Guwahati, March 6: The Cachar district administration has launched an initiative in which any person who would provide information of tip-off about child-related problems and marriage in the district would receive an award.
Speaking on the occasion of 8th Child Protection Day at a programme organized by the District Child Protection Unit, Cachar in collaboration with State Child Protection Society Assam under the aegis of Cachar Administration at the auditorium of Cachar Zilla Parishad here on Friday, Cachar Deputy Commissioner Keerthi Jalli said any person who will provide information regarding child-related problems in the district will be given the award.
The Deputy Commissioner highlighted various vital aspects including illicit child trafficking, child labour, child abuse and the role of guardians, society, and government in protecting children from such menace.
Urging the society to come forward to create a crime-free environment where every child could enjoy their childhood without any hesitation and fear, Jalli mentioned fixed deposits and scholarships for the children so that they can utilise the amount for further education after they attain 18 years of age.
Silchar MLA Dipayan Chakraborty who inaugurated the programme said, "On 4th of March, in the year 2014, child protection day was observed for the first time in our country and our state Assam was the first to observe this occasion to secure the future of children".
The MLA also promised to set up a shelter home for children during his tenure and announced one-time financial assistance of Rs 20,000 to the Nibedita Nari Sangstha on the occasion; in addition to that, he also promised to donate a vehicle as well.
Underscoring the importance of child protection, Chakraborty said, "Eradicating poverty is the biggest challenge towards a secured future of the children. We want to bring a change in the lives of the children those who are the victims of ethnic conflict and other such circumstances, we are hopeful that these activities will help in bringing a change in the lives of children."
He spoke at length on various schemes taken by the Central and State government for the welfare of children and women. District Child Protection Officer, Nabanita Hazarika said that the District Child Protection Unit is committed to providing access to vital social services and fair justice systems.