N.F.R. conducts Workshop to spread Awareness on Child Rights and Child Protection for creating Child-friendly environment

MALIGAON:  More than 200 delegates including N. F. Railway employees of Operating and Commercial departments, Railway Protection Force personnel, Porters & Vendors, Government Railway Police personnel and members of Child Welfare Committees today participated in a workshop organized at Rang Bhawan, Maligaon in collaboration with Assam State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (ASCPCR). The workshop deliberated on Child Rights & Child Protection for creating a Child-Friendly Protective Environment for children who come in contact with Railways.

While Dr.Sunita Changkakati, Chairperson of Assam State Commission for Protection of Child Right welcomed the delegates, Shri Sanjive Roy, General Manager, N.F. Railway delivered the keynote address.

A Nukkad Natak on the theme of child right was staged by N.F. Railway personnel.  Shri Manna Biswas, Child Protection Officer of UNICEF conducted a technical sessions on Child Protection Mechanism & Legal Frame work. Other technical sessions discussed Child Protection Issues and Concerns in Assam, Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for Care & Protection of Children in Contact with Railways, Guidelines for Creating a Child-Friendly and Protective Environment for Children in Contact with Railways and Psycho-social aspects of Children who come in Contact with Railways. An open session involving group discussion/question answer session all participants was also held.

The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) emphasizes the principle of universality and inviolability of child rights and recognizes the need for urgency in all the child related policies of the country.  For the Commission, protection of all children upto 18 years age is of equal importance.  This includes focus on regions that are backward or on communities or children under certain circumstances, and so on.  Therefore, it considers in building a larger atmosphere in favour of protection of children’s rights, so that children who are targeted become visible and gain confidence to access their entitlements.