From our Correspondent
KOKRAJHAR, July 31: NEDAN Foundation, an organization based in Kokrajhar, observed the World Day against Trafficking in Persons on Sunday to mark to end of modern day slavery system. The theme of this year’s celebration, as promulgated by UNODC, was act to protect and assist trafficked persons.
The programme aimed to promote the well-being of children, to uplift their social rights and create awareness about various atrocities faced by children. As many as 56 students from poor economic background from Kokrajhar district, who have passed the HSLC examition, 2017, were also felicitated with books for continuation of their education. The children and adolescents participated in speech competition on human trafficking and other activities like drama, songs and dance in the event. The programme was attended by CWC chairperson Malaya Deka, DLSA secretary Ratdeep Bhatacharjee and children and adolescents from various parts of Kokrajhar district.
Digambar rzary, chairperson of the NEDAN Foundation, said that the importance of celebrating such an event was remarkable in ending modern day atrocities against women and children. To prevent trafficking in persons it is very much necessary to empower adolescents, who are the main target groups of traffickers. So supporting children and adolescents through various activities like higher education support, IT training, empowerment on various existing acts and laws will help them to build their career and become capable of accepting modern day’s challenges.
Malaya Deka was very happy to be present in the event as chief guest. She shared many recent cases of child trafficking from Kokrajhar district and the strategies applied by traffickers and the challenges in tracing them. There are so many reported cases of missing children but only few could be rescued. She also spoke about the rising trend of human trafficking business in India and particularly from Assam.
Ratdeep Bhatacharjee also spoke works of encouragement and praised NEDAN Foundation for celebrating such an important event. He spoke about the available legal support for human trafficking survivors. He also wished to cooperate in various activities of child protection in the district.
World Day against Trafficking observed
From our Correspondent