National Girl child day observed across Nagaland

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 1/24/2020 10:37:15 AM IST

In commemoration of Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP) foundation day, district administrations across the state observed “National Girl Child Day 2020” on January 23 and 24 in their respective headquarters.

Phek: A tree plantation on the theme “Save the Girl Child” was held on Friday at Phek town and simultaneously in all the four sub-divisions wherein 300 saplings were planted as part of the week long Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP) special campaign to commemorate the occasion of National Girl Child Day.
Tree plantation activity was organized by district administration and District Level Centre for Women-Mahila Shakti Kendra, Phek.
SDO (C) Phek, N. Bhavani Sri delivering a short speech before the plantation drive highlighted the importance of planting more trees and to ensure every girl child become a responsible citizen in saving our environment and making the world a better place for the future.
The programme was chaired by district coordinator, DLCW-MSK Phek, Veposelu Naroh.  Meanwhile, district level felicitation of the local champions is scheduled for January 26 at Phek local ground. (Correspondent)
Mokokchung: District administration in collaboration with the District Level Centre for Women- Mahila Shakti Kendra Mokokchung observed National Girl Child Day basing on the theme “Save the girl child”.  
A press release from district administration DLCW-MSK  women welfare officer, Moamenla stated that a tree plantation drive in the name of girl child was organised at Khensa village where the village council, watsu, anganwadi workers and girls took part to celebrate the birth of the girl child. The MSK team along with the assistant commissioner Rohit  Singh were present at the programme. Furthermore, the team also visited care and support children home orphanage, Tzumarshiong where they conducted drawing competition and the best was awarded. Alongside gift hampers was also distributed to all the children. 
Wokha: Celebrating the twelve glories year of National Girl Child Day, Wokha district, the champion of Bedi Bachao Bedi Padhao (BBBP) observed the national event as a whole day programme conducted at Tiyi Hall, Wokha on January 24.
In the morning session, baby show, singing and poem recitation was conducted.
Later a formal programme was conducted in the afternoon session with MLA Dr. Chumben Murry as the chief guest. He spoke on the core essence of being a girl to grow in becoming responsible women in the family and in society.
Murry was of the opinion that there was a huge gap on gender equality earlier in the country but the present society has been evolving for better and positive responses to girl child. Side by side, he compared the society of mainland India and Naga society of how much the girl child is safe, educated and health hygiene. 
With a positive Naga ancestor practices for care and equal treatment without gender discrimination, he called upon the gathering to continue in practicing equal treatment toward girl child. He also informed to check in finding actual discrimination of girl child in society.
Murry appreciated all positive schemes and programmes being initiated by government of India to which he called all operation officers to execute the programmes and schemes/funds in achieving a better society having a clear vision.
Deputy Commissioner Wokha, Orenthung Lotha in his key note address congratulated BBBP team Wokha for bringing laureate to the district.
Local BBBP champion, Erenbeni P Lotha spoke on what BBBP means to her.
A short felicitation to the nine girl child achievers was presented by the chief guest. The programme was chaired by Mhonroni Kikon of Don Bosco Hr. Sec. School Wokha (class XI), while vote of thanks was pronounced by EAC Wokha, Imtinungla Longkumer.
Bhandari: Celebration of National Girls Child Day 2020 was organised by the district administration, Wokha at Town hall Bhandari on January 24.
According to DIPR report, the guest of honour of the programme was Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) Bhandari, Tiameren Chang. Besides fighting against exploitation and discrimination against women, the ADC said that they also have big responsibilities to focus on their health care on priority because a family’s health is dependent on a healthy mother and the future of a healthy society cannot be possible without taking care of the little girls today.
In his key note speech, EAC Bhandari, Dr. Riku Khutso stated that the main objective of the programme is to continue to support the girl child to live a violence and exploitation free life and to assert her rights for parity, for education and health care and to empower her to live a better life for herself, her family and the society at large. Baby girls born in the year 2020 were given gifts during the programme.
Singing competition was also organised amongst the colonies and the winners were given cash prizes besides consolation prizes to the participants.
Peren: District administration Peren in collaboration with the department of Social Welfare launched the official photo book and report of all activities conducted under Beti Bachao Beti Padhao scheme in Peren district on January 24 at the Deputy Commissioner’s office, New Peren Hq. 
Acoording to DIPR report, DC Peren, Sentiwapang Aier appreciated the assistance of all the line departments as well as civil society in Peren district in ensuring the important message of protecting and promoting girls in all aspects of life is which was disseminated to all the sections of society. 
