‘International Girl Child Day’ observed at Bandipora

BANDIPORA: SAKHI-One Stop Centre, Bandipora in collaboration with District Administration Bandipora on Tuesday organised a day long function to celebrate ‘International Girl Child Day’ with an aim to sensitize masses regarding the importance of girl child at Government Girls Higher Secondary School, Bandipora.
The programme was organised as per Action Plan of Special Campaign 2.0 of the Ministry of Women and Child Development.
The programme was attended by officials from various departments, including Education, Mission Shakti, Poshan, Members of Women’s Committee, BBBP, teachers, Girl students from various educational institutions of the district, ICDS workers and female employees of various departments.
On the occasion, Bashir Ahmad Mir, Vice Principal, GGHS, Bandipora said that the female folk must realize their importance and role in society. He said the girls who have achieved success in various fields of life must act as ambassadors to guide other girls to utilize their potential in a proper way.
He said girls are important stakeholders of society and it is our collective responsibility to take care of girl child for the empowerment of women.
Speaking on the occasion, Shabir Ahmad Nadvi, Teacher, GGHS Bandipora highlighted the objectives of the programme.
On the said occasion, Afshana Hassan, Psycho-Social Counselor, One Stop Centre, Bandipora deliberated on the history and significance of observance of this day.
Shabnum Shaban, AC, OSC Bandipora spoke on the role of Sakhi One Stop Centre Bandipora in addressing the women harassment issues.
While highlighting the activities/ functioning of OSC, Ishrat Ayoub, Centre Administrator, OSC, Bandipora, said several awareness programmes and women centric sensitization workshops were held during the year by District Administration and other line departments besides distributing pamphlets and holding several activities to sensitize the people about gender equality.
Ishrat while highlighting the role of OSC Bandipora said that since 2020 till date OSC Bandipora has registered 253 cases of DV, out of which 194 have been successfully and satisfactorily solved, 59 are under process, 6 FIR’s have been lodged, 9 women victims including a non local woman have been provided sufficient shelter with all facilities whereas more than 200 awareness programmes at various areas of the district have been organized by OSC Bandipora.
During the said event, many students from the Girls Higher Secondary, Bandipora namely Mir Maliha, Rabiya Raheem, Rather Soliha etc enumerated different topics related to International Girl Child Day whereas, Sadaf Ameer deliberated on the importance of observing International Girl Child Day.
Speaking on the occasion, Jameela Akhter, Joint Secretary, JKSWM said, “If the goal of women equality has to be achieved, people’s especially women participation is a prerequisite for it”.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.