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Residents abandon villages in Tedim tsp after landslides

People in at least five villages in Tedim township, Chin State have deserted their places, severely affected by landslides.
All Kahngen villagers, 127 people of 40 households, arrived in Tedim on foot last Friday after having abandoned their houses.
Paupi, from Tedim, said that they were taking shelter in a Baptist church building.
"We received news that all residents in Vongmual and Tuisau villages are also arriving here soon as their places are no longer safe," said Paupi, a Tedim community leader.
He said that Laibung villagers were moving to Akluai village and that Tuivial residents would find a new place nearby to resettle.
Five villagers from Kahngen, about 18 miles away from Tedim, are being taken to the Tedim hospital as they suffer from diarrhoea.
Paupi told the Chinland Guardian that they had not received any humanitarian assistance from outside the town, adding: "As we are running out of food supplies, we are in urgent need of support." src: Chinland Guardian
In Hakha township, residents in at least two villages, Khuabe and Beutu, had abandoned their places since the beginning of this month.#

Pa Mung and Chinland Guardian interview about Tonzang disaster

Food shortages feared in Tonzang Township: Interview with Mung

10 August 2015: Tonzang is one of the nine townships in Chin State seriously affected by landslides and flash floods caused by recent heavy rains. However, the humanitarian situation in the State’s western part still remains under-reported because of limited communication facilities and road destruction.
Mung, a Tonzang resident and leading community member who has been actively involved in helping the victims, talked with the Chinland Guardian about updates on the ground.
Chinland Guardian: We have not heard much about the situation in Tonzang township. Tell us more about it. 
Mung: Tonzang is affected by flash floods which swept away many bridges, including the major one over Manipur river. Therefore, Tonzang will be isolated until temporary bridges are constructed. The estimated time to restore transportation to Tonzang is one month. People started buying basic commodities soon after they had heard about the destruction of bridges. So, rice and fuel have been out of stock. Consequently, low income families are most affected as they cannot afford to purchase in large quantities.

The main water pipe to the town was also destroyed by landslides and rain water has become the primary water source.
Old Nakzang village was badly hit. It lost 24 out of 29 houses in the village to flash floods. All paddy fields were destroyed and covered by sand and rock. It will not be possible for the villagers to use their paddy fields again. The majority of the village, including children, has moved to Lungtak village for shelter and food. They will need to find another location to build a new village. About 120 people are in urgent need of drinking water, shelter and food. Local donors are reaching them but only when the stream can be traversed.
New Nakzang village lost five houses and paddy fields to flash floods. Children will not be able to go to school until a new bridge is constructed as the school is situated on the other side of Manipur river. They are also in urgent need of drinking water.
Khamzang village and Takzang village will have to be relocated because of the landslides. The villagers are currently staying at the nearby villages of Lungtak, Phaitu and Salzang for shelter and food.
Chinland Guardian: We are aware that it is not easy to get accurate data and information because of communication problems. But can you update us on the amount of damage and the number of people affected as far as you can? 
Mung: At least 100 households are affected and nearly 500 people are displaced in four villages. According to the Tonzang Township General Administration Department, flash floods affected 28 houses, 90 households and 594 people, and destroyed 20 bridges, 16 roads (accessible by car and bike) and 1,003.30 acres of paddy fields; and landslides damaged 62 houses.

Chinland Guardian: How are the victims taken care of? What about women and children? And do they receive any assistance? 
Mungt: Affected people are generally given temporary shelter at school and church buildings. No other site arranged for rescue camps has been found.

Food items and drinking water have been supplied to affected villages by various local donors through individual contribution. However, the minimum requirements are not met.
Children are still going to schools in nearby villages where they are given shelter.
Chinland Guardian: Have you received any humanitarian assistance from the authorities or any organizations? 
Mung: Ar Yone Oo, a non-governmental social development organization, provided rice, oil and chickpeas for affected villages. It is so far the most active organization that has taken immediate action toward helping the victims.

