More reports on ‘International Women’s Day 2021’

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 3/9/2021 1:11:35 PM IST

More organisations, departments, schools and colleges celebrated International Women’s Day (IWD) on March 8 through various programmes, award functions and activities across the state.

Wokha: WDLSA in collaboration with district administration, DLCW- MSK, Sakhi (one stop centre) & Eloe Hoho under Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao held the programme with Yentinoungbou, EAC (judicial) as keynote speaker and JMFC & secretary Wokha DLSA, Khrievono Seletsu as theme speaker.
Phek: PDLSA in collaboration with Phek Area Mothers Association (PAMA) organised a programme at Phek town council hall. President PAMA, Shetalu Medo gave opening address, Cheliam Khiamniungan Secy, Phek DLSA shared significance of IWD and urged women to support one another for a harmonious and progressive society. Panel lawyers, Sekhotso Rokha and Thomeweu spoke on domestic violence act, 2005 and gender equality.
Dimapur: DDLSA celebrated IWD with Dimapur Rengma Baptist Church women department. CJM & secretary, Somet C Chang spoke about legal services authority and its role, retainer lawyer Sonile Seb spoke on women’s rights and victim compensation scheme. 
Meanwhile, ADC office & CDPO office, Niuland town, Dimapur jointly organised IWD programme where panel lawyer, Khumchuba attended the programme as resource person.
Mon: MDLSA in collaboration with NSRLM Mon observed IWD where NCS, Project Director DRDA Mon, Wennyei Konyak shared a note on IWD. Seyielenuo Mezhii CJM cum secretary DLSA Mon urged the women to give importance on education and elaborated on women’s rights. On behalf BLFs, BMMU, Mon Ngapnon, BLFAJS gave away the honorary presentation to women who worked tirelessly to uplift Konyak society. 
Longleng: CJM cum secretary Ajongba Imchen Cjm and panel lawyer P Monyei Phom took part as resource persons in the programme organised by district administration in collaboration with PBCA, BBBP MSK Longleng. Resource persons spoke on fundamental duties and women’s rights.
Zunheboto: ZDLSA delivered a short speech on empowering women leadership and upholding women’s rights in the society during a programme organised by district administration, SWD, STH, DLCW-MSK & SHAKHI-OSC which was represented by retainer lawyer Easter H Yeptho. 
Tuensang: TDLSA celebrated IWD at Tuensang district hospital with doctor and staff nurses. Panel lawyer Anti Mangyang spoke about the importance of women rights in collaboration with Sakhi Tuensang.
Mokokchung: District administration, Sakhi One Stop Center, SP office and Mokokchung DLSA celebrated IWD. Panel lawyer Tajungla Lkr and Maongtula attended the programme.
KVKs: Krishi Vigyan Kendra Dimapur (KVK) Wokha organised IWD at VDB hall, Wokha under the theme, “women leadership in agriculture: entrepreneurship, equity and empowerment”. SMS (Agril. Ext.), Dr. BL. Mhalo Tungoe highlighted the celebration of IWD and deliberated on  the role of women in agriculture. Mhalo Yanthan and Loreni shared their success stories as women farmer. Theme speaker of the programme, DFO Wokha, Dory Yanthan shared that women played a crucial role in agriculture production and therefore more attention was required for development of women entrepreneurship.As a part of the programme, five SHGs showcased their agricultural activities. The programme was attended by 42 women farmers from 7 villages.
KVK Longleng celebrated IWD at KVK office training hall, Longleng. The theme was deliberated by (ACTO) Animal Science, KVK Longleng, Dr. Lily Ngullie. She narrated the significance of international women’s day and urged women participants to be more pragmatic and work hard in achieving their goal in order to empower themselves.
KVK Peren under ICAR research complex for NER, Nagaland, Jalukie celebrated IWD at Poilwa community Hall, Peren road. Theme of the programme was shared by ACTO Dr. Patu K. Zeliang, “role of women in agriculture and sustainable income generation” was shared by agri inspector, Mon, Nagaland, Isapeule Hegui.
During the programme two successful women farmers, Lono Ikie from Deukwaram village and Saplule from Jalukie town were felicitated for their achievements in farming and enterprise through livestock and kitchen gardening.
DGP Nagaland calls for change in mindset: Speaking at the international women’s day (IWD) programme at PHQ, Kohima Nagaland as special guest, director general of police (DGP), Nagaland T. John Longkumer T highlighted that along with legal reforms, there was a need for change in mindset which should start from the family since it was the basic unit of any society in order to ensure gender equality.
He stressed on the need for equal share for women in the acquired properties and informed that the government was contemplating to bring in legislation in this regard. He also acknowledged the contribution of women police at large.
The first female NPS officer, IPS, DIG (NAP), Imcharenla shared her experiences and how she petitioned to the NPSC and the then chief secretary and the chief minister to allow female candidates to apply for the post of Dy. SP.
Kahuli Sema, the first female chief engineer (PEP) Shevotsono Kikhi, Insp. (INT); Sashitula, O.S. (Supply) also shared their experiences.
