WDTP observed at Longleng & Seluophe

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 7/30/2020 9:48:52 AM IST

Longleng district observed “World Day against Human Trafficking” at DC’s conference hall on July 30, organized by District Task Force (DTF) BBBP, Mahila Shakti Kendra and Sakhi One Stop center Longleng on the theme “There is hope, together we can stop the traffickers, we are not powerless” with ADC, D. Robin as special guest.

According to DIPR report, ADC said that the root cause of trafficking was poverty, lack of employment opportunities, low socio-economy status, lack of education and lack of proper implementation of government schemes for children like mid-day meal, Poshan Abhiyan etc.
Addl SP Longleng, Atopu Sumi emphasized that district administration, converging departments along with local bodies, should take a survey in villages, awareness programme etc, which can end such crimes in society. He also stressed on two actions under police department for such crime, namely, direct action and indirect action.
Earlier, programme was chaired by district coordinator (MSK) Tutinungla Phom and keynote address by EAC HQ Longleng, Robhi Sangtam. WWO MSK Longleng, P. Phungla Phom presented the winner for online essay competition for junior & senior category also online mother daughter photograph competition, winner in essay junior category: 1st Leitong Phom, 2nd Chingpang, 3rd Esapzeu, and senior category: 1st Longshom Phom, 2nd Spvia Jenger and 3rd Kontok Phom. Mother daughter photograph competition 1st Atau Phom, 2nd Shumei Phom and 3rd Chuthei Phom. Vote of thanks was pronounced by C. Henchmen Phom center administration (OSC) Longleng.
Miqlat Ministry, Seluophe: Miqlat Ministry (MM) held a small awareness programme at Miqlat Centre, Seluophe with few village leaders, women society and youths on July 30. 
A press release by Miqlat Ministry stated that, director of MM Asha Sanchu as resource highlighted that in Naga context, the demand for domestic helpers was also one of the main reasons, leading to an increase in human trafficking in Nagaland. She also mentioned more than 80% of the returnees during this pandemic were engaged in different sectors of work, mostly youth and therefore, this was an opportunity for the community leaders to dialogue, explore the available resources and create employment opportunities for the youth of the community. Exhorting the church leaders and village council leaders, she said that they have to be more informed as they have power and authority which can be exercised to bring transformation in society. She also said that survey conducted to assess government schools indicated that active involvement of concerned village authorities made huge progress. She also said that lack of education was one of the main push factors for human trafficking and so uplifting the education system in respective community was one way to combat human trafficking. She pointed out that many parents take pride saying that their children were working in cities without contemplating the kind and nature of work they do.


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