NCCI supports the Peaceful Clean Election Campaign of NBCC

The National Council of Churches in India, keeping in mind the political scenario in Nagaland, on account of  the  upcoming state assembly elections which are to be held on 27th February 2018, appreciates the ongoing campaign of the Nagaland Baptist Church Council (NBCC) on Clean Election.

The NCCI urges all churches in Nagaland to continue to pray for peaceful clean elections, and also to encourage one another in ensuring that the upcoming elections will take place in an exemplary manner.

The NCCI also urges all political parties, NGOs  and civil society organizations in Nagaland to abide by the call made by NBCC and its suggestions for a clean and responsible election.

The appeal and the guidelines of NBCC are presented below:

No.1 – Letter to the Director General of Police

December 13, 2017

Director General of Police
Nagaland Police Headquarters
PR Hill, Kohima- 797001

Subject: STRICT ENFORCEMENT OF THE NAGALAND LIQUOR TOTAL PROHIBITION (NLTP) ACT, 1989

Dear Sir,

Warm season greetings from the NBCC Office, Kohima.

In view of the general election in the State related for early next year coming close, the need for  concerted effort from all concern, to usher in free and fair election, has become imperative and critical. We believe that strict enforcement of the NLTP Act in the state during the coming months will greatly strengthen  the Clean Election Campaign which is currently in motion.

We would, therefore, like to request you to direct all concerned law enforcing agencies under your kind authority to work together with Clean Election Campaign members and volunteers (Youth, Women, Students etc.) so as to stop illegal supply of liquor to towns and villages.

We look forward to your kind cooperation and support. Thank you.

With kind regards,

Yours sincerely,

SD/-
(REV. DR. ZELHOU KEYHO)
General Secretary

SD/-
(REV. DR. MAR ATSONGCHANGER)
President & Convener, NBCC-CEC

CC:

  1. Executive Secretaries of Baptist Associations for information
  2. NBCC CEC Core Committee Members for information
  3. CEC Conveners under Associations for information
  4. Cabinet and Member-at-Large for information
  5. Office File


 

No.2 Letter to Electoral Officer

December 13, 2017

The Chief Electoral Officer
Nagaland : Kohima

Subject: REQUEST FOR MUTUAL COOPERATION ON CLEAN ELECTION CAMPAIGN

Dear Sir,

Warm Season greetings from the NBCC Office, Kohima.

In view of the general election in the State related for early next year coming close, the need for concerted effort from all concern, to usher in free and fair election, has become imperative and critical. In this conncetion we would like to request you to implement the Model Code of Conduct for Elections in letter and spirit. This we believe is an essential and vital tool for the conduct of free and fair eletions and strict implementation of the same will certainly be a great impetus to the Clean Eelection Campaign (CEC) initiate by the Church.

You may be pleased to know that relevant information on guidelines, dos and don’ts on elections has been disseminated to the grass-root level through the central Clean Election Campaign Core Committee and its subsidiary Core Committees in the Association level covering all the district headquaters. Moreover, action plans to be carried out both in the urban and rural areas have been framed. Meanwhile, to accentuate the CEC effort kindly direct all the Deputy Commissioners and Sub-division Administrative officers to support the Clean Election Campaign activities.

Collective decision of a village or community to support a particular political party or candidate is a serious concern. This is detrimental to the effort of free and fair election and such practices must be restrained at all cost. Your timely intervention on such matters will be highly appreciated. Finally, but not the least, kindly extend due support and regards to the CEC Core Committee at the Association level as and when pertinent information, bearing mutual interest, are brought to your attention for necessary actions.

We vouch our ardent commitment to the cause of a free and fair election and we hope that our joint effort will be complementary and enriching. Thank you.

