WSTH organizes seminar on ‘child rights’

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 5/3/2019 10:55:32 AM IST

Western Sümi Totimi Hoho (WSTH) organized a seminar on the topic ‘Child Rights and Adoption of a Child’ on May 3 at Khekiho village, Dhansiripar, Dimapur, under Aqahuto Tokukujo Sümi Totimi Hoho (ATSTH).

WSTH media and publicity in a press statement stated that its general secretary, Holi Chophy,  who spoke at the seminar as speaker said “this juncture we are bind to different laws and orders but we don’t follow the laws many a times, including protection of child rights and rules regarding the adoption of a child”.
She said since Indian government under Article 14 of the Fundamental Rights provides equal rights to every citizen, each person should be treated equally.
The speaker also reminded the parents to give freedom to their children to express their own thoughts and ideas. She also reiterated that, “when we adopt a child every rights should be given to them and should be treated equally as our own biological children. 
At present time, adoption of a child should also be done legally through legal organization and orphanage so that every child’s right is protected.”
She further said that before adopting a child, medical test should be done and carefully investigated about his/her parentage and not just adopt it from hospitals without knowing about the child’s parents.
Earlier, WSTH president, Jolly Zhimo, in her key note address thanked Aqahuto STH, Khekiho village and all the participants of the programme. She said the present WSTH team since its induction has been working with an aim of inclusiveness so that no single women (whether it be, a widow, a disabled person, poor or young) should be left out. Pointing to the theme of WSTH, “Cheh Kümtsani” (to walk together) Jolly said, “To walk together is not for the WSTH alone but for all the unit and STH under the Hoho to walk together through their own advice and work.”
The programme was chaired by Tosheli Tsuqu.GB Pimla and Caretaker, Aqahuto Tokukujo Kukami Kuqhakulu, Lughozhe Swu delivered the welcome address.


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