Thanamir village celebrates Apple festival
Dimapur, Sep. 25 (EMN): The 7th Apple festival, jointly organised by Thanamir Village Council and district administration under the aegis of department of Horticulture was celebrated at public ground Thanamir village with the theme ‘Apple for harmony, health and wealth’ on Sept. 16.
Speaking on the occasion as the chief guest, Deputy Commissioner, Kiphire, Sedevikho Khro called upon the villagers to be enterprising and hard working toward the success and growth of apple farming in the areas. He also urged the farmers to put sincere effort in to apple farming in order to produce large qualities to attract investors and buyers from mainland India, as India produces and consumes large qualities of apple which is one of the main stable foods.
In his welcome address, chairman Thanamir Village Council, Tsechimong lauded the district administration and Horticulture department for initiating such event which brings a lot of beneficial for the peoples and also encouraging toward the farmers for the better development in the farming sectors. He also expressed hope that such kind of assistance and initiative would be continue in the days to come for common lucrative of the people and society at large.
Short speeches were also delivered by executive secretary of YBBA Rev. A Thsankiu, President PFPSD S Kiusumew Yimchunger, NBCC missionary Tangit Longkumer, DHO Kiphire S Senka Jamir, and ADC Pungro Wennyei Konyak.
The programme was chaired by Among and Somule while invocation was pronounced by pastor TBC Hanji. Students of GPS Thanamir village presented a special number.
The celebration was marked by cultural dances performed by the various cultural troupes of Thanamir village.
The programme was followed by apple exhibition-cum-sale and visits to apple orchard.
The programme was attended by officials from district administration, police, leaders, students, and public.