The celebration began with a prayer dance by the students of National Institute of Open School under WDC. Mrs. Suchitra Kakoti the Commissioner for the Protection of Child Rights was the chief Guest , Fr. Lukose the Chairperson of CWC of Kamrup District, Metro and Ms. Renuka Devi Borkakoti Ex Central Minister and the Chairperson Indian Red Cross was the guest of honor for the programme.
Chief Guest Dr. Suchitra Kakoty in her speech reminded that Girls are not less than boys and are equal with boys in their talents & education. Days like Such occasions will bring awareness and chance for many to come out with their talents.
Fr. Lukose sdb told that some states does not give preference for girl to be born and some go for sounogaphy and if a girl they go for infanticide. As a result in India sex ratio of Female is less than male. In Assam we are better than many states .
Ms. Renuka Borkakoty was very appreciative of the entire programme and encouraged parents to give equal opportunity for both.
Our guests exposed some of the incidents in Guwahati, children below 9-10 years are brought to work as domestic workers and the owners ill treat them even many girls are taken outside the states and are missing. So it’s a high time to raise voice to save the Girl Child and join hands together and fight against gender discrimination. The day was enlightened with various cultural programmes by the Girls of the local area and the students of WDC. The invitees thanked the SHGs and the mothers for taking active involvement to bring up their girl children. All the guests congratulated Sr, Betsy the Director of WDC, & the staff for their initiative to organize the Girl child day so meaningfully.
Sr. Betsy Director.