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CHILDLINE Se Dosti campaign observed in Kohima

Correspondent KOHIMA, NOV 14 (NPN) | Publish Date: 11/14/2019 11:38:44 AM IST

Along with the rest of the nation, the CHILDLINE Kohima observed weeklong CHILDLINE Se Dosti campaign starting from November 13 to creating awareness programme at various urban primary health centres and sub-health centres under Kohima district.

Speaking during the programme at the Dzüvürü/Porterlane Urban primary health centre in Kohima on Thursday, district coordinator of CHILDLINE, Neingutuonuo Kulnu said the campaign was a week-long annual event that aimed at reaching out to people from different walks of life to help in finding abandoned children. 

It envisages in creating millions of dost (friend and acquaint them with Child Rights and Protection), she said. 

She also gave a figure about the child missing cases starting from January this year. 

Although some cases were highlighted in the local media and some in the various courts of law, lot of cases went unrecorded, she added.

She said that about five to ten missing cases have been reported every month. The campaign also aimed at reaching old to young in educational institutions, railway stations, temples and churches, auto drivers, and markets creating awareness about 1098 aims as well as creating friends to strengthen the rights of children in the country.

During the programme, participants also took a pledge to lend a hand to CHILDLINE in helping children in distress and take action when necessary. They were also provided with flyers, business cards of CHILDLINE Kohima and a wrist band.

CHILDLINE Kohima also conducted a sensitization programme on health and hygiene with the children and other inmates of open shelter Spartan Society. Children were taught with basic things to stay clean, healthy food habits, and how to avoid minor sickness.

The highlight of the day’s programme included providing free service on haircut, pedicure, manicure etc to the children in the home by the trainees of Entrepreneur Development Integrated Training Institution (EDITI) in collaboration with CHILDLINE Kohima.

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