‘Childline Se Dosti Week’ commemorated in Dimapur

‘Childline Se Dosti Week’ commemorated in Dimapur
Members of Childline and participants during one of the activities.
DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 11/19/2021 11:54:08 AM IST

Childline Dimapur along with the rest of the nation observed a week long campaign, “Childline Se Dostt” from November 8-14 in commemoration of its 25th year. The campaign was aimed at reaching out to the people, community and stakeholders with a message on Childline 1098 and a pledge to join hands to take ownership in caring for vulnerable children.

In a press release, Childline Dimapur informed that the main objectives of the campaign were: add a million dost each year; involve community in activities to get their participation in child protection and generate a buzz in media about Childline 1098 and its activities

On day 1-3 of the campaign, Childline Dimapur conducted various activities engaging children and communities. With support from Nagaland Hotels and Restaurant Limited (NHRA) Childline Dimapur managed to reach out to 39 hotels with the message of Childline 1098 and its service and to report any suspicious minors in hotels to 1098.  On the fourth day, Childline Dimapur reached out to 20 Orphans & Vulnerable Children (OVC) with dry rations with support from Kripa Foundation while on day 5, it conducted a cycle rally on a theme “cycling for a cause” to convey the message of Childline 1098.

The rally was flagged off by chairman, Nagaland Pollution Board Rusovil John. Cyclists from Gear Trials Nagaland and well-wishers participated at the rally.

Members of the medical team were Dr. Nikshitula from district hospital Dimapur and senior supervisor of Peren CMO office Amen Jamir assisted by traffic police Dimapur. 

Meanwhile on day 6, awareness with four futsal teams was conducted at Kakit futsal ground where the footballers were sensitised on fighting for the rights of children. 

On the seventh day of the weeklong campaign, Childline Dimapur organised a friendly cricket match between Silver Machete Cricket Club and Vikings at DGC ground, Dimapur by pledging to be friends of children and Childline dost.  

On the same day, a dance and singing competition commemorating children’s day was organised in collaboration with DCPU, child friendly Dimapur, AIDA and Christian Higher Secondary School, Dimapur at their covenant hall. The programme was graced by Hotolu, SDO (development) and IPS DCP Zone 2, Dimapur, Munesh who urged the parents to help and support the children to grow in the right direction. 

Judges for the competition were renowned artists Sunep Lemtur, Nungshitula Pongener, Lino Awomi and Eva Jamir.

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