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NP conducts state level debate competition

(4th from left) Nagaland state women commission chairperson, Sano Vamuzo presenting award to Dimapur range, winner of 5th Nagaland police state level debate competition, Friday. (NP)
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Published on 17 Jan. 2009 12:56 AM IST
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In a quest to promote awareness on human rights issues especially in relation with women and child, the 5th Nagaland police state level debate competition was held Friday in presence of J. Changkija, IPS, director general of police, Nagaland and Sano Vamuzo, Chairperson Nagaland State Women Commission. Delivering key note, J. Changkija IPS, DGP Nagaland said, "debates on any topic is very essential exercise in all modern society and especially on such issues of women and child rights". The DGP touched upon how the society evolved over centuries and how human awareness increased and expanded. He said, "We are deliberating about the exclusive rights of women and children because of their special needs and their vulnerability". Stressing on children rights J. Changkija said "children rights are intimately tied to those of women" and realizing the rights and equality of women was not only a core development goal in itself, but a key for survival and development of children to build healthy families, communities and nations. He also pointed out that women taking control of resources were more likely to benefit children. Quoting International bill for women passed in the year 1979, he said; in order to achieve equality between man and women in all spheres of public and private life, including the family in the society required commitment from one another. He further urged police machineries to be alert and exert the duty entrusted to them. Chairperson Nagaland State Women Commission Sano Vamuzo, speaking on the occasion appreciated police personnel for their efforts in maintaining law and order in the state. Vamuzo urged every citizen to have faith in police as they were the back bone of state. She further added that police should also come up to the expectation of the people in discharging their duties. The debate was organized under the auspices of National Human Rights Commission on the theme, 'women and child rights are respected in our society' with Ruth Murru, deputy commandant 14th NAP (IR) Bn as speaker, P. Jongpong Jamir, IPS, DIG (Training and Border) Nagaland, Khrieo Rutsa, Lecturer, Dimapur College and Sebastian Ezung, Nagaland Post as panel of judges. Participants who took part in the debate were Philip Yanthan SI, T.C Lotha SI, Khekato Sumi ASI and Zuchamo C/N for the motion, while assistant commandant 4th NAP Bn Alongla, Peter Shuya SI, Sohelo Kent ASI and R. Elanthung N/K spoke against the motion. The debate began with energetic and enlightening speeches from participants of the competition, where participants were given five minutes to present their points, after which leader of the group summed up the presentation. The first individual prize went to R. Elanthung Tungoe, 11th NAP (IR) Bn, Alongla Asst. Comdt. 4th NAP and Philip Yanthan SI; DEF Dimapur shared the second prize while the third prize went to Zuchamo C/N DEF Wokha. Dimapur got the overall running trophy winner for the range section represented by Philip Yanthan SI and R. Elanthung Tungoe, followed by Kohima DEF and Mokokchung DEF. Winners were awarded prizes by Sano Vamuzo to individual category as well as to range category. Vote of thanks was proposed by J. Bendangtoshi, IPS, IGP, (Crime/NPTO) Nagaland

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