Kohima: The 2nd Edition of Nagaland Handmade Jewellery Exhibition was held at the Heritage, Kohima today.
The annual event was presented by PIPO in collaboration with Task Force for Music and Arts (TaFMA). The exhibition witnessed varieties of handmade jewelry and artistic shirts etc participated by Naga entrepreneurs.
At the inaugural, Abu Metha, Advisor to Chief Minister, who is also the Assistant Vice President of Athletics Federation of India appreciated the organizer and Naga entrepreneurs for their excellent presentation.
Abu said the government will do all possible ways to help and promote the jewellery industry in the state. Hornbill Fest 2021 edition is likely to be held this year, if then the TaFMA will collaborate with the Jewellery Industry and set up separate sections/areas to showcase their handmade items.
He also pointed out that Nagaland is located in an ideal geographical location which connects the Indian Sub-continent to the ASEAN market. With this, he urged the Nagas entrepreneurs to be future ready and change the destiny of the people and contribute towards the Nation building process for humanity as a whole.
He also pointed out that the Government has a start up policy to support the hard and aspiring entrepreneurs in the state to achieve their goal. He therefore, called upon the aspiring entrepreneur to do their best and concentrate on their targeted goal.
Representing the Planning & Coordination Department, Kekhrie M. Sekhose, Officer assigned with the SDCC said that this exhibition is very encouraging and a good platform to showcase their handmade items and also to promote creative designs.
He mentioned that in the recently launched Nagaland SDG vision 2030 document the strategies and the targets are earmarked to be achieved by 2030 for the State. With this, he encouraged the participants to do their best and achieve their dream target
According to the organizer, the exhibition aims to bring home grown brands, keep up with the evolving market and create opportunities for locals and bridge any gap by supporting small business to have better access to market, sustain and scale up under one platform.
PIPO “meaning a collection of accessories originated from the local dialect Lotha Naga tribe (pipo sümo)” was established in the year 2016 by Thungchibemo N. Ezung is a student and a Certified Bench Jeweler Technician.
He also Specializes in Silversmith and Diamond stone setting from (Sindhar Institute of Gemology Kolkata).
With a vision to explore and follow passion, Pipo is now Gathering clients from across the state and internationally since 2018 and is also hosting the only Jewellery exhibition in the state , Nagaland Handmade Jewellery Exhibition.