TEZPUR, March 4 - Along with rest of the State, the Child Protection Day was observed here by the District Child Protection Unit, Sonitpur in collaboration with the Sonitpur district administration with a day-long programme at the District Library auditorium today.
The day was marked by several programmes, including a huge rally brought out by students from nearly 50 schools across the district. District Development Commissioner Farouk Alam flagged off the rally from District Library, which passed across all thoroughfares of Tezpur town with participating students carrying placards of various messages on child protection.
District Child Protection Officer Ruby Kalita gave the welcome speech at the programme held at the District Library, which was attended by Additional Deputy Commissioner Liza Talukdar, Assistant Commissioner Antara Sen, Chairman, CWC, Sonitpur, Dilip Baruah, former CWC chairperson Kanakeshwar Sarma as guests.
Secretary, DLSA, Asma Rahman conducted a detailed, interactive session on child rights and protection, while DSP Rashmi Rekha Sarma spoke on child trafficking and the POCSO Act. Dr Rini Duarah, Superintendent, Kanaklata Civil Hospital spoke about issues related to health, nutrition and hygiene.
Children of Nabaprabhat Orphanage staged a play focusing on issues of child labour, child marriage and child trafficking. A speech competition was also held on the occasion, which was judged by a three-member panel of Assistant Commissioner Antara Sen, Retd Prof, Darrang College, Puneshwar Nath and former CWC chairperson Kanakeshwar Sarma.
Prizes were also distributed among the winners on the occasion.
Mangaldai: The seventh edition of the State Child Protection Day was observed at Mangaldai on Wednesday along with different parts of the State. In this connection, Darrang District Child Protection unit befitting the year�s theme �Let�s create a safe environment for our children to live� organized an open meeting and elocution contest among the school children here at the auditorium of the District Library.
The meeting attended by several distinguished guests including District Development Commissioner Sweety Gogoi Kalita, DSP Mamoni Hazarika, District Child Protection Officer Kobendra Warisha, Chairman District Child Welfare Committee Rajen Chandra Das, its member Purnima Goswami and Labour Inspector Amulya Talukdar discussed significance of the day and other relevant issues like importance of five Ps i.e., Prevention, Paramountcy, Partnership, Protection and Parental responsibility.
Earlier, Pallabi Sarma of Child Protection Unit explained the objectives of the meeting moderated by Dulal Deka of the same unit. The winners of elocution contest Dikshasmita Saikia, Sonali Dey and Ankur Deka were also awarded in the function.
The day-long celebration which ended with offering of vote of thanks from Protection Officer Kanaklata Baruah also witnessed presentation of songs and dance performances by the inmates Kasturi Sishu Griha and Sishu Griha run by Dhula Regional Physically Handicapped Development Association.