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National Girl Child Day observed in Dimapur, Wokha
Published on 25 Jan. 2010 12:51 AM IST
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National Girl Child Day was observed in Dimapur at Supply Colony Anganwadi Centre. The programme was organised by department of social welfare Dimapur where 200 Anganwadi girl child, destitute children from Dimapur district destitute shelter home and the united women welfare association Dimapur attended. Highlights of the programme included special number presented by children from the Dimapur district destitute women shelter home, games and sports competition was also conducted. The programme was chaired by CDPO Akali rural. District welfare officer Dimapur Tutula Pongen in her speech dwelt on the significance of the girl child and her rights. Short speech were also delivered by GB Yenito, Supply colony, general secretary united women welfare association Martha Walling and Lanu of Dimapur district destitute women shelter home. Meanwhile, National Girl Child Day was also observed at LTC Hall, Wokha. Organised by department of social welfare, the programme was attended by 200 girls between the age group of 3 and 14 years. During the function resource persons Y Patton (CDPO Wokha) gave a brief speech on the topic “discriminatory attitude towards girl child” while Dr. Emmanuel Yanthan gave a brief discourse on “Discrimination of sex by abortion on female fetus and its effects”. The significance of celebrating the Girl Child Day was delivered by DWO, Wokha, Yanrenthung Patton. The programme was chaired by Erenbeni Kikon, Supervisor Wozhuro-Ralan and a special song was presented by the Young Star Girls Group. Short speeches highlighting on the role of women in the socio-economic development of the society were delivered by Y. Likhao Humtsoe, Chairman, Kyong Hungjantaren Ekhung and Zuchobeni Ezung, Chairperson, Kyong Eloe Hoho. The celebration culminated with vote of thanks pronounced by Khocheo Odyuo, Supervisor, Chukitong.

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