Dimapur, January 25: The State Resource Centre for Women (SRCW) Nagaland, Women Helpline 181 and Sakhi-One Stop Centre of Kohima and Dimapur in collaboration with the Nagaland State Social Welfare Board observed the weeklong celebration of Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Week and National Girl Child Day from January 21-26 on the theme ‘Empowering girls for a better tomorrow’.
The six-day programme had varied activities and awareness targeting the stakeholders of all age groups at large. One of the important objectives of the program was to disseminate information on various issues concerning the girl child through media, distribution of pamphlets, etc, said a SRCW release.
The celebration started off with door-to-door awareness campaign at Officers’ Hill, New Market and Jotsoma in Kohima and Kuda Village, Residency Colony and PWD Colony in Dimapur to sensitize the people on Women Helpline-181 and Sakhi- One Stop Centre. A total of 105 households were covered under the campaign, including the vegetable vendors in and around these places. Posters and stickers of Beti Bachao Beti Padhao, Women Helpline 181 and Sakhi-One stop Centre were pasted on panchayats, anganwadi centres and other specific locations.
A slogan competition was held with the students of Alder College, Kohima. The slogan “We want to be saved, not raped. Respect Woman; the world will be a better home without fear” was awarded. Erenbeni Mozhui, Chumbeni Murry and Konangtila were awarded with the first, second and third prizes respectively.
A drawing competition was also held with the children at Kohima Orphanage as part of the campaign. Awareness on various laws and Acts for the welfare of children was organized at Dimapur Government College in collaboration with the District Legal Services Authority.
To culminate the weeklong programme of the BBBP week, a programme was held at the office of Nagaland State Social Welfare Board with the staffs where, Bano Vinito, chairperson, said, “It starts with you….to be able to bring about the change you want to see in the future”. She encouraged the staffs to be passionate about their work. Phek: National Girl Child Day was observed in the DC’s conference hall Phek on January 24 organised by Phek District administration under the initiative of Government of India.
Deputy Commissioner Phek, Orenthung Lotha gave the key note address in the programme.
All the students who had passed out in various capacities were awarded prizes along with citation.
The function was chaired by SDO (C) Phek HQ, T. Liminla.
Bhandari: Bhandari sub-division celebrated the National Girl Child Day 2019 on January 24 under the flagship programme Bedi Bachao Bedi Badhao (BBBB) at the Town Hall Bhandari on the theme “Save the girl child, educate the girl child”.
Special guest of the programme, Watichuchang, Deputy Commandant, 7th NAP, Bhandari stated that the flagship programme of Beti Bachao Bedi Badhao will not only help to increase girls population but will also help to uplift economically, financially and educationally as equal stakeholders in the society. He called on the men to give due respect to women and treat girls without biased mentality by giving equal opportunity to their daughters and set examples for others to follow.
Women leader Baptist Church, Bhandari, Lochumlo Mozhui, in a brief speech, reflected on the lives of Esther and Moses’ mother from the Bible and stated that a girl child is a blessing and God’s gift to humanity and she deserves honour instead of discrimination.
APRO Bhandari Lily Ngullie, who chaired the programme and led the oath taking pledge.
Later in the day, Block Task Force, BBBP which is led by Additional Deputy Commissioner Bhandari held a consultative meeting at the office chamber of ADC, Bhandari. Action plan for successful implementation and execution of the programme in the sub division was discussed.
(Page News Service)