Child Rights Week concludes in Ukhrul

A week-long poster campaign ‘Childline Se Dosti’, initiated by Child-Line Ukhrul in connection with the week-long celebration of Child Rights from November 14 to 21, ended on Saturday with a meeting of Childline Advisory Board (CAB) at Mini Secretariat conference hall in Ukhrul town.

Chaired by Ukhrul DC Joseph Pauline Kamson, the meeting was attended by a total of 11 CAB members representing the district administration, different government departments and the civil societies of the district. While appreciating the activities, achievements and active intervention of Ukhrul Childline, the meeting discussed and suggested further intervention programmes and plans in the coming days.

During the course of the campaign, the Childline team managed to reach out to around 219 people through different awareness activities as per the SOP. “The poster campaign and leaflet distribution were initiated in view of the Covid-19 restrictions so as to avoid physical contact with anyone, and also to mark the week-long observance,” the Childline team said in a statement.

Over 40 posters with messages in English and Tangkhul were pasted at prominent places in locality offices, community halls, government offices, schools premises; a few hundred leaflets were also handed over to concerned authorities and community people, the statement added.

“To make public aware of the CHILDLINE services, friendship calls were made to media personnel, authorities of schools, community leaders of villages and localities, government stakeholders working for child protection, development and rights like district administration, police, education, health, ICDS, DCPU departments, block divisional offices, session court, leaders of Tangkhul Naga Long, Tangkhul Shanao Long, Tangkhul Katamnao Saklong and Wung Tangkhul Region offices and Children Homes,” the team said.

The Child-Line 1098 helpline is operating under FXB India Suraksha, which is a collaborative partner of the Ministry of Women and Child Development, Government of India. The facility which provides 24×7 child helpline service was launched in the district in March, 2019 to address issues related to children in need of care and protection and in distress.

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