Dimapur, March 8: Joining the rest of the world, Dimapur district Administration in collaboration with the District Level Center for Women-Maha Shakti Kendra ( DLCW-MSK) Dimapur and Sakhi- One-stop Center ( OSC) Dimapur celebrated International Women’s Day on March 8 on the theme, “Women in Leadership: Achieving an equal future in a Covid-19 World.”
Special guest for the occasion, Deputy Commissioner Dimapur, Rajesh Soundararajan IAS, extended warm wishes to all the ladies on the day and highlighted on the evolution of the history of women. Lauding the women for being the best performers in any field, Rajesh noted that women’s intangible contribution was the most important in any household.
“Many a times society takes the intangible contribution for granted but one should realize that the intangible contribution by women is contributing to the tangible outcomes,” he maintained.
Observing that women were not given their due rights initially, he noted that over the years good sense has prevailed in the society and with the efforts of rights based organizations gradually women were given equal opportunities for aspiring various goals and shouldering responsibilities in the society.
This is a continuous movement which requires whole hearted approach, he said. Lauding the women for being the best performers in any field, Rajesh noted that women’s intangible contribution is the most important in any household. He stressed on the importance of giving the basic respect to a woman.
Appreciating the existence of equality for men and women in the Naga society, DC Dimapur encouraged for liberating the existing sense for betterment of the society
On the occasion he congratulated all the awardees and acknowledged the responsibilities shouldered by the women folk in the fight against COVID 19.
Marking the day one female candidate from various fields was nominated and the awardees were felicitated by the special guest.
From the administration, ADC DIimapur, V Lovitoly Sema was nominated and awarded for shouldering the onerous responsibilities of managing and coordinating the efforts of Dimapur district in the fight against COVID 19 pandemic.
Accepting the award, Lovitoly thanked the organizers and dedicated the award to the administrative officers and the frontline workers.
From the Medical field, Deputy Chief Medical officer, Dr. Antoly Suu was awarded for her contribution in health care setting and for being the backbone and consistent face of the medical department. Dr. Antoly dedicated the award to the entire medical fraternity.
Other awardees were Officer-in-charge of Women Police station, Rose Yanthan for her relentless effort and services rendered in acquiring justice to women, protecting and preventing atrocities against women. In the field of Sports, Akumtila Longkumer was awarded for her achievements in the field of games and sports at National and State level. Hasna Kumar and Kikrusenuo were felicitated for being the top Girl scorer under Dimapur district. In the field of Academic Excellence, Government Teacher (Science) Watimenla was awarded for her contribution towards girl child education.
Digamber Jain Girls’ College DImapur was also felicitated for the society’s sincere concern and care for women education.
Geeta Kumari was nominated for the award for her contribution towards health and sanitation for women at the grassroots level. From Art and Culture, Zuchobeni Tungoe the only female contestant from North East India who has made it to the top 15 of the VLCC Femina Miss India 2020 was felicitated. Her mother received the award on behalf of the awardee.
Lipokjungla Ozukum, Director and Co- Founder Ilando Services Private Limited was awarded in the local Female Entrepreneur category while Naga Women Hoho Dimapur was felicitated in the Civil Societies category.
In the non-governmental organization, the Missionaries of Charity Dimapur, affiliated to the Missionaries of Charity Kolkota was awarded for serving all people irrespective of caste or religion.
WOKHA: The Wokha District Administration, DLCW-MSK in collaboration with SAKHI-OSC, Wokha District Legal Services Authority (WDLSA) & Lotha Eloe Hoho under Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP) organized the International Women’s at VDB hall, Wokha on March 8. The event was organized on the theme “Women in Leadership: Achieving an Equal Future in a COVID-19 World”.
Judicial Magistrate First Class, Nagaland Judicial Services (NJS) & Secretary WDLSA, Khrievono Seletsu while speaking on the theme mentioned the tremendous efforts shown by women around the world in shaping a more equal future and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
As the Covid -19 pandemic began, what has caught the attention of the world amongst other facts is the active participation of women in handling the COVID-19 crisis, women stands at the front line of the COVID -19 crisis, as health care workers, caregivers, as scientists, homemakers, community organizers and innovators and also as some of the most exemplary and effective National leaders in combating the pandemic, she stated.
She also said that women have demonstrated their skills, knowledge and networks to effectively lead in COVID-19 response and due to their competency and efforts during this crisis, there is more acceptation than even before that a women can bring different experiences, perspective and skills to make irreplaceable contribution to the decision, policies and laws that can work better for all.
EAC (Judicial) Wokha, I.Yentinoungbou in his key note address acknowledged the contributions and efforts women have made in bringing about change and reformation in various fields.
During the function awards were also given to the winners of the Selfie competition conducted during the month of January 2021 on the National Girl Child week held on the topic “Dadi-Poti” (Grandmother- Grand Daughter).
LONGLENG: In Longleng the International Women’s Day 2021 cum Seminar on Women’s Rights and Privileges was celebrated under the aegis of the District Administration in collaboration with Phom Baptist Christian Association (PBCA), Bati Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP), MSK – District Level Centre for Women (DLCW) and Sakhi One Stop Centre Longleng at PBCA Convention hall on 8th March with mammoth gathering of womenfolk from various Churches and villages across the district of Longleng.
