Kohima, March 08 (NEx): International Women’s Day 2021, was celebrated at Noklak by Noklak Police at Longdon Church Noklak town on Sunday, March 7th, 2021 under the theme “Women in Leadership: Advancing an equal future in a COVID-19 World”. Noklak Ginger Candy was also launched on the occasion by SP Noklak which was technically supported by CIH, Medziphema, Dimapur.
The Superintendent of Police, Noklak, Dr. Pritpal kaur IPS in her speech, stated that women have excelled in every field of leadership in this contemporary world and Noklak being a new district should also excel in women empowerment in every domain. She briefed about legal rights and govt policies, various schemes for women like beti bachao beti padhao, Sakhi, Mudra loans, STEP, etc. Dr. Kaur also spoke on maintenance of menstrual hygiene which can prevent many diseases in women folk.
The SP further spoke about increasing crime against women and children like women trafficking, cyber crime, pornography, child labour etc for which she asked everyone to be aware and approach the police as and when required.
Speaking about Noklak Ginger Candy, the SP said that on October 21st, 2020, Noklak Police in Collaboration with CIH Dimapur gave training on farming, various food processing methods and value additions after which one Self help group (SHG) from Noklak started making ginger candies. She stated that this is another feather in the cap of Noklak district after the launch of Noklak honey.
The SP said that this will help in income generating avenues to women which will assist them to send their children to good schools or meet medical expenses or aid the villagers. This is solely women’s initiative from far flung villages, leading to women empowerment in grassroot levels making women as entrepreneurs, she stated.
She also informed the gathering that 21 farmers who were sent to dimapur for 45 days training by Noklak police in collaboration with CIH, have returned to Noklak after learning farming and value addition and now they will teach every village as master trainers after which they will initiate their start- ups and entrepreneurship.
Out of the 21 farmers who took training at Dimapur as master trainers, group leader Mongsai shared her experience and informed that they learnt nursery farming, grafting, value addition and food processing. She encouraged every women to go and learn to enhance their capabilities as going outside to get new exposures is very significant in the growth of an individual. She stated that their group will soon teach other farmers and then start making their own products.
Meanwhile, Yinongshe who is the leader of the ginger candy group, stated that she had passion to make ginger candies and expressed gratitude to the CIH and SP Noklak for their efforts. She said that it’s a dream come true and now she encourages all the womenfolk to follow their passion and fulfill their dreams like her. Ginger is found abundant in Noklak and has immunity booster capability which will lead to the creation of demand of her product in market, she added.
Ms.Tsuchoi, who won NE Olympic gold medal in marathon speaking about ‘Women in Sports’, said that sports is a neglected arena whereas it can also give a beautiful career to women and students per se, hence she motivated women for sports and the possibility of their career in it.
The Women coordinator, Khiamniungan Students Unionn, Ms. Chongtin S speaking about ‘Women in leadership’, said that women should take lead in every domain and try to excel in their dreams. She stated that Women are no less than men, hence they should be respected equally and added that women leaders are equally important and efficient.
The chairperson of the programme Ms. Mongsai, said that she is a journalist and loves to work for her own people. She motivated women to speak for themselves and for their rights and said that women should try to achieve the goals as nothing is impossible.
Further, Women Achievers and children’s home from Noklak were felicitated and around 12 children of women farmers were sponsored for their admission in schools by SP Noklak.
Earlier, the invocation was said by Deacon Paiyiu, LBCNT and Adora children’s home performed a dance while vote of thanks was read by Mrs. Laam, women pastor, Longdon Church, Noklak.