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Training on child protection law under way

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  22 Aug 2015 12:00 AM GMT

By our Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, August 21: A two-day persolity development training on child protection laws for the police officers of the state organized by NLU was started at tiol Law University (NLU) conference hall of the city today.

Attending the programme as chief guest, Director General of Police (DGP) Khagen Sarma said: “We have the largest number of children in the world, and this is our duty to make all these children human resources. However, in this process some social evils like child labour, child marriage and child trafficking create problems for us. We have to see the social stigma and the social taboos also in this regard, and without hampering those we have to focus on our objective. For that, we have to train and update our police officers. In this regard, I am thankful to NLU for their noble step."

The guest of honour at the programme, Assam State Commission for Protection of Child Rights Chairperson Runumi Gogoi said: “The situation of our state regarding child abuse is better than the other states, but we have to work more to make all police persons and police stations child friendly to handle the juvenile cases. Sensitization of police officers is the need of the hour and for that they must be well trained. We recommend at least 50 model child friendly police stations in the state to make a difference."

UNICEF Chief to Filed Office, Assam Tushar Rane thanked the organizer for this noble step and welcomed the participants to the training programme. Seventy police officers from the various districts of the state took part in the training programme.

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