The SBI Gram Seva Programme implemented in 5 adopted villages under Chumoukedima Sub- Division of Dimapur District, namely, Urra, Bade, Khriezephe, Diezephe and Tsithrongse under ANMA Integrated Development Association (AIDA), Don Bosco in collaboration with the District Level Centre for Women (DLCW) – Mahila Shakti Kendra, Beti Bachao Beti Padhao, Dimapur, celebrated ‘National Girl Child Day’ at the Urra Area Villages’ Union Hall on 24th January, 2021. An awareness program was conducted on ‘Girl Child Rights and Education’ and ‘women centric schemes’ which was attended by about 100 participants from the five villages.
Mr. Arhomo C. Ngullie, District Coordinator, highlighted the workings of DLCW. Miss. Lanusangla Jamir, Women Welfare Officer, DLCW delivered the awareness on ‘Girl Child Rights & Education’. She spoke about sensitizing the mentality of people in our society to educate more girl children and give equal opportunities irrespective of gender, race, caste and religion. She urged the Girl Children to be courages enough to raise their voices and know their rights. She motivated the participants by sharing the stories of successful women in the world today
Miss. Dhonthaidi Langthasa, District Coordinator, imparted knowledge on ‘Women Centric Schemes’. She mentioned about Sakhi – One Stop Centre, which provides integrated support and assistance for women afflicted by violence under one roof. Sakhi – One Stop Centre provides services like medical, police, legal aid, shelter, psycho social and video conferencing. In addition, she mentioned about Women Help Line-181, Pradhan Mantri Matri Vandana Yojana which provides maternity benefit schemes for pregnant women above 19 years of age. Women requires registering themselves at the health care centre to compensate money during the time of delivery. Beti Bachao Beti Padhao which creates an awareness campaign to improve the efficiency of welfare services for girls. The programme began with a prayer led by Rev. Fr. Santosh Mundu SDB, Vice Principal – DBHSS, Dimapur and the welcome speech was delivered by Rev. Fr. M. D. Varghese SDB on behalf of AIDA. The program was chaired by Mr. Vethojo Lohe, Educational – In-charge of Gram Seva programme. The programme was concluded by the vote of thanks proposed by Miss. Imnayangla Jamir, Convergence Officer of Gram Seva programme.