BANDERDEWA, Oct 8: Painting and drawing competitions on the issue of child labour and child abuse were held for all school students under Banderdewa segment at Government Higher Secondary School, Banderdewa on Sunday.
The programme, organised by the Arunachal Pradesh State Legal Services Authority (APSLSA), in collaboration with the Arunachal Pradesh Women’s Welfare Society (APWWS) and Women and Child Development Department, saw the participation of over a hundred students.
Earlier, a short awareness programme was held, wherein APPWS President Dipti Bengia spoke on issues of child labour and child abuse. APSLSA Member Secretary Budi Habung dwelt on the objectives of the programme and implored on the participants to effectively express the same through their drawings and paintings.
Documentaries and short films on child labour and on child rights, such as ‘Komal’ and ‘Like Sisters’, were screened for the young participants.
In the primary level category, first, second and third place winners of the painting competition were Taba Tallar, Tamuk Tara and Stella Sidasow, while Aniya Bagang, Juna Bokar, and Tiling Radhe won the first, second and third positions in the secondary level category.
Earlier on October 7, a legal literacy class for 263 students of Government Higher Secondary School, Naharlagun was also organised by the APSLSA in collaboration with 54 Para Legal Volunteer students of Arunachal Law Academy and school authorities, where legal aid counsels Deepa Yoka and Kagam Bagra spoke on various legal provisions of law and clarified doubts of curious students.