NORTH LAKHIMPUR, Oct 22 - The International Girl Child Day was observed in North Lakhimpur on Thursday with calls to show little more love to girl child by the parents and to stress more on their education and healthcare. The day was organised by All Adivasi Women Association of Assam (AAWAA) Lakhimpur district unit.
The observation of the day began with the hoisting of the flag by Sibirana Topno, Assistant Secretary of AAWAA central committee followed by the lighting of the ceremonial lamp and tribute paying ceremony for the martyrs by Rebecca Soreng, secretary, Mother and Child Unit of AAWAA-Lakhimpur. A procession was taken out on the occasion by AAWAA in North Lakhimpur.
An open session was held on the occasion at the District Library auditorium, North Lakhimpur where the objective of organising the day was explained by Lalita Topno, president, AAWAA-Lakhimpur. The Deputy Commissioner of Lakhimpur, Debeswar Malakar attended the session as the chief guest. In his address DC Malakar expressed his concerns of rate of early marriage of girls in Lakhimpur district and called for providing education and engagement in income activities before arranging the marriage of a girl. He termed girls to be more accommodating and sensible than boys and asked every parent to care some extra care for their girl child.
The session was also attended by Pranjal Bora, secretary, Lakhimpur District Legal Service Authority and Dulamee Herenj, lecturer, DIET-Lakhimpur. Milka Topno, the first woman LLB from the Adivasi community in Lakhimpur district was felicitated by the organisers on the function.