DC also spoke on the necessity to remain vigilant against practices which are discriminatory to women in the society.
District Welfare Officer Peren, Nokcharenla also spoke on the challenges faced by the Mahila Shakti Kendra team during the implementation process and requested the DC to continue giving his whole hearted support.
The photo book containing pictures, articles and summary of all activities in the past six months was officially launched when the DWO Peren presented the report to the DC.
Jalukie: In continuation of the celebration of National Girl Child week, Peren district administration in collaboration with District Level Centre for Women-Mahila Shakti Kendra (MSK) organized felicitation programme for mother and girl child and sticker campaign at Community Health Centre and Anganwadi’s Centre, Jalukie town along with the ASHAs and AWWs under Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP) on January 23.
Women Welfare Officer, Heiriateilei in her short address stated that the campaign was carried out with an aim to spread awareness and to ensure the participation of general public in successful implementation of BBBP in the district. 
Childline 1098 Peren team member, Amanwangle also highlighted about the helpline which is actively working for the empowerment and safety of every child in the district. 
Interaction and discussion hour was followed by distribution of gift hampers. Meanwhile, as part of National Girl Child Week, a signature campaign in support of Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP) was also held at DC Complex, District Headquarter New Peren.
Meanwhile, Peren district administration in collaboration with Mahila Shakti Kendra, Peren observed National Girl Child Day at Assam Rifle Public School, Jalukie on January 24.
According to DIPR report, 2 i/c 36th Assam Rifles, Major Suneel Tadi on the occasion spoke on the gender based inequality. 
He also emphasized on the re-orientation of the parents and upholds the value of girls in the family. “Just as a car cannot run itself without its driver, similarly, a society cannot function effectively without women’s involvement”, Tadi added.
WWO, MSK Peren, Heiriateilei briefed on the significance of the day. Earlier, the programme was chaired by district coordinator, Lungngaulie Rao while welcome address was delivered by ARPS principal, N. Kiziuna and vote of thanks was proposed by CHILDLINE 1098 Peren coordinator, Ibamsile.
Other highlights of the event include special song, slide show and skit on the theme Beti Bachao Beti Padhao by ARPS students followed with signature campaign.
Noklak:  BBBP Noklak block celebrated National Girl Child Day 2020 at the KTC Hall Noklak. 
According to DIPR report, Additional Deputy Commissioner Noklak, M. Chaitanya Prasad speaking to the girl students from various schools in Noklak emphasized on the need to break down the system that prevent women from achieving their full potential and contributions to the growth of the nation. “Deprivation of equal access to education health, human rights etc are the impediment to the progress of our society”, he added. The programme was chaired by EAC Noklak Hq., Yithachu Thur.
Kiphire: Along with the rest of the country, the National Girl Child day was observed in five different blocks of Kiphire district organized by Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan Kiphire in collaboration with Poshan Abhiyan Kiphire.
Speaking on Child’s Right during the programme at Kiphire village, Itulungbe Ndang from Poshan Abhiyan said that every child under the age of 14 should get access of free education and challenged all the children to stand on their feet and move forward for betterment of their society. 
NYK’s  Thripili Sangtam  also encouraged the children to take every opportunities in schools and Sunday schools in order to shine as they grows.  
Earlier, Arila Sangtam also spoke on women empowerment and stressed on the importance of women’s right. She also highlighted some points on women’s rights to the gathering.
On the sideline of the programme, walkathon race was conducted in the morning where Rebecca, Azila and Nito bagged first, second and third positions respectively. Cash prize was also handed over to the winner. 
United Nation Volunteer and District Youth Coordinator Kiphire of Nehru Yuva Kendra, Muletolu Vero who initiated the programme supervised in entire programme in the district. (Correspondent)
Kohima: State Resource Centre for Women (SRCW), Mahila Shakti Kendra Kohima in collaboration with Nagaland State Social Welfare Board (NSSWB) organized a special programme on account of National Girl Child Week at Bright Morning Star Children’s’ Home, Kohima on January 24. 
A press release from SRCW Nagaland stated that the event was celebrated under the theme, “Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Champions” with sole purpose to celebrate girl child, ensuring her safety and education. The programme emphasized on promoting awareness including right of a girl child, importance of education, health and nutrition.
Speaking on the significance of Beti Bachao Beti Padhao scheme, secretary NSSWB and mission director SRCW, Daisy Mezhur, encouraged the girls to become ambassador of girl child.  The programme was chaired by state coordinator SRCW, Gracy Ayee, invocation pronounced by research officer SRCW, Meneno V and a special song was also presented by Bright Morning Star Children’s Home. 

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