Women achievers honoured on International Women’s Day

Women achievers honoured on International Women’s Day
(L) H.Khehovi Yeputhomi. Vikuonuo Sachü (R) with Usopso store manager (L) and the girls from KODH. (NP)
Staff Reporter/Correspondent DIMAPUR/Kohima, MAR 7 (NPN) | Publish Date: 3/7/2021 12:48:21 PM IST

On the eve of International Women’s Day (IWD), Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Minority Morcha, Nagaland organised an event to honour the women for their works in different fields, while in Kohima, Miss Nagaland Vikuonuo Sachü interacted with the girls from Kohima Orphanage and Destitute Home (KODH). Nagaland Voluntary Consumers’ Organisation (NVCO) too joined in the celebration by organising a programme on March 7. 

Addressing the gathering as guest of honour at the programme organised by BJP Minority Morcha Nagaland at Hotel Saramati, advisor, Tourism and Culture, H.Khehovi Yeputhomi, stated that it was a significant day for multiple reasons, citing fight for gender equality and women’s right as the most important.
Yeputhomi stated that a lot has been done towards equality of women, however maintained that there was still more to be achieved. 
Regarding women as extraordinary beings with capability of doing miracles, he added that the efforts, tears, energy and blood of women sacrificed by the mothers and daughters needs to be appreciated.  
Speaking on the theme, he urged the gathering to challenge negative and narrow concepts of stereotypes that brought about gender inequality adding that a challenged world was a changed world.
While appreciating  women for their ‘myriad’ of skills, stressing on their ability to compromise, he stressed that societies expect women to perform so many tasks that the notion has been embedded deeply into their mindset that they keep on comprising to an extend where it was unjust but made to accept as a norm by the society. 
The advisor further urged the women to choose to challenge the labels that other people may have put on them  and rather choose to challenge other women when they are talking themselves down.
Earlier, the programme was chaired by state vice president, Ajay Sethi and invocation by Rev. Binoy Neog.
Greeting messages were delivered by state president, Mahila Morcha, Nagaland Unit, Phagnon Konyak, state president, ST Morcha, Nagaland Unit, Wanphong Konyak and president, BJP Dimapur, Bendang Ao, while key note address was delivered by general secretary, BJP Nagaland, Khevishe Sema. 
Meanwhile, seven women were awarded for their works in different fields. Vote of thanks was delivered by state general secretary, Minority Morcha, Roshan Kumar Tamang. 
KODH: Miss Nagaland, Vikuonuo Sachü,who interacted with 20 girls from KODH at Usupso store, Kohima, during an event organised as a precursor to International Women’s Day, said International Women’s Day was a time to celebrate feminity with mothers and girls around the world.
Sachü said she was glad for the opportunity to spend time with the young minds who themselves were full of inspiration.
She said besides celebrating the auspicious day, everyone could take the opportunity to show their respect and honor women around them.
Sachü pointed out that women empowerment was still a new thing for the state and that practical usage of the term was still uncertain in Naga society.
She added that the main reason could be because people might not have felt the need to educate women on the importance of empowering young girls.
However, she expressed her happiness at how women across the Northeast region have excelled in many areas and were creating an impact even in the global level, which, she added, have been inspiring young women including herself.
Sachü pointed out that women empowerment should not just be a phase or to be merely used as a legal right, instead, it should be used as a tool for the betterment of “our” society.
During the event, Usopso store provided gift hampers to the young girls. Meanwhile, Usupso store in Dimapur, donated 10 percent of its one-day sales to young girls of Miqlat Ministry as part of the celebration on March 6.
NVCO: Nagaland Voluntary Consumers’ Organisation observed the day with the global theme of 2021 – “Women in Leadership: Achieving an Equal Future in a COVID-19 World” wherein a brief meeting in Kohima. 
A press release by NVCO press and media cell stated that the role and contribution of women in the world needed to be recognized and regarded in a most respectable manner in many areas. 
On the occasion, the organisation also remembered the contributions of the women especially those at the forefront of the battles against COVID-19, as front-line and health sector workers, as scientists, doctors and caregivers. 
NVCO president Kezhokhoto Savi, pointed out the landmark judgement for women recently passed by the Supreme Court of India. 
NWHD greetings
Naga Women Hoho Dimapur (NWH) has extended warm greetings to all women folks on the occasion of International Women Day, which is celebrated on March 8. 
In a press release, NWHD saluted and applaud all the women for their many roles as wives, mothers, leaders, child bearers, leaders, decision makers, workers and many more. NWHD also expressed appreciation, love and respect to the women in frontline, who were working tirelessly with many untold sacrifices for the well being of the society. Furthermore, the women body also encouraged every woman to continue to be an inspiration and uplift the society in every possible way.

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