TURA, Aug 19 - In one of the first of its kind programme in the Garo Hills region, students from across the broder town of Tikrikilla participated in an awareness-cum-motivational programme to better understand issues that have now become the bane of society.
Held under the aegis of the Tikrikilla GSU and the Balgito Youth and Socio Cultural Society, the event sought to educate students on the aspects of cyber crime, human trafficking, child rights, teenage pregnancy, hygiene among other burning issues. Over 2000 students from various schools of Tikrikilla took part in the programme with the majority being from Class IX and X along with higher secondary students.
This is a bid to make the children aware about issues that are most pertinent in the current age. We hope the information provided by the various speakers will be an eye opener for children at their vulnerable age and help them stay vigilant�, said Walseng Sangma, the president of GSU Tikrikilla region.
The event opened with a lecture from the BDO of Dadenggre, TMG Momin on the need for conservation of nature and the ill-effects of climate change and large-scale deforestation that the region was going through.
SBI employees from Tura spoke about the ways of banking and allied security that needed to be maintained. They also dwelt on banking frauds and ways to prevent them. BC Dhar, lecturer of Tikrikilla College spoke on communal harmony and the need for all to understand the nuances of living together in a complex society.