Dimapur, December 6: In connection with 16 days activism against gender based violence, a 3-day sensitization programme on women centric schemes was conducted in 5 villages at Meluri sub-division under Phek district from December 3 to 5. Blankets were also distributed to the needy women during visit by official team in the villages.
A release from DLCW MSK Phek informed that the programme was held at Weziho, New Thewati, Old Thewati, Letsam, Phokhungri and Avakhung village under Meluri sub division initiated by District administration Phek and DLCW-Mahila Shakti Kendra Phek.
DC Phek Sachin Jaiswal IAS suggested that gender equality should reach out to every corner of the world, and in regard to this, sensitization programme on women centric schemes was organized in the remotest area of the district surrounding Shilloi lake (Letsam village) by the district administration team.
SDO (C) and Nodal officer BBBP Phek N. Bhavani Sri, IAS stated that despite several benefits available to women under various schemes, the citizens does not avail the scheme due to the lack of information and poor road connection. Hence, nodal officer said awareness generation is paramount for inclusive growth.
The sensitization programme was aimed to disseminate information related about Central Government schemes and programmes to the remotest part of the district. The programme also aimed to mobilize communities and society to bring about the necessary changes in attitudes, behaviors and beliefs about gender equality.
The central schemes include DLCW Mahila Shakti Kendra, Beti Bachao Beti Padhao, women helpline 181, Sakhi- One Stop Centre, Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana (SSY), widow pension, Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojona (PMMVY).
More than 400 blankets and other nutritional food items were distributed to needy women and girls. The visitation team was led by DLCW MSK, Phek Women Welfare Officer Vileno Kapu, District coordinators Veposelu Naroh and Avikuotho Nguori.
(Page News Service)