Awareness campaign conducted on child labour and human trafficking in Lakhimpur
Lakhimpur district administration and the government departments of the district have conducted various programmes
LAKHIMPUR: Lakhimpur district administration and the government departments of the district have conducted various programmes for a week since November 18 to celebrate the 400th birth anniversary of Lachit Barphukan, the hero of the Battle of Saraighat.
In connection with the august occasion, the office of the District Information and Public Relation Officer (DIPRO) organized extensive awareness campaign on 'Child Labour and Human Trafficking' in the tea garden areas covering 9 tea estates of the district. The campaign was conducted under the guidance of the district administration and in association with Nawa Bihan Samaj, a non-governmental organization working for the eradication of academic issues in the tea garden areas.
The awareness meeting held in Dolahat Tea Estate on Wednesday commenced with the explanation of the objectives by Godfrey Here, the secretary of Nawa Bihan Samaj. DIPRO Mandira Chayengiya explained the significance of the Lachit Divas while paying homage to the valorous patriot. Further, she threw light upon the noble life and works of Lachit Barphukan and the State Government, Lakhimpur district administration's initiatives to take the ideology of Lachit Barphukan to the grassroots level.
Journalist-cum-writer Ranjit Kakati took part in the event as resource person of the designated topic. In his deliberation, the resource person highlighted the definition of child labour and human trafficking, causes of the two social issues, legal and government initiative to eradicate child labour and human trafficking, rehabilitation processes of rescued child labourers etc.
Attending the event, Welfare Officer of Dolohat Tea Estate, Vaskardeep Swansi also spoke on the occasion. Notably, this series of awareness campaigns initiated by the DIPRO Office kick-started on November 19 from Ananda Tea Estate. In this connection, awareness meetings were conducted at Joyhing, Koylamari, Chinatolliah, Cheajuli Tea Estate on Tuesday while the Same was organized in Dolohat, Dijoo, Silonibari and Harmoti Tea Estates on Wednesday.