Udupi marching to become a child-friendly district: NCPCR member Dr RG Anand

Daijiworld Media Network – Udupi (JD)

Udupi, Apr 8: “Udupi is a child friendly district. It has reached most of the requirements set by the national commission for child rights. The district administration is working to ensure zero child marriage cases here," said Dr RG Anand, member National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR).

He was addressing the media after conducting a review meeting with the district administration regarding child protection in Udupi district.

He said, "I have visited many districts in the recent days. Udupi has 28 childcare institutions with over 400 children. The district administration is ensuring protection of children. It is also working for the prevention of child marriages. The way of prevention in the district is good. Udupi is marching to become a child-friendly district by preventing child marriages and effective implementation of law. Parliament member of Udupi Shobha Karandlaje is also working for the cause. We want to make Udupi as a child-friendly district. There are 34 police stations in the district and all are equipped with child-friendly police. We will review the overall situation and file the report with the district administration.

“We will visit child care institutions randomly and review the ground reality. We are also observing how the district administration is working effectively. If any loopholes are noticed, the national commission will write to the director.

“There is a toll number for Covid-infected and affected children in the national level. The infected children can call on 1800-121-2830 from Monday to Friday and counselling will be provided for the children. It had started with three languages. Now we are operating in all the languages including Kannada. We are planning to give tele-counseling as well. We are collaborating with NIMHANS. There are SOPs to eradicate child drug use in association with NCB,” he said.

Udupi district commissioner G Jagadeesha, assistant superintendent of police Kumarachandra, assistant deputy commissioner Sadashiva Prabu were present during the meeting.







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  • Shashi Shetty, Santhoor

    Thu, Apr 08 2021

    Given to the quality of people in Tulu Nadu it is not huge task to attain such standards. By large the population is peace loving. Child and women friendly. we need to reduce few bars from the region so that, men start working instead of roaming around for free drink. The citizens must be encouraged to work on their field instead of going after false prestige and conducting extravagant functions such as Birthday, mehendi and big fat wedding. Invest such money in to land and grow - struggle with the soil and the soil will bless everyone.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Thu, Apr 08 2021

    We need to protect our Women & Children ...

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