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Nagaland Current Affairs Digest – January 2021



16 January 2021: Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio launched COVID-19 vaccination drive in Nagaland

  • Along with several other states in India, Nagaland also joined the world’s largest vaccination drive.
  • As per news reports, Nagaland received the first batch of 26,500 doses of COVID-19 vaccines from the Union health ministry for the healthcare workers.

India has granted emergency use authorisation (EUA) to two COVID-19 vaccines — Pune-based Serum Institute of India’s Covishield and Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech International Ltd’s Covaxin, which are being used in the government’s vaccination drive.

20 January 2021: Noklak district officially inaugurated as the 12th district of Nagaland

  • Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio formally inaugurated Nagaland’s 12th district on 20 January 2021, three years after its creation on December 21, 2017.
  • The inauguration coincided with the Khaozaosie- Hok-Ah festival of the Khiamniungan community.
Noklak district inauguration
Pic: Twitter @neiphiu_rio

22 January 2021: Two Nagaland Police Officers to be awarded Police Medal for Meritorious Service on Republic Day 2021

On the occasion of Republic Day 2021, the Ministry of Home Affairs on 22nd January announced the list of the 946 police personnel to be awarded medal for gallantry, meritorious and distinguished services.

Two Nagaland Police officers will be awarded under the category –Police Medal for Meritorious Service (PM) on the occasion of Republic Day 2021 along with 648 others across the nation.

  1. Rhovisie Nyuwi, Commandant 12th Nagaland Armed Police IR Battalion, Chingtok Longleng and
  2. Vipin Yhoshu, Inspector, DEF Mokokchung

 

26 January 2021: Recipients of various awards on 72nd Republic Day, Nagaland

Various awards given to individuals / villages / districts / others under different categories in the state of Nagaland on the 72nd Republic Day 2021 are as follows:



Police Medal (PM) for Meritorious Service (2021)

on the occassion of Republic Day 2021

1. M. Rhovisie Nyuwi, NPS, Commandant, 12th NAP (IR) Bn, Chingtok Longleng.

2. Vipin Yhoshu, UBI, DEF, Mokokchung.

President’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service and Meritorious Service

as announced on Republic Day 2020:

Distinguished Service:

a) Liremo Tsopoe Lotha, IPS, IGP (TRG & Bdr) Nagaland.

Meritorious Service:

b) 1. S.TokiumongYim. IPS, IGP (NAP),

2. Chuba Walling, NPS, Dy. Commandant 9th NAP (IR) Bn,

3. Rishamo Philip Yanthan, UBI, DEF, Mokokchung

c)

1. Atu Zumvü, NPS, Dy. S.P (SB), Dimapur

2. Kevisebile Angami, UBI, P.T.S, Chumukedima.

 

Governor’s Gold Medal as announced on Independence Day, 2019:

1. T. Tsenpemo Kikon, NPS, ACP (HQ), Commissioner of Police, Dimapur

2. Noklem Konyak, Havildar, 9th NAP Bn. (IR), Saijang

3. Thungbemo Patton, NCS, Asst. Resident Commissioner (ARC) Nagaland House, Shillong.

4. Reny Wilfred, IAS, ADC, Kiphire.

5. Zeneikho Suohumvu, Head Driver, Office of the Controller of Legal Meteorology & Consumer Protection (LMCP).

 



Governor’s Gold Medal as announced on 72nd Republic Day, 2021:

1. Er. Vizotuo Seletsu E.E. PWD (R&B), South Division, Kohima.

2. Er. Talitemsu Jamir, E.E PWD (R&B), Dimapur Division.

3. Ilika Zhimomi, NCS (SDO Civil), Mon HQ

 

Governor’s Gold Medal as announced on Republic Day, 2020 :

1. M. Yambemo Humtsoe, NPS, SDPO (N), Kohima.

2. K. Thavaseelan IAS, Dy. Commissioner, Mon.

3. Thejavizo Nakhro, NCS, EAC Chumukedima.

4. Vilelie Khamo, Contractor.

5. Lemsachenlok Society, Yaongyimchen, Village, Longleng (NGO)

6. North East Initiative Development Agency (NEIDA), Nagaland, (NGO).

 

Governor’s Commendation Certificate announced on Independence Day, 2020:

1. B. Nellayappan, Asst. Director, Directorate of School Education, Nagaland.

2. Dr. Naieem Mustafa Mansury, IPS, DCP, Zone-1, Dimapur.

3. Imlikokba, UBSI, DEF, Mokokchung.

 

Governor’s Commendation Certificate as announced on Republic Day 2021:

1. Y. Tumchobemo Yanthan, NPS, Addl. S.P Wokha.

2. Itokhu Sumi, ASI, CP, Dimapur.

3. Neivotuo Tsuhah, Steno Gr-1, Nagaland Legislative Assembly.

4. Athiubo Zeliang, UBSI, CP, Dimapur.

5. Mezhuvito Angami, ASI, CP, Dimapur.

6. Imnasowa, Peon, Administrative Training Institute.

7. Er. Lanuakum Ao, Jr. Er. Office of the Chief Er. PWD (NH).

8. Avino Peseyie, Graduate Teacher, GHSS, Chumukedima.

9. Lithrila Sangtam, NCS, EAC, Aboi.

10. H.A Hongnao Konyak, Social Worker, Longleng Village, Mon.

11. Vipral Tase Inspector of Excise, O/o the Asst. Commr. Of Excise (Zonal), Kohima.

 

