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Chhattisgarh News
Child Rights panel stresses on value-based education

RAIPUR: Expressing concern over the issues of cruelty towards children and their struggle with law and on the increasing number of sexual offences against them, the Chhattisgarh State Child Rights Protection Commission gave emphasise on adopting moral and value based education for resolving these problem.

Chairperson of the commission Shatabdi Subodh Pandey on Monday submitted the annual report for the year 2013-14 to chief minister Dr Raman Singh at his residence. The chief minister, while appreciating the works of the commission, gave assurance to implement the recommendations in the annual report. Formed in the state in 2010, the commission has been submitting its third annual report to the chief minister.

Pandey discussed with the chief minister on the status of sexual exploitation of children and the consolidated figures given in the report. Information about the main activities of the commission and 13 major programmes, the commission’s representation in national programmes, efforts made for monitoring of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act 2012 and the status of district-wise figures of cases registered under this rule since the implementation of this Act in the state, until March 31, 2014, have been published in it.

In its special recommendations, the commission included immediate filling of vacant posts under the consolidated child protection scheme, to increase sensitivity towards children in the training of police department, to start well-organised paternalism programme in government schools and deliberation on prevention of child-trafficking in Jashpur and neighbouring districts.

The commission expressed concern over the danger from stray cattle to children. In the report, while including the 21 recommendations made last year and the action taken by the department, gave details of the 8 cases disposed of it during the reported period.

Member of the Commission Ramesh Kumar Rajput, Parmanand Deshmukh, Pradip Kaushik, Uma Bharti Saraf, Sharad Shrivastava and secretary Pratik Khare were present on the occasion.