ICPS Kishtwar sensitises students about juvenile justice Act, Legal rights

 

KISHTWAR : The Integrated Child Protection Scheme (ICPS), Kishtwar on Thursday organised a one day school level awareness programme on child rights and juvenile justice.

The Programme was held under the close supervision of District Child Protection Officer, Tariq Parvez Qazi and on the instruction of Deputy Commissioner Ashok Sharma at UPS Panditgham and was attended by Member Child Welfare Committee, Javed Ahmed Zargar; Protection Officer (NIC), Touseef Iqbal Butt; Protection Officer (IC) Deepika Bandari; Legal cum Probationary Officer Basharat Nazir, Social Workers Saima Kousar and Meenakshi Sharma, besides Staff and students of the host school.

Speaking on the occasion, the Protection Officer (NIC) Touseef Iqbal Butt sensitized the children about their basic and legal rights. He explained to them different laws related to children including Child Labour Act, Children in Street Situations and rights of children.

He said that the District child protection unit has been actively involved in organizing awareness camps regarding child rights and the activities are taking place on a weekly basis under the aegis of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav celebrations.

Protection Officer, (IC) Deepika Bandari, informed to the participants about the Child Rights and Child abuse. She said that the purpose of this programme was to create awareness about the functioning of ICPS.

Meanwhile, the Headmaster of the School appreciated the ICPS Kishtwar for organizing such an informative session in her school which would help the students to understand laws and ACTs pertaining to them.

 

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