Child Protection Day observed all over Assam
Tezpur: A day-long program on the theme ‘Let’s create a safe environment for our children to live’ was organized by the District Child Protection Unit, Sonitpur in association with the Sonitpur district administration on Wednesday at the District Library.
The program began with a rally which was flagged off by DDC, Farouk Alam and was taken out throughout the town. It was followed by an awareness meeting. District Child Protection Officer Ruby Kalita gave the welcome speech. The program was graced by Liza Talukdar, ADC of Sonitpur, Asma Rehman, secretary of DLSA, Assistant Commissioner Antara Sen, Dr. Rashmi Rekha Sharma, DSP of Sonitpur, students from different schools and children’s homes and other dignitaries.
Attending the occasion, Asma Rehman, secretary of DLSA, Sonitpur spoke at length about the legal rights of each child. She also focused on the perspective and role of civil society, civil and police administration perspective, judiciary perspective, media perspective and perspective of students and youths.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Rashmi Rekha Sharma, DSP of Sonitpur, highlighted various aspects of children's protection, including illicit child trafficking, child labor, child abuse and the role of the guardians, society, government in protecting the children from such menaces. She appealed to all in the society to come forward to create a crime-free environment where each and every child could enjoy their childhood without any hesitation and fear.
Children of Nabaprabhat orphanage staged a play focusing on the issues of child labor, child marriage, and child trafficking. A speech competition was also held on the occasion, which was judged by a three-member panel of Assistant Commissioner Antara Sen, retired professor of Darrang College, Puneshwar Nath, and former CWC chairperson Kanakeshwar Sarma. Prizes were also distributed among the winners on the occasion.
Dibrugarh: Under the aegis of Dibrugarh District Child Protection Group and with the assistance of State Child Protection Society, State Child Protection Day was observed at District Library here on Wednesday.
The event was inaugurated by ADC, Nandita Baruah. District Social Welfare Officer Jyotirekha Borgohain and noted social worker Jyostna Sonowal, among others, graced the inauguration ceremony. Borgohain gave the welcome speech at the event, which was marked with an open quiz competition among the students. Prizes of a drawing competition held among the inmates of Prerona Children Home – an NGO promoting child care - on March 3 were also handed over to the winners.
Later, in keeping with the occasion, the inmates of Jyoti Niwas Sishu Griha and Prerona Children Home as well the students of Rohmoriya Higher Secondary School took part in cultural shows directed by Mrinaljyoti Punabash and themed on pertinent and relevant issues like child rights and protection and gender equality.
DEMOW: The Sonapur Social Development Society, an NGO, observed the State Child Protection Day in Rajmai 7 No High School on Wednesday. On occasion, an art competition was organized for students. A discussion was held on child protection, child labor and child education which was presided over by Lalit Gogoi, Principal of Rajmai 7 No High School.
Sumitra Mazumder, a member of the Sonapur Social Development Society, spoke about child rights to the students in the program. Sunil Masua, another member of the Sonapur Social Development Society, spoke about child protection. At the end of the program, prizes were distributed among the winner of the art competition.