State Level Conclave on Duties and Responsibilities towards Protection of Child Rights

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The Assam State Commission for Protection of Child Rights organised a Two Day State Level Conclave on Duties and Responsibilities towards Protection of Child Rights, in collaboration with Centre for Women’s Studies, Dibrugarh University and District Child Protection Unit Dibrugarh, on the 3rd and 4th March, 2017 , at the Conference Hall of the Centre for Women’s Studies, Dibrugarh University.

The inaugural function was held on the 3rd March, 2017, attended by Mrs. Runumi Gogoi, Chairperson, ASCPCR, Professor Alak Kr. Buragohain, Vice Chancellor, Dibrugarh University, Ms. Laya Madduri, Deputy Commissioner, Dibrugarh, Ms. Tehseen Alam from the UNICEF, Air Vice-Marshall(Retd.) Anjan Gogoi, Dr. Chiranjeeb Kakoty, Director, NESPYM, Mr. Stephen Ekka, Director, Pajhra and Mr. Gopal Sharma, member of ASCPCR.

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Professor Buragohain, Vice Chancellor formally inaugurated the conclave and emphasised on meaningful and effective deliberations towards a safe and healthy environment for the children on whose hands lies the future of the nation. He also stressed upon the need to nurture the individual talent of each child rather than judging their capabilities on the basis of their competence and performance in a few academic areas.The welcome address was delivered by Mrs. Runumi Gogoi where she pondered over many critical issues involving exploitation of children and the consequent violation of child rights. The Deputy Commissioner of Dibrugarh district, Ms. Laya Madduri through her speech ensured all help from the administration to curb all hindrances of protection of child rights. Ms. Tehseen Alam marked that Assam is the first state to observe a Child Protection Day.

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The Two Day Conclave witnessed participation of a considerable number of resource persons from law Colleges and Universities, the Legal Profession, Media, Police and youth in six technical sessions.

The programme concluded on 4th March, 2017, the day marked as Child Protection Day by ASCPCR. The closing function was attended by Dr. Ramesh Chandra Borpatragohain, Head, Department of Law, Gauhati University , Mr. Pronoy Bordoloi, noted media personality, officials from ASCPCR, students and faculty of the Centre for Women’s Studies, Dibrugarh University and other social workers. The formal part of the inaugural function ended with the pledge administered by Mrs. Runumi Gogoi for complete dedication to work for the promotion of child rights.

The conclave ended with a cultural programme involving participation by a child artist from Sivasagar, students of the Prerona Children’s Home, Dibrugarh, Mrinaljyoti Rehabilitation Centre, Duliajan and by children of the members of the Dibrugarh University Ladies’ Club.

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