28th May 2024 10:05:PM State
Eastern Sentinel Arunachal News

Itanagar, May 28: A self defence training cum awareness programme under Beti Bachao Beti Padhao was inaugurated today by the Deputy Commissioner Capital Itanagar, Shweta Nagarkoti Mehta in the presence of Guest of Honour GPC Chimpu, Nabam Yajo, DD(ICDS) Jaya Taba and a host of officers and officials from the department of WCD, SHGS, AWWs, students and others. 
The DC highlighted the importance of the Beti Bachao Beti Padhao scheme that translates to save the girl child, educate the girl child. She informed about the scheme which was first launched in 2015 in Haryana to address the issue of decline in Child Sex Ratio, while expressing admiration that Arunachal doesn’t hold such bias towards their children. She stressed upon the importance of learning self defence and asked the students to utilise the opportunity which would help them get trained with basic techniques of self defence. The DC also held a detailed interactive session with the girl students wherein she placed a strong emphasis on developing a self-sufficient attitude and self- identity. 
Referring to the recent case of human trafficking, she said that the art of self defence can go a long way in protecting one towards such evils. She also highlighted the child helpline number 1098 and asked the participants to inform others also about the helpline number to seek help in any kind of violence towards children. 
The Guest of Honour emphasized on the significance of education while also emphasising on the importance of extending awareness among the people especially parents. She was impressed with the presence of female participants today and termed the presence of the DC at the event as an inspiration for many of them to do better in their career and life. 
Earlier, DD ICDS Jaya Taba while welcoming all highlighted the significance and the importance of the Prime Minister's Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Yojana. She also emphasized on the importance of self-defence and how it enhances both mental and physical wellness. She also informed about the Child helpline number i.e. ‘1098’ and the Women's helpline number i.e. ‘181’. She also threw light on important schemes of the state and central government for women and children.  
The three-day training on self defence will be imparted by Rei Yadi, Black Belt 5th Dan and  Bamang Yamu, Black belt 2nd Dan, both international players to 21 girl students. 
CDPO Kago Asha Lod thanked all for their participation and hoped that the initiative to train the girls in self defence will empower their overall well being in life. 
The three-day program is being organised by the Department of Women and Child Development, in collaboration with the District Administration Papumpare district with the objective to ensure gender equality and women empowerment, to ensure survival and protection of the girl child, to encourage education and participation of the girl child and to prevent gender biased sex selective elimination. 
During the program, sanitary pads and comic books on POCSO Act were also distributed to the student participants. The event was held at Community hall, Chimpu Itanagar.

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