Dimapur, October 17: Mahila Shakti Kendra (MSK) in collaboration with Sakhi-One Stop Centre and Wokha District Legal Services Authority organized an awareness programme on BBBP, women centric schemes and women helpline 181 on October 15 at Old Riphyim village.
Women Welfare Officer, Dr Wonchibeni E Enny spoke on introduction of MSK and BBBP and encouraged the community to give equal rights and opportunity to both male and female. She also highlighted about the activities of MSK and BBBP.
Advocate Thungbeni Kikon, Case Worker (OSC) gave a brief introduction of OSC and the services provided under the schemes. She highlighted about the scope and functions of OSC Wokha and the current situation affected by violence. She also requested the community to come forward and avail the opportunity provided by the OSC under the banner of Ministry of Women and Child.
Advocate Shanchobeni P.Lotha, Project Assistant, WDLSA spoke on POCSO Act and Domestic Violence Act, while District Coordinator Chichanthung L Ezung (MSK-DLCW) highlighted about the various existing Government centric schemes and the importance of Women Helpline 181.
Chairman Old Riphyim village also delivered short speech. After the programme sanitary pads were distributed.
KODH: The Nagaland State Social Welfare Board (NSSWB) has declared the month of October as the ‘Month of the Girl Child’ initiating various activities in Kohima and other districts through the District level centre for women (MSK), 181 – Women Helpline and Sakhi- One Stop Centres (OSC) on the objectives of Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP).
As part of the campaign, a programme was organized at Kohima Orphanage and Destitute Home by the State Resource Centre for Women (SRCW), 181- Women Helpline and (MSK) team on October 15.
Based on the theme “Little girls with dreams become women with vision,’ a painting competition was carried out for students from Classes A-10 and prizes were distributed.
Noel Khate of Women Helpline delivered a short talk on mental well-being and its importance.
Chairperson of the programme, Vitsino Iraluof Women Helpline gave a brief introduction of BBBP and shared the significance of the Girl Child Day.
(Page News Service)