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New Delhi: Ngayawon Shimray from Nagaland has long promoted the reuse of old clothing. When it came to her own wedding dress, she decided to donate the expensive outfit to someone who needed it.

This led them to an initiative called the Happily Ever After Campaign, which rented out wedding dresses donated by people to raise money for a children’s home in Imphal, Manipur.

“I bought my wedding dress from Dimapur and the costs were of course high, and that made me think: Why waste a beautiful dress that I only wore once and then hide it in a closet? I’d rather donate and share with someone who needs it, ”Shimray told The Morung Express.

So far, five wedding dresses have been donated by people from Nagaland and Delhi. These are handed over to the children’s home, which manages the maintenance and rents them out at minimal prices. The money generated will be used for the education of the children.

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3 female bikers on tour through northeastern states

Three bikers – Nirmali Nath from Assam, Onen Nenty from Nagaland and Rosalynn Lushai from Mizoram – are on a tour through seven states in the Northeast in order to “break stereotypes” and “redefine” the region.

The tour was canceled from Kaziranga National Park on April 3rd. Drivers will travel through Assam, Meghalaya, Tripura, Mizoram, Manipur, Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh.

Nenty was quoted as saying that the tour was originally planned with the goal of seeing what the northeastern states looked like after the Covid-19 pandemic. This is also the reason why they used the term “redefining the northeast” as the theme for their tour.

“As women, we want to see changes in society, for women all over the world … the three of us are here to break the fetters in the minds of women in our region and we want to tell them that the kitchen is not that Only where a woman belongs, ”she added.

Only 20% of the 50,000 species discovered in Meghalaya

Meghalaya’s chief ranger HC Chaudhury said only a fifth of the animal species have been discovered in the state so far.

“So far, only 10,000 of the estimated 50,000 animal species have been discovered in Meghalaya,” he said recently at the Zoological Survey of India (ZSI).

He also said the Meghalaya Department of Forests and Environment is working closely with ZSI to create a GIS-based database of animal species.

According to data published in a book entitled “Faunal Diversity of India’s Biogeographical Zones: Northeast”, a total of 18,527 animal species have been discovered in the Northeast to date, which is 18 percent of all of India’s known wildlife.

Guriya Khatun wins the 1st medal for Assam in national bodybuilding for women

In a first for Assam, a female bodybuilder won a medal in a national championship held earlier this week. Guriya Khatun won the bronze medal in the Federation Cup National Women Sports Model Physique in Lucknow. She competed in the 162 cm category.

This was the 10th Federation Body National Body Building Championships hosted by the Uttar Pradesh Body Building Association.

Fitness guru Chetan Pathare, Arjuna Prize winner Premchand Dogra, Hiral Shah (First Secretary of the Indian Women’s Bodybuilding Federation) and Arvind Madho (President of the Indian Bodybuilding Federation) were also in attendance.

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