Citizen rights awareness was conducted at Chakhesang Baptist Church Minister’s Hill Kohima on August, 20, led by Kohima Law College professor-in-charge Kezhokhoto Savi along with students.
 
The team covered various topics such as National Food Security Act 2013, RTI in promoting transparency & accountability, consumer awareness, Lokayukta, Food Safety and Standard Act 2006, etc. The implementation of National Food Security Act 2013 was launched for Dimapur & Kohima on June 27, 2016 and yet to be implemented in the rest of the districts.
 
The team advocated that department of Food & Civil Supplies, Nagaland was required to immediately look into this problem/complaint if not the essence of the National Food Security Act 2013 would not be achieved.
 
Nagaland had completed ten years of RTI in the State and a book was released by the chief minister, T.R. Zeliang during the state‘s function on the intensive study of the impact of RTI in Nagaland for the last 10 years under the co-ordination of the president of Nagaland Voluntary Consumers’ Organisation(NVCO) Kezhokhoto Savi.
 
The object of passing RTI was to secure access to information under the control of public authorities in order to promote transparency and accountability in the functioning of every public authority, curtail corruption and make our democracy work for the people in the real sense.
 
The team exhorted that the main object of the Consumer Protection Act 1986 was to protect consumers from defective goods, unsatisfactory services, unfair trade practices, etc. For further query and guidance of consumers grievances one can call up Nagaland State Consumer Helpline Toll Free No. 1800-345-3701.
 
Source: NagalandPost

A red letter day for the believers of St. Dominic’s Catholic Church Kiphire Village as they attained the 25th years of is Catholic Church establishment in Kiphire village.
 
Bishop of Nagaland, Most Rev.Dr.James Thoppil who was the main celebrant compared the Kingdom of God to a small seed which he said if sown now that would become a fruitful one in future.
 
Congratulating the St.Dominic’s Church Kiphire village for attending its 25th years of establishment, the Bishop asked the gathering to thank God and ask for forgiveness as through this faith one could save life.
 
He said that it was the time to remember God with thanks giving and gratitude.
 
Saluting the pioneers of the St. Dominic’s Church Kiphire village, Most Rev. Dr. James Thoppil said that the church was now mature and the believers should also be matured while accepting the faith.
 
He said that one should know what to feed for their body and should live the present with passion and with hope so that God would multiple the blessing of the community.
 
Lamenting on the insecure world of sin, the Bishop of Nagaland said that to enter the Kingdom of God was narrow and not easy, therefore, he asked the believer not to waste time but should accept God before the door of God is closed.
 
Sharing the blessing of the silver jubilee, the special song was presented by Kiphire Village Baptist Church and Good Shepherd School Kiphire.
 
Principal of Queen Mary’s School Mokokchung, Rev. Fr. James Miakuzihiyil and the then principal of Loyola School Kiphire who was the pioneer of St.Dominic’s Church Kiphire Village also spoke at the felicitation programme along with others speakers from Kiphire village.
 
The felicitation programme was chaired by Isaac Tsalembi and Simon Athriba.
 
It may be mentioned that the St. Dominic’s Catholic Church was established in the year 1991 with the initiative of some leaders from Kiphire village after the acceptance of Catholic faith by Paul Lipio of Kiphire village.
 
The Church building construction was laid by Rev. Fr. Alex Vizo the then parish priest of St.Peter’s Church Kiphire on August 9, 2009.The christening of St. Dominic’s Church was given by Rev. Fr. Matthew.
 
At present three are 31 households and 154 members in St.Dominic Church Kiphire village.
 
Source: Nagaland Post

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