Thursday, September 29, 2022

Nagaland: Meluri Millet Sisters, hosts millet festival

Meluri Millet Sisters, in collaboration with Millet Network of India and NEN (Northeast Network) celebrated the 2nd Millet Festival on the theme ‘Celebrating common heritage for a shared, resilient future’ at Meluri Village Council Hall on August 31.
The celebration was graced by SDAO Meluri, Phrumasie Nyuthe as a special guest. According to DIPR report, speaking at the programme, the SDAO stressed on the importance of agriculture, without which, human sustenance and livelihood will be impossible. Millet, being known as the most tolerable crop for human health, should be preserved and production should be promoted, the chief guest said.
Delivering keynote address, Velazonuo Kikhi, Associate Project Leader, Northeast Network appealed to the people of Meluri and Pochury as a whole to encourage and support millet farmers to uplift the society.
Greeting messages were delivered by Kezunyipeu Tsiihah, chairperson of Chizami Women Society, VCC Meluri and VCC Khumiasii. Head GB, Meluri Zuspa Kajiri spoke on the topic “Millet and its cultural significance to Pochury Community.” Kiiriitsechu Cotton SHG Meluri and Cotton Group SHG Khumiasii presented a traditional item each on the occasion.
Earlier, the special guest inaugurated exhibitions and Farmers’ Market Stall. Around 100 people attended the festival including millet sisters, public leaders and various SHGs.