AIDA inaugurates Gram Seva Kendra
Dimapur, Feb. 7 (EMN): As part of the SBI gram seva programme implemented in five adopted villages, the ANMA Integrated Development Association (AIDA), Don Bosco, inaugurated gram seva kendra (GSK) at Khriezephe and Tsithrongse villages under Chümoukedima sub-division in Dimapur district on February 6.
An update from AIDA Don Bosco stated that facilities such as Wi-Fi, computer, scanner-cum-printer, LED TV, inverter and battery, furniture, almirah, notice board, spiral binding, newspapers/ magazines and stationeries were provided in GSK for use by youth, students, farmers, women, community in general. It added that GSK, which is a community information centre, would help the community to avail all the facilities such as printing, photocopying and all other online services.
Dr. Pauline Alila, professor of Horticulture from SASRD Nagaland University, Medziphema, was the special guest of the inaugural programme.
She has emphasised on the seed bank facility, where farmers could preserve the seeds and save them from extinction. She also underlined the importance of sending organic products to outlets like mission organic value chain development (MOVCD), NER.
She further appreciated the efforts of SBI and AIDA Don Bosco for providing opportunities to the villagers particularly to the youth.
Rev. Fr. KV George, principal of DBHSS, Khoupum, Manipur, invoked God’s blessings for SBI gram seva programme, while Pfokho John, AIDA programme manager of SBI gram seva, highlighted about GSK.
Delivering the welcome address, Rev. Fr. Roy George, AIDA executive director, thanked SBI Foundation for choosing the five villages for implementation of the programme. He also thanked the village authorities and the leaders for providing space to set up GSK offices and for their cooperation towards the gram seva programme.
He also requested the leaders of the five villages to cooperate with the AIDA team and make them into model villages regarding integral development by implementing the SBI gram seva programmes well.