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Traffic personnel sensitised on child rights

By EMN Updated: Apr 26, 2024 9:06 pm
Traffic personnel of Dimapur and Chümoukedima districts with organisers and others during the workshop ‘Safeguarding of children’ at AIDA training hall in Dimapur on Friday.

DIMAPUR — A one-day workshop for the traffic personnel on the theme ‘Safeguarding of children’ was organised by AIDA-Child Friendly Dimapur, in collaboration with Dimapur District Legal Services Authority (DDLSA), on Friday at AIDA training hall.

The main objective of the workshop was to update traffic police personnel on child rights to ensure better protection of children and to create an amicable environment for children in the cities, stated a press release issued by PRO, AIDA.

The workshop was attended by traffic police personnel from Dimapur and Chümoukedima districts.

Speaking as the resource person, Yanbemo Ngullie dwelled on ‘The rights of the children’ and also shared about Juvenile Justice Act (JJA), Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO Act) and Right to Education Act.

He emphasised on two categories of child labour namely bounded labour and forced labour. He also spoke on the Right to Education Act, which mandates that all children in institutions between the ages of six to fourteen get free, mandatory education.

In order to ensure the safety of children, the panel lawyer stressed on the importance of educating children on ‘good’ and ‘bad’ touch.

Ngullie further stressed on equality and procedure of tackling juvenile delinquency. He also encouraged the traffic police personnel to report any case of children in distress.

Later, an open discussion was initiated where questions related to child rights were put forward by the traffic police officials to the resource person.

In her concluding remark, Ngimchule Nampeung shared on the initiatives of the traffic personnel towards creating towns and cities safer for children and appreciated the personnel for their “unseen and unsung contributions towards the society.”

The traffic official also lauded AIDA-Child Friendly Dimapur for all the efforts rendered towards creating child-friendly cities.

Children mobilisation officer of Child Friendly Dimapur, Sr. Jisha Joseph, highlighted on the concept as well as vision of AIDA-Child Friendly Dimapur.

Earlier, Rev. Fr. Roy George, welcomed the participants led by Yanbemo Ngullie, panel lawyer of DDLSA; Ngimchule Nampeung, assistant commissioner of police, (Traffic) Dimapur; Medemkala, assistant commissioner of police (Traffic), Chümoukedima, and traffic police personnel from the two districts.

He also briefed on the objective of ANMA Integrated Development Association (AIDA), Child Friendly Dimapur as well as the objective behind organising the workshop.

Fr. George further encouraged the participants to identify collaborative measures to promote child rights and creating child friendly cities.

By EMN Updated: Apr 26, 2024 9:06:17 pm
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