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Dholpur set for 1st child-friendly dist

Jaipur: Dholpur will be made the first child-friendly District in Rajasthan, says state child rights protection committee chairperson Manan Chaturvedi.

She said a single window system will be set up at the collectorate which would provide information regarding child welfare schemes and would also act as a centre for registration of atrocities against Children. These cases then will be monitored and followed at the single window centre, she said.

“It will ensure that the district is free of child labour and child marriage and also zero drop out from school,” said elaborating the concept. Besides, she said five villages in the district would be developed as model villages for children. “There will be system in place for the education, anganwadi and health of the children living in the slums.”

It was also decided to activate the Bal Manch and Bal Sansad at all schools and regular meetings every Saturday to provide children the platform to express themselves of POCSO Act, child labour, child marriage etc.

In Dholpur every block have a child protection committee while out of 171 gram panchayats, 134 have child protection committees. Committees had to be set up at the remaining gram panchayats as well and the minutes of these committees meetings should be sent to the state level committee regularly.

Manan Chaturvedi said this year 108 cases of child labour have come to the notice in the district and in two cases FIRs were registered. She directed that child labour is a serious offence and if any cases come to the notice of the administration, FIRs must be registered.

Lauding the district administrations effort to enroll 14,000 children at the at the primary school and 15,000 at the middle school Manan Chaturvedi said no school in the district should be without safe drinking water, power connection and kitchen for mid-day meal.

Concern was expressed that about 3000 children in the age group of 6-14 are not going to school and the commission chairman directed the district administration to take efforts to bring them back to the school system and also ensure that RTE is implemented in its letter and spirit.

Source : timesofindia

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