Seminar for village level functionaries, NGOs and civil society organisations

Seminar for village level functionaries, NGOs and civil society organisations
Officials and participants during the seminar cum workshop held on December 13 at Town hall, Wokha. (DIPR Photo)

Wokha, December 16 (MExN): The District Administration Wokha organized a seminar cum workshop for sensitization under Beti Bachao Bet Padhao (BBBP) for village functionaries, NGOs and Civil Society Organization on December 13 at Town hall, Wokha.

CDPO, Wokha, Soren Kikon, while delivering key note address said that BBBP scheme was launched on January 21 under the initiative of Prime Minister of India with an objective of gender biased sex selective elimination, ensuring survival and protection of the girl child, ensuring education and participation of the girl child.

Our district is declining in girl child sex ration by 29 percent, he said and stated the primary reason for declining sex ratio reasons such as female infanticide, male child preferences, a burden to parents and dowry system. Stating that what male can do, female can also do and said in the past few years girls are doing well even in competitive exams. He urged parents to guide and give proper opportunity to make them a successful individual. He also added that vulnerable age of a child is during 0-6 years and appealed parents to take proper care during those periods.

The CDPO also highlighted on available better opportunity, reduce child marriage, reduce infant and maternal mortality, and improve hygiene and nutrition and family planning. The way we are treating women should be changed to a better perspectives because women equally contribute for the upliftment of the society and community, stated a press release from Zuben, IA, Wokha.

Leader Team Metamorphosis, Thungdemo Kyong shared some of the great technologies created by women across the world which we are using in our day to day life. While appreciating the District Administration for conducting series of programmes to create awareness about the importance of girl child, he was optimistic that the programmes would bring out fruitful results in bringing change.

Wokha Village Council Secretary, Zuchanbemo Kithan said that it is time to change or move out from patriarchal mindset and make efforts to empower girls and the world. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking. President Lotha Eloe Hoho, Zuchobeni also spoke during the function. Pledge on girl child was also read out by all the participants, led by Sr Supervisor, CDPO Office, Renbeni. The function was chaired by EAC, Wokha Riku Khutso, while vote of thanks was proposed by EAC, Wokha Tumben P Tsanglao.