Kezo Basa village wins best adoption committee award
Dimapur, June 15 (EMN): Kezo Basa Village Adoption Committee under 15 Southern Angami –II Assembly Constituency was adjudged the best performing adoption committee 2018-19 followed by Lower PR Hill Adoption Committee under 9 Kohima Town Assembly Constituency as the second best performing committee.
The awards were announced at the Village Adoption Committee (VAC) 2018-19 exit programme cum District Planning and Development Board (DPDB) meeting held at DPDB’s conference hall, Kohima, on June 15.
Special award to Midland Colony Adoption Committee under 8 Western Angami Assembly Constituency was also announced during the programme. The best two winning committees were awarded a cash prize of INR 20,000 and INR 15,000 respectively and a cash prize of INR 10,000 as special award were given away by the Deputy Commissioner (DC) and vice chairman of DPDB, Kohima.
Advisor of Rural Development, Dr. Neikiesalie Nicky Kire, and MLA Keneizhakho also attended the programme.
In a short speech, Dr. Nicky Kire appreciated the good services contributed by the members of the VACs under the initiative of DPDB Kohima and encouraged them to continue with the services to the villages wherever possible.
He requested the Deputy Commissioner, Kohima, who is also the vice chairman of Kohima DPDB, to share the idea of VAC to the other districts. He was optimistic that the other districts would also take up the idea.
While sharing his concern on issues relating to open defecation and construction of footsteps connecting the lower PWD and Midland, he called upon the members to join hands together with him to address those issues with the concerned departments. Dr. Nicky also informed the members about the rural development training in Chumoukedima, where various trainings are imparted to persons from economically backward section at free of cost with placement avenues.
He asked the members to create awareness on such facilities in their respective areas in order to help the needy families.
Also speaking on the occasion, Deputy Commissioner, Kohima, Anoop Khinchi, stated that the idea of VAC was to generate public participation and to mobilise them in the activities. He congratulated all the members for the successful conduct of various tasking jobs.
ADC Kohima and convenor of the Core Committee, Lithrongla Tongpi Rutsa, while declaring the result of the best VACs, stated that the committee decided to award the best two winning committees and one special award basing on timely implementation and completion of the activities, diversity of the activities, skill development programme, programme empowering women and children, participation of the concerned adopted ward/ colony/ village, participation of the elected members etc. She further congratulated all the committees for their contributions and exceptional works undertaken in their respective adopted villages/ wards.
During the programme, convenor and representative of six VACs under the district presented activities report carried out in their respective adopted wards/ villages during the year. The exit programme was chaired by District Planning Officer and Member Secretary DPDB, Pudusul Luho.
In the DPDB meeting, the house reviewed the last meeting minutes. The agenda on shifting of Mountain View Christian College from Keyakie BSF Camp to Nerhe Phezha and registration of Kohima Town Club were discussed and decided to submit to the government for approval.