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Awareness programme on child labour & JJ Act

Awareness programme on child labour & JJ Act
Members of CECS along with students at the awareness programme.
DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 11/9/2021 11:45:02 AM IST

An awareness programme on Child Labour and Juvenile Justice Act was organised by Children Parliament St. Joseph Hr. Secondary School Chumukedima on November 9 at the school auditorium hall.

In a press release, CHILDLINE nodal director Dimapur informed that during the programme, CECS director and nodal director CHILDLINE Subonenba Longkumer enlightened the students on child labour and Juvenile Justice Act. 

He shared on the importance, impact, consequences, punishment and steps initiated by the government to stop child labour and expressed concern that 60-70% of Naga home practiced child labour.

“Poverty is the main cause of child labour. It affects the children physically and mentally, resulting to high rate of drop out and they are away from gaining quality education and this affect their future,” said Longkumer.

He also shared about CHILDLINE 1098 which is a national toll-free emergency phone and outreach service for in need of care and protection, under the aegis of ministry of women and child development Government of India.

Longkumer encouraged the students to dial CHILDLINE toll free number 1098, when in need of care and protection.

The parliamentary session was led by Imnaakum Imchen, invocation by Jasmine Kikon, Neitseikhono Rurhiir and vote of thanks by Joina Sapu.

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