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DAN promotes children’s parliament in Kiphire

By EMN Updated: Oct 31, 2022 9:29 pm
Wati Aier along with officials of Development Association of Nagaland and other dignitaries pose for a photograph after the consultative meeting in Kiphire on October 27.

Dimapur, Oct. 31 (EMN): With an objective to promote children’s parliament in Kiphire district, Development Association of Nagaland (DAN) held a consultative meeting on October 27 in the conference hall of the deputy commissioner’s office, Kiphire.

Addressing the gathering, the DC of Kiphire, Wati Aier, stated that children’s parliament is a great platform to nurture leadership skills and democratic values among the children. He called upon the stakeholders to collaborate and provide opportunities for the children to enhance their skills through guided interactions with the departments and other organisations in the district.

A press release from DAN stated that the DC has assured his cooperation towards organising such programmes in the district and further suggested that the initiative could be introduced in the schools with the help from the district education officer.  

Livi Awomi, coordinator of Childline, Kiphire, informed that the district is facing issues relating to substance abuse and formation of juvenile gangs resulting in school dropout among the children. Pointing out that the academic centric orientation of institutions is affecting the children in many ways, he said children do not get adequate avenues to develop their skills and talents.

He also requested to introduce children’s parliament in other sub- divisions of the district. He further suggested imparting education on sexual health to the students. 

Rolila Sangtam, centre administrator of Sakhi One Stop Centre, and Rev. Fr. Philip Magh, principal of Loyola Higher Secondary School, Kiphire, also spoke in the meeting.

T Kiola Sangtam, OC of women police station, Kiphire; S Yesumong, CDPO of Kiphire; Achumba K Sangtam, chairperson of Child Welfare Committee, Kiphire; Tsusu Mary from Shalom Orphange Home, and teachers from various institutions in Kiphire attended the meeting.

By EMN Updated: Oct 31, 2022 9:29:45 pm