Kohima,18 July: A one day training programme on ‘Small Scale Processing of Locally Available Vegetables and Fruits’ was held at SIRD conference hall today with Chairperson, Nagaland State Women Commission, Sano Vamuzo as chief guest. The training programme was jointly organized by Farmers’ Cell, SASRD NU and Cat Plan Doyang, Nagaland.
Addressing the participants Sano Vamuzo said that Naga women today are coming up with new trends of life. She lamented that in many areas women still face problems, discriminations, inequality, adding that even after 45 years of statehood, there are many people living in poverty in our society and women are the worst sufferers. She encouraged the participants to be serious in any venture, adding that socio-economic empowerment of women is of vital importance. She lauded the training for imparting skills on how to handle our natural gifts of crops, fruits and vegetables to their best use. She said that the NSWC strives to co-operate and networking with women of the state to further their activities and added that the commission will do its best for upliftment of women in the state.
Delivering the key note address, Dr. Pauline Alila, SASRD said that we are blessed with a fertile land and abundant produce, unfortunately some of these produce are spoiled and wasted because we could not preserve them. She urged the participants to learn the process of food preservation as it can lead to economic upliftment. The function was chaired by Dharmendra Prakash, IFS, Conservator of Forest (NTC). Participants at the programme included women from self help groups under Cat Plan Doyang.