Khashimla Women Market Complex inaugurated

Advisor agri-horticulture NEC Shillong Khashimla exhorted the womenfolk to make the best use of the market.

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Chief Minister N Biren Singh on Monday virtually inaugurated Khashimla Women Market Complex in Ukhrul in the presence of advisor agri-horticulture NEC Shillong Iboyaima Meitei, DC Ukhrul Joseph Pauline Kamsom and director UDCRMS Ukhrul Lily Rose Jajo. 

Iboyaima Meitei who attended as the guest of honour exhorted the womenfolk to make the best use of the market. 

Delivering the welcome address, Joseph Pauline Kamsom hailed the UDCRMS project and commented, “Today is a red letter day for the populace of Ukhrul” as the district witnessed a big achievement with the inauguration of Khashimla Women Market Complex. 

Asserting that the inaugurated project is one of the major accomplishments that would immensely benefit the womenfolk, Pauline said UDCRMS/NERCORMP has taken up many laudable community-centric projects in the district. 

Commenting on the history of the women market, Pauline who attended as the functional president acknowledged the painstaking roles played by former North East Council  (NEC) secretary Ram Muivah who brought the project for the populace. 

“Ram Muivah and I were the only lucky few who have visited the extreme Khayang village in East of Ukhrul district,” Pauline added. 

Lily Rose said that in addition to giving the opportunities to women folks, it would also be a great platform for the youth entrepreneurs to exhibit their skills. She said it took two and half years to complete the construction of the women market complex building. 

While lauding Ram Muivah, Lily also extended special thanks to Iboyaima and former UDCRMS director Tychicus Vashum in whose tenure the project got initiated. She gave the statement while felicitating the dignitaries and presenting the august project report. 

Khashimla women market project was funded by the North East Council (NEC) and implemented by Ukhrul district Community Resource and Management Society (UDCRMS)/ North Eastern Region Community Resource Management Project (NERCORMP). 

The programme began with the sounding of trumpet by Guru AS Rawung. As part of the event attraction, Hungpung cultural troupe and SHG enthralled the assembled public and dignitaries. 

Reverend father Apam Gabriel, parish priest, sacred parish blessed the women market place while reverend Joshua Zimik pastor Bumrei Baptist Church Hungpung announced the closing prayer. 

It may be recalled that UDCRMS Ukhrul has recently inaugurated tourist lodge, cultural hall, village gate, three viewpoints, two rest camps, nine home stays and three foot paths at Khayang village to boost tourism. 

UDCRMS/NERCORMP is currently implementing 21 projects at a total cost of Rs.6196.59 lakh funded by NEC, NABARD, MSME, AAI & DECL under CSR, some of which include construction of Khashimla Women’s Market at Naga Gate, Hungpung, Subji Mandis, wayside Amenities at various locations like Patkai Christian Academy Junction, Muirei & Ramrei Eco Tourism Development, Khayang Eco Tourism Development, Resource Centre at Hungpung, Indoor Stadium at Somdal, Road from Yaingangpokpi to South Lousing, Synthetic football turf at Langdang, among others.

First Published:March 15, 2021, 10:26 p.m.

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