National Girl Child Day Celebrated at Roing

Publish Date : 25/01/2019

Roing, Jan 24: The National Girl Child Day was celebrated today in the Lower Dibang Valley district, to mark the 4th Anniversary of ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’ (BBBP) Scheme under the theme ‘Empowering Girls for a Better Tomorrow’, at VKV Prayer Hall, Roing in the presence of DC Mitali Namchoom, Everester Tine Mena, Everester Muri Linggi, HoDs, members of Ledum SHG, teachers, students and officers and officials of WCD department.

DC Mitali Namchoom (IAS), speaking on the occassion, stressed on need for all round development of the girl child. She said that women should have equal rights, have the freedom to express themselves and not be questioned and have the freedom to choose for themselves.

She advised all the students to get sensitised, sensitise their family members, friends and others and spread the message of Beti Bachao Beti Padhao.

Everester Tine Mena and Everester Muri Linggi shared their experiences and narrated about the struggles they overcame. Our biggest challenge is we ourselves, we have to overcome our fears and work hard to achieve our goals, advised Tine Mena. Muri Linggi stressed on the importance of education and the will to succeed. Oimang Lego of Ledum SHG narrated the struggles the group had to face.

The day also saw the celebration of Beti Janmotsav where institutionally born girl children in the month of December were given their birth certificates and gifts. Tree plantation drives, talks on health, doctors talk on health hygiene, nutrition and PCPNDT Act and career talk shows were also organised in the district as a lead up to the day.

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