Nagaland Adolescent Girls Club annual meet held
Dimapur, December 7: Nagaland Adolescent Girls Club under the aegis of Nagaland State Social Welfare Board (NSSWB) held its annual meet cum Advent Christmas celebration 2022 on the theme “Live the Promise” with special guest, Mhathung Tsanglao, Joint Secretary, Department of Social Welfare & Secretary, State Social Welfare Board at State Institute of Rural Development auditorium hall, Kohima on December 7.
While reflecting on the journey of NAGC, Juliana Medom, Supervisor, NSSWB, reflected that NAGC was officially launched on 22nd May 2008 and ever since NAGC has been initiating programmes such as awareness drive on sexual abuse, career guidance, skill development, cleanliness drives, pipe band, guitar classes, self-defence classes, the Good Samaritan work, where the AGC girls go and take care of the elderly and ‘The red letter box’ which is kept in school of NAGC members to write their grievances and social and psychological problems.
Mhathung Tsanglao while pointing the importance of Adolescent Girls Club programme stated that the youths of today are the leaders and futures of tomorrow and the driving force of tomorrow’s economy for the nation.
Reflecting on the context of our society, he pointed there are still certain culture and social attitudes about girls roles and the division of labour which influence girls status immensely and this tends to have negative impact. Adolescent girls need to be encouraged to realize their potential to make them feel equally capable to boys, he said.
During the occasion, along with the rest of the world observing the 16th days activism against gender based violence among women, Vekhwusaku Dahuo, senior supervisor, 181 Women Helpline, highlighted on ‘The purple ribbon campaign’ encouraging all the present to support the campaign and help spread the message that violence of any kind is unacceptable and violence is deeply rooted in inequality.
It may be mentioned that any woman facing violence, or anyone on her behalf may seek help at the Women Helpline (Dial 181/ 9485239098) or Sakhi- One Stop Centres which are set up in 11 district of the State.
(Page News Service)