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KOHIMA, Oct 1: Chief Minister of Nagaland, T.R. Zeliang today launched the National Population Register (NPR) Updation and Seeding of Aadhar in the NPR database for Kohima District at his official residence at Kohima on 1st October 2015. Joint Director, Registrar General of Citizen Registration, Government of India, Ministry of Home Affairs New Delhi, D.K. Dey; District Administration led by ADC Kohima, Lithrongla Tongpi and officials from Census Department were present during the launching of the NPR drive.
Updating of the National Population Register (NPR) and seeding of Aadhar number is nationwide exercise to update the growth of population in the country, which is an indicator for growth and development of the nation as a whole.
The NPR, Census cell will collect information relating to persons who are residing within the local jurisdiction and house to house enumeration throughout the State of Nagaland starting October 1st to 31st October 2015.
The launching programme was attended by Temjen Toy Principle Secretary to CM and Hiazu Meru Special Officer to CM and nine officials of the NPR.
Later, the team led by ADC Kohima kick started the NPR updation programme for Schools with T.M. Government Higher Secondary School, Kohima. Five (5) Schools have been earmarked in the first phase for conduct of NPR Updation programme in Kohima District.
A short programme was held at T.M Govt. Higher Secondary School with the School’s children where Joint Director, D. K. Dey gave a brief introduction on the NPR Updation programme. SDO (Civil) Neilezo Tep highlighted the importance of the exercise and requested the students to provide correct information in order to generate the unique number of Aadhar Card. He said that enrolment centre has also been set up in all the Administrative headquarters under Kohima district and further asked them to spread the awareness among the students and also to the neighbourhood.
ADC Lithrongla on behalf of the District Administration and Census Department thanked the Principal and her colleagues for extending their cooperation in kicking start the NPR exercise with their schools for Kohima district. Earlier, Principal Avino Tase gave a welcome note. (DIPR)