More reports on Women’s Day celebration across state
Dimapur, March 9 (EMN): Various colleges and organisations celebrated the International Women’s Day on March 8 on the theme “Think equal, build smart, innovate for change.” Activities such as awareness programmes and seminars on gender equality marked the celebrations.
Kohima Law College: Kohima Law College celebrated International Women’s Day on March 8 with Professors Kezhokhoto Savi, Tompok Pongener and Limanochet Jamir as speakers.
Tompok and Limanochet presented talks on “Balance for better,” while Kezhokhoto Savi spoke on “Think equal, build smart: Innovate for change.” Savi stated that girls and women are not only the consumers of innovation but also take their place as innovators.
The day also marked a call to action for accelerating gender parity and also celebrates a future in which innovation and technology create opportunities for women and girls to play active role in building an exclusive world.
St. Joseph University: St. Joseph University department of social work observed the International Women’s Day on March 8 with Moamenla Jamir, founder and director of Mother’s Hope, and Dr. A Kanchana, registrar of St Joseph University, as resource persons.
Moamenla Jamir spoke on the multi-tasking virtues of Naga women ranging from domestic work, managing finances, bearing and raising children. She also highlighted the various barriers towards women’s empowerment in Naga society. She advised the students to go beyond one’s ability and capacity to empower women and to bring gender equality.
Dr. A Kanchana used anecdotes and stories to tell about realising the women’s incredible, angelic quality of kindness, sacrifices and love.
SM College: Sakus Mission College, Dimapur, celebrated International Women’s Day initiated by the college’s women development cell with its vice principal, Simon Kelio, and the director of community health initiative (CHI), Loreni Sophia as the speakers.
Speaking on the theme, Simon Kelio, highlighted on the importance of building a gender balanced world and the need for collective action. He also shared responsibilities for driving a gender balanced world in all fields.
Loreni Sophia highlighted on personal hygiene and sanitation to the girl students and demonstrated on how to use the sanitary vending machine and incinerator, which would soon be installed in the college.
Vivekananda Welfare Foundation: Commemorating the International Women’s Day, Vivekananda Welfare Foundation (VWF) visited the women police station, Dimapur, and felicitated the officer-in-charge, Rose Yanthan.
Speaking on the occasion, VWF legal advisor YP Gupta lauded the efforts of the police in maintaining law and order and urged them to continue their service with the same zeal. He said educating a woman impacts society in a far greater way comparing to educating a man.
Meanwhile, Rose Yanthan has appreciated the service of Vivekananda Welfare Foundation by following the footsteps of Swami Vivekananda. She has sought their cooperation with the police whenever they are needed.
VWF working committee member, Arijit Sharma, spoke about the importance of women and their significant contributions towards the society.
Legal services authorities: Observing the International Women’s Day, district legal services authorities have organised legal awareness programmes, seminars, and colloquia for women in all the district headquarters on March 8.
In Dimapur, the programme was held at Assisi auditorium, while in Mokokchung, the programme was organised in collaboration with the women ministry of Alongchen compound in Sangratsu village.
In Kohima, the programme was organised with the Chiephobozou women, while in Mon, the programme was organised at Totok Chingkho village. In Phek, the programme was organised in Phek village with the participation of 110 women, in Longleng a seminar was organised at Hukphang village council hall with the participation of 20 women.
In Peren, the programme was organised in collaboration with the New Jalukie and Nkwakreu women society, Nkwakreu village, while in Tuensang the programme was organised with Dr. Pritpal Kaur, SDPO, Tuensang, as the special guest. In Zunheboto, legal awareness programme was held at North Point colony, while in Kiphire legal seminar for women was organised in Phelunger village.
Wokha: Commemorating the International Women’s Day, Wokha district administer, in collaboration with social welfare department, Wokha, under Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao (BBBP), SVEEP campaign, and Poshan Abhiyan, organised a mini marathon.
The marathon was flagged off by deputy commissioner, Wokha, Dr. Manazir Jeelani Samoon, from local ground, Wokha. The mini marathon was held under two categories male and female, where around 600 students from different schools took part in the race.
Addressing the gathering, the DC urged students not to discriminate girls but show respect, be polite and humble stating that they are equal as boys. He also appealed them to pledge not to take money and exercise their franchise with outmost fairness during the forthcoming Parliamentary Election 2019.
Under female category Yilobeni, Wonchibeni, Senchano, Nzanhorni and Thechano all from DBHSS were declared the winners. In the male category, Amos from SMBS, Nchumbemo from DBHSS, Chumbemo from DBHSS, Chonben from Mt. Tiyi College, and Yanpothung from Mt.Tiyi College got the first, second, third, fourth and fifth respectively. VVPAT demonstration was also done at the flagging off venue.
NU (KC): Kohima campus of the Nagaland University (NU) celebrated the International Women’s Day with Dr. Rosemary Dzüvichü, HOD department of English, as the speaker. Speaking on the occasion, she described the plight of Naga women in a patriarchal society. She also urged upon the woman to be equipped with both skills and knowledge to compete with men in every field. She concluded her speech by reading the poem of Maya Angelou ‘Still I Rise.’