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More reports on International Women’s Day celebration in Nagaland

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Dimapur, March 9: District Legal Services Authorities joined the International Women’s Day celebration in the State today by organizing various legal awareness activities.

Kohima DLSA panel lawyers of district court, Kohima distributed snacks to women street vendors around Kohima local ground area.
Wokha DLSA in collaboration with District administration, DLCW- MSK, Sakhi (One Stop Centre), Wokha District Legal Services Authority & Eloe Hoho under Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao held a programme with Yentinoungbou, EAC (Judicial) as keynote speaker and JMFC & Secretary Wokha DLSA Khrievono Seletsu, NJS, as theme speaker.
Phek DLSA in collaboration with Phek Area Mothers Association (PAMA) celebrated International Women’s Day at Phek Town Council Hall.
Dimapur DLSA celebrated the day with Dimapur Rengma Baptist Church Women Department.
In a jointly organised IWD programme by the ADC office & CDPO office, Niuland town, Dimapur, Khumchuba, panel lawyer attended the programme as a resource person. He spoke on women’s rights and empowerment and Domestic violence Act.
Mon DLSA in collaboration with NSRLM, Mon also observed IWD.
In Longleng, CJM cum secretary Ajongba Imchen Cjm and panel lawyer P Monyei Phom took part as resource persons in the programme organized by the District administration in collaboration with PBCA, BBBP MSK, Longleng.
Zunheboto DLSA delivered a short speech on empowering women leadership and upholding women’s rights in the society during a programme organized by District administration, SWD, STH, DLCW-MSK & SHAKHI-OSC.
Tuensang DLSA celebrated International Women’s Day at Tuensang District Hospital with doctors and Staff nurses.
In Mokokchung, District administration, Sakhi One Stop Center, SP office and Mokokchung DLSA celebrated IWD.
PCC: Patkai Christian College (Autonomous) celebrated its first International Women’s Day at Bundrock Chapel Hall, PCC. The event was organized by Women Cell in collaboration with Department of Commerce, PCC.
Ketholeno Kense Vihienuo alumnus of PCC was the guest speaker of the event. She spoke on the theme, ‘Choose to Challenge.’ Emphasizing on being a woman and challenges faced by one, Kense quoted, “The choice you make today will impact tomorrow.”
Chairperson, Atosii Hibo, Asst. Professor, along with other faculties felicitated 24 student toppers for their even semester’s academic performance. On the occasion, poetry and painting competition was held where two winners were awarded each.
Five senior faculties were acknowledged for rendering more than 25 years of their services to PCC, namely Dr Jyoti George Roy, Margeret Shishak, Tiakala Jamir Shimray, Dr Vivee Peseyie, Angel Sonari.
KVK Kohima: Krishi Vigyan Kendra Kohima celebrated International Women’s Day at Kigwema village on the theme “Women Leadership in Agriculture”. Delivering the keynote address Dr Temjennungsang ACTO (Animal Science) said that International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women. He further said that the day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.
To mark the occasion a technical session on mushroom cultivation was also conducted where the resource persons K Micheal Pienyu ACTO (Plant Protection) and Khekali Sema ACTO (Horticulture) spoke on the topics “Production Technology on Mushroom and Nutritional benefits of mushroom”, respectively. While Keviyeno Zhasa Training Officer (TO) delivered on the topic “Value addition in mushroom’. During the programme, Akhrie Yhoshu also shared her experiences on mushroom cultivation and seeing the motivation, KVK Kohima promised to provide mushroom sponge to all the participants.
Keviyeno Zhasa chaired the programme and the vote of thanks was pronounced by Puchono Kweho SMS (Agronomy). The programme was attended by farm women of Kigwema village.
LBCA: The Lotha Baptist Churches Association (LBCA) women department celebrated International Women’s Day on the theme “Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world” at the mission centre Church, Vankhosung, Wokha on March 8.
APRO, Bhandari, Lily Kikon speaking on the day’s theme said that COVID-19 pandemic has greatly affected progress of women around the world in several ways. Observing that it may take some time for the many disadvantaged women to settle back to self reliant lives once again, and to bridge the gender gap, she stressed on the need for both men and women in leadership roles to step up effort to help reshaping their lives for equal future.
Zuchobeni Ezong, President, Lotha Eloe Hoho, exhorted and urged the women to be source of strength to the society through their collective contributions and be agents of progress for a future without disparity.
Rev. M.C. Kithan former Executive Secretary, LBCA pronounced the prayer of blessings for the women and urged them to continue to live fruitful lives.
L. Meribeni Ngullie, Secretary, Women department, LBCA delivered the greetings speech. The programme was chaired by Mhabeni Tsopoe, Vice President, LBCA, Women Department.
PWC: The Women’s Development Cell of Pranabananda Women’s College organized a programme on the occasion of International Women’s Day on March 8 at the College Auditorium on the theme “Women in Leadership: Achieving an equal future in a Covid-19 World”.
On this occasion, Vice-principal of the college, Narola Ao was felicitated as she embodied the essence of “Women in Leadership” and for inspiring generations of young women. She was also felicitated by the Royal Global University, Guwahati for rendering her tireless services and for being an example of a true leader.
The Women’s Development Cell has also felicitated the taekwondo team of the college and the alumunai present. The programme was chaired by Rupa Dutta, Assistant Professor, welcome speech was delivered by Gracia Jimo, Assistant Professor. In a speech delivered by Dr. Santosh Kumar, Principal, he stressed on empowerment of women for the world to become a better place and also elaborated about the robust spirit that the women have which makes women to excel in various field.
