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Activities conducted for girl child in Phek, Kohima, Peren

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 1/23/2020 9:50:59 AM IST

As part of the week long Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP) special campaign to commemorate the occasion of national girl child day, painting competition and signature campaign were conducted in Phek, Kohima and Peren respectively.

Phek: An open painting competition on the theme “Save the girl child” for classes 7 to 12 was held at Phek town on Thursday and simultaneously in all the sub-divisions wherein 200 students participated. The competition was organised by district administration and District Level Centre for Women - Mahila Shakti Kendra Phek at Government Higher Secondary School, Phek.
SDO (C) Phek N. Bhavani Sri in his address stressed on the importance of saving the girl child and encouraged the girls to keep their dream high. Altogether 55 participants took part in the competition at Phek Sadar where the 1st position was bagged by Zave-ii Lasuh of class 10 from Royal Foundation School Phek. 
Shelu of class 10 from Government Higher Secondary School Phek and Menu Tsuzuh of class 10 from St. Peter School Dimapur stood 2nd and 3rd positions respectively.
Three consolation prizes were awarded to Mülülü Venuh of class 8 from GHSS Phek, Chete-u Koza of class 9 from Christian Mission Higher Secondary School and Munuta Rhakho of class 7 from Bishop Abraham Memorial School.
Programme was chaired by Tshelhi-u, EAC Phek. Vilenuo Kapu, women welfare officer, DLCW-MSK Phek proposed vote of thanks. The winners will be awarded with certificates and cash prize on Republic Day at Phek on January 26. Meanwhile, tree plantation will be conducted on January 24. (Correspondent)
Kohima: A signature campaign for BBBP was organised on January 23 by State Resource Centre for Women (SRCW)-Mahila Shakti Kendra (MSK) Kohima, Women Helpline 181 under Nagaland state Social Welfare Board with the theme, “Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Champions” at the secretariat office and Kohima College.
A press release from SCRW media cell stated that, official signatories for supporting the cause of the girl child included Niekiesalie Kire, advisor for Urban Development and Municipal Affairs, Temjen Toy, chief secretary of Nagaland, commissioner and secretary Social Welfare department, principal secretary Power and Information Technology and Communication & Urban Development, special secretary Home, Home commissioner etc. To fulfil the objectives of BBBP and to spread awareness of BBBP this signature campaign was carried in order to highlight and address the needs and challenges girls face, while promoting girls empowerment.
Peren: Meanwhile, a door to door campaign was undertaken in Peren district in collaboration with District Level Centre for Women (DLCW)-Mahila Shakti Kendra under Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP) on January 22 at Jalukie town. 
The campaign started from Stadium Colony till NST Station distributing the IEC material and interacting with the parents and girl child emphasizing on the importance and safety of the girl child. The team also encouraged the parents to play an active role in determining the future of the children without any discrimination based on gender or sex.

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