KVKs, RBAN observe ‘Mahila Kisan Diwas’

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 10/15/2020 1:11:11 PM IST

Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs) and Rongmei Baptist Association Nagaland (RBAN) celebrated Mahila Kisan Divas in honouring the women farmer towards their contribution to agriculture on October 15. 

KVK Zunheboto: Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Nagaland University (NU) celebrated Mahila Kisan Divas at Zaphumi village under Akuluto block, Zunheboto on October 15. 

A press release by KVK Zunheboto stated that, participants were engaged in group discussion on the topic “Role of women in agriculture and allied activities”. During the interaction session Dr. Rakesh Kumar Chaurasia, sr. scientist and head and Wapangtoshi Longkumer, asst. chief technical officer, plant protection discussed on the problems faced by women farmers in agriculture and allied activities and suggested remedial measures. Farmers were encouraged to go for mushroom production, vermicomposting and cash crops to increase their income.

Earlier, Dr. Rakesh Kumar Chaurasia welcomed the participants and gave an insight on the importance of the Mahila Kisan Divas. Chairman, GB, women SHG members and other women farmers of the village participated at the programme and were provided with field pea seeds.

KVK Mon: Krishi Vigyan Kendra Mon organised Mahila Kisan Diwas on October 15 at KVK office, Aboi with the participation of 24 farmwomen from various self help groups under Aboi sub-division. 

A press release by KVK Mon stated that, programme was chaired by ACTO (Ani. Sc) Dr. Paihem Michui, wherein the participants were briefed about the multi-dimensional role of women in agriculture. Importance and advantages of kitchen gardening and upliftment of rural women through adoption of organic farming was stressed upon by SMS (soil conservation) Imtinuksung. Vote of thanks was pronounced by S. Monyu, office accountant-cum-superintendent.

KVK Phek: KVK Phek, ICAR-NRCM observed the day at Porba on October 15. 

A press release by KVK Phek stated that, the importance and significance of Mahila Kisan Diwas was highlighted by Dr T Esther Longkumer, senior scientist & head I/c. Extempore speech on “Role of women in agriculture” was organized, where Nuvolu was adjudged as the winner, Puhulu as second, Nupalu as third and also consolation prizes were given to Zhovehulu, Ciedusuhlu, Zashetsolu and Akholu. Words of appreciation was delivered by Keniseto Chucha, farm manager. A total of 31 women participated in the programme. 

RBAN, Jalukie: Rongmei Baptist Association Nagaland (RBAN), MAKAAM Peren district organised the day at Mission Centre Fellowship RBA campus Jalukie town, in collaboration with APPI and Brot/RNBA on October 15.

A press release by RBAN development secretary, Akeina Gonmei stated that, DC Peren, Sentiwapang Aier speaking on the theme through pre-recorded video said that rural women play a significant role in agriculture, food security, natural resources management and unpaid domestic work. He appreciated the work done by the rural women in various fields and for building resilience in any form of crisis.  He further expressed that gender sensitivity should be the key focus in all sectors and better recognition and appreciation to be given to the women.

Mathiuthai Gonmei, executive secretary RBA and chairperson, PIDS exhorted that women play an invaluable role in supporting their families and how they have contributed to the society for being resilient and resourceful in all field. 

Ibamsile Dwaswang, CHILDLINE 1098 Peren coordinator spoke on women rights & responsibility of a woman and reminded that with rights comes the responsibility. Akeina Gonmei, development secretary, RBA spoke on rural women rights and entitlements. 

She said that women have played a vital role in every walk of affair, not forgetting the agricultural aspects in the context of Indian agriculture sector. 

During the programme, discussions was held on the proposal of MAKAAM Nagaland for setting up of women farmers’ parliament at district level, a forum for rural women farmers and resolved to start initiating the venture. 

Earlier, programme was chaired by Aphun Gonmei, coordinator PIDS/RBAN. A total of 40 rural women SHGs leaders from Jalukie block attended.

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