One-day awareness camp held at Jengging

YINGKIONG, Sep 17: Continuing with its effort to educate the masses on role of education on women empowerment, legal rights provisions for women, ill effects of drugs and substance abuse, and POCSO Act, the Yingkiong-based NGO Sikiing Kojee Charitable Society organised a one-day awareness camp at Jengging on Saturday, in collaboration with the departments of Health, and Women & Child Development, District Legal Services Authority, and the APWWS Jengging unit.

During the program, resource person Damini Tali, clinical psychologist, District Drug De-addiction Centre, Yingkiong sensitized the participants on ill effects of drugs and substance abuse. She informed that since inception, the De-addiction Centre is functioning smoothly and   has helped many to overcome addictions and lead a healthy life. She also advised the people, that if they come across any person battling drug addiction or substance abuse, to bring them to the District Drug De-addiction Centre at District Hospital, Yingkiong for treatment and timely intervention will help them recover and embrace a better future.

Upper Siang DIPRO Y Jerang spoke on the topic ‘education as a weapon of women empowerment’ and said that upliftment of women in the society is possible only through education. Education is one of the most important factors in empowering women to make them independent, strong and stand up for their rights, she said.

She also encouraged the women and girls to always speak up for themselves and know their rights. At the same time, she also advised the students to be sincere and devote their valuable time in study to become a good and responsible citizen of the country. 

Advocate Akoying Tekseng, DCPU, Yingkiong deliberated on the POCSO Act and apprised the students of legal provisions and child right protection provisions in the Act, and Advocate O  Komut, DLSA on domestic violence and legal provisions to protect women rights and dignity.

Among others, Sikiing Kojee Charitable Society chairman Dr Mity Apang, and senior APWWS members from Yingkiong and Jengging units, and the principal, teachers and students of the host school, Royal Siang Academy Jengging also attended the programme. (DIPRO)