SWACHH CITY AWARD, 2020 under the Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs GIST (Memento& Certificate):

1. Mokokchung districts was awarded for being the cleanest city in North-East Zone (Population Category 25-50k) in Swachh Survekshan 2020 under Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban)

2. Pfutsero city was awarded for being the best city in Innovation & Best Practices-North – East Zone (Population Category upto to 25k)

3. Chumukedima districts for being the best Self- Sustainable city (Based on GFC/ODF/Cost VS Revenue) North-East Zone (population category 25-50k)

 

Best performing Hospitals under Ayushman Bharat- Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY) were awarded to the following Hospitals:

1. In the category of District Hospital (DH) for the year, 2020 under AB-PMJAY was awarded to Naga Hospital Authority, Kohima.

2. In the category of Community Health Centre for the year, 2020 under AB-PMJAY was awarded to community Health Centre, Noklak.

3. In the category of Primary Health Centre (PHC) for the year, 2020 under AB-PMJAY was awarded to primary Health centre, Changlangshu.

4. In the category of Private Hospital for year, 2020 under AB-PMJAY was awarded to Christian Institute of Health Sciences and Research (CISHR), Dimapur.

 

AWARD OF POLICE MEDAL FOR MERITORIOUS SERVICE.

(Announced on Republic Day, 2020)

1. S. Tokiumong Yim. IPS, IGP (NAP), Nagaland.

2. Chuba Walling, NPS, Dy. Commandant, 9th NAP (IR) Bn.

3. Rishamo Philip Yanthan, UBI, DEF, Mokokchung.

 

AWARD OF PRESIDENT’s POLICE MEDAL FOR MERITORIOUS SERVICE

(Announced on Independence Day, 2019)

1. Atu Zumvu, NPS, Dy. S.P (SB), Dimapur, Nagaland.

2. Kevisebile Angami, UBI, P.T.S, Chumukedima.

Source: DIPR Website

Governor’s Awards:

  • Conservation and Protection of Environment
    Joint Council of Fakim, Thanamir, Vongtsuvong Village, Kiphire

 

  • Creating Awareness & Mitigation of Social Ills
    ARK ( Access to Rights & Knowledge) Foundation, Kohima

26 January 2021: State level Republic Day prize winners

The closing programme of the 72nd Republic day state level function was held at Nagaland Civil Secretariat Plaza Kohima with Home Commissioner, Abhijit Sinha as the guest of honor.

Best Parade Contingents:

First: 15th NAP (IR) Mahila BN

Second: 1 Assam Rifles

Third: 78 Bn CRPF

 

Best Exhibition Stalls

First: Agriculture Department

Second: Art & Culture Department

Third: Department of Industries & Commerce

 

26 January 2021: Governor’s Award for outstanding contribution

Governor’s Award for outstanding contribution was given out during the Governor’s “At Home” programme which was held on 26th January at the Dr. Imkongliba Ao Hall, Raj Bhavan, Kohima.

  • Conservation and Protection of Environment
    Joint Council of Fakim, Thanamir, Vongtsuvong Village, Kiphire
  • Creating Awareness & Mitigation of Social Ills
    ARK ( Access to Rights & Knowledge) Foundation, Kohima

30 January 2021: ‘Nana- A tale of us’ bagged the Best Film North East Award at the Prag Cine Awards 2021

Nana- A tale of us’, Nagamese film directed by Tiakümzük Aier bagged the Best Film North East Award at the Prag Cine Awards 2021 held on 30 January, 2021 at Guwahati in Assam.

Besides Best Film North East Award at Prag Cine Awards 2021,

  • Mengu Suokhrie was nominated for best Actress in North East India,
  • Zhokhoi Chuzho for best actor in North East India and
  • Tiakumzuk Aier, as best Director in North east India .

nana a tale of us nagamese film

Prag Cine Awards are presented annually by Prag News & Rengoni, a satellite television channel from Assam. The award was first instituted in the year 2003 to give support, recognition and inspiration to the Assamese film industry and honour some of the eminent film personalities who have contributed to the cause of Assamese cinema of Assam. Starting from 2015, films produced in other Northeastern states were also honored in this ceremony. [Source]

Nana- A tale of us’ is the first fiction film from Nagaland tobe screened overseas at Edinburgh Festival of Indian Films and Documentaries, Edinburgh, Scotland, in 2017.

  • At the Edinburgh Festival of Indian Films and Documentaries (EFIFD), the Director, Tiakumzuk Aier won the Golden Calton Best Director 2017 for the film Nana: A Tale of Us.

The film was also screened at Kolkata International Film Festival 2018 and Brahmaputra Valley Film Festival, 2019.
The film is regarded as one of the most expensive indigenous films yet with a budget of 25 lakhs.

Watch Online – “Nana – a tale of us” Full Movie on YouTube – Click Here

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