District-level literary competition held in Kohina
Dimapur, Sep. 29 (EMN): Celebrating ‘Poshan Maah’ (Nutrition month), a district-level drawing and extempore speech competitions was conducted at Highland Park, Kohima, on September 28. The event was organised by the District Programme Officer, Kohima, in collaboration with School Education and NRLM.
Chairing the programme, CDPO Kohima (Urban), Hebou highlighted on some of the few activities of ‘Poshan Abhiyaan’ and stated that the mission would continue till 2022. The main objectives of the mission is to prevent and reduce stunting, wasting and under nutrition in children and reduce the prevalence of anaemia, a DIPR report stated quoting the CDPO. The targeted groups are children from 0-6 years, pregnant women and lactating mothers.
Short speech was also delivered by SDEO Chiephobozou, Pelhouvolie Angami in which he stressed on the importance of self development and dignity of labour in order to have a successful future. He also encouraged the parents to give interest in the passions of their children in tapping their innate talents, which would eventually open up other career avenues.
Altogether, 11 students participated in extempore speech and 13 students participated in drawing competition. The topic was focussed on the importance of nutrition. The participants were drawn from block level winners of the seven ICDS projects under Kohima district. Judges of the competition were Pelhouvolie Angami SDEO Chiephobozou; Kenivole Richa, assistant district programme manager; and Abi-i Peseyie Solo, CDPO, Jakhama.
The first position in extempore speech was secured by Singinye Kemp of Tseminyu, while the second position was won by Litna Shohe of Kohima (urban) and the third position by Gracia Kemp of Tseminyu. In the drawing competition, the first position was won by Thejazo Nagi of Kohima (tribal), while the second place was won by Vinikupu Yepthomi of Kohima (urban) and the third position by Niwenuo of Kohima (urban).