Nagaland observes ‘Girl Child Day’
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Nagaland observes ‘Girl Child Day’

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By EMN Updated: Jan 24, 2023 10:01 pm
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Along with the rest of the country, Kohima observed ‘National Girl Child Day’ at Kohima Orphanage & Destitute Home (KODH) on Tuesday.

Speaking at the programme, the commissioner and secretary of Social Welfare and administrator of NSSWB, Martha R Ritse, spoke on POCSO Act 2012, wherein she briefed that the Act protects children from offenses of sexual assault and harassment. She stated that offenders would suffer serious punishment, stated a DIPR report.

She informed the children present at the event to contact the government provided number of child helpline 1098 and 181 if they find themselves in such cases.

The director of Social Welfare, Tosheli Zhimomi, shared on the importance of ‘National Girl Child Day,’ which seeks to address gender imbalance and discrimination against the girl child.

The supervisor of NSSWB, R Juliana Medom, chaired the programme, while children of KODH presented a song titled ‘A million dreams’ and a skit. The programme concluded with a vote of thanks delivered by the additional director of Social Welfare, Nokcharenla.

In another programme, Assisi Centre for Integrated Development (ACID), in collaboration with NDWM Nagaland Region through the support of MZF, commemorated ‘National Girl Child Day’ in Assisi auditorium on the theme “Digital generation, our generation.”

Speaking on the occasion, Sr Pramila, director of Assisi Centre, stated that the day is celebrated to make people aware about the need for equality between male and female child. She has advocated empowering girl child on leadership, education and gender equality to ensure the girls harness their potential to the maximum.

She further called upon the parents to provide equal opportunity to both boy and girl child in order to bridge the gender inequality existing in the society.

“Let us begin from our homes so that we create a better home, society and community to live better,” Sr. Pramila said.

It stated that about 240 participants including parents and children attended the programme.

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By EMN Updated: Jan 24, 2023 10:01:33 pm