Donated rice from Ar Yone Oo and religious organizations are distributed in town under the management of the General Administration Department. 
People will run out of food and drinking water in a few days if the main roads and bridges are not reconstructed soon.
Chinland Guardian: So, people are running out of basic needs? 
Mung: Yes, rice cannot be purchased in town and it is heard that donors are trying to send rice bags to Tonzang. However, it still depends on the road situation – in order to get humanitarian aid to Tonzang.

Chinland Guardian: What are the urgent needs of the people? 
Mung: 1. Rice 2. Food items 3. Aqua tab, water purification substances and sanitation aids 4. Latrine 5. First Aid kits and essential medical supplies, and 6. Shelter support

Chinland Guardian: What would you suggest I do if I want to make donations or help victims in Tonzang?
Mung: The first priority is food items, water and sanitation supports. You should contact local civil society organizations and Ar Yone Oo. The second is construction materials for affected villages. 

For giving any help or support, please contact the following:
  1. Sister Thawn Niang, Roman Catholic Church in Tonzang on 0947173021, 0973203137
  2. Khup Bawi, Ar Yone Oo, on 0949581841
  3. Tonzang Township General Administration Department on 0947172040
Chinland Guardian: Share with us the overall situation. 
Mung: Overall, we might say that Tonzang is less damaged than any other townships in Chin State. But communication and transportation are significantly more difficult. Limited communication channels have left the township mute until now. Cell phones used are MPT 450 MHz, through which there can be no internet access. There are no public internet shops. And as yet, there is no media run by local groups or associations.

Soon after the heavy monsoon rain, known as cyclone ‘Komen’, had hit Chin State, landslides and flash floods swept away major transportation routes including bridges, hence blocking the roads to Tonzang. There will be shortages of food and drinking water in a few days if there is no humanitarian aid or support from inside and outside Myanmar. We need you and Tonzang needs your support.#

Ravaged Roads Cut Off Supplies in Remote Chin State

ood is in short supply in much of northwestern Burma’s Chin State, where two main cities have been cut off by landslides caused by heavy monsoon rain in recent weeks.
Some supplies have reached the capital, Hakha, and Falam in the northernmost reaches of the state, aid workers said, but the deliveries dropped in by military helicopters are not sufficient for the sheer number of people displaced or trapped by storms.
“Around six choppers have come here,” said Pa Kap, who leads the Rone Taug rescue team in Hakha. “the government is providing rice and other supplies for relief camps, but it isn’t enough. The entire town is trapped and short of food—we need much more.”
The township of roughly 469,000 had been cut off by a July 29 landslide on the Union Highway, which links the remote state with central Burma. The government and independent donors have been sending intermittent relief shipments, but the deliveries are few and far between.
Adding to a general food shortage caused by transport disruptions, some 6,600 people have been moved to emergency shelters because of flooding and related dangers, local aid workers said. Pa Kap estimated that each of the township’s 13 emergency relief camps needed 70 to 100 sacks of rice per day.
“It is impossible to feed the entire town with a single helicopter [full of food],” he said.
Those further north in Falam are experiencing similar shortages as the Kale-Falam road is currently impassable due to landslides and other storm debris. Resident Tin Nan told The Irrawaddy that only small cars are able to make the journey. As trucks are unable to make deliveries, he said, “shops have nothing to sell.”
The shortages are far reaching, as landslides have also blocked all roads linking the town to five nearby villages, leaving thousands of people struggling for basic goods. Communication is scarce in the mountainous zone, though reports have surfaced of entire villages being washed away by flash flooding. According to the local chapter of the Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP), as many as 50 homes were destroyed in Tonzang Township’s Narl Zan village, sending families fleeing for refuge. Similar stories have emerged from Tedim Township, where local media has reported that scores of homes were swept away in Kaking and Laibone villages.
Transport in and out of the state—Burma’s poorest—is now all but impossible by land, while roads linking districts within the state have also become mostly useless after severe damage to several key bridges.
Bam Min Htan, chairman of the Tonzang chapter of the USDP, told The Irrawaddy that car travel was no longer possible because of erosion on the bridge linking his township to Tedim. Relief is coming elsewhere, however, as the state government has already begun clearing off the Hakha-Falam-Kale road with bulldozers to reopen access to the state’s central trading hub.
Ko Paung, joint secretary of the USDP in Chin State, said repairing the road “might need a lot of efforts as the dangers are serious,” but the job should be done within a week. Until then, he said, “we have to eat sparingly.”
Last Friday, Chin State, Arakan State, Magwe Division and Sagaing Division were declared disaster zones by the government after Cyclone Komen made landfall in neighboring Bangladesh, dropping torrential rain on some of Burma’s poorest and already inundated regions.
Figures from the state-run Global New Light of Myanmar on Tuesday said the nationwide flooding had damaged more than 426,000 acres of farmland and destroyed some 56,000 more. A total of 1,387 schools have been temporarily shuttered.
Some 217,000 people were directly affected by the crisis, which is said to be the worst flooding the country has seen in decades. At least 46 flood-related deaths have been reported by the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement as of late Tuesday, though the toll is expected to rise.
Area-specific death tolls are not yet available, but aid workers in Chin State said they were aware of one death in Hakha and another in Falam Township’s Tamon village. More than 600 homes have been damaged, mostly by landslides, which remain an enormous risk in the days and weeks to come.
Vice President Nyan Tun reportedly visited the capital on Aug. 2, promising that food and other supplies would be delivered in a timely manner. The following day, several Burmese businessmen and celebrities brought food aid to the town. Among the high-profile donors were Ayayarwady Bank chairman Zaw Zaw; Shwe Thanlwin Media chairman Kyaw Win; Ayeyar Hintha chairman Zaw Win Shein; Aung Myin Thu chairman Hla Myo; Lu Min of the Myanmar Motion Picture Association; actor Wai Lu Kyaw and singer Sai Si Twan Khen.

