Mon, December 19 (MExN): The Block Mission Management Unit (BMMU), Mon block of Nagaland State Rural Livelihood Mission (NSRLM) organized a sensitization programme for formation of Block Level Federation (BLF) on December 14 at Resource Centre, DRDA Mon. The Mon RD block with 18 unit Village Level Organizations (VLOs) is the resource block for Mon district.
In his address to leaders of 268 women Self Help Groups (SHGs) in Mon block, Tsalito Sangtam, Project Director, DRDA Mon cum District Mission Manager appreciated the sign of growth taking place in the poor women’s lives through the various facilities brought by the flagship program of NRLM, informed a press release from NSRLM Mon.
He stated that the SHGs at the village level should attain sufficient strength to reach the higher level of institution. Tsalito further shared his close association with NSRLM having worked as former Additional Mission Director (AMD) at the SMMU and now as District Mission Manager (DMM) at the district level.
Manhom Konyak, BDO cum Block Mission Manager, Mon RD block, expressed his happiness over the success stories of SHGs of NRLM and institutions of the poor being built up at the base of the society.
Rajuselie Lhousa, District Coordinator for financial inclusion, DMMU Mon, in his welcome address lauded the women for prompt response wherever any meeting or training is organized in the village or town. He explained the meaning of ‘federal’ structure of governance in the context of building institutions for poor women, which is most healthy as compared to confederate or unitary system. Rajuselie also reminded the women how they are experiencing empowerment through NRLM program, though in slow pace, the release said.
Yatao Konyak, Block Program Manager (BPM), Mon RD block, shared an overview of ‘why a federation is required’ in the resource block. He informed the SHG leaders about the difference of role to be performed by the members, in governance and monitoring in an organization and appealed each VLO to correct loopholes, if any exists within the VLOs.
The meeting was chaired by Wakho Konyak, Area Coordinator, invocation prayer was said by P Angap, president, VLO Shangnyu. A good number of participants shared their thoughts and views during the interactive session, according to the press release.