GUWAHATI: Assam State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (ASCPCR) in collaboration with UNICEF Assam has organised a State Symposium for Strengthening of Protection and Promotion of Child Rights through Engagement of Volunteers in Assam on December 17 and 18, 2018 at NEDFI Convention Centre, Dispur, Guwahati.
Sunita Changkakati, Chairperson of the Commission speaking in the inaugural session mentioned that there is a requirement of strong coordination and collaboration among the various stakeholders. In order to cater to the needs of children in need of care and protection, there are various services that are in operation by the Government as well as Civil Society Organizations. Volunteerism is one system which can bring about greater impact in the society. Through involvement of the Bharat Scouts and Guides, National Service Scheme and Nehru Yuva Kendra we can create a strong and large cadre of strengthened volunteers with the message of child rights protection imbibed in the organizational activities.
Tushar Rane, Chief of UNICEF Assam expressed his sincere thanks to ASCPCR for coming forward and mentioned that he is happy to support the Commission in organising an important event. He stated that when properly facilitated, volunteerism opens opportunities for young people to address problems that directly affect them, and participate innovatively in shaping a world they inherit. Amlan Baruah, IAS, Commissioner and Secretary to the Government of Assam, Department of Social Welfare speaking on the occasion mentioned that the three important organizations working on the spirit of volunteerism have large presence at the grass root level in the community. Through their engagement, the message of chid rights protection and promotion will reach to the last end, stated a press release.