GUWAHATI: The SPs, SDPOs, and OCs of Assam Police met children across Assam to spread awareness on child rights, safety, and security on Wednesday. They interacted with the children and discussed child marriage, child labour, trafficking, child sexual abuse, and cyber security. The Assam Police endeavour is to reach one lakh children through this initiative. This outreach initiative is a segment of the Child Rights Week celebrations organized by the Assam Police Sishu Mitra Programme, which is the only such initiative in the country.
"Sensitization on child rights and protection issues is the key to preventing crimes against children. If children are aware, they are empowered to protect themselves from all forms of harassment and violence," said Harmeet Singh, IPS, Special DGP, Assam Police.
Child Rights Week is celebrated nationally from November 14 to 20. During Child Rights Week, the Assam Police has organised a series of activities as a part of the Assam Police Sishu Mitra Programme, a collaborative child-friendly policing initiative along with UNICEF and UTSAH, stated a press release.