Launching programme of Child Rights Ambassador held at Peren

Peren, November 18 (NE): Peren District officially launched Child Rights Ambassador on 18th November, 2019 at Conference Hall, DC Complex, New Peren with Deputy Commissioner (DC) Peren, Sentiwapang Aier as the Special Guest. The launching programme was organized by District Child Protection Unit Dept. of Social Welfare in collaboration with District Administration Peren, Nagaland.

District Child Protection Officer, Peren, Avika Zhimomi in his keynote address asserted, Child Rights Ambassador is a program that aims to advocate children’s rights in schools. He also stated Child Protection Services (CPS) believes that abuse and violence against children can be brought to an end and even prevented if right intervention is made at the right time. Avika added Child Rights Ambassadors will play a major role in disseminating awareness on child rights & protection and reporting any violation of children’s rights.

In his keynote address, he further mentioned Child Rights Ambassador programme is open to all the schools and students and once the school agrees to be a part of this programme, schools may assign two students (preferably one boy and one girl) as Child Ambassadors. Every single child deserves to be protected against any harm and danger and also deserves to live a safe and secure childhood, Avika Zhimomi said.

Deputy Commissioner Peren, Sentiwapang Aier while launching the Child Rights Ambassador programme expressed his gratitude to the team for taking up the initiative to organized the launching programme. In his speech, DC Peren said in earlier days not much importance was given to protect the rights of the children, but with the passage of time some various departments as well as different organizations are taking up the initiative to safeguard the rights of the children. He also stated, with this launching programme children’s should know what rights they have and they should also know know to utilize it to promote child rights industry.

Moreover, he urged the organizing department to create awareness program on Child Rights in various departments as well as in schools and also appealed them to work towards what is best for each child.
The programme was chaired by District Child Protection Unit, Peren Counsellor, Iningle, while vote of thanks was proposed by Asungbe.

(News Source: IA, Peren)