Career counselling & legal awareness prog under BBBP held

YINGKIONG, Nov 6: A career counselling and legal awareness programme under Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao (BBBP) scheme was held under the initiative of the Upper Siang district administration and the Women and Child Development Department in the district at the Government Model College, Geku on Tuesday.
Yingkiong divisional ICDS cell CDPO DD in-charge cum Nodal Officer of BBBP scheme, Pakkar Nomuk gave a brief overview of the implementation of the scheme in the country in general and in the district in particular.
The BBBP scheme is being implemented in Upper Siang district, keeping an eye on the child sex ratio of 946/1000 as per the 2011 census in the district, he said. He further said, organizing a career counselling and legal awareness programme is one of the many ways to empower girls.
Speaking on the occasion, Geku CHC’s MO Dr Kaling Tato said “substance use disorder is a menace to the society. It affects the individuals psychologically, physically and socially and the youths are more susceptible to this kind of substance use disorder with opium, brown sugar, alcoholism, etc. Prevention is better than cure.”
Geku EAC Olom Panggeng told the students to be disciplined for success in life. He also asked the students to opt for subjects they are confident and well versed in as the optional paper in the civil service examinations. Panggeng also said that students must study books of wisdom and general knowledge.
Yingkiong CO Philip Jerang advised students to study smartly. Suggesting various points to crack civil service examinations, he said students should develop a study technique like using acronyms and they should be specific in their study and time management.
Legal-cum-Probation Officer of District Child Protection Unit Akoying Tekseng spoke on the various prohibitions of the Child Marriage Act, 2006, the POCSO Act and rule 2012 and the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005.
College Principal Dr Kuku Panyang also spoke on the occasion.
More than 70 participants were present in the programme. (DIPRO)