Imphal: State textiles, commerce and Industry and cooperation minister, Nemcha Kipgen graced the 17th “Yarthot Kazip” celebration, a Tangkhul’s annual get-together which is organised by Tangkhul Katamnao Long Delhi (TKLD) at JLN Stadium, Weighlifting Auditorium, New Delhi, on Saturday.
Nemcha stressed that such occasions are a celebration of promoting one’s individuality, culture and community and a celebration for continuously building and rebuilding one’s individuality, culture and community. She continued that culture and community have special place and value for individuals and collectives. The minister appeals to all those residing away from their native place to uphold their rich culture and traditions to further promote it to the outside world.
Nemcha highlighted the importance of women in the overall development of the society. She mentioned that the participation of women in active politics will lead to co-optation of women into men dominated politics, and on the other hand, non-participation of women in active politics will lead to marginalization of women in politics. Women must also continuously and actively engage in politics of change and transformation for bringing about gender sensitive political agenda, gender equality and gender justice, she said.
The minister highlighted the various welfare schemes and programmes taken up by the state government for inclusive development.