DGP awarded seven female staff-executive as well as non-executive from PHQ, IGP (INT) and NPTO establishments with certificate of commendation and cash reward for their exemplary work and service rendered to the department.
The seven recipients were; UBI Shevotsono Kikhi, in-charge, security branch; Hav. Uma Tamang attached to RO Branch PHQ; UDA accountant IGP (INT) establishment K. Alila Jamir; assistant office superintendent (training branch) PHQ Neilakienuo; constable operator (NPTO) Aojungla Ozukum; LDA, Branch-II PHQ Jongshienla and LDA- Cum-Computer Assistant, attached to ADGP (Adm.) Imnasenla.
DLSAs: District Legal Services Authorities (DLSAs) celebrated International Women’s Day (IWD) by organising various legal awareness activities. 
Pfutsero: IWD was celebrated at Pfutsero with ADC Pfutsero, Japheth Woch.
Woch called on all to celebrate women who chose to challenge the stereotype and achievements of women. He sought the support of the NGOs and the women folk in Pfutsero sub-division while acknowledging the contributions made by the women during the pandemic.
Tening:Tening Town Women Welfare Organisation in collaboration with Tening Block Task Force on BBBP organised IWD-cum-Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP) with retired DPO, department of social welfare, government of Nagaland, Bino Newmai as special guest.
LBCA women department: Lotha Baptist Churches Association (LBCA) women department celebrated IWD at the mission centre Church, Vankhosung, Wokha.
APRO Bhandari, Lily Kikon stressed on the need for both men and women in leadership roles to step up effort to help reshaping their lives for equal future.
President, Lotha Eloe Hoho, Zuchobeni Ezong exhorted the women to be agents of progress for a future without disparity.
NHS Dimapur: Namghar High School, Dimapur observed IWD at the school premises. Significance of the day was shared by senior teacher, Nitai Acharjee while speech on behalf of the management was delivered by the chairman, DNTB and speeches by students.
All female teachers and lady staff were honoured with certificates for their continuous, dedicated  and commendable services to the school.
DMCWW:Dimapur Meetei Council Women Wing (DMCWW) organised IWD at Manipuri Colony, Dimapur.
DMCWW felicitated pioneer women leader, Binda Khundrakpam for her achievements and contributions to the Meetei society. DMCWW president Sunita Wahengbam shared the significance of the day followed by speeches from leaders of various fronts. 
Toti Kivi CLF: Toti Kivi Cluster Level Federation (CLF), Pughoboto under Ghathashi block observed IWD under the theme ‘Totimi Meküa.
Resource person, area coordinator, Viqheshe S Futhena encouraged the womenfolk to fight against all odds that were hindering their progress. He lamented that many restrictions were imposed on women through tradition and customs, which was tantamount to discrimination and women were not aware of. He urged women to retrospect their life and break off such bondage with courage and determination individually or collectively.    
MCK: Modern College Kohima (MCK), department of education and department of English organised a national seminar on IWD. The formal session was chaired by seminar convenor Deepali Thapa, introduction and welcome address by Principal, Dr. Vitsou Yano followed by vote of thanks by assistant seminar convenor Watimongla Imchen. Technical sessions with ten paper presentations focussed on topics relating to women in Northeast were also conducted. 
ICAR-NRC on Mithun: ICAR-NRC on Mithun, Medziphema in collaboration with KVK Phek, celebrated IWD under the theme “women leadership in agriculture: entrepreneurship equity and empowerment” at KVK Training Hall, Porba.
Two women agripreneurs, Kuhukhrulu Khamo and Vevohulu Churhah were felicitated for their contribution in the field of agri and allied activities.
Guest of honour, SDO (Civil) Pfutsero, Thungbemo Patton congratulated the SHGs and the agripreneurs on the auspicious occasion and emphasised on uplifting of farming community through co-ordination of different departments for dissemination of various technologies and marketing.
A farmer-scientist interaction programme was also conducted and seeds were distributed to the participants. Prizes were distributed to the best stall SHGs. 
Immanuel College Dimapur: Women cell, Immanuel College celebrated IWD at the college auditorium.
Guest speaker for the programme, assistant commandant 173 battalion CRPF Dimapur, W Newmai highlighted the importance of female education. She encouraged young girls to have faith and be courageous enough to dream big, to rise after every fall and to have the determination to fulfil it. She further challenged them to break the stereotypes and go for their goals.
ACID & NDWWT: Assisi Centre for Integrated Development (ACID) & National Domestic Workers Welfare Trust (NDWWT) – Nagaland region celebrated IWD at assisi auditorium.
Chief guest, Nagaland Catholic Women’s Association (NCWA) president Rita Kikon in the address cited examples of great women leaders and shared the true qualities of a leader who was daring and sacrificing.
NCWA general secretary Agnes Ezung enlightened women on the role in the family and the society.
SHGs that were trained under MEDP were awarded with certificate of participation by Rev. Sr. Mary CJ the provincial superior and the DDM.
PWC: Pranabananda Women’s College (PWC) women’s development cell of organised a programme on the occasion of IWD at the college auditorium.
