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Nagaland Current Affairs Digest – October 2021



Nagaland Current Affairs Digest – October 2021

1 October 2021: Nagaland to host Hornbill Festival this year

Nagaland is all set to celebrate the 22nd edition of the Hornbill Festival at The Heritage Village, Kisama.  Last year, the event was not held due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  It was officially announced by Advisor, Tourism, Art & Culture, H Khehovi Yeputhomi during a coordination meeting for the Hornbill Festival with tribal hohos on October 1 at the Directorate of Tourism, Kohima.

Hornbill Festival is an event sponsored by the Government of Nagaland which is held in the first week of December. Hornbill Festival started in the year 2000.

4 October 2021: Nagaland Police seized 290 gold bars worth over Rs.22 crore 

In what is reportedly the single biggest seizure of smuggled gold in Nagaland, personnel of Narcotics Cell of Nagaland Police manning the inter-State narcotics checkpoint at Khuzama recovered 290 gold bars weighing 48.14 kg worth over Rs 22.7 crore from a vehicle on 3 October, Sunday. As per the press conference, the gold bars were packed in 29 packets with each packet containing 10 gold bars and weighing approximately 166 gram each, the gold bars were hidden inside the cover of the vehicle’s gear lever. In this connection, two persons from U.P. were reportedly detained for further questioning.



21 October 2021: Founder of YouthNet, Hekani Jakhalu Kense conferred with the prestigious Prerna Award 2021 by Schneider Electric 

Hekani Jakhalu Kense, founder of YouthNet, has been conferred with the prestigious Prerna Award 2021 by Schneider Electric in recognition of her stellar work and commitment towards the society. Names of the awardees have been announced through a virtual ceremony on October 21, 2021.

Hekani Jakhalu Kense also received the Nari Shakti Puraskar from the President of India in 2018.

YouthNet is an NGO based out of Kohima,Nagaland, which has been working on youth empowerment, employment and livelihood through intervention in education sector, skill development and entrepreneurship programme, especially focusing on Made in Nagaland and Made in North East initiatives.

The award – Prerna Award 2021 is conferred by Schneider Electric, a world leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation. The Prerna Award was instituted in 2015 and recognizes women entrepreneurs who have excelled in largely male dominated fields of work or have made atypical contribution towards the sustainable development of the country and have empowered other women in the process.

29 October 2021: Fernwood School Kohima students win ‘India Quiz’ competition organized by Department of School Education, Nagaland

Students from Fernwood School, Kohima, won the quiz competition title ‘India Quiz’. The quiz competition was organized on 29 October 2021 by Department of School Education (Nagaland) on India’s independence movement and national unity. A total of 87 students from 29 schools under Kohima, Dimapur, Peren, Wokha and Longleng districts participated in the event.

1st prize: Rs 10,000 with certificates
Winners: Ayangdi Pongen, Eyotso Rhutso and Dongkoi Mercy Lam from Fernwood School, Kohima.

2nd prize: Rs 7,000 with certificates
Winners:Mutsulu Venuh, Vinyuhunuo Dzuvichu and Manshi Rathore from Livingstone Foundation International Higher Secondary School, Dimapur

3rd prize: Rs 5,000 and certificates
Winners: Lenni Samuel, Nonya Komyak, Shubham Kumar Singh of Little Star Higher Secondary School, Dimapur.

29 October 2021: Israel G. Xuivi included in the official website of Taekwondo Hall Of Fame, New York under ‘Taekwondo Champions Worldwide’

Israel G. Xuivi has been included in the official website of Taekwondo Hall Of Fame, New York under ‘Taekwondo Champions Worldwide’. He is the only Naga and the only Indian to be listed on the Taekwondo Hall Of Fame.

Israel G. Xuivi - Taekwondo Hall Of Fame



  • Israel G. Xuivi is the Deputy Commandant of 1st NAP Battalion, Chumukedima.
  • Master Israel G. Xuivi a member of the Sumi Naga Tribe in North East India.
  • He is also the founder of the style called “Naga Kiti-do” or “The way of kicking”.
  • In 1995 he was entered into the Limca Book of Records the equivalent of the Guinness Book of Records for “Fast kicking” and is the 4 time record holder.
  • As an athlete he represented India five times in the International Taekwondo Championships.
  • He has won 20 gold medals in national and state level competitions.

Check out his profile on Taekwondo Hall Of Fame here > Master Israel G. Xuivi – Taekwondo Champions Worldwide : India

Search here > https://taekwondohalloffame.com/global-leaders/

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