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Knowledge sharing event held in Ri Bhoi

Shillong, March 12: Knowledge Management Unit of the Meghalaya Basin Management Agency (MBMA) under the Megha-LAM Project has organised a Knowledge Sharing Event on best practices in collaboration with the District Project Management Unit (DPMU), Ri Bhoi district at District Library Hall on March 8.

The event on “Best Practices” is a chain programme currently being organised in all the districts of the state. Through this event the best practices on various activities for sustainable and economic development involving individual and community initiatives within districts are being highlighted. The aim is to impart information and to encourage the aspiring communities, members and entrepreneurs in replicating the best sustainable development practices to address the common challenges faced by many farmers and entrepreneurs.

At the event, ten innovators from various fields and VECs who have been working in bringing about a change in the issue faced by the farmers and communities were showcased. They were provided platforms to talk about their work. Mini stalls were displayed at the event to showcase their work.

Iaishah Rymbai, Founder of Initiative Kamai Haba Shongkai and Eri Weave, said that women need support in society from their male counterparts, and it is important that women are supported by their husbands. Rymbai added that men must support women in her endeavours.

Speaking at the event, Arpit Upadhyaya, DC Nongpoh Ri-Bhoi district expressed happiness over the fact that the district has many talented women, who are doing better than men.

As part of the celebration of International Women’s Day, the DPMU also felicitated women who have excelled in the field of entrepreneurship along with workers of ASHA, ANM and GNM.

In addition, the DPMU also felicitated the best Integrated Village Cooperative Society (IVCS) for their good performance.

Other dignitaries present at the event were BJ Kharchandy, ADC and Project Director of DRDA, other ADCs and EACs, members from NABARD and other government officials.

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