30 Nov 2010

Safe School Campaign launched in Ganjam District

On November 29, 2010, CHILDLINE Behrampur launched Safe School Campaign in Ganjam District. CHILDLINE Behrampur in association with OACRC, Bhubaneswar organised a day long talk on safe and child friendly school at Ramaharinagar Saraswati Sisubidya Mandir on November 29, 2010. The Safe School Campaign was launched in Ganjam District to promote the concept of child friendly schools & successful implementation of the right to free and compulsory education act.

Addressing a talk organised in connection with the inaugural of Safe School Campaign, Dr. Bauribandhu Sahu said Children have the right to express their opinion. Commenting on the RTE, he said The Right to education act is the result of thought and deliberation of imminent persons & educationists of our country and reflects the socio-economic status of the country expressed, Dr. Sahu.

Dr. U.S.Murty, Chairman, Child Welfare Committee, Ganjam explained about the constitutional provisions in regard to the idea of safe school for children. Mr. Sudhir Sabat, Director, CHILDLINE Behrampur said that the campaign is meant to sensitize community for a collective action towards ending all forms of discrimination, abuse and violence against children in schools and make the environment conducive, child friendly and enjoyable for children and to learn without fear.

The future of every country lies in the hands of their youth but the future of the young ones lies on the way the leaders of the country handle their education sector," expressed a 13 year old participant during the meet. Students, members of parents and teachers union from 32 schools in Ganjam, district participated in the programme. During the meet, an art exhibition was organized on the theme "Different Forms of Child Abuse and Prevention.

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