Mon, 10 August (MTNews): In line with the “International Year of Millets,” the District Agriculture Office (DAO) in Mon organized a special event titled “Rediscovering Millets in Nagaland: Eat Millets-Stay Healthy, The Future Super Food For India.” This event highlighted the significance of millet as more than just food, emphasizing its role as a combination of nutrition and health.
As part of the program, a “Millets Recipe Contest” was conducted on 10 August in the Town Council Hall in Mon. The event saw the enthusiastic participation of 70 women and members of self-help groups (SHGs). The objective was to promote the usage of millet in cooking and to showcase its potential as a smart and nutritious food choice.
Keneisezo Punyu, DAO Mon, delivered a speech on the importance of the “International Year of Millets.” The competition was judged by Heads of Offices from the Agriculture and Allied Departments. These judges also engaged in an interactive session with the participants, sharing insights and knowledge about millets.
The participants’ recipes were evaluated based on eight different parameters, and winners were selected based on the judges’ scores. The District Agriculture Officer, Mon, presented prizes to the deserving winners.
The event was chaired by AO Mon, Daniel Konyak, and aimed to encourage the incorporation of millets into daily diets for improved health and nutrition.