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Report for IDIA – Nagaland Sensitization, 2013

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Report for IDIA – Nagaland Sensitization, 2013

The sensitization at Nagaland took place after the formation of team for the working year 2013-2014. This year too, IDIA Nagaland decided to work in association with Dimapur Naga Student’s Union, Dimapur District Citizens Forum and City Law College. The time frame for the sensitization was scheduled to be from 15th September onwards after the telephonic conversations with the past year’s organizations. On 15th September, Team leader Nikita Engheepi along with team member Dishari Sarkar and IDIA volunteers, Akanksha Kaushik and Debasmita Bhakta left Kolkata by Kamrup Express and reached Dimapur Station at 10.30 pm on 16th September. Day 1 (17th September): The first school we visited was Livingstone Foundation Higher Senior Secondary School. Since IDIA has already been to this school during its sensitization last year, there was a good rapport with the principal. He agreed to let us speak to the students’ right there. Considering that it was the first school we visited together as a team, the response we got from both the science and arts sections was pretty good. When we communicated with the students in Nagamese, they got more enthusiastic and we understood that it was crucial to have local volunteers for creating a local base for every chapter. From Livingstone we went to St. Paul’s senior secondary school where we met the local volunteers Asino and Sonika, from City Law College.  The response that we had was very good and the Principal requested us to conduct a separate test for their school. Because of the huge turnout and the response that we got from both schools, the team could only cover 2 schools before the end of school hours but considering that both the schools were under our target list, it turned out to be fruitful. The team then proceeded to the office of Dimapur Naga Students’ Union (DNSU), which is the largest student body of Dimapur. It may be mentioned that IDIA had tied up with them last year as well for the sensitization.  Team leader Nikita and Team Member Dishari held a meeting with them and the former proposed the idea of entering into a permanent tie up so that the team that would come later would not face any problem. Matchio Lotha, President of DNSU welcomed the idea but highlighted the fact that their tenure would be coming to end soon. It was later agreed that more thoughts on how to create a permanent set up would be discussed soon.  The IDIA Nagaland team along with DNSU official then went for a Press Conference which was attended by local dailies, Nagaland Post and ­­­Nagaland Page. During press conference, we discussed about necessity of legal education, career options, concept of NLUs, aim & objectives of IDIA etc. then we showed IDIA video and Vinatoli’s video. Please find the link for the report: Nagaland Post However, the third paragraph of the report says “The selected candidate(s) whose parents’ income not exceeding Rs.20,000 per month would be given admission to the prestigious National University of Juridical Sciences (NUJS), Kolkata.“We had informed about this error to the concerned authorities and next day the Nagaland Post clarified this. Please find the attachment for the same. Day 2 (18th September): We visited Dimapur Govt. Higher Secondary School. We spoke in three sections of that school. We spent more time there as this was a target school for us. After that we divided ourselves into 2 groups for the easier coverage of schools. One team consisted of Dishari, Debasmita and 2 local volunteers Sonika and Khezeto from the City Law College, Dimapur while the other team consisted...

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