Shillong: The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights with the State Commission for Protection of Child Rights, Meghalaya, in collaboration with Asia Foundation and New India Junction, on Tuesday organised a state-level cum sensitization orientation programme on Pariksha Parv 4.0 at the State Convention Centre, Shillong. 

Meghalaya Legislative Assembly Speaker Metbah Lyngdoh attended the programme as chief guest and Kyrmen Shylla, Minister in-charge Social Welfare Department Government of Meghalaya, was the guest of honour. 

Addressing the gathering, Speaker Lyngdoh expressed his gratitude to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the initiative of Pariksha Parv campaign. He said the idea to celebrate the festival of examinations is ideal and through the Pariksha Parv, students can lessen the stress and anxiety of examinations.

Professional role is vital in undertaking tests, observation and writing skills of students, which will go a long way in reducing their stress, he said, urging the teaching community to help children to become mentally stronger and enable them to take their responsibility. The Speaker also urged upon everyone to become champions of child rights and also learn more about child rights. 

The chief guest and guest of honour distributed “Exam Warriors”, a book authored by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, among the students.

Other dignitaries included Iamon M Syiem, Chairperson, SCPCR, Meghalaya; Rupali Banerjee Singh, Member Secretary, NCPCR; Dr Sujatha Sathpathy, Professor, Clinical Psychology, Department of Psychiatry, AIIMS, New Delhi; Dr Jyotsna Bharadwaj, Faculty for Diploma in Guidance and Counselling course, Department of Educational Psychology and Foundations of education, NCERT, among others.

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