Mezoma, October 4 (MExN): The inaugural programme for the five day women skilled development workshop was held on October 3 at Mezoma village. The workshop is being organized by North East Zone Cultural Centre (NEZCC) Dimapur, Ministry of Culture Government of India, in association with Cultureguard. The workshop will conclude on Friday (7-10-2016). The programme was graced by T. Husie Kuotsu, ACF, Department of Forest, Environment & Climate Change, who is also one of the ‘Kikrakrü’ in the village. The ACF called upon the participants to maintain one’s identity through preservation of culture and traditions. He expressed concern on practice of transfer of aged-old items beyond the village and highlighted the need to develop ideas and combine with the standard passed down to our generation to enrich/promote our culture. He also said that “women should have the skill to develop one’s own needs, instead of asking for other’s clothes during special occasions. He felt that there is a great need to organize similar event for the men folk also which will go a long way in preservation of culture. The village council chairman Thepfükuolie also spoke in the occasion and appealed the participants to avail maximum advantage from the workshop. He expressed gratitude to the NEZCC Dimapur for organizing this rear activity in the village. Altogether 33 participants are undergoing the workshop. The program was chaired by Rajuselie Lhousa, chairman Culture guard, invocation prayer by Rüülhoukho Khawakhrie, vote of thanks pronounced by Kuosevo Casavi, senior artiste.