Hanamkonda: The speakers at ‘Child Rights Week’ celebrations have appealed the societal members to lend their part in protecting the rights of the children.
DLSA secretary T Annierose Christian launching child rights signature campaign in Hanamkonda on Tuesday
The District Legal Services Authority (DLSA) secretary T Annierose Christian flagged off the walkathon and launched the signature campaign marking the week. Addressing a gathering on the occasion, she noted that it was everyone’s responsibility to safeguard the children’s rights.
The DLSA secretary has stressed on the need to campaign extensively on child rights at grassroots level.
The Childline district coordinator Erra Srikanth and District Child Welfare Officer A Sathish informed that efforts were being made to involve public towards the protection of rights of children below 18 years.
They appealed the public to inform the Childline-1098 if they come across any incidents of violence against children, exploitation of children so that the victims could be saved from violation of their rights.
Regional Director Women and Child Welfare Sri Ramulu explained the measures being taken up for the welfare and protection of rights of children. The district Child Welfare Committee Chairperson K Anitha Reddy said the committee has been serving as a shield against violation of child rights.
ACP Rajendra Prasad, district welfare officer E Shailaja Kumari, Childline nodal director Gaddala John, programme manager S Kavirajj, the district medical and health officer Dr B Harish Raj and others were present. A pledge on protection of child rights was administered on the occasion.