KOHIMA: The Child Protection Committee informed of its roles during the observance of the Child Rights Weeks in Zunheboto.
During Child Rights Week, which took place in Zunheboto from November 14 to November 21, the District Child Protection Officer (DCPO) stated that there are two children homes and one observation home in the district to care for juveniles in conflict with the law (JCL) and children in need of care and protection (CNCP).
Additionally, the DCPO emphasised the duties and guidelines of the village-level child protection committee (VLCPC) and requested that they contact the appropriate authority, such as the District Child Protection Unit (DCPU), Special Juvenile Police Unit (SIPU), Juvenile Justice Board (JJB), and Child Welfare Committee (CWC), whenever a case arises (updated DIPR on Friday).
At the Satakha Shuruhoto and Zunheboto blocks, the DCPU Zunheboto, Mission Vatsalya, and the Department of Social Welfare observed Child Rights Week by holding awareness and sensitisation programs about the roles of VLCPC.
The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Children is an important agreement by countries that have promised to protect children’s rights. The Convention on the Rights of the Children explains who children are, all their rights, and the responsibilities of governments. All the rights are connected, they are all equally important and they cannot be taken away from children.
Bal Raksha Bharat - Save the Children celebrated the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) Child Rights Week at Gorudharia Gaon under Borboruah Development Block where more than 200 children participated from two schools along with Abhijit Saikia, District Legal Services Authority, Jugen Borgohain, Headmaster, Mridul Patra and Arup Das, president and secretary of teachers’ association, representative from Gyan Bharati English Academy, Budh Prasad Sharma, Ex. Gaon Panchayat President, Ex-Headmaster and Small Tea Grower’s President were present during the UNCRC celebration. The theme was focused on Climate Change Action with the slogan, ‘For every child, every right’.