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National Girl Child day Celebrated; Scholarship worth Rs.2.5 lakh given to Meritorious Girl Students

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CCPUR, JAN 24

People’s Initiative for Girl’s Education, Churachandpur (PIGEC) scholarship worth Rs. 2.5 lakh and certificates were distributed to a total of 23 meritorious girl students from economically marginalised section of the district today during the significant celebration of National Girl Child Day 2019 under the auspices of Churachandpur District Administration.
It may be worthy of mentioning here that the funds for the scholarship for the meritorious girl is being appropriated to corpus fund created out of the proceeds of the FootGal-2018 (night Futsal tournament for girls held in October last year) as well as contributions made by DLOs and the general public.
The meritorious girls were selected through an examination held earlier this month.
National Girl Child Day 2019 was celebrated with grandeur at DTC Hall, Tuibong with Thari Sitkil, IRS, Assistant Commissioner (Dept of Taxes), Govt of Manipur and Shyam Lal Poonia, DC, Churachandpur as the Chief Guest and Special Guest respectively.

Speaking on the occasion, Ms. Thari Sitkil lauded the efforts of the district administration for the cause of the girl child and appealed to the parents to create enabling atmosphere for the girl child wherein they can realise their true potential and help build a more inclusive Churachandpur.
DC  Poonia said appreciated the efforts of various Government functionaries and civil society at large in creating the much needed awareness about Beti Bachao Beti Padhao initiatives. He confided that with the participation of all stakeholders in a constructive way, the sex ratio scenario of the district will get positive impact in days to come.
BBBP Nodal Officer from ICDS, medical and education along with DLOs, mothers, students, teachers and civil society members numbering around 500 joined the district level celebration.
In an attempt to create more awareness on BBBP, a video album of the District’s BBBP Anthem was released on the occasion. Besides, more than 50 mothers coming from different parts of the district who had delivered girl child during the last three months were honoured by presenting customized traditional baby sling with BBBP logo embossed on them. Also, about 70 mothers who have completed 100 percent immunization for girl child were felicitated. Frontline workers from ICDS and Health Dept who have contributed towards institutional delivery and counseling of mothers were also felicitated.
Guddi-Gudda (Girl-Boy) boards meant to be displayed at all Anganwadi Centres of the district under 7 ICDS blocks were handed over to CDPOs. The boards will reflect gender-wise child birth in the area and will help in collection of real-time data for better future planning.
Gift hampers containing sanitary pads, pen BBBP badge, hair clip, etc were handed over to the participating girls.
Stalls displaying various interventions and on spot enrolment of beneficiaries for various schemes under Education, Medical and ICDS were put on display while EVM VVPAT awareness was also carried out by the sideline of the event.

Rinku Khumukcham

Rinku Khumukcham, Editor of Imphal Times has more than 15+ years in the field of Journalism. A seasoned editor, was a former editor of ISTV News. He resides in Keishamthong Elangbam Leikai, with his wife and parents.

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