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Warangal: Call to protect child rights

Warangal: Call to protect child rightsDLSA Secretary J Vikram speaking at a programme in Warangal on Tuesday
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The onus is on every citizen to protect the rights of children, Warangal District Legal Services Authority (DLSA) Secretary J Vikram said.

Warangal: The onus is on every citizen to protect the rights of children, Warangal District Legal Services Authority (DLSA) Secretary J Vikram said. Speaking at a workshop on 'Sensitisation Meeting on Child Rights' jointly organised by the DLSA, FMM Social Service Society and Girls Advocacy Alliance (GAA) here on Tuesday, he elucidated the rights of children guaranteed by the Article 21 of the Indian Constitution. The meeting was presided over by FMM Social Service Society Director Sister Rejina Chinnappa.

"People should start treating child rights on par with the human rights. Be passionate about the child rights rather than being compassionate," Vikram said. The responsibility is on entire society to protect the rights of children, he added.

The institutions that looking after the protection of child rights need to work wholeheartedly to prevent the child marriages, child labour and child trafficking, Vikram said. He said that DLSA had taken suggestions from all the departments concerned in regard with the implementation of child protection activities. The DLSA would extend its full support to those departments protecting the child rights, he added.

Resource persons - Bachpan Bachao organisation State coordinator M Devaiah and A Venkateshwarlu – explained the roles of various departments in regard with child rights protection.

Warangal Urban District Welfare Officer (DWO) M Sabitha, Additional DCP Venkat Laxmi, Human Trafficking unit Inspector K Nageshwar Rao, Child Welfare Committee (CWC) Chairman Mandala Parashuramulu, Childline State Coordinator Ramesh, GAA Coordinator Bathula Karuna, project officer Erra Srikanth, CWC members Vanam Balraju, Konda Manjula and officials from education, ChildLine, labour department took part in the programme.

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