Port Blair 02 May :The UT Commission for Protection of Child Rights convened a meeting of stakeholders on the theme “Child Friendly Villages” on 27.04.2018 at Govt. Model Senior Secondary School, Sita Nagar Diglipur. Held in collaboration with DCPU North & Middle Andaman and Gram Panchayat, Sita Nagar, the meeting was chaired by Smt. KiranTigga, Chairperson, UTCPCR where Shailendra Kumar Singh, Asst. Commissioner, Diglipur was the chief Guest. During the occasion, the Gram Panchayat, Sita Nagar was declared as “Child Friendly Village” in the presence of stakeholders present. During her speech, Smt. KiranTigga, Chairperson gave a detailed account on Child Friendly Village, Child Marriage, Child Labour, POCSO & Malnutrition etc. Shilendra Kumar Singh, AC Diglipur during his speech praised the PradhanMsBulBulMistry for her efforts in successful convening of the stakeholders meet. Earlier, Ms. BulBulMistry, Pradhan, Sita Nagar welcomed the dignitaries, stakeholders and the villagers in a traditional Bengali manner. During her speech, she wholehearted thanked the UTCPCR for adjudicating her Panchayat as Child Friendly Village and explained the parameters which her Panchayat fulfilled to be chosen as a child friendly village. Smt. Jaya Biswas, CMO, Diglipur spoke on Child Health & Malnutrition. Mahesh Yadav, SHO, Diglipur appreciated UTCPCR, DCPU & the Pradhan Gram PanchayatSita Nagar and also gave a demonstration to the children on distinguishing between good touch & bad touch.ShyamalMondal, PramukhDiglipur during his speech appreciated the whole team for making the programme a grand success. The event also witnessed the sharing of views on child protection by the Principal Govt. Model S.S.School, District Child Protection Officer, Child Development Project Officer besides other police officers of PS, Diglipur. During their speech, Members UTCPCR R.Geeta Raj and Tarango Kumar Dhali spoke on protection of children. Teachers and about 500 students of Govt. Model Sr. Sec. School, Sitanagar besides the PRI members and villagers were present on the occasion. As part of the event, the UTCPCR team paid a visit to Anganwadicentres in Diglipur and advised the workers and officials on how to deal with children with regard to their safety and protection. The programme concluded with the vote of thanks proposed byP. SrinivasRao, ZillaParishad member, Diglipur constituency.
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