Myanmar: Food transporters to Kahgen victims have arrived back


Myanmar: Food transporters to Kahgen victims have arrived back today
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Tedim, Chin State: Food Transporters to Kahngen victims have arrived back safely to Tedim town today. In this adventuring food transportation trip, the President and Vice President of ZYA (Zomi Youth Association) could led the team. More than 20 went there.

Based on their findings, there is an urgent need of drinking water, paving emergency motorbike lane between Haupi and Kahgen village to send food to them.
The main heartbreaking situation of the victims is that they have food for only one week more. The major problem to transport food to there is that it takes two days in order to reach the victims since there is no proper motorbike lane.
This is only one situation of a village in Tedim Township, Chin State. There are many other villages who face the same problem of shortage of food, drinking water, loss of house and property.

To date, according to ZYA, there are about 1139 victims altogether in Tedim Township who are crying for food and drinking water urgently.
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Houses destroyed in Rezua and Zotung areas


02 August 2015 -- Landslides destroyed more than 20 buildings and forced residents to evacuate at least 16 houses in Rezua and Zotung areas of Chin State.
The damage comprised six houses in Rezua, six in Siatlai, four in Lotaw, and five in Lungngo villages.

Khamh B Lian said: "Roads are completely lost and communication has been cut off. We believe that other villages are also affected by this natural disaster."

He said that paddy fields, estimated to be almost 60 acres, had been swept away by floods.

More than 800 houses have been inundated in Kalay

29 July 2015 -- More than 800 houses have been inundated in Kalay town, Sagaing Region.
Over 3,500 people are housed in about 13 temporary camps. More Photos >> Click

Landslides hit Chin State (Many Different Towns)


28 July 2015 -- Heavy rains have caused landslides in Chin State and Sagaing Region, destroying houses and roads.
In Hakha, at least five buildings were destroyed by landslides and families were urged to evacuate from their houses to safer places.

"We have had heavy rains for a few days. Actually, it has been raining continuously since Saturday," Nu Sui, a Hakha resident, told the Chinland Guardian.

"It is not only the landslides but also flash floods that have brought houses to destruction and displaced many families," said Sui.

Some state and boarding schools are being closed in the capital as the rains continue, according to sources from Hakha.

Private cars and several buses have been stranded on both the Hakha-Mandalay and Hakha-Kalay roads by landslides.

