North East

President visits Nagaland’s Kigwema village

Kohima Nov 3 (UNI): President Droupadi Murmu on Thursday visited Kigwema village on Day 2 of her trip to Nagaland and interacted with a wide cross-section of people including self-help groups, rural council members, and agriculturists.

Murmu was accompanied by Governor Jagdish Mukhi, Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio and other dignitaries. The interactions were held at Kigwema Village Council Hall where the president visited exhibition stalls set up by the SHGs/Kigwema womenfolk demonstrated the traditional way of weaving and displayed varieties of agricultural products.


Rio thanked the President for visiting a Naga traditional village and said that it was a proud moment for the people of Kigwema. He hoped that she would carry back home the good memories of the interactions. Rio said the village is one of the largest in the state, which has a total population of about 7,562 and was the site of the Japanese camp during World War II.

Stating that the state capital Kohima has a beautiful landscape, Rio said the second highest peak in Nagaland- Mt. Japfü is situated above the village and is a virgin forest with stiff hills but the village has a gentle slope with fertile land suitable for cultivating paddy, vegetables, and fruits. He also said that the village had maintained this traditional village till date and also housed the Hornbill festival at Kisama within the proximity of the village.

Murmu also visited the Kohima War Cemetery and paid homage to the brave soldiers who made the supreme sacrifice while defending the nation. She laid a wreath as a mark of respect for the heroes.

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