ITANAGAR, Jun 27: The Arunachal Pradesh Women Welfare Society (APWWS) has issued a statement addressing the recent tragic suicide of a 15-year-old student at Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya (VKV) in Amliang, Anjaw district. The organization is calling for a thorough investigation into the incident and emphasizing the urgent need for training teachers to handle disciplinary issues and recognize signs of distress in students.

"The suicide of the young student at VKV Amliang, is a heartbreaking tragedy," said president of APWWS Kani Nada Maling.

"This underscores the importance of training educators to adopt supportive disciplinary approaches and recognize signs of distress in students. Schools must focus on supportive rather than humiliating disciplinary measures," she said.

The APWWS also highlighted the necessity of adequate counseling services in schools, stating that every institution should have access to trained counselors to provide necessary support to students.

In addition to the incident at VKV, the APWWS expressed concern over reports of bullying at Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya (JNV) in Bordumsa, where junior students have allegedly been bullied by their seniors. This case, they say, highlights broader issues of student safety and discipline in educational institutions across the state.

"The education department must reflect on why instances of bullying and student deaths are so rampant in schools and colleges across Arunachal Pradesh," the spokesperson added. "Clear anti-bullying policies must be implemented to ensure student safety."

APWWS is urging the authorities to take immediate action to address these issues and prevent future tragedies.