Cer, a resident in Hakha, said that the road blockade had made supplies of vegetables and meat short in the town.

25 July, Paletwa Township
In Sami, about 30 houses have been flooded as the water level of Pui river rises following heavy rains.
The Na-Ta-La school is also inundated (update on 29 July).

25 July, Matupi Township
A heavy landslide taking place in Khuabawi ward, Matupi town has put a house, belonging to Boi Luep, in danger.

27 July, Falam Township
A road leading to the Basic Education Primary School No. 3 in Falam has been destroyed around 10am by landslides, following heavy rains.

29 July, Tedim Township
Houses are swept away by landslides in Suangzang village, Tedim Township.

No action to help victims affected by landslides in Matupi

27 July 2015 -- Residents in Matupi town, Chin State have criticized the authorities for taking no action to help victims affected by landslides.
Salai TH, who asks not to be named, said that a house belonging to Boi Luep had been in danger of collapsing because of the landslide, and that officials from government departments had come and gone back without doing anything to help deal with the situation.
"U Maung Maung, a sergeant from the Matupi Police Force, visited the site on Sunday but he just left without even saying anything to the locals," he said.
"Today, members of the fire brigade department came in the morning. They also left without doing anything," Salai TH said.
He added that no officials from the town and ward general administration offices had been seen on the scene.
Meanwhile, landslides and flash floods have destroyed houses and roads in other parts of Chin State.

30 houses flooded in Sami, Chin State


26 July 2015 -- Heavy rains caused a high rise in the water level of the river Pui on Saturday night, flooding 30 houses in Sami town, Paletwa township, Chin State.
Ai Maung Hla, a youth leader in Sami, said that it had started raining from around midnight until daybreak the following day.
"Some houses were afloat while others were carried away by a strong current. As it happened in the middle of the night, people were not able to keep many of their belongings safe," he added.
According to the Khumi Media Group, 20 households from Ward No. 1 and another 10 from Ward No. 2 were inundated.
Hla said that families hit by the flood were temporarily staying at the houses of relatives and neighbours.
"We, the youth group, are trying to get detailed data about the victims and their needs," Hla said.
As of today, the affected villagers have not received any assistance.

