Nagaland observes National Girl Child Day
DIMAPUR — Dimapur district administration and District Hub for Empowerment of Women (DHEW), Dimapur, observed the National Girl Child Day on Wednesday.
To mark the significance of National Girl Child Day, Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (Save the girl child, educate the girl child) sensitisation programme on girl child rights/ child rights was organised at Signal Angami panchayat hall in collaboration with AIDA-Child Friendly Dimapur during the first hour of the day, informed an update from the district administration.
The programme was chaired by Lanusangla Jamir, coordinator of DHEW, Dimapur, while Dhonthaidi Langthasa, gender specialist at DHEW, delivered a detail information and knowledge on the significance of the day, the aims and objectives behind commemorating the special day.
It stated that Shemang S Phom, child mobilisation officer at AIDA-Child Friendly Dimapur, gave a brief insights and information on the rights of girl child and children in general. She also spoke on the cases they have come across and on how legal knowledge and proper awareness on the services provided by the government could help in assisting the vulnerable children of the district.
The welcome address was delivered by Kruseno Sophie, women president of Signal Angami, Dimapur, and concluded with words of gratitude delivered by Lichebeni Yanthan, gender specialist at DHEW, Dimapur.
Later in the day, a plantation drive on account of National Girl Child Day was conducted with the female students of Government High School, Lengrijan, Dimapur.
The National Girl Child Day was also observed at Chümoukedima town hall in the presence of Munesh Payal, deputy commissioner of police, and Esther Aye, chairperson of child welfare committee, Chümoukedima.
Speaking at the programme, Esther informed that helpline 181 is not only for emergency but also for to give information on various schemes for girls and children. She also encouraged on acquiring education in order to prevent discrimination and also contribute in the society. She further requested the government to take care of at least two care homes from the 10 care homes in Chümoukedima.
Munesh Payal encouraged the girl students to motivate themselves to avoid being discriminated and to achieve their dreams. She further urged them to work hard and not to compare with others as everyone is unique in their own way.
Meanwhile, Tseminyu also observed the National Girl Child Day at town hall in Tseminyu town in which the keynote address was delivered by the deputy commissioner and chairman of Mission Shakti, Tseminyu, Rohit Singh.
Short speeches were also delivered by Tali Imchen, superintendent of police, Tseminyu; GK Rengma, president of Rengma Sports Association; and representative from Medical department.
It stated that women contingent for Nagaland Olympic and Paralympic Games 2024 and Miss Tseminyu and BBBP district icon, Flora Kent, were felicitated during the programme.