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‘Nagaland creating history by dedicating day for honeybees’

By Mirror Desk Updated: Nov 16, 2018 11:18 pm

Eastern Mirror Desk
Dimapur, Nov. 16: Commemoration the first Nagaland Honey Bee Day, the Nagaland Beekeeping and Honey Mission (NBHM) has organised a painting competition for school children in its office premises in Dimapur on November 16. Altogether 30 students from ten schools in Dimapur participated at the competition. Students from Class VII-X standards have competed on the theme ‘Save the honey bees.’
NBHM team leader, T. Imtiwapang Aier, congratulated all the winners and thanked them for participating and making the event a success. The competition was held as a prelude to the many upcoming events of Nagaland Honey Bee Day to be held on Dec. 5. He remarked that Nagaland was creating history by declaring a day solely dedicated to the honeybees as nowhere in the country is observing such a day. Aier further thanked the sponsors for coming forward to sponsor the third and three consolation prizes.

Chairman of NBHM, Ntsemo Ngullie told the gathering that people who are taking honey beekeeping as their profession are getting rich. Quoting the adage ‘survival of the fittest,’ he encouraged the participants to give their best and asked them to be responsible citizens of the state.
NBHM member, Chubanungla Shilu, speaking on the sidelines of the competition, expressed hope that such contests will create awareness on the importance of saving honeybees and at the same time encouraged the participants to be custodians of the honeybees.

The first prize was bagged by Apelo Kappo, a Class-X students of Holy Cross Hr Sec. School and won a cash money of INR 10,000. Second prize was bagged by Jason Longshibemo Murry, a Class-X of Maple Tree School who was awarded cash of INR 7,000, while the third prize was won by D Avi Swu, a Class-X student of Vision Home HSS and received cash prize of INR 5000.

Consolation prizes of INR 1000 along with a citation were awarded to three students namely Saumit Dey of Holy Cross HSS; C Ajila of Delhi Public School; and Sneha Kumari Gupta of SD Jain HSS.
Participation certificate were given to all the students. The winners will felicitated with their prize money and citations on the event of Nagaland honey bee day on December 5. The competition was judged by well-known painters and artists Wapang Ozukum and Merimvu Doulo.

NBHM calls for entries in photo contests
The Nagaland Beekeeping Honey Mission (NBHM) called for entries to a photo contest on the theme ‘beekeeping, a way of life for the Nagas’. The entries are free and it carries a prize money of INR 10, 000 for the winner, INR 7000 for the second prize winner; two entries will be given a consolation prize of INR 3000 each. The last date for submission is Nov. 27 and interested participants can email their shots at A participant can submit up to two original photographs with a unique title and description for each image.

The photographer’s name, address and contact number should be furnished and the entries must be in JPEG format only. Moderate digital enhancement that includes colour correction, cropping, sharpening was acceptable but any image with a frame, border and watermark will be rejected, the officials informed. Further, the beekeeping and honey mission officials notified that by submitting a photo for the contest, the participants agree to grant NBHM the exclusive right to use, edit, reproduce, publish and transmit the submitted photos and information provided in any media without limitations.

By Mirror Desk Updated: Nov 16, 2018 11:18:40 pm