KKTWWS celebrates 50th anniversary at Pfutsero
Dimapur, Dec. 4 (EMN): The Khezha/ Kuzha Tephe Women Welfare Society (KKTWWS) celebrated its 50th anniversary on December 3 at the Pfutsero Sports Complex with Neiba Kronu, minister of Planning and Coordination, Land Revenue and Parliamentary Affairs Nagaland, as the event’s special guest. Speaking during the occasion, Kronu congratulated the KKTWWS for reaching the 50th year milestone and appreciated the pioneers for envisioning a noble venture 50 years ago to empower women of the area through skill training, an update from the society stated.
Kronu urged the women to move forward with promptness in executing its programmes and activities. Citing instances of women leadership in the international arena, he challenged the women to step forward to take the lead role in the society without inferiority complex.
Also addressing the man folk present in the meeting, he called on them to respect and honour women as they play vital role in transforming the society.
Kronu also shared his vision to develop Pfutsero area into a model in the state by developing infrastructure and tourism industry. He reminded the gathering about the huge eco-tourism scope considering the rich bio-diversity and beautiful landscape.
He appealed to the gathering that the people must do its part in the area of hospitality, cleanliness of its environment and promotion local cuisine.
He also shared about the project launched recently by the Entrepreneur Associates and reminded the people to make the best use of the fruit tree which will be distributed to them soon. While appreciating women contribution in the development of the economy in the area, he cited the huge prospect of coffee plantation and beekeeping to boost the economy.
Kronu urged the women present to set their priorities to train the young ones in the fear of God. He also released the 50th-anniversary souvenir.
Zhonelu Tunyi, president of Chakhesang Mothers’ Association (CMA), congratulated KKTWWS on their achievement. She also acknowledged that KKTWWS is the first women organisation to have made such an achievement.
Tunyi also appreciated the pioneers and the present team of office bearers for leading the society so well to have come thus far.
To mark the 50th-anniversary celebration, a mother beauty contest was held where participants were drawn from villages under KKTWWS. Women who have completed 50 years have competed for the title.
Kosono Chiezou from Khezhakeno villages was declared the winner of the contest, while Neiwelhi-u Dianu from Pfutseromi village and Wete-u Wetsah secured first and second runners-up respectively.
Altogether, about 1000 women attended the celebration representing eight villages and sub-societies from Kohima, Dimapur and Phek districts.