Yours sincerely,

SD/-
(REV. DR. ZELHOU KEYHO)
General Secretary

SD/-
(REV. DR. MAR ATSONGCHANGER)
President & Convener, NBCC-CEC

CC:

  1. Executive Secretaries of Baptist Associations for information
  2. NBCC CEC Core Committee Members for information
  3. CEC Conveners under Associations for information
  4. Cabinet and Member-at-Large for information
  5. Office File

 


No. 3  Meeting Minutes and Practical Steps for Clean Election 

To,

  1. All the Associations Executive Secretaries/ Director
  2. All the Conveners, CEC in Associations
  3. All the CEC Core Committee Members

Sub: Meeting Minutes and Practical Steps for Clean Election

Dear Co-workers in Christ,

We bring great joy and warm New Year greetings to you in the matchless name of Jesus Christ the Lord.

The CEC Core Committee along with Conveners of various Associations had a meeting at NBCC Office Platinum Hall, Bayavu, Kohima on 12th December 2017 and resolved to implement few practical steps during the upcoming State General Election 2018. You may kindly go through and take the liberty to do the needful from your end. We expect all of you particularly the Associations- be it CEC Convener or Executive Secretary to take full initiatives with prayer and commitment to reach out to the grass root through local Churches and village leaders. We need to concentrate on few practical steps such as (i) Putting the white flag on every household (ii) Setting up CE Volunteers in every village (iii) Organize Common Platforms (iv) Control inflow of Liquor and Money. May Almighty God give us strength to educate as well as stand firm for God and for Clean Election. God bless you all.

Enclosed: Meeting Minutes

In God’s Kingdom

SD/-
(REV. DR. ZELHOU KEYHO)
General Secretary

SD/-
(REV. DR. MAR)
Convener, CEC CC

SD/-
(REV. VIKOU RHI)
Co-Convener, CEC CC

 

CEC Core Committee members and Conveners of various Association/Districts CEC had a meeting on 12 December 2017, @ 11:00 AM, NBCC Office, Kohima.

Points Discussed:

  1. White flag for Clean Election will be hoisted on every house of those families who have decided/ pledge to be a part of CEC as a sign of support to Clean Election.
  2. Impress upon the associations to organise a common platform (Constituency wise/ range wise) for all candidates.

Guidelines for the common platform:

a. The candidates should appear personally for the common platform.

b. Present their party manifesto. (Questions may be asked to the candidates as to why their party is better than the other party)

c. Plan and vision for the Constituency in particular and for Nagaland in general. (Failure and success of the candidate’s promises can be also discussed).

3. Volunteers: Association committees will encourage the locals/villagers to come up with volunteers. (Minimum 30 volunteers). (Students union/village youth, leaders, elders/church leaders, youth)

Guidelines for the volunteers:

a. Letter to Chief Election Commissioner for implementation of Election Code of Conduct,

b. Copy to all Deputy Commissioners.

c. Volunteers will keep in touch/ coordinate with Government Administrators, PLOs and the Police.

d. Volunteers (students union/village youth, leaders, elders/church leaders, youth) need to be present on the polling day.

4. Prayer Chain: Every Association will organise a chain of prayer creatively.

5. Control inflow of liquor:

a. NBCC Women Department with Naga Mothers Association will take care the initiative to check the inflow of liquor.

b. Letter to Commissioner of excise in regard will be given.

c. Copy to Excise departments.

6. Village/Community declaration:

CEC will continue to condemn such village/community declaration of particular candidates and will release in the local dailies.

a. Letter to Election Commissioner seek their support.

b. Copy to sub office departments.

c. Copy to all associations.

d. Copy to Deputy Commissioners, CEC will ask the DC to take action against the village leaders of those villages who declared in support of a particular candidate.

7. CEC will approach the local dailies to partner with CEC and allot a space to present our slogan on a weekly basis. (Vicavor will approach Capi local news paper.)

8. CEC Coordinator: The executive of the NBCC has approved to appoint on CEC Coordinator with the salary of 25000/- per month. So far individuals are coming forward to serve, we need someone who knows CEC nature of work and someone recommended by the association.

Recorded by: Mosa Tsang

 

 

 

 

 

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