International Women Day celebrated with pomp

International Women Day celebrated with pomp

ITANAGAR, Mar 9: Along with rest of the world, the International Women’s Day (IWD) was celebrated throughout the state in a befitting way.

AALO: The IWD was celebrated by the APWWS, Aalo Unit at the DIC conference hall here yesterday.

Marbom Riba Bagra, president APWWS (Aalo Unit) outlined on the history and significance of the day and called upon all women activists to come forward for the cause of women and child on many issues.

She also highlighted the activities taken up in the district.

The resource persons Gamde Padu, prosecuting officer and Gumter Ete Deka, retired police officer elaborated on sex education for girls, domestic violence and legal provisions under various sections of law.

DDI Marme Kato Loya and ZPM Higam Loyi Ango also gave fruitful suggestions, as the resource persons.

The senior women who took lead role in women movements in the past, Raknya Tato, Poryum Gangkak, Gedam Lollen and others also spoke in detail on the need to start women movements in the interior areas where awareness is of paramount importance.

Songs and dances were also presented by the sector women.

YINGKIONG: The IWD was celebrated at Old Multipurpose Hall here with great pomp and gaiety by Women Welfare Society, Upper Siang district. The programme started an opening song by Simong Women group.

Yaken Danggen, ex-ZPC, the chief guest, in her speech, said that women’s responsibility in the society is enormous and urged the gathering to be disciplined for successful and better day to day life.

Pakkar Nomuk, CDPO, Yingkiong speaking on women empowerment said that there is a Child Welfare Committee and Juvenile Justice Board to deal with domestic violence, harassment of women at work place and rape cases etc and exhorted the gathering to report such cases for appropriate action.

BASAR: On the occasion of International Women’s Day (March 8), the West Siang District Legal Services Authority organized legal services camp in collaboration with Arunachal Pradesh Women’s Welfare Society, Basar unit and District Administration at Basar to create awareness about welfare schemes and legislations of the State and Central Govts for their effective implementation through concerned departments and Legal Services Authority.

In total, 20 stalls were opened by various Govt departments, banking institutions and SHGs. The special focus of legal services camp was on women empowerment, NALSA (Victims of Trafficking and Commercial Sexual Exploitation) Scheme, 2015 and NALSA (Protection and Enforcement of Tribal Rights) Scheme, 2015.

Special attraction of the camp was free health check-up and distribution of medicines by medical units of ITBP and Community Health Centre, Basar. While the Veterinary department distributed free medicine for animals, the Forest Dept distributed free plants and the Agriculture, Horticulture and MCP departments distributed free seeds to farmers.

All the departments distributed IEC materials on various schemes to the public and created awareness of welfare schemes being implemented through their departments. Besides, the officers present in the camp spoke about welfare schemes of their respective departments.

Lower Siang DC, who was chief guest, spoke on “Sankalp Se Siddhi” programme whereby he highlighted as many as 42 flagship programmes of different departments and requested the public to avail the benefits under those programme.

DFO Aalo, Commandant 49th ITBP Basar, DMO, DDSE, ADC (i/c) Basar, and CDPO Basar also spoke and the president, APWWS, Basar unit spoke on women empowerment and submitted a memorandum to the DC demanding facility of marriage registration under Special Marriage Act, 1954 at Basar. The DC assured to pursue the matter with the Govt.

Lobsang Tenzin, Chairman DLSA cum Additional District & Sessions Judge, Basar and Hirendra Kashyap, Chief Judicial Magistrate, Aalo cum Secretary, DLSA spoke on right to access justice through District Legal Services Authority and requested the public to avail services of DLSA for effective implementation of various welfare schemes.

Organised under the aegis of Budi Habung, Member Secretary, Arunachal Pradesh State Legal Services Authority, the legal services camp was attended by more than 1200 people and more than 700 people availed instant benefits of the camp.

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