Medical award for 6 Sumi women

Medical award for 6 Sumi women
Dr Toshevi Keditsu Sema (Centre) with parents of the award recipients.
DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 11/24/2019 1:01:12 PM IST

Six women were felicitated at the 2nd annual Dr. Toshevi Sümi Totimi MBBS Award held on November 22 at Hotel De Oriental, Kohima.  

The women were Alokali Yepthomi, Kumsutoli Assumi, Kivikali N Chishi, Ativi K Zhimomi, Tonoli Z Kibami and Bovikali V Chophi were felicitated at the award ceremony. 

 A press release by trustee, Dr K & T Keditsu Foundation, Keduovinuo Keditsu stated that, Dr Thejavinuo Kire, trustee, spoke on behalf of the Dr. K & T Keditsu Foundation, Kaheli Jakhalu, advisor KSTH & former member of NSCW Nagaland & Khevito T. Shohe, president KSH spoke on behalf of the Sümi Totimi Hoho & Sümi Hoho respectively. 

Dr. Bokai Assumi spoke on behalf of the families of the awardees. Aboli Chike, assistant professor Oriental College Kohima chaired the programme. 

Dr. Toshevi Sümi Totimi MBBS Award was an initiative of Dr. Toshevi Keditsu Sema, the first lady doctor from the Sümi tribe of Nagaland. She completed her MBBS in 1977 from Guwahati Medical College. The award was officiated by Dr. K & T Keditsu Foundation in collaboration with Sümi Totimi Hoho, Nagaland, and presented annually to Sümi women who qualify to study graduate medical course (MBBS) though the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) in India. This award comprises of a certificate and cash prize of Rs. 1,00,000.

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