National Girl Child Day celebrated

ITANAGAR, Jan 24: The National Girl Child Day was celebrated by the Department of Women and Child Development at Oju Welfare Association (OWA) at Naharlagun on Friday.
WCD Director in-charge N Ringu administered the ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao pledge and urged all to stop gender discrimination and to change the mindset of male child preference which is prevailing in the society.
Besides distribution of gift to the Shishu Greh, trees were also plated in the name of all the girl child of Child Care Institute.
Prizes were given to the winners of painting competition, which was conducted on the theme, Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP). Videos on women achievers like world boxing champion, Mary Kom and Everester Anshu Jamshenpa were screened.
OWA chairperson Ratan Anya expressed her gratitude to the WCD department for celebrating the day at their institution with the children who are in need of care and protection and the destitute women, which encourages their organisation to work selflessly for the needy and downtrodden.
CDPO (HQs) Kago Asha Lod and WCD Superintendent Kesang Ngenda also attended the programme.
The day also saw pledge taking on Beti Bachao Beti Padhao by various departments across the state.
The day was also celebrated in Roing, the district headquarters of Lower Dibang Valley, involving students and teachers from different schools, government departments, NGOs, mothers of newborn girl children. BBBP Local Champions, CDPOs and field functionaries also participated in the programme.
DDSE Ego Doye administered the BBBP pledge. All the resource persons spoke on the importance and value of girl child in the Indian society.
DD(ICDS) G A Perying spoke on the importance of education in empowering women through the BBBP programme.
All government departments and educational institutions of East Siang district also celebrated the National Girl Child Day. In DC’s office at Pasighat, ADC (Hq) Tatdo Borang spelt out the main objective of organizing the day. He also administered “Beti Bachao Beti Padhao” pledge to the gathering.
In Mebo, ADC Hage Lailang and at Ruksing ADC Kabit Apang also administered the pledge in their respective offices. DIPROs