Dimapur, December 6 (NE): The 2nd Nagaland Honey Bee Day was celebrated on 5th December 2019 at the Heritage, Old DC Bungalow, Kohima with the theme ‘Save Bee Save Life’. The program was organized by Nagaland Beekeeping & Honey Mission (NBHM) with support from North East Council (NEC).
Chief Secretary, Temjen Toy IAS who graced the function as the Chief Patron expressed his gratitude to the pioneer of Nagaland Honey Bee Mission for successful beekeeping activities. He also urged NBHM to give more effort to continue on mission for more production of honey and to make Nagaland a Honey destination.
Joint secretary APC Cell and SPD FOCUS IFAD, S. Tainiu Khiam in her short speech expressed her gratitude to the State Government for declaring 5th December as the Nagaland Honey Bee Day.
Earlier, Chief Patron also gave away the State Level and District level Best Beekeepers and Best Village Beekeeping committee with a cash prize of Rs. 10000 and citations on the occasion of the second Nagaland Honey Bee Day.
The prizes were given under three categories; in the district level award for best Beekeepers were awarded to Shehuto Zhimomi from Pherima village, Dimapur District, Kiusangthong from New Vongti, Kiphire District, Kevizelie Pienyu from Nerhema Village, Kohima District, Yampa from Yangching village, Longleng District, Nungsangwati Kichu from chungtia village, Mokokchung District, K. P. Sangte from Monyakshu village, Mon District, Juhie from Punglwa Village, Peren District, Thupuruyo Khosomi village from Phek District, Hekiamong Yimchunger from yakor village, Tuensang District, Wopon Kikon from Longsa village, Wokha District and Hetoye Yeptho from Phuye new village Zunheboto District. State and District level award was awarded to Chirayi Khutasmi village from Phek District and State level award for best village Bee Keeping Committee was awarded to Yakor Village from Tuensang District. To mark the occasion a short documentary film was screened on rearing of stingless bees in Nagaland title ‘My Bees are Stingless’.
Governor of Nagaland, R.N.Ravi also visited the Heritage and interacted with the bee farmers and officials.
(News Source: DIPR)