International Day of Girl Child observed at Longleng, Peren
Dimapur, October 12: International Day of Girl Child 2021 was celebrated at Longleng on the theme ‘Digital Generation, Our Generation’ at Phom Lempong Convention Hall on October 11, with students and teachers of various schools under Longleng HQ.
Deputy Commissioner of Longleng, M Shayung Phom asserted that it was a special day to stop discrimination of girl child and to promote gender equality in the family and community. He appealed to the gathering to realize the importance of observing the day by honouring and respecting every girl child beginning from the family to the community.
Highlighting the importance of women in the modern society, Phom urged the male counterparts to realize and acknowledge the contribution of women in society, by honouring and supporting them with love and care.
EAC HQ, Longleng, Chingmei spoke on the theme: ‘Digital Generation, Our Generation’ while Superintendent, Observation Home Longleng Kezevinuo Thepa, spoke on rights and responsibilities of girl child.
The highlights of the daylong celebration were special number on BBBP by Government High School, Nyenching; drama on discrimination of girl child in the family and community by St. Joseph School and gender inequality by Christian High School; folk fusion music by Phom Lempong School; cultural dance by Bautung Government Higher Secondary School; poetry slam by Vision Vale School and Shamakok Mission School respectively and spot painting competition by girl students.
The program was organised by Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP), District Administration and Mahila Shakti Kendra – District Level Centre for Women (MSK-DLCW), Longleng Nagaland.
Along with the rest of the world, International Girl Child Day, 2021 celebration programme was held at Ngwalwa Village Council Hall, under Peren District on October 11.
The programme was organised by District Administration in collaboration & DLCW-MSK-BBBP in collaboration with Sakhi-OSC and Childline 1098, Peren.
Speaking on the occasion, Centre Administrator-OSC, Asuni urged the women and child to be vigilant about what is taking place in the society. She also asserted that the world has been digitalized after the impact of COVID-19 and the digitalization should not be taken for granted, instead should emphasize more on the brighter side of technology for building a better world and a safer place for women and child. (Page News Service)