HGs&CD celebrate Raising Day

HGs&CD celebrate Raising Day
Noke Konyak taking salute from parade contingents. (NP)
Staff Reporter DIMAPUR, DEC 6 (NPN) | Publish Date: 12/6/2018 11:20:01 AM IST
The Nagaland Home Guards and Civil Defence (HGs&CD) department observed its Professional and Sports Meet & Raising Day at the Central Training Institute (CTI) in Toluvi, Dimapur on Thursday. Advisor, Home Guards and Civil defence, Noke Konyak was the special guest on the occasion who also inaugurated a new Officer’s Mess within the CTI premises at a separate function held later.
In his address, Noke Konyak reminded them that the role of Home Guards and Civil Defence had increased manifold considering the number of calamities experienced by the state this year which resulted in loss of life and destruction of property. In this regard, Konyak added, natural or man-made disasters require the highest level of preparedness and therefore the government and the department cannot not be complacent.
Calling upon the department, the administration, and police to focus on a coordinated approach to meet such calamities, Konyak stated, “Preparedness program of the department should be to achieve results should such crises occur. Therefore, in preparedness to cope with any type of crisis, the department should remain fully alert.” 
The advisor also lauded the director general, officers, and all ranks who, he said, have exhibited their best to tackle crisis and emergency situations in various districts. Quoting the motto of the HGs&CD department, “Service before self”, he urged the personnel to rise to the occasion and respond to the call of duty within and even beyond the state. 
Commandant CTI, Dally Jamir, in his welcome address, stated that the professional and sports meet held over the last week culminated with the ‘Raising Day’, celebrated with the rest of the country. The week-long event witnessed officers from eight districts – Phek, Tuensang, Wokha, Mokokchung, Dimapur, Kohima, Mon and Zunheboto compete in various sporting events, professional skills and even singing, Dally Jamir added. 
The other major highlights of the program were: parade review by HG&CD director general, I Toshitsungba Aier; inspection of the parade by the special guest, reading of messages by the governor P B Acharya and chief minister Neiphiu Rio by the CTI chief instructor, Avinuo; presentation of certificates to winners by the special guest; parade march past consisting of four men’s contingents and one female contingent, disaster and emergency rescue drills by HGs&CD personnel. 
The new officer’s mess was inaugurated in a separate function held at the new officer’ mess immediately after the Raising Day commemoration at the parade ground. The advisor who spoke at the brief function lauded the department for initiating the construction process of the new officer’s mess, while a representative from the Nagaland State Police Engineering Project presented a technical report of the construction. 
As per the technical report, the total amount for the construction of the 12-room new officer’s mess was 1,64,95,000 rupees. The contract work was allotted to M/SNB Consortium on October 26 and the project was completed within the stipulated 12 months. 
A dedicatory prayer was pronounced for the officer’s mess by Asem Longchar of HGs & CD, the welcome note was delivered by director general, Toshitsungba Aier, and a vote of thanks was delivered by commandant general, Bendang Lemtur. The inauguration program was chaired by deputy commandant general, Medozhalie Pienyu.


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