Kohima, October 12 (NEx): Peren celebrated International Day of Girl Child yesterday, October 11, 2020 and initiated sponsorship scholarship of rupees 5000 for girl child to recognise and support meritorious girl students belonging to weaker section.
International Day of the Girl Child is observed every year on October 11. It is a day dedicated to amplify the voices of the girl child and stand up for the rights.
This year 2020 under the theme “my voice, our equal future” emphasizes on the adolescent girls to keep pace with the reality they face today. On the Occasion District administration, Sakhi-One Stop Centre in convergence with Beti Bachao Beti Padhoa (BBBP) and Mahila Shakti Kendra initiated Sponsorship Scholarship of 5000/- each with the objective to celebrate the achievement and is also a call to action for accelerating gender parity, to encourage, recognise and support Meritorious girl students belonging to weaker section.
Miss Ziedibi of class 10 and Miss Leihaucule of class 12 from Government Higher Secondary School, Peren were selected based on their overall outstanding performance. As a part of Skill development, knitting set and plastic rope for making baskets were also distributed to the girl child and adolescents of Servanthood Ministry Children Home Peren town.
(With inputs from DPRO Peren)