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SJU holds second edition of ‘Social Work Fest’

By EMN Updated: Apr 13, 2024 9:11 pm
Students and faculty members during the second Social Work Fest organised by the Social Work department of St. Joseph University, Chümoukedima.

DIMAPUR — The Social Work department of St. Joseph University (SJU), Chümoukedima, held its second ‘Social Work Fest’ at the university premises on April 9 and 10 on the theme “Shared future for transformative change.”

The festival was organised to bring social work institutes together to collaborate, share ideas and engage students in various activities, an update from the university stated.

It stated that the Social Work students and faculty members from St. Joseph University and Don Bosco College, Maram, participated in multiple activities and competitions including debate on the theme ‘Impact of westernisation: Northeast India perspective,’ video presentations on the theme ‘Shared future for transformative change,’ street plays, model presentations on the theme

‘Technology for good,’ painting competition on the theme ‘Together we live,’ cultural shows, solo and dance competitions among others.

Rev. Fr. Sajan Joseph, executive director of Development Association of Nagaland DAN), Chümoukedima, was the special guest on the inaugural day.

In his address, Rev. Joseph highlighted the role of social workers in contributing to a shared future through collective action. He also emphasised the importance of working together to promote equality, justice and transformation in individual lives, communities and society as a whole. He also inspired the students to make a positive impact.

On the second day, M Yimok Phom, assistant district programme manager of NSRLM, DRDA, Dimapur, was the resource person. She highlighted the role of SHGs in promoting transformative change. Yimok also stressed on the role of NRML in shaping the livelihood of the rural poor, especially women.

Speaking on the achievements of NSRLM, she highlighted that NRSLM has promoted 15572 SHGs, 1200 VOs, and 85 CLFs within Dimapur district.

The event also deliberated on diversity and social problems through various modules and items from the participating institutes.

By EMN Updated: Apr 13, 2024 9:11:39 pm
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