He said today’s women can take care of herself, her family while at the same time contribute to the upliftment of the society. They are self-confident and are not afraid to push boundaries.
During the programme a special number was performed by Tongpok, Assistant Professor and the vote of thanks was delivered by Tekamongla Jamir.
After the formal programme, the NSS volunteers of Pranabananda Women’s College, with the coordinator Ulla Fernadez, on the occasion of International Women’s Day distributed hampers to the lady traffic police at different locations in Dimapur.
Evergreen VLO: Evergreen VLO Seyochung Village, under BMMU, Sitimi-Block, Kiphire celebrated International Women’s Day on March 8 at Seyochung Village public ground on the theme “Women in Leadership; achieving an equal future in a Covid-19 World”. Theme Speaker Sechumla (Community Health Officer) Primary Health Sub-Center, Seyochung, highlighted the significance of celebrating the event.
She stated that IWD is celebrated on March 8 every year to appreciate women’s achievement, dedication, and efforts in every spheres of life.
She stressed that women be given equal opportunities and freedom in everywhere like that of a man.
Success story was shared by Tokhuli Sangtam (Community Service Provider-Livelihood) where she remarked that through NSRLM-SHG especially rural women are empowering both economically & socially. She also added that through SHG intervention women folks were capacitated in learning saving as well as earning abilities and are also going way forward in many capacities.
Short speech was delivered by Chokaba Anar, VCC (Seyochung Village). hosts of GBs, village Stakholders, Angawadi Workers & Asha Workers attended the colourful event as a mark of respect to women folk around the globe.
ACID: Assisi Centre for Integrated Development Cum National Domestic Workers Welfare Trust – Nagaland Region joined rest of the world in celebrating IWD in Assisi Auditorium on March 8.
The chief guest of the day Rita Kikon, President Nagaland Catholic Women’s Association in her address expressed the qualities of leader who is daring and sacrificing
Citing examples of Mother Teresa, Indira Gandhi and other great leaders, she asked women to be bold, courageous, and continue to march ahead inspite of this pandemic. During the pandemic, women have taken great role to help one another, she said.
Another speaker Agnes Ezung General Secretary, NCWA enlightened women on the role in the family and the society.
Pauliankap Bulte, DDM NABARD, in his address expressed that International Women’s Day is celebrated on March 8 every year since 1909 to celebrate womanhood and recognize her achievements without regard to divisions, national, ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic and political.
On the occasion, the SHGs who were trained under MEDP were awarded with certificate of participation by Rev. Sr. Mary CJ the Provincial Superior and the DDM.
Earlier, Sr. Pramila in her welcome address urged everyone to come together in one mind and strive together to achieve our desired goal through this co memorable occasion.
LCD: Leo Club of Dimapur distributed sanitary napkins to women of a slum area. In total, they distributed 200 packets of sanitary napkins to around 50 women. Also, they explained them why to use sanitary napkins and how is it related to a women’s safety. The project was headed by Leo Sneha Jain under the leadership of Leo Vishal Patni.
Pilgrim School: A short program was organized in the school chapel hall honouring the women faculty members and student girls on account of International Women’s Day on March 8. The program was chaired by Principal Kaini Khekho Kikon. A short speech was delivered by Arennungla, Education Teacher about the celebration of women’s day and she also highlighted on the word “feminism” while stating that it is not about women overtaking the role counterparts or feeling as though they deserve more than them, but it is actually about ensuring basic human rights and equality for women.
Wapang, English Teacher and Jeska, Class XII student took turns to show their respect and appreciation by acknowledging the women and applauding them for their contributions to the society and also for playing a huge role in their personal lives.
All the women staff wore a touch of purple, the theme colour to observe the day.
YBASA: Yimchungeberu Arihako Shamator Area (YBASA) observed International Women’s Day on March 8 for the first time at Shamator Town, Tuensang district under the theme “Women in Leadership: Achieving an Equal Future in a COVID-19 World”. Organized by YBASA in collaboration with North East Network (NEN).
Guest speaker, Kapani S. Kolakhe, Branch Manager SBI, Shamator acknowledged the efforts of brave women in the past who have paved the way for women and girls to excel in different fields today, and encouraged the women present to take up more responsibility.
He stated that even though the status of women and girls in our society has improved significantly but it is still far from achieving gender equality. Calling upon the men present to take a pledge for creating an inclusive system, Kolakhe remarked, “Women bring different perspectives and ideas and therefore we need to bring them into decision making systems…we ought to respect and encourage them to do better and only then can society progress”

In the keynote address, Seno Tsuhah, NEN acknowledged the significant roles women played both within and outside homes, and demonstrated resilience and leadership during COVID times. She added, “To achieve a gender equal world, it is imperative to ensure equal opportunities for both boys and girls, and start with redistribution of domestic and care work at home. To march forward, there is a need to create an enabling environment for women to enter into in decision making processes”.
K. Ester, Convenor SEWA Shamator, shared about her experience working in the frontline during the pandemic period.
In his solidarity message, LT Tsanglao, ADC Shamator, acknowledged and saluted the immense contribution of women on how they led the way in handling Covid-19 situation.
The programme concluded with a medical camp cum session on menstrual health and hygiene awareness facilitated by 45 Assam Rifles.
(Page News Service)