Key stakeholders attend campaign on HIV and AIDS

Dimapur, April 15 (MExN): The Advocacy Campaign on HIV and AIDS with the key stakeholders of Tamlu Sub Division was held on April 13 at Tamlu Town by the NNP+ in partnership with Yingli Mission Society with support from Legislators’ Forum on HIV and AIDS, Nagaland under the theme “Together we can!”
NNP+ President, Chongtie Shiu in a press release informed that the programme was chaired by Chuphe Phom, Programme Manager, TI, Yingli Mission Society, Tamlu, welcome note was addressed by Wati Aier, SDO (C), Tamlu. The other key resource persons were Dr. Tia Phom, MO, PHC, Tamlu, Chongtie Shiu, President, Kehilie Semp, Women Coordinator and Longyim Tzudir from NNP+ Secretariat.
Besides topics on HIV and AIDS a reality, services available and positive living, there was an open Group Discussion on the ‘Role of key stakeholders towards HIV and AIDS response’ where key stakeholders from Government Administration and Defence personnel, Churches, Adhoc Town Council, Dobasis, GBs and Village Council, Phomla Hoichem, Teachers and Students have actively participated and shared their commitment to put collective efforts towards HIV prevention through conducting advocacy programme, encourage voluntary HIV test and access to care and treatment, strengthening referral and to create an enabling environment for those who are living with HIV in Tamlu sub division.  The programme was attended by more than 200 key stakeholders of Tamlu Sub Division.
FTS first alumni meet

Kohima, April 15 (MExN): The first alumni meet of Faith Theological Seminary, Kohima was held on April 7 last. The programme was chaired by Avikato Sumi, vice principal while words of encouragement was delivered by Rev. Dr. Visielie Angami, principal. In the second session, Alumni body was formed with four members led by a coordinator from the FTS office. The meeting also decided to tentatively plan out April second week 2012 as next Alumni meet. Those alumni who could not turn up in the first meet have been informed to attend the next meet positively.
Farmers enhance knowledge with exposure tour

Dimapur, April 15 (MExN): A four day exposure tour was organized by KVK PHEK, NRCM (ICAR), under Soil Science division from April 4 to 7 led by T. Esther Longkumer, Subject Matter Specialist (Soil Science) and Virginia Thabah, Programme Assistant (Home Science).
A press release issued by Esther Longkumer informed that the group visited Rural Resource and Training centre (RRTC)-Umran, ICAR NEH Region Farm-Barapani and Central potato Research Station (CPRS)-Upper Shillong, where farmers were benefitted under different field such as composting units, pig breeding unit and management practices of pig, poultry management, rabbit rearing, management of fish pond and Integrated Farming System. While visiting CPRS, the farmers were briefed on the various types of potatoes, management of potato cultivation, True potato seed (TPS) and visited the field.
“This exposure tour enhanced the knowledge of farmers in various aspects of agricultural and allied sectors,” the release also stated. The farmers expressed gratitude to Dr. C. Rajkhowa, Director, NRCM (ICAR) and Dr. R. K. Singh, Programme Coordinator, KVK Phek for the initiative taken in arranging this exposure tour.