Lakhimpur: A media workshop on child rights was held at Lakhimpur Commerce College on Friday. Themed on 'Suraksha Campaign: Providing Children a Protective Environment to Develop to their Full Potential', the media workshop was organized by Assam State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (ASCPCR) with technical support from UNICEF Assam in collaboration with Information and Public Relations Department, Government of Assam, the Media Cell of Lakhimpur Commerce College and North Lakhimpur Press Club.
The workshop was held under the management of Sazzad Hussain, the Coordinator of the Media Cell, Lakhimpur Commerce College. It was inaugurated by Dr. Lohit Hazarika, the Principal of Lakhimpur Commerce College. Eminent journalist and author Mrinal Talukdar and Dr. Pilu Hazarika, member of the ASCPCR attended the workshop as resource persons. Maharshi Goswami and Khagen Kalita—both technical consultants of ASCPCR- also attended the workshop as resource persons.
In his presentation Mrinal Talukdar, who is also the Media Resource Person of the ASCPCR, made deliberations on reporting about various issues related to children and asked every media person to be sensitive to the concerns and rights of the children while reporting them. Talukdar also informed about various databases available in the internet to collect information on various issues and problems while reporting.
Dr Pilu Hazarika, in her presentation spoke about various legal provisions and state interventions on cases related to children in the workshop. The highly interactive media workshop session was participated by North Lakhimpur Press Club president Kumud Baruah and other senior journalists of the club. A valedictory function was also held at the end of the workshop wherein the concluding speech was delivered by Dr. Lohit Hazarika, the Principal of the college.