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Children�s protection project launched

By Correspondent

KALAIGAON, Jan 10 - In sync with the Statewide launch of the �Mukhyamantrir Sonali Saishob Prakalpa � Surakhit Sishu, Surokhit Axom�, the Udalguri district administration launched the programme centrally at Hattigarh Tea Estate near the Indo-Bhutan border on January 5 with a day-long function.

The programme began with a rally which was participated in by more than 500 students, parents, teachers and members of various student bodies. The programme was formally inaugurated by Dimple Barua, Assistant Commissioner of the Udalguri district.

A seminar on child rights was also organized on the occasion. Gautam Saharia, DCPO of Udalguri in his welcome speech spoke about the need of launching the programme. Several distinguished personalities, namely Binapani Devi, chairperson of the programme along with members like Manik Sarma, Amarendra Swargiary, Karuna Kanta Ojha, Parashu Ram Bashistha and Ranjit Tanti, president of ATTSA, Udalguri district committee, attended the seminar.

Important and burning issues like child labour, woman trafficking, child marriage, child education and child rights, among other topics, were discussed in the presence of the people present.

The seminar was presided over by Dimple Baruah. She urged all present to come forward in order to fight injustice done to the children in the State. With special reference to Udalguri, she said that the district had been adversely hit due to illiteracy and ignorance among people living in remote villages. She justified selecting Hattigarh as the launching venue of the programme so that the tea tribes and other people living in the backward area could learn about the rights of children.

DCPU Protection Officer Lipika Barman subsequently offered the vote of thanks.

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