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Sensitisation programmes held for BBBP in Jalukie, Peren, Tuensang

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 3/4/2020 10:29:03 AM IST

Sensitization & orientation programme on Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP) for religious leaders, community leaders, NGOs, parents and teachers on the theme “Gender Equality” was conducted at women welfare association hall, Jalukie town on February 27.

According to DIPR report, speaking as resource person, Narola Chuba stressed on the topic-“fostering the girl child education”, wherein she pointed out that as per the reports collected, in Peren district the rate of school dropout students between classes 6 to 8 was very high and more boys were dropping out of schools as compared to the girl child.
She also added, harassment and bullying were some of the barriers or the factors that causes the dropping out of girl child in schools. Therefore, she encouraged the teachers to understand that it was their responsibility to impart the importance of education to the students and further urged the teachers to focus on creating a girl friendly environment even in schools. 
Narola Chuba also mentioned, that both male and female students were given the same discipline for the same action. Professor Buno Zetsuir in her address stressed on the topic “Celebrating the importance of girl child”.  Programme was organized by Peren district administration in collaboration with DLCW, Education Department & Nagaland University and was chaired by women welfare officer (WWO), MSK BBBP Peren, Heirieteilie.
Peren: Programme was held at Peren town council hall on February 27 with prof. Lungsang Zeliang & Dr. Khotole as resource persons. Prof. Lungsang Zeliang said that BBBP emphasizes on the equality of the girl and boy child and that the birth of a girl child should be equally celebrated. 
She said that the girl child was more vulnerable in society and also vulnerable to trafficking. On the role of mothers, the resource person urged the parents to treat their children equally and also stressed on health of a girl child, importance of parental involvement and inculcating values, fostering girl child welfare to use different platforms - church schools, office society and social network to campaign for gender equality, to avail schemes meant for securing the future of girls child, and girl child education as an investment. 
Dr. Khotole urged the teachers and the community to give girl child dignity in school by creating an environment where the children once enrolled in school will not drop out of school. She further stated that designing of lesson planned to expand understanding and inclusion of girl child in various activities will sensitize gender equality. Programme was attended by representative of civil society, NGOs, church, youths and parents.
Tuensang:  District administration Tuensang and district level centre for women (DLCW)-Mahila Shakti Kendra (MSK) Tuensang conducted poster campaign on March 3 at Tuensang town. 
A press release from women welfare officer Tuensang, Songmao M stated that, 30 students from Govt. Middle School (GMS) station (1) Tuensang town voluntarily participated in poster campaign. S. Niamkoi district coordinator gave a brief introduction about BBBP among the students and urged them to support the women family members. She also advised them to set an example and be agents of change in society. The poster campaign was initiated to create awareness about the importance of girl’s education, the value and responsibility she holds in family, society and on gender equality, women rights.

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