Smti Nampui urged parents to come forward and administer routine immunization to their children

Shillong, Jan 14: The National Girl Child Day was observed today in the State capital, Shillong. The programme was organized by the District Task Force on Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao, East Khasi Hills District in collaboration with the office of the District Programme Officer, ICDS, East Khasi Hills District at U Soso Tham Auditorium, Shillong.

Smti M. N. Nampui, Secretary to the Government of Meghalaya, Social Welfare Department graced the occasion as Chief Guest. The programme was also attended by Smti M. War Nongbri, Deputy Commissioner & Chairperson, District Task Force, East Khasi Hills, officials from Social Welfare, Health and Education Department among others.

Speaking on the occasion, Smti M. N. Nampui said that the objective of the programme is to create awareness among the people about the problems faced by the girl child in the society and to remove the inequalities faced by them.

Highlighting on the importance of health care and overall wellbeing of the children, Smti Nampui urged upon the parents to come forward and administer routine immunization to their children.Later, Smti Nampui also led the gathering in administered the pledge on Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao.

Other highlights of the day includes Exhibition cum Sales of Women SHGs products from different blocks of the District, Demo on self defence, Sukanya Samridhi Yojana Kiosk, Exhibition and demo of vocational training products, demonstration of hand washing and pink toilet, growth monitoring of girl child, recipe demo and competition, baby show, dancing and singing competition and games held in the premises of the State Central Library premises.


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