Workshop on legal, health awareness held

CHIMPU, Aug 30: The VKV Alumni Association – Arunachal Chapter (VKVAA-AC) in collaboration with the Arunachal Pradesh State Commission for Women (APSCW) organized a workshop on ‘Legal-cum-health awareness’ at the Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya (VKV) here on Friday.
Addressing the workshop, social activist Jarjum Ete deliberated on various issues, starting from the need and inception of the APSCW. She also spoke about the “failure of the political parties to ensure tribal rights and community ownership of land of the indigenous people of the state.”
Dr Tame Kena from the TRIHMS made a PowerPoint presentation on various aspects of substance abuse and the ill-effects of alcohol and drug addiction on people’s health.
Vivekananda Kendra Arunachal Pradesh Trust Joint Secretary Rupesh Mathur presented a brief history of the VKVs in the state since the 1970s. He also spoke on developmental projects, including the VKV Arun Jyoti.
Among others, VKVAA-AC Chairman Taba Tatup and Secretary-General Giamde Tamin addressed the workshop, which was attended by members of the APSCW, the Apatani Women Association of Ziro, and the Chimpu Youth Welfare Association, along with a large number of VKV students.