The Story Behind Songpi, Churachandpur and Lamka

Lamka and Churachandpur are two different locations altogether and have different stories of origin. However due to the political manipulation of the Meitei people of the valley, the two have been amalgamated into one. It might sound confusing but if you know the histories and origins of both these places, the two are not the same and should not be confused with. The real Churachandpur is a hillock 15 kms west of Lamka, which was previously known as Songpi. Songpi was later changed to Churachandpur to honored the Maharaja Churachand. Lamka, the current District headquarter, on the other hand existed separately and had no connection with Songpi. Songpi was the old sub divisional headquarter which was abandoned in 1930. After 10 years of this abandonment, the new Sub-Divisional headquarter was moved to the present Lamka town, which was incorrectly put in the paper as Churachandpur by the people from the valley.
Background history of Songpi as SDO office:
After the Zou gal (the Kuki Rebellion) in 1919, the administration of the Hill Tribes was in the hand of the British Officers, Political Agents, Vice-Presidents and Presidents of the Manipur State Darbar (Manipur Raja). However the British Government refused to hand over the hill administrations to the Raja of Manipur citing that they would be too dangerous. (Notes written by Col. Maxwell, Col. Woods and Col. Shakespear. 29 July 1937, File No. G.S. 2753 of 1940, Dillip K. Lahiri & Binal J Dev: Manipur Culture and Pollitics 1987, pp 111-112)
From Songpi to Churachandpur:
In the year 1919, Manipur Hill areas was reorganized and the whole of Manipur Hill Areas was divided into three administrative units. Songpi was made the South-west Sub-Divisional Headquarters, the others headquarters being at Ukhrul and Tamenglong. In 1921 Mr B.C. Gasper, the SDO of Songpi threw a feast in honour of the France returnees and the Maharaja of Manipur, Churachand Singh also took part in the feast. On that occasion Songpi was renamed to Churachandpur after the name of Maharaja Churachand.
How Churachandpur (Songpi) was abolished:
On 1st January 1930 the South-west Sub-Division was abolished and the headquarter abandoned. The whole area was placed under the President of Manipur State Darbar with two Sub-Divisions - Western Sub-division with its headquarter at Tamenglong and the eastern part annexed to Sadar Hills Sub Division with its headquarter in Imphal. This was how the Churachandpur Sub-division abolished.
From Songpi to Mission Compound:
After the abandonment of the Songpi Sub-Division Headquarter, the Darbar Resolution No 2A of 29th January 1930 approved to leased all Sub-Divisional properties to the North East India General Mission (NEIGM) with a yearly fee of Rs 600. Later on 26th September 1930, after the verbal agreement of Semthong Haokip, the chief of Songpi and Mr Coleman who represent NEIGM, the chief agreed to transferred the land and all the rights he had to the mission. Accordingly the NEIGM made payment to the village chief for the land and called Mission Compound and not Churchandpur. However some people still refer to it as Old Churachandpur.
Origin of Lamka:
In 1930 around the same time two Paite gentlemen established the present Lamka. Pu Phungkhothang Guite established the present Hiangtam Lamka and Pu Zenhang Valte established the present Zenhang Lamka. This two villages were together called Lamka. At that time when they established this twin villages there were no other villages nearby and the whole area was under thick forests, abound in wild animals, teemed with mosquitoes and devoid of people. Malaria was too common and people from the hills were reluctant to live in the valley. But slowly Lamka began to flourished from village to town and the population increased rapidly.
How Lamka became District Headquarter:
Ten years after the abolition of Churachandpur, there was need to re-established the Sub-divisional office. So Mr. Pearson and Pu Thangkhopao Kipgen came for site selection for the SDO's Office. They went to see the old site at Churachandpur (Songpi), but found abandoned structures left behind by the American troops after the World War II. Considering the poor condition of the old site Churachandpur, Lamka seems to be a better location for the SDO headquarter. Therefore, the Circle Office was housed at the present residence of the Deputy Commissioner, Lamka. However with the political manipulation of the Meitei, the new SDO headquarter at Lamka was still imposed with the old name of Churachandpur, which was already given to Songpi.
On 14 November 1969, Manipur was re-organized into 6 administrative units and Lamka/Churachandpur was the headquarter of Manipur South District. Later in 25 May 1983, Manipur was re-organized again into Districts and Churachandpur District was one of the hill district.
Chief of Hill Town Pu Dongzakai Gangte who was the Municipal Chairman in the year 1986 declared that Lamka was the correct name for Churachandpur District via 44th Municipal Board Meeting Misc Agenda No. 4 Dated 18.12.86 and the Municipality Board forwarded the request to the government for approval.
On 27 October 1982 the following 7 chiefs gave their consent for the correct name Lamka, and agreed to the memorandum that was submitted to the Deputy Commisioner by APSU to change the name from Churachandpur to Lamka : (1) Hiangtam Lamka, (2) Bijang Loubuk, (3) Bungmual, (4) Tuibuang, (5) Chiengkonpang, (6) D. Phailien and (7) Headquarter
Let me also add what Pu H.K. Neitham, Executive Officer (Town), Autonomous District Council, Churachandpur, 1982 have to say about it:
"In my opinion the present Churachandpur Town will be more appopriate and correct if it is called 'Lamka' in view of the fact that during the British Rule in Manipur State, this place was called as 'Hiangtam Lamka'. The so called Churachandpur which was after the name of late Sir Churachand Singh, Maharaja, was at a place of the present Mission Compound or Old Churachandpur or Songpi, a distance of about 15 kms from the District Hq, Churachandpur"
Conclusion:
Songpi is history now, which was an abandoned sub-division headquarter and it should not be confused with Lamka - the current District Headquarter. Although the name Churachandpur applied to Songpi, the meitei manipulated the government record and incorrectly called Lamka as Churachandpur. The aspiration to change the name of Churachandpur District is to correct the imposed name of Lamka which is the current District Headquarter and not the Churachandpur that was associated with Songpi.
Book reference:
1. This is Lamka by Dr. Tualchin Neihsial
2. Account of the valley of Munnipore and of the Hill Tribes by Major W. McCulloch 1859 
3. Foreign Deparment Report on Chin-Lushai Hills, Sep 1892
4. Dr. H. Kamkhenthang "Lamka Town vis-a-vis Churachandpur, 1995

src: Zogam.com

Source: http://www.zogam.com/articles/general-articles/3022-the-story-behind-songpi-churachandpur-and-lamka.html