Speaking on the occasion as the Special Guest, Deputy Commissioner Longleng, M Shayung Phom exhorted the womenfolk to learn from the seminar, raise their voices and give good advices to their spouse to have a sense of humanity and gender equality both in the family and community for a better place.
He also lauded the contribution of Phom women towards the growth and development of Phom community and was optimistic that the seminar will bring more change and added that he was highly encouraged to see the huge participation of women with good response from the village and grass root level. The DC also gave away the awards to the winners of the Poem Competition.
In her keynote address, Pichano Kikon, EAC Longleng asserted that the significant of the day was to recognise the responsibility and contribution of women in various fields and to educate them to avail their rights. She also encouraged the gathering to carry the message and disseminate the information back to their family and community.
A. Shamthai Phom, President of Phomla Hoichem in her exhortation extended her appreciation to the district administration, PBCA, the Government agencies involved and the organizing committee for organizing the program in an impressive manner.
Later, in the seminar session the resource person Pichano Kikon spoke on the “Rules and Functions of DC office” while Yantsula, UBSI Women OC, Longleng spoke on the “Role of Women Police”. Dr. Obangjungla CMO, Longleng spoke on “Rights of Women’s Health “and T. Longlang Phom CDPO, Longleng Spoke on PMMVY Schemes. K. Athili, LDM Mokokchung & Longleng spoke on Banking, Insurance, Applying Scholarship and Atal Pension Scheme while Adv. P. Monyei Phom Panel Lawyer, DLSA, Longleng emphasized on “Fundamental Rights and Duties”. P. Phongla Phom, Women Welfare Officer, MSK Longleng and C. Henchum Phom Centre Administrator, OSC, Longleng spoke on “Schemes for Women & Girl child” and “Domestic Violence” respectively.
MOKOKCHUNG: In commemoration of the International Day for Women, a programme was organized by Mokokchung District Administration and Sakhi One Stop Centre Mokokchung at Ongpangkong Salang today on the theme ” Women in Leadership: Achieving an equal future in COVID-19 world”.
Speaking on the occasion Superintendent of Police Mokokchung, Vishal, IPS said women are the source of inspiration and courage. Looking at the role that women play in life, he said not only this particular day but every single should be dedicated to women folk.
Vishal maintained that the image of God lies in women but till today they are not given their deserving rights. He asked all the participants to be an ambassador for women empowerment.
SP Mokokchung said that in Naga society women are given maximum freedom and rights in all aspects, but these days there is an increase of domestic violence. Therefore, he asked the women folk not to take any kind of oppression but to report to the authority immediately should there be any oppression against them.
He assured that he himself and Mokokchung Police is always there to help in every way possible to ensure that women folk are safe in the society.
SDO (C), Mokokchung, Dharam Raj in his short speech maintained that Nagaland is best when it comes to providing rights to women but when it comes to playing key role in the society it is very less. He said, to come out of the discrimination every women must realize their inner capabilities and qualities then only one can achieve key role in the society.
Another programme was held earlier at Town Hall, Mokokchung which was organized by the District Administration & District Level Centre for Women-MSK (Beti Bachao Beti Padhao) Mokokchung, where 10 women frontline workers were felicitated.
Deputy Commissioner, Mokokchung, Limawapang Jamir who was the Special Guest thanked all the women frontline workers for working tirelessly in fighting the pandemic. He also mentioned his appreciation to all the departments and NGOs for walking extra mile in the fight against COVID-19.
The following Frontline workers were awarded with certificate of appreciation and cash.
Women Sanitary Workers: Masasula, Bendangmenla, Ozungtula, Tsungo and Sashilila.
Medical/Health Worker: Dr. Chubala Aier. CMO Mokokchung, Narosenla, Microbiologist IMDH Mokokchung.
Women Police: No. 3889 W/P THC Kirenjungla, Women Police Station DEF.
Civil Society: Maonginla, Watsu President, Shilula Imchen, Asso. Pastor Women MTBA.
To mark the occasion, Royal Enfield Club, Mokokchung distributed flowers to women during their ride in and around Miokokchung Town which was flagged off by Deputy Commissioner and Superintendent of Police Mokokchung.
PFUTSERO: International Women’s day was observed at Pfutsero Sub-division Office on 8th March 2021.
The celebration was jointly organized by Chakhesang Women Welfare Society(CWWS) and Pfutsero Town Council under the support of the Office of the Additional Deputy Commissioner Pfutsero Sub-division.
ADC Pfutsero, Japhet Wock elucidated on how far women have come and that society need to celebrate the contributions made by women to family, to society and to a larger global community as humans. He also emphasized on how the community as whole need to step up to break the stereotyping mindsets keeping women at secondary position.
Chairman, Pfutsero Town Welfare Committee, Mezelo Lomi spoke on the importance of family upbringing. He said it plays a pivotal role in defining a person outlook towards the society and that women has a crucial role to play in this.
President Chakhesang Mothers Association, Phek District, Zhonelu Tunyi asserted that women need to stand strong despite challenges.
Women Secretary, Chakhesang Baptist Church Council, Neingupeu Rhakho on her speech expressed concerns on the sad reality of the status of women at home and at work; how her work is under appreciated. “It is important for each and everyone as a citizen to weigh in to bring equality in our Society,” stated Rhakho.
(Page News Service)