Vice-principal of the college, Narola Ao was felicitated under “women in leadership” and for inspiring generations of young women. She was also felicitated by the Royal Global University, Guwahati. The women’s development cell also felicitated the taekwondo team of the college and the alumunia present. 
Later, NSS volunteers of PWC, with the coordinator Ulla Fernadez, distributed hampers to the lady traffic police at different locations in Dimapur.
Cathedral parish: Angami Catholic women of Cathedral Parish observed IWD at the church premises. The day was marked by exhortation by Parish Priest, Rev. Fr. Vemedo Joseph Kezo. He encouraged the women to stand for one another and move ahead. The day was marked by celebration of the Holy Eucharist and prayer for all the women among other activities.
CHI & Prodigals home: Community Health Initiative (CHI) and Prodigals Home celebrated IWD with female inmates and police personnel at Dimapur district jail.
The programme began with an awareness of menstrual hygiene management and training female inmates on making their own sanitary pads by CHI Loreni Sophia. 
CHI also distributed free sanitary pads for the female inmates. Later, Ajung Longkumer from Prodigals Home gave awareness on mental health.
KMC: Kohima Municipal Council (KMC) organised a programme on IWD at the office premises with joint CEO Kohima smart city development limited Avelu Rüho as special guest and KMC women sanitary workers under the theme “hailing the contribution of women sanitary workers”.
Avelu Rüho encouraged the workers to give their best in keeping Kohima city clean and beautiful and acknowledged them for their immense contribution. 
LCD: Leo Club of Dimapur (LCD) marked IWD by distributing sanitary napkins to women in need. A total of 200 packets of sanitary napkins were distributed to around 50 women. The project was headed by Leo Sneha Jain under the leadership of Leo Vishal Patni.
Evergreen VLO Seyochung: Evergreen VLO Seyochung village, under BMMU, Sitimi-Block, Kiphire celebrated IWD, at Seyochung Village public ground. 
During the programme, theme speaker community health officer primary health sub-centre, Seyochung, Sechumla highlighted the significance of celebrating the event.
Short speech was delivered by VCC Seyochung village Chokaba Anar, hosts of GB’s, village Stakholders, Angawadi workers & asha workers attended the event.
PCC (autonomous) women cell: Patkai Christian College (autonomous) women cell, celebrated IWD at Bundrock memorial auditorium.
Model and entrepreneur, Ketholeno Kense Vihienuo better known as Leno was guest speaker on the occasion.
Leno recalled her long association with the college having grown up as a child in the sprawling 1000-acre college campus and graduating from the college before going on to pursue a career in modelling.
She said that IWD was a reminder of the many sacrifices and struggles that women around the world face every single day. “But this is also a celebration of the achievements and the possibilities of a bright future for us women,” she said.
The college felicitated five senior women faculty who have served the college for over 25 years; Margaret Shishak, Dr. Jyoti George Roy, Tiakhala Jamir Shomrat, Dr. Vivee Peseyie, Angel Sobari.
Twenty-four women toppers from BA, BSc, Bcom, BCA, BVoc, BMus, MA and MSc were also felicitated on the day.
DMI St Joseph global school: DMI St. Joseph global school celebrated IWD through various programs.  Mhareni of class X emphasised on the theme “raising women’s leaderships equal to men”. She introduced to the audience about the pivotal role played by women in making family, building homes, raising children and making them good citizens.
Head of the department of social science, Tolino V Zhimomi, motivated the students through her speech on the inspirational life and achievement of Lakshmi Bai, an Indian queen of the Maratha princely state of Jhansi in North India currently present in Jhansi district in Uttar Pradesh. 
Presidential address was delivered by Rev. Sr. Rosa Mary, administrator who in her address exhorted the women to add wings to their ambition and aspirations. 
PHSS Kma: Pilgrim Higher Secondary School (PHSS) Kohima organised a short programme on the occasion of IWD, at the school chapel hall honouring female faculty members and students.  A short speech was delivered by education teacher Arennungla about the celebration of women’s day and highlighted on the word “feminism” while she stated that it was not about women overtaking the role counterparts or feeling as though they deserve more than them, but was actually about ensuring basic human rights and equality for women.
NSRLM Longmatra block: NSRLM Longmatra block organised IWD at Longmatra village under BMMU Longmatra with GHS, Anatongre head master T Lirila Sangtam as resource person.
The resource person expounded that looking back to the society, there were instances where girl education and rights were denied and the role of women was limited to household chores. However, this thought changed after a few decades because women started trying different things. 
Lirial also expressed her happiness that women SHGs has played a very important role at the community level. And encouraged women folk to stand in the frontline to fight this pandemic and save the society even in the days to come. 
NSRLM, BMMU Kuhuboto: Nagaland State Rural Livelihoods Mission (NSRLM), BMMU Kuhuboto celebrated IWD at Ghokito village.
All seven SHGs under Kuphu VLO, BMMU staff; Village Council Members attended the programme. 
Block Program Manager Chenton Konyak shared a brief word on IWD and highlighted how SHGs during the pandemic have contributed to the society. 
Each SHG under Kuphu VLO were directed to collect organic vegetables from their kitchen garden and prepare Nutritious dishes for Pot Luck. 

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