Wednesday, June 7, 2023

DAN holds consultative workshop on child rights

One-day consultative workshop on child rights under the theme, “Ensuring safety of the children in the virtual spaces: The critical questions” was organised by Development Association of Nagaland (DAN) on March 31 at DAN Training Centre, Dimapur.
A press release by DAN informed that while delivering the keynote address, state information commissioner, Nosazol Charles stated that children of today were the future adults who would lead and guide the progress of the human race. Therefore, he said it was crucial to protect, guide, educate and to continuously improve the children’s lives and opportunities for the children in every field. He mentioned that information technology has permeated almost all aspects of human life and today’s children have better knowledge and access to the digital technology.
Whereas the technological growth has opened several opportunities for the children, Charles said it was also teeming with several dangers. Therefore, he urged that adults and educators to enhance their awareness and knowledge to ensure that the children utilize the technology for their benefit and do not fall prey to the many dangers that are posed by them.
During an input session, program manager, training, ICE and Advocacy, Nagaland State Child Protection Society, Raitale Zeliang highlighted the various strategies adopted in order to ensure the security and safety of the children in the digital world. She elaborated on Mission Vatsalya, its objectives and the interventions. Zeliang also provided inputs on the different schemes and programmes being implemented by the state child protection society and other government agencies.
Earlier in the session, DAN director, Rev. Fr. Sajan Joseph welcomed the guests and delegates while vicar general, Diocese of Kohima, Rev Fr. Carolus Neisalhou delivered an exhortation message, and an introduction to DAN and its initiatives was highlighted by SPO, DAN, Jiji Joseph.


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