Dimapur, August 7: Mon district achievement on becoming the first district in the State to initiate the “Let Live’ campaign for reporting cases of illegal pre-natal sex determination focusing on saving the girl child under the Beti Padhao Beti Bachao Campaign (BPBC) with a Helpline number 6009150274 has received applause from many within and outside the State.
Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio was the first to immediately retweet the Nagaland Page’s exclusive report “Mon District take lead in protecting rights of girl child” on the Mon District ‘Let Live’ Campaign.
There were queries on the subject too; and many appreciated the efforts of the Deputy Commissioner of Mon district, Thavaseelan IAS.
@Koko_Rose an avid twitter user tweeted stating, “Are there cases of female infanticide reported from Nagaland?”
Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister of Nagaland, Abhishek Singh IAS replied to @Koko_Rose’s tweet with an explanation, “Sex Ratio in Nagaland increased from 900 in 2001 to 931 in 2011 as per the Census. But this increase was primarily because of the population correction in 2011 Census as 2001 Census was inflated. However Child Sex Ration has decreased from 964 in 2001 to 943 in 2011”.
Abhishek Singh further stated through his second tweet, “And this is a worrying sign as reduction of Child Sex ratio by such huge numbers only point to lesser number of Girls being born or surviving after being born. Need to look into this data in greater detail and take corrective actions.
@Asono10 a twitter user commented: “I think this is not necessary in Nagaland. While protecting girl child’s rights is necessary, Female infanticide will not happen among the Nagas”.
@LeahKahn5 another twitter user tweeted, “A very great initiative taken by the Deputy Commissioner of Mon District @DEO_MonDistrict @thava1862 for initiating the ‘Let Live’ campaign in the state. Congrats to all involved.
Another tweeter user @ChophiVipu tweeted, “Heartiest congratulations to DC Mon @DEO_MonDistrict Mr. Thavaseelan IAS for the grand effort for initiating the ‘Let Live’ Campaign, the first in Nagaland. Great achievements and more such expected from all the districts. Good governance under Honourable CM @Neiphiu_Rio”.
(Page News Service)