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World Population Day celebrated in Longleng, Mkg

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 7/13/2019 11:13:42 AM IST

Along with the rest of the world, DHS Longleng and Mokokchung DLSA celebrated World Population Day on July 11. 

DHS Longleng: District health society (DHS) Longleng held the programme on July 11, at CMO conference hall with John Tsulise Sangtam deputy commissioner Longleng and SDPO Longleng as special guest and guest of honor respectively. 
A press release from medical superintendent I/C chief medical officer Longleng, Dr Toshirenla stated that DPO (RCH/UIP) Dr Imnameren Phom in his keynote address gave a short presentation on the benefits of family planning and the schemes that one can avail. 
DC John Tsulise in his short speech said that a small family can pay proper attention to the children and educate them, which was also good for the economy of the family. He said that family should not be just for the number but it should be healthy and productive. 
Short speeches were delivered by SDPO Longleng and president Phomla Hoichem. Dr Toshirenla medical superintendent and CMO incharge delivered the welcome address; Viroli Sangtam DPM chaired the programme, and special song by TNAI unit Longleng. Programme was attended by the NGOs, ward presidents, members from Phom Baptist Christian Association, doctors, nurses and staff from district hospital and CMO office. 
MDLSA: Mokokchung District Legal Services Authority (MDLSA) in collaboration with SAKHI- One Stop Centre (OSC) with Women ministry Tsüsapang Baptist Church celebrated the day in Mokokchung on July 11.
A press release by SAKHI-OSC, Mokokchung stated that at the programme the keynote address was delivered by CJM and secretary to MDLSA, nodal officer of SAKHI-OSC, W V Patton.
The participants were briefed on topics such as human rights; women rights; maternity benefit Act by DPA, MDLSA, Mapujungla Pongen and counselor, Mapusongla, gave a brief introduction on the functioning of SAKHI- OSC. 
Mapusongla said SAKHI- OSC is an integrated support system to women affected by violence of any kind. She also highlighted on the importance of Women Helpline-181 and its assistance to aggrieved women. The programme ended with the distribution of IEC materials.

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