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Sensitization on child rights at Chiephobozou

Sensitization on child rights at Chiephobozou
Vekhoyi Chakhesang speaking at the sensitisation programme at Chiephobozou on October 10. (NP)
Correspondent KOHIMA, OCT 10 (NPN) | Publish Date: 10/11/2019 11:43:14 AM IST
District Child Protection Officer (DCPO) Kohima conducted a one-day sensitization programme on child rights and role of Village Level Child Protection Committee (VLCPC) for Chiephobozou block at DB Hall Chiephobozou on October 10. 
ADC Chiephobozou, Vekhoyi Chakhesang, who spoke on the occasion, said that violations of the child rights were detrimental to child survival. 
He said it was high time to take serious note of the increasing instances of child vulnerability in the state “so that remedial measures are initiated immediately before it worsen and gets out of control.”
He said that although the state was the primary duty bearer and accountable to protect the rights of children, the role of the parents and community remain very critical to the life and well-being of children.
Legal-cum-probation officer, District Child Protection Unit Kohima, Megoneituo, said that the DCPU coordinates and implements all child rights and protection activities at district level.
He said that protection includes not only protecting child from harm or lawfully but giving opportunity to participate and share their ideas as well as grievances. 
Citing various cases, Megoneituo stressed on the need to understand the root cause of the mischievous behavior and bring them back to right path of living.
Earlier, keynote address was delivered by Povezo Puro, DCPO, Kohima.
Temsu Walling, member Juvenile Justice Board (JJB) Kohima spoke on “Children in conflict with law” while Keneizakienuo Belho, counselor Childline Kohima highlighted the function and activities of childline.
The programme was chaired by Protection Officer, Institutional Care Kohima, Vepotolu Ringa while vote of thanks was proposed by DCPU counselor, Medoleu Zatsu.

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