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Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Campaign Launched in Lower Dibang Valley district

Publish Date : 02/10/2018

Roing, Oct 2: The Beti Bachao Beti Padhao campaign was launched in the Lower Dibang Valley district with the celebration of Beti Janmotsav of 21 institutionally delivered baby girls in the district in the month of September, on the occassion of 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. The campaign aims to generate awareness and improve the efficiency of welfare services intended for girls.

The programme conducted in the Anchal Samity Hall, Roing was attended by the baby girls along with their parents, Deputy Commissioner Mitali Namchoom(IAS), ADC Chesta Yadav(IAS), Everesters Tine Mena and Muri Linggi,DD(WCD) G. D. Perying, heads of departments, Administrative officers, ASHA Workers and staff of department of WCD.

DC Mitali Namchoom speaking on the occassion explained that the district has been selected for the launch of the campaign to improve the skewed sex ratio in the district. The campaign has a 3 pronged approached where 1. prevention of female feoticide /prevention of sex selection, 2. Ensuring safety and survival of girl child after birth by giving them proper nutrition and opportunities in life and 3. to educate the girl child are the 3 goals, she added.

She said that girl children should be educated, empowered and given opportunities and awareness should be created so that they do not follow detrimental practices like child marriage, polygamy etc which cause emotional and mental distress.

The DC also informed about the facilities provided by government like provision of sanitary napkins, Dulari Kanya Scheme, Sukanya Samruddhi Scheme etc. she also praised the Idu community for giving the state 2 Everesters Tine Mena and Muri Linggi by saying that it is rare that a society gives unconditional support to its daughters in fulfilling their aspiration to conquer Mount Everest.

The District Administration conferred  certificate of appreciation to Everesters Tine Mena and Muri Linggi, on the occassion. The newborn girls were given their birth certificates and gifts to celebrate the day. DD (WCD) G. D. Perying, Atuli Linggi and Ela Linggi spoke on the occassion.

— DIPRO

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