KVK RI-Bhoi & ATARI, ZONE-VII Celebrated “Mahila Kisan Diwas”


KVK Ri-Bhoi and ICAR-ATARI Zone-VII Jointly celebrated “Mahila Kisan Diwas ” on the 15th October 2017 at Kyrdem village of Ri Bhoi district, Meghalaya. About 50 farm women along with the KVK Staffs attended the programme. The main aim of the programme is to aware and ensure that the farm women is an integral part of the mainstream agriculture and contribute to farm productivity and production as well as in doubling the income of their families. The Head of the KVK Ri-Bhoi, greeted the farm women and explained that the particular day is also celebrated Internationally as Rural Women Day. He mentioned that it is a day to remember the farm and rural women and give them gratitude for taking part in Agriculture which is the backbone of the country. Mr. R. M. Dorphand, the Secretary, Kyrdem village council thanked the KVK Ri Bhoi and encourage the farm women to play an important role not only in the family but also in agriculture and farming. During the programme, competition on local agricultural product as exhibits and drawing  among the farm women were conducted. The farm women awarded with first, second, third and consolation prizes to the winners of both the competitions. About 25 farm women showcased their farm and agricultural produces which include turmeric, ginger, fruits vegetable, squashes, etc. and the first prize went to Mrs. Tracy Marsharing for her Megha turmeric plantation, second prize went to Mrs. Philaria Maring for her clean and healthy frenchbean, the third prize went to Mrs. Arsila Tamu for her healthy and big ashgourd and the consolation prize went to Mrs. Banrilin Lymphuid for her clean and healthy papaya. About 30 farm women participated in the drawing competition which depicts many Integrated Farming System methods, farm yard farming, back yard poultry and piggery farming, improved farm tools and implements, kitchen gardening, scientific paddy cultivation method, etc. The first prize for drawing competition went to Mrs. Banrilin Lymphuid, second prize  to Mrs. Ibakordalin Pyngrope and third prize  to Mrs. Riolyneda Marsharing for their innovative ideas on farming and a consolation prize was given  to Ms. Philarisa Maring for her drawing on adopting different scientifically design harvesting tools and implement. Lastly, the programme ended with vote of thanks by Mrs. Biona Lymphuid, Farm Women of Kyrdem village.

Dr. Mokidul Islam, Head KVK Ri-Bhoi addressing the gathering   Shri R.M. Dorphang, Secretary, Village Council addressing the gathering
Participants are busy in drawing   First prize winner in Exhibition
First Prize winner in Drawing   Participants in the programme