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Awareness drive on girl child among tea tribes launched

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NORTH LAKHIMPUR, Nov 28: �Beti Zindabad Abhiyan�, a campaign to protect, promote and empower the girl child in Lakhimpur district among the tea garden communities was launched here recently. The campaign was launched by the All Adivasi Women�s Association of Assam (AAWAA)�s Lakhimpur district unit with support from Action Aid recently.

A meeting was organised on that occasion at the District Library auditorium with a message �Girls Forward � Beti Zindabad�. The meeting was chaired by Lalita Topno, president of the reception committee of AAWAA-Lakhimpur unit and was attended by Brajenjeet Singha, Superintendent of Police, Lakhimpur as the chief guest. Speaking on the occasion, Singha stressed on creating a conducive environment in every family for the education and healthcare of the girl child. He also spoke about trafficking of the girl child and child rights.

The Additional Session�s Judge of Lakhimpur, Mukul Chetia also spoke on that occasion on PC PNDT Act. The meeting resolved among other things to impose a complete ban of use of girl child labour in tea gardens of Assam, proper toilets for girl students in schools and to check girl child trafficking in tea garden areas of the State. The meeting was also attended by Wilfred Topno, president, Adivasi Sahitya Sabha, Joseph Minz, secretary AASAA, social activist Godfrey Hereh and AASAA�s Lakhimpur unit�s president Godwin Hemrom and secretary David Soymurum.

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Awareness drive on girl child among tea tribes launched

NORTH LAKHIMPUR, Nov 28: �Beti Zindabad Abhiyan�, a campaign to protect, promote and empower the girl child in Lakhimpur district among the tea garden communities was launched here recently. The campaign was launched by the All Adivasi Women�s Association of Assam (AAWAA)�s Lakhimpur district unit with support from Action Aid recently.

A meeting was organised on that occasion at the District Library auditorium with a message �Girls Forward � Beti Zindabad�. The meeting was chaired by Lalita Topno, president of the reception committee of AAWAA-Lakhimpur unit and was attended by Brajenjeet Singha, Superintendent of Police, Lakhimpur as the chief guest. Speaking on the occasion, Singha stressed on creating a conducive environment in every family for the education and healthcare of the girl child. He also spoke about trafficking of the girl child and child rights.

The Additional Session�s Judge of Lakhimpur, Mukul Chetia also spoke on that occasion on PC PNDT Act. The meeting resolved among other things to impose a complete ban of use of girl child labour in tea gardens of Assam, proper toilets for girl students in schools and to check girl child trafficking in tea garden areas of the State. The meeting was also attended by Wilfred Topno, president, Adivasi Sahitya Sabha, Joseph Minz, secretary AASAA, social activist Godfrey Hereh and AASAA�s Lakhimpur unit�s president Godwin Hemrom and secretary David Soymurum.

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