Assam Police Takes Part in "Go Blue" Campaign for World Children's Day
“Go Blue” is an initiative of UNICEF to mark the occasion
GUWAHATI: In a bid to reiterate its commitment towards child safety and protection, Assam Police has taken an initiative towards "Go Blue". As a part of this initiative, major establishments of Assam Police have been illuminated with blue colored lighting this weekend.
A release from the police department mentioned that the Assam Police Headquarters, Head Office of the Guwahati Police Commissionerate, CID Headquarters, Offices of the Superintendents of Police, Police Stations and outposts across the state will be illuminated with blue lighting. This was to be organized this Saturday and Sunday.
The "Go Blue" initiative is a campaign of UNICEF to observe World Children's Day on November 20. As a part of this campaign, all major landmarks and iconic establishments across the world are supposed to be illuminated with blue color. The goal is to spread awareness about rights of children as well as generate solidarity towards combating crime against children across the world.
By joining the campaign, Assam Police wishes to propagate awareness in the region. They also want to showcase their commitment towards safeguarding the children who come in contact with the police system in the state of Assam. The department plays a very crucial role in the process as many children become victims of crime and conflict both directly and indirectly, and their lack of knowledge regarding the law.
Director General of Police in Assam, Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta mentioned, "We wish all children a very Happy World Children's Day. Under the visionary leadership of our Honorable Chief Minister, our Sishu Mitra Programme has been able to see tangible changes on ground. We are committed to SDG 16, the UN Convention on Child Rights and all our National child-related laws and policies.Like our motto, Jana Hit Jana Sewathe, we are committed to Sishu Hit Sishu Sewarthe "
"The Go Blue campaign is yet another testimony towards our long-standing commitment to children. This year is doubly important as it also commemorates the completion of 10 years of the POCSO Act, where we are making every effort to ensure speedy justice to every child who has been a victim of Child Sexual Abuse", added Harmeet Singh, Commissioner of Police, Guwahati City.