Legal awareness prog for women, children held

KIMIN, Dec 5: The Arunachal Pradesh State Commission for Women (APSCW) held legal awareness programmes on women- and child-related issues at the Panchayat Hall and at the government higher secondary school here on December 4.
The programme was an organised collaboration with the Mahila Mandal of Kimin.
APSCW Chairperson, Mitali Tingkhatra requested the women of Kimin to know about their legal rights, and exhorted the gathering, especially women and young girls, to learn ways to earn their own livelihood, to be self-reliant, and to empower themselves.
Kimin Sub-divisional Officer, J Padung expressed appreciation for the activities undertaken by the Mahila Mandal, and assured to provide assistance in the days to come.
He also expressed opposition to the practice of polygamy and child marriage, and advocated educating children.
Giving information on ways to earn a living, Yupia ADO, Nabam Katung stressed on engaging in activities like farming, agriculture, horticulture, poultry, and piggery.
“By engaging in these sectors, the economic condition of a household can be improved,” he said, and assured to provide technical assistance and knowledge on government schemes.
Advocate Jungam Jini informed of the various acts and schemes available to assist women and children in need of assistance.
He also suggested to the gathering to get their marriage registered to avoid the practice of polygamy.
APSCW Member Secretary, Yame Higio and Vice Chairperson Nabam Yabang gave information on various women and children-related issues, and requested the public to attend such legal awareness programmes in the future as well.
Higio also advised the school authority to form a committee to prevent sexual harassment at the workplace.