Senapati: As part of “Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao” meaning “Save girl child, educate girl child,” the Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) Cell, Senapati together with the Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan (NYKS), Senapati organise a 1 day Inter-Tribe Women Volleyball tournament under the theme, “Break the Bias” at Mini Stadium Ground, Senapati. The day was graced by L.D. Chasiiru, DPO, ICDS Cell, Senapati as the chief guest in the presence of different women leaders of the district.
In his welcome note, Ng. Phuba James, MSW, ICDS Cell, Senapati stated that “Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao” program was started in 2015 adding ICDS Cell, Senapati is one of the first to implement the program. Since its induction, the department is stated to be working on empowerment of women by reaching out to the public through various ways through training, awareness programs, poster campaigns, hoardings, sticker campaign, street plays and organising different competitions like essay writing, speech competitions, drawing competitions.
The ICDS Cell, Senapati had also organised women volleyball tournament in the past which is considered as one of good room giving empowerment to women who are very shy to face the public by nature. However, through games, the MSW, ICDS Cell, Senapati mentioned that women started to open up showing positive impact from women of the region which is why the reason to organise women volleyball tournament was planned, he said. Earlier in the past too, the ICDS Cell, Senapati had organised various competitions for women including choreography and choral competitions on various occasions. Through such implementations, the district has come to know what is “Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao” asking the women to come out as given in the theme, “Break the Bias.” When the society has more concern for boy child than the girl child, Phuba James also stated that the program was organised to break such biasness while urging all women to speak up and demand for their empowerment through their participation at various level for gender equality.
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Speaking as the chief guest, L.D. Chasiiru, DPO, ICDS Cell, Senapati stated that winning and losing is only part of the game while asking all participants to enjoy the game and play well only then, one can be the real winner. The chief guest also asks all players not to indulge in indisciplinary act in any manner that could hamper the spirit of the game. While wishing all players the very best, the DPO, ICDS Cell, Senapati declared the match open.
3 each teams from Mao, Maram, Thangal and Zeliangrong and 4 teams from the Poumai Naga tribe are participating in the tournament.
Out of the 16 teams played during the day, Maram A bagged the championship while Poumai D bagged the runners up at the later evening.
The winners were warded with Rs. 15,000/- and Rs. 10,000/- to the champion and runners up respectively.