Deputy commissioner Noklak, Arikumba on Tuesday launched the “Made in Noklak wood stove” at White Hall in Noklak. The initiative was organized and promoted by the Thang Students’ Union (TSU).
A DIPR report stated that, Arikumba expressed appreciation to Tumong of Noklak Village, the innovator behind the ‘Made in Noklak Woodstove.’ He lauded Tumong for his strong determination in creating an environmentally friendly woodstove that can be used for cooking and various other purposes.
DC also advised Tumong to consider obtaining patent rights for his innovative invention with guidance from the relevant department.
The DC also recognized Tumong as an asset to the district, noting that besides the woodstove, he had also created an electric bike and dryer machines in recent years.
He expressed hope that Tumong’s innovative ideas would benefit the district as a whole.
It may be noted that Tumong was the runner-up in the Nagaland Start-Up Green Innovation Challenge held at Dimapur YouthNet Office on August 16.
The innovator of the Woodstove, Tumong, explained the various uses of the woodstove, including cooking. He mentioned that the woodstove will also be available in the market.
Tumong expressed gratitude to everyone who had assisted him in the process of creating the woodstove. He thanked former DC Noklak Reny Wilfred, former SP Noklak Dr. Pritpal Kaur, the department of Industries & Commerce, and all individuals for their contribution making his dream a reality.
The event featured short speeches by Functional Manager SDIC Noklak, Nyeipa Phom, vice-president Khiamniungan Tribal Council, T.L. Khaoshai, and vice-president Khiamniungan Students’ Union, Indhe Lam.
Highlights of the programme included special musical performances by Shongmo B and Tsuken S. The programme was chaired by Social & Cultural secretary TSU, Chongkoi K. Lamniah.