Dimapur, October 16: Longleng District Task Force, Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP) celebrated the International Day for Girl Child on October 11 at local football ground.
In his keynote address, Deputy Commissioner Longleng, John Tsulise Sangtam said that the purpose of observing the day is to show love and respect to girl children who are equally important as boys. He appealed to the gathering to show utmost love and respect to sisters and daughters both in the family and society. He urged to shun all forms of violence and discrimination against women and girls.
Tutinungla, District Coordinator, MSK spoke on BBBP appealed to the girls to raise their voice against domestic violence and discrimination in the community against women and girls. She also exhorted the gathering by sharing the lives of noble women who have contributed their lives for love, peace, humanity and in nation building.
Voice of a girl child was proposed by student of Christian High School.
Earlier, welcome address was proposed by Robi Sangtam, EAC Longleng. Teachers & students from all schools of under Longleng, Government officers, NGOs and civil societies attended the programme. (Page News Service)