DIMAPUR, APRIL 26: R Khing, Advisor, Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Services and Department of Women Resource Development (DoWRD), on Tuesday said that while women in the State have scaled to the top positions, nevertheless the State continues to lack women lawmakers and urged them to come ahead.
Speaking during the inauguration of “The Myki Store”, an initiative of the DoWRD, here at Kuda Village (Half Nagarjan), Dimapur, Khing said that women are the most effective agents of change and mentioned that while during the headhunting days their role was limited, in the present time things have changed, the literacy rate among women has shot up and they are surpassing men academically.
He added that it was with the vision that Nagaland cannot progress until women and youths among others were empowered that when Rio became the CM for the first time in 2003 he focused on the empowerment of women, youths, and farmers.
Earlier, Commissioner and Secretary, DoWRD, Anenla T Sato, had mentioned in her opening remark that the brand Myki has witnessed great demand both within and outside the State and stressed on the need of the Department offices to expand to different districts.
She said that presently, there is one office for the districts of Dimapur and Peren and one at Kohima looking after the rest of the districts. She, however, felt the centralization somehow bring in some advantages.
She called the Department a small but dynamic one.
The Myki Store in Dimapur, which deals in sundry indigenously produced products that ranges from food items to apparels, is the second such store in the State after the one in Kohima.
(Page News Service)