Nagaland Current Affairs Digest – November 2021
3 November 2021: 489 trained police personnel pass out from Nagaland Police Training School (NPTS)
A total of 489 police constables of the 66th batch passed out from Nagaland Police Training School (NPTS) on 3rd November 2021. The Ceremonial Attestation Parade for the 66th batch comprising of 489 Recruit Constables was held at Nagaland Police Training School (NPTS) Parade Ground, Chümoukedima. Nagaland DGP, John Longkumer inspected the parade and took the salute from 16 parade contingents. The newly recruits consisted of 6 post graduates, 78 graduates, 66 HSSLC, 133 matriculates and 206 under matric.
The DGP Nagaland congratulates all the successful RCs of the 66th Batch who graduated today at the Ceremonial Attestation Parade held at NPTS, Parade Ground, Chumukedima. pic.twitter.com/MVKDQEou1k
— NagalandPolice (@DGP_Nagaland) November 3, 2021
8 November 2021: Dr. SC Jamir received Padma Bhushan 2020 Award
Dr. SC Jamir received the Padma Bhushan Award 2020 for ‘Public Affairs’ from President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday, 8 November 2021 at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi. Padma Bhushan Award is the nation’s third highest civilian award.
- Dr. SC Jamir is a Veteran Naga politician who served as four time Chief Minister of Nagaland and Governor of four states (Goa, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Odisha).
- Jamir is the first politician from Nagaland to receive the Padma Bhushan award, recognized for his distinguished service in the field of public affairs.
- SC Jamir is one of the founders of the State of Nagaland. He is the sole living signatory of the 16 Point Agreement with Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru and his team in 1960.
- He was the first Lok Sabha member to represent Nagaland in the Indian Parliament.
Padma Award 2020 was declared in Jan 2020 and ceremonies were supposed to take place in March 2020. But the award ceremony was postponed due to pandemic.
- Shri S. C. Jamir conferred the prestigious Padma Bhushan Award 2020 (Current Affairs Digest – January 2020).
- Click here to see the list of all Padma Award recipients from Nagaland
Padma Awards 2020 from other North Eastern States includes:
- Arunachal Pradesh (2), Assam (5), Manipur (2), Meghalaya (1), Mizoram(2), Tripura (1)
29 November 2021: Nagaland Police launches ‘Call Your Cop’ mobile app
Nagaland Police launched ‘Call Your Cop’ mobile app at PHQ Conference Hall on 29 November 2021. The app was launched as part of Community Outreach Programme Scheme (COPS).
- The App was developed by Excellogics Tech Solutions Pvt Ltd.
- The features in the App include a directory, alerts, tourist tips, SOS, nearest police station and search. Citizens can download the app from the google store on any android phone.
- The app can be downloaded from Google Play (Click Here)
30 November 2021: Gordon Graham Prize for Naga Literature 2021 award
Winners of Gordon Graham Prize for Naga Literature (GGPNL) 2021:
- Fiction Category: Veio Pou – Author of the book “Waiting for the dust to settle”.
- Non-Fiction Category: Wangto Chingmak – Author of the book “The Chang Nagas- In memory of our undefeated ancestors”.
The ‘Gordon Graham Prize for Naga Literature‘ is awarded annually by the Kohima Education Trust, founded by Gordon Graham. He was part of the 2nd Division and they fought the WWII in Kohima. Gordon always maintained that without the help of the Nagas, the British and Commonwealth soldiers could not have won that battle. For sixty years, Gordon thought about how to repay this debt of honour. He approached a Naga friend with ‘this’ idea. The veterans planned their final reunion in 2004, they resolved to found the Kohima Educational Trust (KET) as a debt of honour to the Naga people. Kohima Educational Society (KES), is a charity organization formed by leading Naga citizens in response to the formation of the Kohima Educational Trust. Support for the trust comes from the band of veterans; from the contemporary 2nd Division, and from individuals and organisations learning about the Kohima story. –Inputs from KET Website