Visit of Shri. Ashwini Kumar Choubey, Hon’ble Minister of State for Environment, Forest & Climate Change and Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution, Govt. of India, to Piphema Old Village NFMP-JICA Nursery.
The Hon’ble Minister of State for Environment, Forest & Climate Change and Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution, Govt. of India, Shri. Ashwini Kumar Choubey visited Piphema Old Village NFMP-JICA Nursery on 20th September 2021. The hon’ble minister in his address expressed his admiration to the State of Nagaland for its people, landscape and the forest coverage. He encouraged the people to continue with the good work of protecting the environment and forest coverage through government project like Nagaland Forest Management Project (JICA). The minister also shared the message of Prime Minister to the people, “plant trees and save trees”. He appreciated the affectionate gesture towards him by the villagers and announced to aid a child financially from Piphema Old Village for his/her education and the minister also donated monetary help of Rs.10,000/- to the JFMC Piphema Old Village. The Village Council Chairman/ JFMC Chairman and women representative also presented a short speech in which they gave their heartfelt gratitude to NFMP JICA for selecting their village as part of the project and further added that out of all the Projects implemented in the village so far, the NFMP JICA Project was the most promising and this has encouraged the villagers to involve themselves actively in all the various project activities implemented in the village. They also promised that the village community shall further give their outmost cooperation for the successful implementation of the Project. (Source Nagaland Post, dated 21 September 2021).