Itanagar, Sept 20: Chairman, Advisory Committee of Central Adoption Resource Agency (CARA) and Member NCPCR, Ramachandra Reddy and members (Advisory Committee) Nsha Jha and Dr G Sreenuis are on a three-day visit to Arunachal Pradesh for promoting adoption in the state.
During their tour that started on Tuesday, the team visited the Specialized Adoption Agency (SAA) and Children Home run by Oju Welfare Association (OWA), an official release informed here on Thursday.
The visiting team was accompanied by T P Loyi, Director Women and Child Development and Dani Yami, Deputy Director (ICDS), Yupia, Lenzing Tagi, CDPO (HQs) and staff of District Child Protection Unit, Yupia.
Besides interacting with the children of the Child Care Institutions (CCI), the Central team also visited the infants of SAA and expressed satisfaction over the facilities being provided.
They praised Ratan Anya, chairperson OWA for her efforts and assured guidance and all possible support to strengthen the SAA in the State. Thereafter, the team paid visit to the CCI run by Missionaries of Charity and inspected its functioning, and also interacted with the children. In an interactive session was held with District Child Protection Officer, staff of District Child Protection Unit, NGOs running CCIs and CWC members for promoting adoption as per provisions of Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act 2015. The team also called on Women and Child Development Minister Nabam Rebia and Commissioner WCD.
The Minister urged the visiting dignitaries to put forward suggestions and support to establish Specialized Adoption Agency in the State, while stating that the state govt is fully committed for the safety and security of children.
In response, CARA Chairman suggested to establish SAA in all districts of Arunachal Pradesh, the release added.