres peripheral of schools campus, stated a DIPR release.

Plastic-free campaign

KOHIMA, May 31: A joint meeting was held at Kiphire recently at DC's Conference hall to discuss the plastic-free awareness campaign. ADC, Kiphire, appealed to the ward and church leaders to give proper guidance and awareness to the public. Suggestions from ward leaders were put forward and the district administration advised all the 11 ward chairmen and the officers to make bamboo enclosure in their respective offices and wards for disposing waste. It was also informed that a fine will be imposed if the public throw garbage in streets. Kiphire Deputy Commissioner informed the ward leaders that an inspection will be held on June 4 in all the wards and on June 5, during World Environment Day, awards will be given to the wards maintaining the bamboo enclosure properly, stated a DIPR release.

Fish ban relaxed

KOHIMA, May 31: In suppression of the earlier order on banning the sale and import of fish and fish products in Mokokchung, Additional Deputy Commissioner, Mokokchung, W Manpai Phom has informed that the sale and import of fish and fish products into Mokokchung district from outside will be partially relaxed. However, no sale/distribution shall be allowed unless the sample of the consignment is tested for presence of formalin or other harmful chemical preservatives which are prohibited under relevant sections of the Food Safety and Standards Act 2006, stated a DIPR release.

Training concludes

KOHIMA, May 31: The final phase of the month- long ICDS-CAS training at Duncan Community Hall, Dimapur, concluded on Thursday. Congratulating the trainees on the successful completion of the training, Child Development Project Officer, Dimapur (U) Project, Robert Odyuo, urged the Anganwadi workers to use their new-found knowledge towards better service to the beneficiaries and the community as a whole. The CDPO also acknowledged the master trainers for their service throughout the training. He also expressed his appreciation to the Duncan Council for allowing their Community Hall to conduct the four phases of training, stated a DIPR release.

Exposure tour

KOHIMA, May 31: A team of five officials from the Industries and Commerce Department led by the Commissioner and Secretary of the Department, Lithrongla Chishi and ten entrepreneurs from Nagaland left Dimapur for Maharashtra on May 27 and are currently undertaking an exposure tour to study food exports procedures. As part of the ongoing tour programme, the team has already visited pack houses, treatment units and also held interaction with export houses dealing in export of food items. They also visited several industrial houses in Pune. The tour has been sponsored by Agricultural and Processed Food Products Exports Development Authority (APEDA), stated a DIPR release.


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