Jamshedpur, August 23: The launch ceremony of Promotion Program-II organized jointly by National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR), The Asia Foundation, East Singhbhum district administration and Child Welfare Committee was organized at Gobarghusi of Patmada block.
Deputy commissioner East Singhbhum Suraj Kumar said that children from economically, socially backward classes are more vulnerable to exploitation.
“It will be our endeavor to identify the children living in such challenging environment in advance provides their families benefits of public welfare schemes of the government. The district administration will aspire to give better results of the Samvardhan-ll program, every officer of the district will actively participate in this work,” said Kumar.
The deputy commissioner also assured that the government will do it’s best in identifying the children so that their rights can be protected.
Sanjay Kumar Mishra, secretary, Child Welfare Association said that this program was prepared in view of the problem of human trafficking, child labor, child marriage of children during the Corona period.
“Under the guidance of National Commission for Protection of Child Rights, the Samvardhan-ll program is being launched in collaboration with East Singhbhum district administration. Through this program, every child living in difficult and vulnerable situation will be identified at the village level and efforts will be made to connect the identified children with 34 types of welfare schemes run by the government so that these children can be saved from trafficking, To save them from problems like child labour, child marriage. In this work, the cooperation of the stakeholders from the district level to the block level and village level is required so that the correct data can be collected in this process and their benefit can be given to those children,” said Mishra.
Union tribal affairs minister and Khunti MP, Arjun Munda who was the chief guest said that through this program the government will try to take better care of those children in district and state and prevent them from exploitation in future.
“We saw the pleasant effect of the promotion program in the past in Khunti district where more than 3000 children were identified and successful efforts were made to connect those families with the welfare schemes run by the government. Today the implementation of this program in East Singhbhum district will prove to be a milestone. Through this program, we will make a successful attempt to identify each of the children and connect them with the welfare schemes run by the government, so that the childhood of these children and the families are secured,” said Munda.
Jamshedpur MP Bidyut Varan Mahato said that children of our state and district should not be exploited in any way.
Rosie Taba member National Commission for Protection of Child Rights said that through such a program they were ensuring that rights of children are protected , while also helping those children to move forward.
Nandita Barua, Country Head, Asia Foundation said that the main objective of the program is to create public awareness about the rights of children. The Asia Foundation will provide all possible help for this work so that the selection process of the children can be done properly and every child in the district gets the benefit of the schemes run by the government.