Sensitisation prog. for stakeholder on child-friendly village held

Port Blair
16 Dec 2017

As part of the three-day sensitisation programme on child-friendly measures, the UT Commission for Protection of Child Rights, in collaboration with the National Commission for protection of Child Rights conducted an   orientation programme in the conference hall of Megapode Resort yesterday. Aimed at sensitising the village stakeholders like PRI members, officers of rural development at block and village levels and police officials, the programme witnessed the enthusiastic participation of over 100 officials. Mrs. Kiran Tigga, Chairperson, UTCPCR welcomed the gathering and apprised the participants of the purpose of the programme.
The programme was divided into two technical sessions. During the first session, Smti Rupa Kapoor, member, NCPCR explained the concept of child friendly village while the second session was moderated by Smti Shatabdi Pande, ex-chairperson, Chattisgarh SCPCR. Taking a leaf out of the child-friendly measures taken by the Chhattisgarh Village, Smti Pande lauded the Andaman & Nicobar Islands for widely being child-friendly. She elaborately dwelt on the implementation of the concept of child friendly village and best practices of Chhattisgarh and insisted upon emulating the Chhatisgarh model in the villages of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Smti Rupa Kapoor, member, NCPCR presented awards to villages selected for being child friendly.
The team of DCPU (SA) headed by the Deputy Commissioner (SA), Mr Udit Prakash Rai was also felicitated for declaring Calicut village as child-friendly village. The DCPU comprising the Deputy Commissioner, the Pradhan of Calicut GP Smti Aysha Majeed, Apurba Rai, Pramukh, Prothrapur Panchayat Samiti alongwith the cooperating member of UTCPCR Smti Rubina Siddique were presented a trophy. In the valedictory programme which followed the technical session, Mr Vishal Jolly, Member, HMAC, GOI was the chief guest. While speaking, Mr Jolly informed that the PBMC is open to providing free accommodation to children in need from inter-islands. Declaring this in the presence of the Chairperson, PBMC, Mr Inder Pal Singh, Mr Vishal Jolly informed the gathering that eight rooms in the Yatri Niwas at Anarkali Basti have been especially earmarked for this purpose. Dr Poonam Arora, Chairperson (SSWB) was also present during the occasion. The programme ended with the vote of thanks proposed by Smti Kiran Tigga, Chairperson, UT Commission for Protection of Child Rights.