Nagaland

Peren district celebrates 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi

Peren district celebrates 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi

Peren, October 02 (NEx): Peren District celebrated 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi at DC’s Conference Hall, District Hq. Peren today, October 02, 2020.

Speaking on the occasion, Deputy Commissioner Peren, Sentiwapang Aier, NCS spoke on the role played by Mahatma Gandhi during the struggle for India’s freedom and also on the non-violence movement started by Mahatma Gandhi.

The DC also encouraged the gathering to consider Gandhiji as their role model and urged them to work with utmost sincerity and with a zeal in their field of work in order to achieve something great in life.

EAC and Nodal Officer BBBP Peren, Sukhalu Chisi stressed on the topic “Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP)”. He said BBBP literally means “Save the Girl Child, Educate Her” and it was launched by the Prime Minister of India on January 22, 2015 and is also a joint initiative of MoWCD, MoHFW & MoHRD. Further, Chisi also highlighted the aims and objectives of BBBP Campaign.

Peren District Legal Services Authority Retainer Lawyer, Asungbe also spoke on the topic “Equality has no gender”, “Naga Women and the reservation issue” and “Women in decision making”.

Earlier, the programme was chaired by ARO Peren, Moses Newmai, while keynote address was delivered by SDO (C) Peren, Vejoyo Swuro and entertainment by DB, Adwa.

Meanwhile, in completion of the two year-long commemoration period of 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, District Administration of Peren in convergence with District Level Centre for Women-Mahila Shakti Kendra and Medical Department, Peren organised a free medical checkup camp for women concentrating on women’s hygiene at Primary Health Centre (PHC) Ahtibung on October 02, 2020.

District Coordinator MSK, Lungngaulie gave a brief highlight about the aims and objectives of BBBP in the district and further reminded them to maintain social distancing as well as to adapt a healthy living in this time of pandemic. She also said that since 1990s empowerment of women has also been one of the primary focus of Government policy.

PHC Ahthibung MO, Dr. Vezokholu Khamo also apprised the women about the importance of maintaining a healthy or a daily women hygiene to prevent irritation, odour and infections. The various types of hygiene she mentioned were: toilet hygiene, nail hygiene, teeth hygiene, sickness hygiene, hands hygiene etc.

During the programme, sanitary pads, file cover and masks were also distributed to all the participants.

(With inputs from DPRO Peren)