Organisations pay visit to penury homes on R-Day
DIMAPUR, JANUARY 26
As part of the Republic Day celebration 2014, MLA & Chairman of NKVIB & DPDB, Mon Thongwang Konyak visited inmates and patients at Sub-Jail and District Hospital, Mon on 26th January 2014 and distributed gifts and materials to the inmates and patients. Speaking to the inmates at Sub-Jail, Mon the MLA called upon the prisoners to refrain from their old lives and transform themselves to become a responsible citizen of the society. He advised that no outside force would come and change their lives unless through self dedication and determination and cited that change will not come to their life unless they change themself through self determination and sacrifice. The Deputy Commissioner, Mon Angai I Thou IAS also exhorted the prisoners to bury their old bad character and change their lives to become a good citizens of the society. Interacting with the patients at district hospital, Mon Thongwang Konyak wished the patients speedy recovery and urged them to seek the presence of God for His healing touch.The MLA was accompanied by Government officers led by the DC, the NGOs led by the president KU, KNSK and KSU, the public leaders and party workers led by the President NPF Mon district.
Meanwhile, the authority of the Sub-jail and hospital lauded and appreciated the kind gesture of Thongwang for his love and concern towards the inmates and the patients. They also thanked the entourage led by the Deputy Commissioner for visiting the jail and hospital.
Kohima Press Club visits State Mental Health Institute
As part of NGOs visiting several institutions on the occasion of Republic Day, members of Kohima Press Club today visited the State Mental Health Institute Kohima, which is currently home to 8 patients including 5 males and 4 females.
Giving a brief highlight of the mental institute, Dr. Viketoulie Pienyü said that with increasing stress in our present life, the need to care for our mental wellbeing has also become very crucial. He asserted that mental illness can happen to anyone of us and that everybody is vulnerable to it, depending on our life situations. Pointing out that mentally ill patients are also like us who feel hurt, pain, or joy, he expressed expectation from the society to at least show care, concern and respect for them.
He said the society tends to dehumanize them but urged upon the society to please show love, concern and respect to them. He also said that “mental illness is curable” while highlighting that the cure rate is as high as 70-80% in the state mental institute. However, he highlighted further that patients come and get cured, but that, it can also relapse. In this regard, he emphasized that family support is very important.
In the meantime, Dr. Pienyü expressed belief that mental illness is not a curse but can happen to anyone of us, depending on our life situations. “Our sanity is important than any other thing in life”, he underlined, while impressing upon that outmost care should be given to maintaining one’s mental health.
Eleven members from the Kohima Press Club including KPC President, Kopelo Krome, Vice President, Ketu Viluo, General Secretary, Vishü Rita Krocha, Joint Secretary, Kuzhovesa Soho, Treasurer, Rüülhoutuonuo Theünuo, Capi Editor, Medo Dzeyie, Kenei Peseyie, H.K Chishi, Xavier Rutsa, Nchum Odyuo, and Alem visited the state mental health institute.
Visitation to institutions on Republic Day
On the occasion of Republic Day celebration on January 26, various charitable institutions were visited by different organisations:
1. Old Age Home – Indian Red Cross Society Nagaland State Branch
2. Naga Hospital Authority – Hindu Kalyan Samiti
3. Kohima Orphanage – Nagaland Contractors & Suppliers Union
4. Leprosy Colony – Lions Club
5. District Jail – Kohima Chamber of Commerce & industries
6. State Mental Health Institute – Kohima Press Club
7. District Chest & TB Hospital – DEF Kohima
8. Eden Garden Orphanage Khuzama – Nagaland Association for Adventure, Mountaineering and Education (NAAME) 9. Kripa Centre – Indian Red Cross Kohima District Branch
11. Spastic Society – Rotary Club
12. AIDS Hospice/Mt Gilead Home – Classic Club
13. Cherry Blossom School of Differently Abled – Gorkha Public Panchayat
14. Jo Foundation Children with Special Needs (Agri colony) – Royal Club
15. Bright Morning Star orphanage, Para Medical – Muslim Welfare Society
16. Distribution of sweets at the parade ground – Nagaland Flying & Adventure Sports club
Highlights of Republic Day at Secretariat Plaza
The 65th Republic day celebration was held at the Secretariat Plaza where the Governor of Nagaland, Dr Ashwani Kumar, CM Nagaland, Neiphiu Rio, host of ministers, parliamentary secretaries, bureaucrats, government officials and public attended the programme.
The celebration commenced with review of Parade by DGP, Nagaland, Besesayo Kezo. Later, the Governor took the salute, inspected the parade and delivered his address to the gathering. The governor also released the District Human Development reports and compendium of various activities of the state department in commemoration of 50 years of Statehood.
Commemorating the Golden Jubilee of the State, an MI-17 Helicopter of the Indian Air Force sprayed beautiful colour papers on to the venue and dropped sweet packets to the excitement of the crowds.
Other highlights of the day included presentation of Awards, march past, screening of 50 years Statehood anniversary documentary by IPR, department and cultural programme by NEZCC.
After the entertainment programme, the chief guest, Dr. Ashwani Kumar accompanied by the chief Minister, Neiphiu Rio formally inaugurated the Flexi banner display competition of the different departments and the photo exhibition of IPR, where priceless photographs were displayed in chronological sequence starting from Pre-Statehood, attainment of Statehood till date.
Flexi banner, IPR photo exhibition
Meanwhile, all interested public have been invited to view the Flexi Banner Exhibition and IPR Photo Exhibition organised at the Nagaland Civil Secretariat Plaza, Kohima from January 26 to 27. The exhibitions are being held as part of the Republic Day celebrations and in commemoration of the 50 years of Statehood of Nagaland. This was informed by the Home Department, Government of Nagaland.