Dimapur, January 17: A farm that grows indigenous wild fruits which the Ao Nagas used to savour from ancient times has been inaugurated by the Aruju Tsuki Bachelor’s Dormitory on January 6 last at Changtongya Village, Mokokchung.
This will be a farm to conserve rare endangered wild fruits which will benefit not only the environment but the researchers in the near future. It also has medicinal plants that were and are still used by the Ao Nagas locally, a press release issued today stated.
Keeping in mind the fact that it is important to be self reliant and be independent from anyone, this farm was inaugurated without having any Chief Guest. The same group has built a Morung, where ancient artifacts of the Ao Nagas are being kept as a way to preserve the culture and tradition wherein, no special Chief Guest was invited for the inaugural function too and the same will be practice in the future activities too, said the advisor, S T Yapang Longkumer.
Founder & Director Sentirenba also added, “Some plants have died as a result of replanting them in a clean field instead of a forest and some were destroyed by animals which ate the inner bark of trees. Therefore we are planning to replace and replant them which will be done by 2021and currently there are more than 54 plants.”
He said some plants/ trees that were planted during the initial years have started to bear fruits but it might take some more 5 to 10 years for all of them to bear fruits.
Those interested scholars who wish to visit these kind of fields may contact through email arujutsukibachelorsdormitory @gmail.com. (Page News Service)