Children’s Day 2020 celebrated across Nagaland
Dimapur, Nov. 14 (EMN): The Phek district administration and DLCW- Mahila Shakti Kendra (MSK) celebrated the Children’s Day at Thüvopisu village in Phek district under Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP) on November 14.
Speaking on the occasion, the women welfare officer of DLCW-MSK, Phek, Vilenuo Kapu said, “Children are the future. Today’s kids are tomorrow’s world leaders, healthcare providers, inventors and more.” She reminded the children that “each one is unique in the eyes of God and they are a greatest gift from God”, stated an update from MSK.
She also stressed on the importance of education by focussing particularly on girl child and also highlighted the schemes of Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao (BBBP) and Mahila Shakti Kendra (MSK) programmes.
Meanwhile, Veposelu Naroh, DLCW-MSK district co-ordinator, shared on the importance of recreational activities and highlighted how various studies have stressed on the importance of recreational activities and its impact in one’s life.
She pointed out three benefits of recreational activities — physical health, mental health and improving quality of life – and said that it helps create a balance between academic pressure with physical and mental well-being and also deal with common daily problems of life at ease.
The president of the Phek Town Chakhesang Students’ Union (PTCSU), Surhoveyi Khesoh also spoke on the occasion.
Meanwhile, activities such as sweet biting, sack race, skipping, spoon and marble race were also conducted and prize given away during the programme.
DLCW-MSK Dimapur visits children home
In a related programme, the district-level centre for women-Mahila Shakti Kendra (MSK), Dimapur, visited the Ebenezer Orphanage Home at Indisen in Dimapur on the occasion of Children’s Day.
An update from MSK stated that the proprietor of Ebenezer Orphanage Home, Akumdong Amri, welcomed the team.
It stated that the women welfare officer of DLCW-MSK highlighted the importance of Children’s Day to increase awareness on the rights, care and education of children and also paid tribute to Jawaharlal Nehru.
It also stated that a painting competition on the theme “Every child is special” was organised by the Dimapur district administration and the district-level centre for women-MSK in two categories — seniors and juniors. The winners of the competition were awarded with gift hampers.
The team also interacted and gave away gifts hampers to the children.
Free health camp held in Wokha
Commemorating Children’s Day, the Wokha district administration along with the district-level centre for women Mahila Shakti Kendra (MSK), in collaboration with department of Health and Family Welfare, Wokha, organised a free medical health camp under Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP) at Likya community hall (Orchid colony) in Wokha town on November 14.
EAC Wokha, Imtinungla Longkumer informed that the health camp was aimed at generating awareness on pre-conception, pre-natal diagnostic techniques act for women and children of Wokha district, an DIPR report stated. Longkumer also informed that a poster campaign to spread awareness on gender equality in collaboration with Bharat Scout and Guides was also conducted.
Apart from free health screening, free medicines and sanitary pads were also given away under Beti Bachao Beti Padhao. Information education communication (IEC) materials on Covid-19 and adolescence health leaflets were also distributed during the camp.
Later, the team visited children’s home namely Fondling Harbour and Morning Star Children’s Home and distributed free study materials.
Longkumer appreciated the co-operation rendered by the Health and Family Welfare department for the successful conduct of the health camp.
The chief medical officer (CMO), Wokha, Dr. CW Tungoe stated that the health camp was conducted for people who were unable to access healthcare services in the District Hospital due to Covid-19 pandemic. The deputy CMO, Wokha, Dr. Zuben Kikon also thanked the district administration for organising such event to mark the Children’s Day celebration.
Senior dental surgeon Dr. Daisy Ovung, Ayush DPM Dr. Thungchanbeni S Patton, medical officers namely Dr. Wobenthung M Kithan, Dr. Thungjamo Jungio and Dr. Achumi Kikon supported by nurse from Dr. Motsuo Memorial District Hospital assisted during the medical camp.
With special children
The district-level centre for women- Mahila Shakti Kendra, Kohima and Nagaland State Social Welfare Board organised an online programme to celebrate Children’s Day with the special needs children of Cherry Blossoms School, Kohima on Saturday.
Commissioner Secretary of Nagaland Sarah R Ritse, who is also the administrator of Nagaland State Social Welfare Board, in her keynote address, urged the participants to increase awareness on education, rights and care of children especially those with special needs, according to an update received here on Saturday.
The programme was organised to celebrate Children’s Day with special children despite the pandemic under the Beti Bachao Beti Padhao programme, she said.
Purnima Kayina, Headmistress of Cherry Blossoms School, addressed the impact of the pandemic especially on the special needs students, while State Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities, Diethono Nakhro urged the students to move forward to make the world a better place as well as launched the painting competition themed “My three wishes”.
A total of 46 persons attended the programme, the update stated.