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Friday, February 17, 2012

Workshop on rights of girl child and imbalanced sex ratio at Kalaigaon and Tangla

Assam Social Welfare Board,Guwahati organised a workshop for office bearers of NGOs of Kalaigaon on the topic 'Rights of Girl Child and Future Implications of Imbalanced Sex Ratio' on February 11 at Kalaigaon.The workshop was organised by Samaj Unnyayan Samiti,Kalaigaon in association with Assam State Social Welfare Board, Guwahati at Kalaigaon Girls H School.The workshop was presided over by Parul Choudhury Borah,Chairperson,Assam State Social Welfare Board,Guwahati. CR Pawe, Asstt. Project Officer of the board explained about the purpose of the workshop in the beginning at 11 AM. Kamal Prasad Sarma,Mouzadar,Kalaigaon inaugurated the workshop by lighting the lamp followed by speech of Tarun Azad Deka, chief guest on the occasion. Jayanta Kumar Das, senior journalist attended the workshop as the distinguished guest.
Parul Choudhury Borah,while addressing people ,explained the causes of decrease of girl and woman sex ration in the country. She appealed all to work for maintaining the balance of the sex ratio and to educate children with out discrimination and to avoid anti-social activities. She also appealed people to bring equality of sex ratio between man and woman in the society, protect the rights of girl child and to fight against the illegal social elements like female foeticide, female infanticide ,domestic violence, etc. A few distinguished persons namely- Dr.C.P.Payeng,Medical and Health Officer,Kalaigaon State Dispensary; L. Saharia, Advocate; Madhab Sarma, Principal, JNV Kalaigaon; Kami Ram Saharia,Social Worker,Kalaigaon addressed the people present as resource persons.
On February 10, another such workshop was organised at Tangla in collaboration with Rural Organisation for Social Service,Tangla.The workshop was presided over by Parul Choudhury Bora, Chairperson of Assam State Social Welfare Board,Guwahati. S.N. Choudhury, Ex-Principal,Tangla College inaugurated the workshop. K.Sarma, Supervisor,Circle Office,Tangla; Pranabjyoti Sarma, Co-ordinator,K.K. Handique Open University and Jayanta Boro, President, Udalguri District N.G.O Forum attended and addressed the programme as chief guests. A training session was also arranged on the occasion which was conducted by CR Pawe, Asstt.Project Officer and Kamaleswar Kalita of the board.

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