Tuesday, July 5, 2022

AIDA-SBI Gram Seva organizes ‘cultural mela’

Coinciding with the “World Day of Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development”, the AIDA-SBI Gram Seva organized “cultural mela” by bringing together the five adopted villages at Bade Village on Saturday.
The mela was inaugurated by SDO Chumoukedima, Temsuchuba Jamir as chief guest. Speaking on the occasion,Temsuchuba appreciated ANMA Integrated Development Association (AIDA) for initiating and undertaking many noble services in the communities and requested to continue to extend its services.
He also stressed on the opportunities and avenues that Nagas were losing due to lack of skills and therefore encouraged the people to avail facilities that were provide by the organizations. Chief Manager Financial Inclusion SBI RBO Dimapur, Kshetrimayum Rameshwar Singh, who was guest of honor, shared about the milestone of SBI Foundation since its inception in August 2017.
Having seen the impact of the initiatives of AIDA – SBI Gram Seva programmes towards socio cultural development, he proposed to make the cultural mela an annual event to make it more fruitful. He also stressed on Corporate Social Responsibility and Financial Literacy programmes.
Earlier, the programme began with an invocation by Rev. Fr.Nebu Mathew SDB, Rector, Don Bosco, Dimapur while Rev. Fr. Roy George, SDB, Executive Director of AIDA welcomed the chief guest, guest of honour and other dignitaries to the cultural celebration.
Some special features of the Cultural Mela were: Quiz competition, talent show, tug of war, cultural folk song & dance, cock fight, arm wrestling, pork eating and banana eating competition. The programme was attended by villagers from five adopted villages-Urra, Bade, Diezephe, Tsithrongse and Kriezephe.
Phira M, Inspector of Excise,YanbemoYanthan, Pastor, Lotha Baptist Church, LimhaOdyuo, chairman MERIBA Society and Dr. Anna LunbilaBibiana HRD Manager, AIDA were the jury of the event.

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