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Open discussion on child protection mechanism

Published on 19 May. 2017 11:58 PM IST
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District Child Protection Unit Longleng organised one-day sensitization programme on ‘’Open discussion on child protection mechanism’’ at EBRC hall Longleng on Friday with deputy commissioner Longleng, Denngan Avennoho Phom, as the special guest.   
Speaking at the programme, Denngan remarked that children were the supreme assets of the country where every child should have a childhood. 
He urged the participants to ensure that no child was discriminated, abused and exploited in the society as they were the future assets of the society. 
DC further said that every individual in the society should be responsible in protecting child rights to have a vibrant society.
Programme manager, State Child Protection Society Nagaland, Raitale Zeliang,  said people should not adopt children from un-recognized agencies or unrelated person including nursing home or hospitals which, she informed, was illegal and unsecure. 
She pointed out how some adopted children were exploited, abused, trafficked or thrown out of the family due to misunderstanding over the family inheritance.
 Therefore, to avoid unnecessary situation, she insisted on adopting children from Government recognized Specialized Adoption Agency for the safety and secured lives of the child. 
She also emphasized on the importance of CHILDLINE NO.1098, a National 24 hours free phone emergency outreach services for children in need of care and protection, a project under the Ministry of Women & Child development, Government of India.
The main objective of organizing the programme, she maintained, was to educate people so that children  living in difficult circumstances could be protected, leading to the reduction of their vulnerabilities to situations and actions that lead to abuse, neglect, exploitation, abandonment and separation from parents.
Others who spoke in the programme include Theppen Phom, member of Juvenile Justice Board and Dr. Henshet Phom, chairman, Child Welfare Committee.
Earlier the programme was chaired by Arenlong Longkumer, probation officer, Observation Home. Welcome address was delivered by Yangthriba Sangtam, DCPO Longleng, Invocation by Rev. Vangpong Phom and vote of thanks by Kezevinou Thepa, superintendent, Observation Home Longleng,     

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