Shillong : With a mission to promote and encourage the talent and bravery of the District and to recognize the achievements bagged by its residents, the office of the Deputy Commissioner, Ri Bhoi District today the 21 st of June felicitated the three women achievers under the scheme Beti Bachao Beti Padhao in the programme held at District Auditorium Hall, Nongpoh.
The three achievers who were felicitated today were Smt. Anjelica Tynsong, a brave heart girl from Pahamrioh village who had received the National Bravery Award from the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi for risking her life to save her little brother when her house was gutted in fire, Smt. Dolyne Kharbhih a girl Cadet Instructor Serving in the 62 Assam Bn NCC from Nongsder village who scaled Mount Everest and Smti. Plenty Makri of Thad Nongiaw Village who was voted as one of 100 women achievers of India in the category of Commerce Industry and Entrepreneurship.
Speaking on the occasion, Marwein IAS, Additional Chief Secretary to the government of Meghalaya lauded and appreciated the Deputy Commissioner for organizing the programme under Beti Bachao Beti Padhao scheme which is to inspire and encourage the three women achievers and also for other women in the district. While delivering a speech to the achievers, Marwein said that receiving the award is not only the pride to them and their family but also it is the pride and honor of the district, the state and the country as a whole. He stated that the bravery and courage shown by Anjelica Tynsong while rescuing her brother from fire is rare to find and this has set a moral example for others.
He appreciated and congratulated the three awardees for their achievements and exhorted them to remain in the spirit of bravery and courage for serving others. He also highlighted to the school children in attendance that being brave alone was not enough to succeed in life but sacrifice, dedication and hard work can lead them to achieve success in their career.
He also stated that it is the pride for the district Ri-bhoi that it has produce three distinctive women who has brought laurels to the district and the state as a whole and this transpire that our women are no far behind comparing with others in the country to rise an shine in achieving their goal.
Shri HM.Shangpliang, the Director of Social Welfare in his speech lauded the initiatives taken by the Deputy Commissioner for uplifting the welfare of women in the district, he highlighted that Beti Bachao Beti Padhao scheme is the central scheme launched by Hon’ble Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi in 2014 to implement in those areas or the district where the birthrate of girl child declined whereby Ribhoi District also falls within the ambit of the scheme.
He lauded and appreciated to all the line departments for supporting the cost of a girl child and he also informed that the government has released money of Rs. 32 Lakhs for Ri Bhoi District for the services and hardwork in implementing Beti Bachao Beti Padhao within the district.
Lastly, he advice the district administration to have a better ideas of how to encourage a girl child and the society at large and the people of the district that we should allow the girl child to grow normally like any other child in a family.
The programme ended with handling over the momentoes, certificates and cash prize to the three achievers by the Chief Guest.