Chin minister attends youth conference in Tedim

29 April 2015 -- Nang Za Mung, State minister of Finance and Revenue, attended a youth conference titled 'Unity and Holistic Development' held in Tedim, Chin State from 23 to 26 April.
At the opening ceremony of the event, the Chin minister, of the ruling Union Solidarity and Development Party, read a message sent by Hung Ngai, chief minister of the Chin State government.

The four-day event, organized by the Zomi Community in Singapore in collaboration with the Zomi Youth Association in Tedim, drew participants from across Burma and other countries including India and Singapore.
Their discussions covered issues involving the development of the Zomi youth, and the need to forge closer communication between them in Burma.
A Tedim youth leader said: "It is great that we have the opportunity to meet like this. But this will make sense only if we go beyond the discussion and translate decisions into action."
Meanwhile, 10 youths from Mizoram State invited to the event for teaching English were sent back to their country under the instruction of Chief Minister Hung Ngai.
During 13-17 April, Zomi doctors and nurses provided free medical treatment to 371 residents from Langzang and nearby villages as part of the meeting programmes held in Langzang, Tedim Township.#

Rev. Dr. Stephen Hre Kio in a zumhuai lam, a mah leh a mah kipholak

Tedim Baptist Church Yangon -TBCY te' innteekna tawh Zomi makai pawl khatin Rev. Dr. Stephen Hre Kio kimuhpihna le holimna pen March 25,2015 ni (10:00Am-12:20 Pm)sung TBCY- Meeting Hall ah Kongpi kikhahkhum thukikupna (Closed Door Meeting) thupitak neih khawm uh cih kiza hi. Tua laiah Chin- Zomi kikal minam vai, CNF in Zomite a thahna vaite le biakna pawlpi kizopzia thu tuamtuamte lungsim siangthotak le suaktatak kikupna (heart-to-heart-talk) nei uh a, Kilemkikna (Reconciliation) bulphuh in holimna nei uh hi. 
Rev. Dr. Stephen Hre Kio in a nuai abang in thugenna nei hi.  
(closed door bel ci-in hih a nuai aa thuteng bel kithei kha sam hi.)



(a) Rev. Hau Go pen the first ZBC GS hi-in, ka pa Rev Sang Fen pen the first ZBC President ahi hi. Amau gel kithutuahna tawh ZBC phutkhia uh a, tuni in ei khangthakte in semkhawm theilo in kikhenkham mawk i hiam? A hang bulpi bang hi a, bang hih khialna nei i hi hiam? (What is the core cause for it? Something wrong with Chin Christians. We have to heal the wounds that we received in the past) ci-in thugenna nei hi. 
(a pa in ZBC ah president sem liang aa, ZBC phut khia, a ta in, tua ZBC a khe tawh phiat, a ngaihsun thei taktak khat hi leh zumhuai kisa mahmah ding hi.)

(b) Tua banah ZBC kikhenkhapna pen minam, pau le ham hang zong hi masa loin makaite hang ahi hi. I pu i pate in nasem khawm thei uh ahih le tuhun ei ten bang hang sem khawm theilo mawk i hiam? I sepkhop theihna ding lampi hoih penpen zon sawnni (Our forefathers did it. Why can't we do it now? Let us find the best solution for unity) cih thute genkhia hi.
(Pupa te phutsa, en banghang hih theilo ding ci in, ZBC a phutsa banghang zui zolo, banghang sang zolo, pupa phutsa a zuih zawh sawm taktak leh Z tawh a lungkim ding hizaw hi.)

