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Children are our present not tomorrow’s future : Kushal Singh
“Children are our present, but not the future of the tomorrow. The role of school teachers are very important in the protection of their rights. Corporal punishment is not the right way of school education. Before knowing about child rights, we must understand that children are the citizens of today. Child rights and education are inter related with each other. Hence we cannot protect their rights without proper education.” said Kushal Singh the chief guest and chairperson of National Child Rights Protection Commission, New Delhi at the State Level Workshop for Teachers on Child Rights at Hotel Pataliputra Ashok in Patna on Tuesday.

This one day workshop was jointly organized by NCPCR, BSCPCR and UNICEF. Chief guest Kushal Singh inaugurated this workshop by lighting the lamp in presence of Amarjeet Sinha, principal secretary of Department of Education, Dr N. Vijya Lakshmi, secretary of BSCPCR, Dr Yameen Mazumdar, Chief of UNICEF, Bihar field and Rajit Punhani, secretary, Social Welfare Department of Bihar in the conference hall. They also inaugurated the website of BSCPCR.

“We can not imagine about the child rights without the education. Every child has the right for better education,health-care and protection from all types of abuse. There is an revolutionary change in the field of education in our state. Bihar is the first state where Human Development Mission has been started.” said Amarjeet Sinha, principal secretary of Department of Education in the programme.

Rajit Punhani, secretary,Social Welfare Department of Bihar highlighted the violation of child rights of juvenile accused of the remand homes during his address. He demanded protection of their rights also.

“The main objective of this workshop is to make our school teachers aware about the child rights and prevention of sexual abuse of children.” said Dr N. Vijya Lakshmi ,secretary of BSCPCR, Patna in the workshop. She also highlighted different aspects of child rights and child abuse.

“United Nation is celebrating the silver jubilee of the UN Child Rights Convention Treaty. Girl education is the best way to prevent female infanticides and child marriage.”said Dr Yameen Mazumdar, Chief of UNICEF Bihar field. He also highlighted the achievement of UNICEF during the last 25 years in the field of child rights protection.

“There should be mass awareness amongst boys about the negative consequences of the sex and crime based television serials, movies and sexual abuse of children and women in the society.” said eminent educationists and social activist Prof. Daisy Narain to this citizen journalist during the program.

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