The Doyang Reservoir under Sungro Range is a habitat to different species of butterflies. And as a part of conservation of these insects, the Wildlife Trust of India in Nagaland has initiated a Rapid Action Project(RAP) to document them.
The RAP will focus on sensitizing locals on butterflies that inhabit the reservoir and their documentation will be done by photo-identification, officials said.
A local expert W Oponthung Jami will carry out the project, launched in association with Charities Aid Foundation.
Talking about the rich biodiversity of the area Jami said, “Butterflies are witnessing a drastic drop owing to increasing anthropogenic activities in their natural habitats and their dwindling numbers could create a huge imbalance in the ecosystem which would be difficult to reverse.”
“The role that insects, especially butterflies, play in the Eco-system hardly comes into the limelight. It is high time, the concerned stakeholders should initiate protection and conservation measures to sustain their population in the area,” he said.
Direct involvement of people in conservation activities ensure that they become stakeholders in protecting flora and fauna of the area, Jami said.
North Eastern India, the home to the ‘Seven Sisters’ is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful regions, yet the most unexplored part of the country. From Shillong’s rainfall to Assam’s beautiful tea gardens, the region is indeed the home to exotic beauty. However, the tourism of the region has gained pace in the recent years. The picturesque views of the streams, hills and farms are breathtaking.
Here is the list of 7 beautiful places to visit in North East India:
1. Kaziranga National Park
Kaziranga national park in Assam is famous for its one-horned rhinoceros. It is the most famous tourist spot & one of the beautiful places to visit in North East India. The place has been declared a UNESCO heritage site and attracts a lot of tourists from all over the world. Hundreds of migratory birds and around 35 species of mammals fly down every season to the national park. The incredible fauna cannot be found anywhere else in India.
2. Nathula Pass
A trek on the Nathula Pass in Sikkim will give you a memory completely irreplaceable. The beautiful scenic views which you will observe through your trek journey can be found nowhere else in India & makes if one of the beautiful places to visit in North East India. A vacation to this place with your family during the summers is a must. Also the fact that a bearable temperature in the summer season will let you enjoy your trek more. A trek in the Nathula pass should right away be added to your bucket list.
Cherrapunji in Meghalaya is the world’s wettest place. The place is known for receiving the maximum rainfall in the world. And, the weather of the place adds to its beauty. It is definitely one of the beautiful places to visit in North East India.
According to reports, the Phodong monastery in Sikkim is built in the 18th century. It situated 28 kms from Gangtok. It is known to be one of the most religious places for a sect of Buddhists. The place is a residence to around 260 monks. The place is full of positive energy. The people around the monastery are amicable and have some interesting stories in their pockets to tell you. The architecture of the monastery depicts a unique culture and beauty. These characteristics make this monastery, one of the beutiful places to visit in North East India. So grab your tickets soon!
5. Dampa Tiger Reserve
Dampa Tiger Reserve in Mizoram is the largest wildlife sanctuary in Mizoram & a must visit place in north east india. The Tiger Reserve is a home to leopards, barking deer, sloth bear, langurs, Indian Python and a variety of birds. The fauna and flora of the place will leave you stunned.
6. Majuli Islands
A river island situated along the Brahmaputra is a home to many tribes. A variety of birds can be found on the island. The size of the island has been reduced due to river erosion by the Brahmaputra.
7. Shilloi lake
Shilloi lake, the largest natural lake in Nagaland situated in the state’s Phek district is covered by picturesque views including beautiful mountain peaks and trees. The best time to visit this lake is in the summer season. The beauty of the lake makes it one of the most beautiful places to visit in North East India.
Kazingmei is indigenous to the art of sewing and stitching from his experience of mending his own clothes since the very beginning
Being a resident of Manipur, he had been greatly influenced by the Hallyu wave which could be found in all the films, songs and other cultural manifestations of the place
In 2012, launched one of his own line of clothes: Immoral, which was dedicated to the Naga tribes
There has always been a lot of tension between the north-eastern states of India and the rest of India. Rarely, but there are few people who can bridge the gap with their creativity. To make the bond strong, Trend MMS of Assamand the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region organised a show called “Colours of Northeast” on June 29. The show was a gala celebration of the culture of North-east India itself.
Asa Kazingmei,the most popular Naga designer displayed his garments, along with some other contemporaries.
Kazingmei is indigenous to the art of sewing and stitching from his experience of mending his own clothes since the very beginning. It had urged him to pursue a career in fashion. This dream of his had taken him to Mumbai, from where he completed his course in fashion designing. International Institute of Fashion Design in Bandra served as his Alma mater. Finally, his edgy style of designing presented him with the opportunity of debuting at the Lakme Fashion Weekas one of the seven Gen Next designers, reported the Hindu.
Being a resident of Manipur, he had been greatly influenced by the Hallyu wave which could be found in all the films, songs and other cultural manifestations of the place. As a Korean film buff, he manufactures a lot of layered scarves, garments with a burst of pop colours and zany jackets.
2012 had proved to be a landmark event in his career. It bore witness to the launch of his own line of clothes: Immoral, which was dedicated to the Naga tribes. The apparels were greatly applauded at the Lakme Fashion Week’12.
Kazingmei had always been adept in martial arts. He is a black belt holder and had taken part in numerous state and district level championships when he was younger. Becoming a martial arts instructor would have been his alternative career choice, mentions the Hindu.
In 2014, his Changvei collection, inspired by the Naga warriors’ shield created a lot of buzz in the Lakme Fashion Week. The thick denims, leather and monotone of black exuded a strong vibe.
Kazingmei’s latest collection had been named “Reptonic” and was recently showcased at the Lakme Fashion Week’16. It earned a name for the beautiful use of satin, lace, net, crystal and golden leather, the long, floaty and textured silhouettes.
Other than that, Asa Kazingmei’s designs have become a regular in the Bollywood films. Some of the movies that showcased his garments were Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania, Dhoom 3, andBang Bang. We wish him all the best for his future endeavours. He is an inspiration for all the youngsters of not only north-east India but the entire country.
-This article is compiled by a staff-writer at NewsGram.
Dimapur: The governor of Nagaland PB Acharya recently told Nagaland policemen posted in the country’s capital Delhi, to come forth and represent the state among people who do not get to explore its culture.
Governor Acharya met with officials of the Nagaland state police posted in Delhi at Nagaland House on February 10.
During the meeting, Police Commandant Neiba Newmai briefed the governor about the officials’ duties and current activities in Delhi who are ‘doing well in their duties and comfortable in their stay in Delhi.’
Newmai also informed about the 1,266 Nagaland policemen posted in the capital.
On behalf of the police officers and policemen in the region, he thanked the governor for giving them an opportunity to meet him and share their experiences.
Governor PB Acharya congratulated the officers and policeman for their ‘good performance in their duties’ at the capital, further stating that life was not only about engaging in duties associated with the uniform but that ‘in all activities we are the ambassadors of the state of Nagaland.’
The people of the mainland regions of the country do not get ample opportunities to visit Nagaland or the other northeast states; whereas the people of the northeast region come out of their states to pursue their studies, seek jobs and do businesses in all the major cities of the country.
Talking about responsibilities of policemen towards Nagaland, the governor said, ‘We need to take the responsibilities together to share about our state and the northeast people, culture, tourism and many more opportunities in the region to the people of our country.’
He said further that Nagaland House was the ‘welfare centre’ of the Naga people and that all the staffers of Nagaland House, and policemen, businessmen and students of Nagaland are representing their ‘sorrow and happiness’ of the life of the people before the country in Delhi. (Inputs from easternmirrornagaland.com, Image source: indiatrendingnow.com)