From a Correspondent
Haflong, Jan 25: tiol Child Protection Day was observed at the Cultural Institute Hall, Haflong in Dima Hasao on January 24. The programme was organized by the District Child Protection unit of Dima Hasao in partnership with State Child Protection Society supported by UNICEF (Assam). Bhaskar Dutta, Assistant Commissioner attended the programme as the chief guest.
The day’s programme began with a rally participated by girl students from various schools of Haflong, woman organizations and NGOs. Representatives from various schools, NGOs, social workers and women from various walks of life also took part in the mass rally. After the rally the formal function started with a sigture campaign by all participants which was followed by felicitation with phulam gamusa and lighting of lamp.
Bhaskar Dutta in his short speech spoke about the necessity of equal status of the girl child with boy child and expressed his delight at such kind of awareness programmes and praised this step by the District Child Protection Unit.
Dhoniram Tisso, Deputy Superintendent of Police, HQ, spoke about human trafficking and child marriage and their consequences as per Indian Pel Code. Dr. Mari stressed reproductive and nutritiol value necessary for the girl child and pregnt women. She spoke about health and hygiene of adolescent girls. Speaking about the discrimition against the girl child and women, she disclosed that 99 per cent of female foeticide cases take place in India and 130 million of women are deprived of proper education.
The district child protection officer, Anjoli Ariya, talked about the initiative taken by the unit for protection of the girl child in various aspects. The session ended with Sumit Das, senior government advocate, spoke about cases and trials for offences against the girl child and women in the family and also in the society.
After the meeting, a speech competition was conducted among girl students from various schools.