Integrated child protection scheme organised
An awareness programme on Integrated Child Protection Scheme and Child Legislation was organised at Bindraban Panchayat Hall on April 15. The Deputy Commissioner, South Andaman was the chief guest on the occasion. In his address he informed the participants about the newly formed District Child Protection Unit (SA) and motivated the public to bring forward any issues pertaining to children in the community. Mr. P.C. James, Nodal Officer, ICPS elaborated on Integrated child Protection Scheme.
Mrs.Varnmala, CDPO, Ferrargunj shared information about ICDS. Dr.SheetalAnoop, DCPO briefed the audience about the functions and structure of DCPU (SA). Mrs.Suparna Biswas, Legal – cum- Probation Officer and Mrs.Suman Barla, Protection Officer (NIC) informed about child legislation and Non Institutional Care respectively. Mrs. N. Sabeena Counsellor and Mrs.Reenu Singh Outreach Worker explained about their rules.Mrs. Meghna from Child Line spoke on the functions of Child Line and child helpline number 1098. Mr. C. Mohammed, president, UNNATI emphasized on the collaborative efforts of various department to ensure child protection. Vote of thanks was proposed by Mr.Shyammal Jaidhar, Gram Pradhan, Bindraban Panchayat. Around 150 people including Anganwadi workers and villagers of Bindraban attended in the program ,a communication said.