Dimapur, September 22: Peace Channel in commemorating its foundation day cum 13th Peace Knit Fest on September 21 at North East Institute of Social Sciences and Research (NEISSR) conference hall, Dimapur conferred Seno Tsuhah as Peace Awardee 2020 for her contributions towards addressing issues of women rights, good governance, natural resource management and sustainable livelihood in Nagaland.
Seno Tsuhah is a member of North East Network, a women’s rights organization in NER India. She has 20 years of experience working with grassroots communities of Nagaland particularly women, in mobilizing and organizing, awareness raising, capacity building, research & documentation and advocacy. Her engagement with ecological issues ranges from strategic policy advocacy with village institutions, state, regional and national networks, to mobilizing young people in cultural and environmental audio visual documentation and enabling women farmers in strengthening the practice of ecological farming and sustainable livelihoods.
Seno Tsuhah in her acceptance speech expressed gratitude to peace channel for honoring her with the award while sharing that she accepts the award on behalf many thousands of women with whom she travelled together – resilient women farmers who practice ecological agriculture, women artisans, women vendors, community elders and custodian knowledge holders who have been sustaining lives.
She expressed hope in taking forward the society when we have good leaders in the Government, faith based organizations and other many institutions. She called on the need to come together collectively in order to build peace in the world. Her message for the day was that the world needs healing, not just people but our planet – mother earth, and more than any other time, during this pandemic crisis, we need to reconcile and make peace with mother earth.
On the occasion, Director of Peace Channel, Dr Fr CP Anto informed that the 2020 theme for International Day of Peace is “Shaping peace together” and urged all to celebrate the day by spreading compassion, kindness and hope in the face of the pandemic.
Avonuo Kire, EAC Dimapur also spoke in the programme.
The special attractions of the day were peace award ceremony, inter faith meet and launching of Peace Channel publications. (Page News Service)