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Beti Bachao Beti Padhao activities underway in various districts

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 1/22/2020 10:05:36 AM IST

As part of the week long Beti Bachao Beti Padhao special campaign to commemorate the occasion of national girl child day, door to door campaign was conducted at Phek under the aegis of district administration and District Level Centre for Women (DLCW) Mahila Shakti Kendra (MSK) Phek on January 21.

A press release from the organisers stated that, SDO (C) Phek Bhavani in his address highlighted the importance of a week- long BBBP special campaign. She also stressed on unity among women and to sensitize women about the harmful use of tobacco. Vilenuo Kapu, women welfare officer, DLCW-MSK Phek highlighted the importance of door to door campaign and how can it be used as an effective tool to address various issues pertaining in the society. Along with three staff of MSK Phek, anganwadi workers from CDPO office Phek joined the campaign, which covered 180 households within Phek town.

The campaign was carried out with an aim to spread one of the main objectives of BBBP, i.e. to ensure education and participation of the girl child. 

Mon: Mon district administration in collaboration with District Level Centre for Women (DLCW)-Mahila Shakti Kendra (MSK) observed the first day of Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP) week with district task force (DTF) meeting along with pledge/oath taking at DC office conference hall on January 20.

A press release from DC office stated that, Thavaseelan K, deputy commissioner, Mon highlighted the BBBP week programme to the DTF members. Lomei Konyak, KNSK president emphasized on the education of girl child and the need to organize seminars & workshops on various issues relevant to women. She also spoke about the poor health facilities and the need to improve them. Dr. Sophie, CMO highlighted on malnutrition and other health issues faced by women especially in the rural areas. Wennyei Konyak, PD DRDA, Mon spoke about the problems faced by women which included lack of livelihood and education opportunities. He emphasized the need for organizing awareness seminars in each block. T. Yanlem, CDPO, Mon proposed skill development training for school dropout girl child apart from a re-enrollment campaign for them.

Tuensang: On day two of BBBP week celebration in Tuensang, activities like graffiti and essay competitions were held with Kevethito Rose, EAC Tuensang as special guest on January 21.

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