Legal awareness prog for students, teachers held

ITANAGAR, Sep 13: The Arunachal Pradesh State Commission for Women (APSCW) in collaboration with the Arunachal Pradesh State Legal Service Authority (APSLSA) and the Arunachal Pradesh Women Welfare Society (APWWS) conducted a legal awareness programme for the students and teachers of the Arunadaya government higher secondary school here on Friday.
APSCW Chairperson Radhilu Chai Techi advised the students to “aim high in life and study hard to achieve success as professionals or entrepreneurs.” She said gender discrimination at home or schools by parents or teachers should not be encouraged and all students, irrespective of their sex, should get equal treatment.
Child Welfare Committee (CWC) chairperson Kani Nada Maling spoke about the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, and made the students aware of good touch and bad touch, besides the legal facilities available for children.
She advised the students to report any instance of sexual offence to their families, the police, the CWC, or to people they trust, “or they can call the toll-free number of the child helpline, 1098.”
TRIHMS psychiatrist Dr Tame Kena highlighted the side effects of drugs, such as “brain damage and other mental health problems,” and advised the students to be aware of drug abuse.
APSLSA legal aid counsellor and APWWS law coordinator, advocate Raknu Konya, elaborated the Arunachal Pradesh Victim Compensation Scheme and the Arunachal Pradesh Recording of Marriage Act.
She informed about various schemes which can be availed by victims of rape, human trafficking, loss of foetus due to physical abuse, victims of motor vehicle accidents, etc.
The programme was also attended by the school’s Vice Principal TL Nyodu, APWWS vice president Tojum Potom, APSCW member Likha Joya, APWWS president Dipti Bengia Tadar, other members of the APWWS, and the teachers and staff of the school.