(c)  Amah in a genbehna ah, I taang min (Common nomenclature) CHIN pen abeisa kum (100) val lai a Britist kumpi ' hong camtehna ahih manin, tua mah zangh khawm in ei mau pau/ awsuah te ahi; Zomi, Laimi, Cho, Khumi, etc... i kilawhnop bangbang in kilo/ kici lel ni. Min le puam vai tawh kikhenkham kei ta peuh ni ci-in genbeh hi.
(CHIN kicih sese ciang, kipawl kigawm thei ding cihna hituan zenzenlo hi.)

(d) USA ah Chin Baptist Association of America (CBAA) cih ka nei uh a, Tedim mite in tuni dong biakna kipawlkhopna nei zolo lai uh hi. Tua manin Tedim mite koici bangin kipawlkhawm (Organized) thei diang ahiam cih tu ni-in ngaihsutna hong pia un! ci hi. Tua bang Religious Organization/ Association na nei loh manun, no Tedim mi khat bang Chin Baptist Association of America (CBAA) panin Siampi zaa (Ordination) ka na pia uh ci hi. Tua Siapa pen Atlanta a om Rev. Langh Khen Mang ahi hi. Tua manin minam min le biakna minte tawh kikhennate limtak ngaihsun kik dih ni cih gen hi.
(A theihkei leh a theihloh bangin a om ding hi. US ah, ZBCA ci in, pawlpi tampi kipawlna Zomite in nei mah hi. Na sim nop leh >> Click Here)

Zomi makaite lam pan thugenna kinei a, CNF te in Tedim mite tungah akhialhna thute limgen uh a, tua tawh kisai zong CNF thuneite in mai ah Zongeina le Pasian thu tawh kituak in, thumna le mawh maisak ngetna cihte neih theihna ding vaihawm pih dingin kikupna kineithei cih kiza hi. Tua holimna hun sungah Zomi sung pan makai 15 kim kihelthei-in, Rev. Khoi Lam Thang (GS of Bible Society of Myanmar) in Chairperson semin, inntek siapipa Dr. Simon Pau Khan En in hunzawh lungdamkohna le Dr. Stephen Hre Kio in thupha piakna a neih khitteh Shwe Restaurant ah Annek khopna nei uh cih kiza hi.

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Ref: Dr. Cope Suan Pau & Dr. Mang Do Thang

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Zomi Human Righs Foundation sends SoS to Home Minister, India

ZHRF sends SoS to Home Minister

LAMKA, Mar 20: Zomi Human Rights Foundation (ZHRF) has sent a representation to the Union Home Minister seeking his intervention to station all the Sub-Divisional Officers at their respective sub-divisions and cater to the needs of the interior citizenry and bring administration to their respective doorsteps, our correspondent reports.
In the representation, the rights body alleged that civil administration in four sub-divisions of the district has been non-functional since the late 90s. ‘There is no civil administration at these sub-divisional headquarters. The offices of the Sub-Divisional Officer and Magistrate are not functional. To obtain a tribe certificate or a domicile, for instance, one has to come down to the district headquarters where the offices of all the Sub-Divisional Magistrate/Officer are functioning at a camp,’ it read.
To substantiate their claim the foundation attached photos of four camp offices - camp office of Tipaimukh at Apollo Veng, Central Lamka, the camp office of SDO/BDO Henglep located at Hmar Veng, the camp office of Thanlon at Zion Street, Central Lamka, the camp office of SDO Singngat at GCK Veng, New Lamka and the BDO camp office of Samulamlan at Sielmat - that are located within the town alongside a BDO office.
A copy of the representation was also reportedly dispatched to the State Chief Minister Okram Ibobi.
The representation asserted that the non-functionality of these offices have caused immense hardship to the villagers as they are required to travel to the district headquarters at Churachand-pur to receive any benefit from the Government schemes.
Adding to the woes are the pathetic road condition in the interior areas.
‘Besides, the citizens and villagers at the village within the sub-divisions cannot feel the touch of administration as administrations are not delivered at the doorsteps of the villagers’.
The message, while calling for immediate intervention from Home Minister also stated that bringing administration at the doorsteps of every citizen is a duty reposed on the Government by the Constitution.