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Programme on child labour held in Dmu

Programme on child labour held in Dmu
Resource person along with DDLSA officials and others on June 8. (NP)
Staff Reporter DIMAPUR, JUNE 8 (NPN) | Publish Date: 6/8/2019 11:33:05 AM IST

Highlighting issues related to children, Collab director Childline, Dimapur, K Ela asserted that everyone has a role to protect children from any kind of abuse, exploitation, torture and any violation etc. 

She was speaking as resource person at the “World Day against Child Labour, 2019” programme, organized by Assisi Centre for Integrated Development (ACID)-cum-National Domestic Workers Movement (NDWM) Nagaland region in collaboration with Dimapur District Legal Service Authority (DDLSA). 

The programme was organized under the theme “Children should not work in fields, but on their dreams” Saturday, at Assisi auditorium, Dimapur.

Ela said that all children deserved to be loved and protected. Pointing out that children were living in a hostile environment which has become the biggest concern, Ela mentioned that today many of the children were not been able to work on their dreams because the situation, environment does not permit them to pursue their dreams. She reiterated that everywhere right from the home to the school, locality and to the streets the children were not safe as environment is not child friendly. Therefore, she encouraged the parents to be aware, alarmed and be alert to protect their children from all kinds of violence. 

Resource person DDLSA, Abemo Ngullie briefed on the main factors of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POSCO) Act which included a comprehensive law to provide for protection of children from the offences of sexual assault, sexual harassment and pornography, while safeguarding the interest of the child at every stage of the judicial process. 

Meanwhile, DDLSA, CJM Ajonba Imchen elaborated on the Art 21 (A) in the Constitution of India to provide free and compulsory education to all children in the age group of six to fourteen years as a fundamental right in such a manner as the state may, by law, determine. 

The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (RTE) Act, 2009, which represents the consequential legislation envisaged under Article 21-A, means that every child has a right to full time elementary education of satisfactory and equitable quality in a formal school which satisfies certain essential norms and standards, he added. 

He also encouraged the children and parents to know about their rights and asked them to come together to protect their rights and look forward for change in the society. 

Assistant labour commissioner, Dimapur W Tamwang Konyak also spoke at the programme as special invitee. The programme highlighted special presentation from CRM children.

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