Wednesday, February 8, 2023

National Girl’s Child Day observed

Along with the rest of the country, the National Girl Child Day was observed in Kohima and Dimapur on January 24.
In Kohima, the day was observed at Kohima Orphanage & Destitute Home (KODH).
A report by DIR stated that at the observation programme, Social Welfare Commissioner and Secretary and Administrator NSSWB Martha R.Ritse addressed on POCSO Act 2012, which protects children from offenses of sexual assault and harassment and serious punishment to offenders.
She also asked the children present to call the government provided Number of child helpline1098/181 in the event of such cases.
Director Tosheli Zhimomi shared the importance of National Girl Child Day where she said that the significant step towards girls seeking to address gender imbalance and discrimination against the girl child.
Earlier, R Juliana Medom supervisor NSSWB chaired the programme, children of KODH presented a special number titled ‘A million Dreams’ and a skit. Additional Director Nokcharenla delivered the vote of thanks.
ACID, NDWM Nagaland commemorate: Assisi Centre for Integrated Development (ACID) in collaboration with National Domestic Workers Movement (NDWM) Nagaland Region through the support of MZF commemorated “National Girl Child Day” on Tuesday at the Assisi auditorium under the theme, “Digital generation our generation”.
A press release by ACID stated that the main purpose of commemorating the day was to spread awareness about the importance of nurturing girls.
Director of Assisi centre, Sr Pramila said the day was to create awareness about the need for equality between both male and female child, adding that the issues on gender inequality and disparity was on rise.
She also underscored the importance of empowering girl child on leadership, education and gender equality and added that girls needed to be empowered to maximize their potential.
The programme was compere by Abigail while Sr Geeta highlighted the importance of the day and Punam delivered the word of gratitude. The programme was attended by 240 parents and children.

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