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Rights panel to set up 10 Child friendly villages in Assam

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  26 Aug 2016 12:00 AM GMT


Guwahati, Aug 25: In a bid to develop concept of sustaible community based child friendly villages which positively contributes towards fulfillment of rights of children, the tiol Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has decided to set up villages which are child friendly in 10 districts of Assam.

A press communiqué of the Assam State Commission for Protection of Child Rights stated that at their behest the NCPCR has included the Assam as the 12th state in the in the pilot project.

The districts where the child friendly villages will be set up include – Kamrup Metro, Kamrup Rural, Darrang, Jorhat, Dibrugarh, Bongaigaon, Sivasagar, Barpeta, Kokrajhar and Sonitpur.

A meeting was held at the office of the Assam State Commission for Protection of Child Rights in the city on Thursday where all the stakeholders including representatives from social welfare department of the state government and NGO’s were present. It was agreed in the meeting to start the work in 10 districts, as per population pattern, with 10 villages each.

To formulate child friendly model at Panchayat level as a pilot initiative to achieve child friendly village across the country and seek evidence based learning with respect to successful strategies and interventions and to document the experience for scaling up and replication are among the key objectives of the child friendly village model.

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