Juvenile police units sensitised
IMPHAL, Sep 28 (DIPR)
Social Welfare Minister Nemcha Kipgen has called upon all stakeholders to nurture and mould children to make them psychologically, mentally and physically fit.
The Minister continued that children should be shaped without any form of atrocities so that they can become productive citizens of the State as well as the Nation.
She was speaking as chief guest at the inaugural session of a one day State level training programme for Special Juvenile Police Units and ICPS functionaries held today at the auditorium of the High Court of Manipur.
Nemcha continued that child rights are fundamental and essential rights of all human beings below the age of 18, which apply to all children irrespective of race, colour, sex, caste or creed.
Childrens' rights lay special emphasis on their protection and care, she added.
She also remarked that children’s rights should be one of the main priorities of everyone and everyone should be committed to welfare and protection of children..
The Minister further expressed that children's rights include the rights to health, education, family life, play, recreation, adequate standard of living and protection from any form of violence.
Nemcha said that everyone should make concerted efforts under all relevant local legislations, adminis- trations and other measures for upholding child rights and ensuring their welfare.
Justice, Manipur High Court, Kh Nobin, Chairperson, Manipur Commission for Protection of Child Rights, Sumatibala Ningthoujam, Principal Secretary, Social Welfare, Vumlunmang Vualnam, Member Secretary, MASLSA, Golmei Gaiphulshillu, Director, Social Welfare, Ngangom Uttam and Member Secretary, MCPCR, Bantee Ningthoujam also attended the inaugural session as dignitaries.
The programme was organised by Manipur Commission for Protection of Child Rights (MCPCR) in partnership with Manipur State Legal Services Authority (MASLSA).
The inaugural session was followed by a technical session which focused on various topics relevant to child’s rights.