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Nagaland Handmade Jewellery Exhibition 2021 to focus on SDG goals

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By Reyivolü Rhakho Updated: Sep 19, 2021 12:01 am
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Thungchibemo Ezung (EM image)

Our Correspondent
Kohima, Sep. 18 (EMN):
The second edition of the Nagaland Handmade Jewellery Exhibition 2021, a one of its kind and only event that pursues Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), is scheduled to be held on September 24 at The Heritage, Kohima, focusing on three out of the 17 SDG goals.

Proprietor of Pipo, Thungchibemo Ezung, while addressing a press conference in Kohima, informed the focus of the event would revolve on no poverty (SDG Goal one), gender equality (SDG goal five) and decent work and Economic growth (SDG goal eight).

The event is being presented by Pipo, which refers to a collection of accessories in Nagaland’s Lotha dialect.

Ezung, who is a class 12 student of Dainty Buds School, Kohima started Pipo in 2016. He now receives clients from across the country and abroad besides Nagaland.

He recently finished a six-month course on silversmith at a Kolkata-based gemnology institute, becoming the only male certified silversmith in Nagaland.

Ezung shared that he was always inspired by the fashion industry since when he was young and was driven to do something he was passionate about. He added that his parents were supportive of his profession.

While many complained about physical classes turning online, the pandemic proved otherwise for this student-turned-entrepreneur. He said that the first year (2020) of the pandemic was “resourceful” as he could focus more on his work.

The second edition will have nine jewellery brands from across three districts– Mokokchung, Dimapur and Kohima–featuring various jewellers.

The exhibition will be open to public from 11:30 am s after an exclusive event in the morning hour.

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By Reyivolü Rhakho Updated: Sep 19, 2021 12:01:21 am