A day-long awareness cum training camp for ‘Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POSCO) Act 2012’ was conducted at the conference hall of the office of Zila Parishad Chairperson of Yupia in Arunachal Pradesh’s Papum Pare district on Saturday.
Tabang Bodoung, the Sub Divisional Officer (SDO) of Yupia who graced the function as chief guest, in his keynote address, stressed upon effective implementation of juvenile justice laws and Integrated Child Protection Scheme (ICPS) to protect and prevent the children from indulging in any anti-social activities which may be detrimental to their life in future.
He further said every child has the right to be protected and it is the responsibility of every single person in the society to make every corner of the world a safer place to live for every child without fear and discrimination.
Habung Tangu, JFMC, Yupia and Principal Magistrate of Juvenile Justice Board who graced the occasion as guest of honour also spoke about proper implementation of Integrated Child Protection Schemes and said that if ICPS schemes are properly implemented than we won’t see any children in the streets of the state and country as a whole, and we must deliver our duties and responsibility with better commitment to make it work.
Sharing his experiences of Juvenile Justice Board, Tangu pointed out the shortcomings of the board which needs urgent attention like separate Special Juvenile Police Unit to deal with such cases, presence of parents during interviewing process, proper facility of infrastructures, proper juvenile observation home in the district, presence of Juvenile Protection Officer, creation of stakeholders and agencies and the likes.
Taking part in the discussion, chairman of Child Welfare Committee, Kani Nada Maling also shared her experiences and said that during such training camps police personnel equally need be sensitized on their role and responsibility as role of police is very important for fair trial of juvenile cases.
Earlier, Dani Yami, director of ICDS who is also the District Child Protection Officer, Yupia briefed the house about aims and objectives of the awareness camp and requested the participants to take full benefit of the training programme.
She also appreciated the CWC, Capital complex for their work.
Resource persons on the occasion, Nani Mamung, assistant professor, Arunachal Law Academy, Lekhi and Tarh Nagu, legal cum probational officer, DCPU, Yupia gave presentation on the Protection of Child from Sexual Offences (POSCO) Act 2012 and related provisions to stakeholders and agencies and brief speeches on various schemes covered and implemented under Integrated Child Protection Services under ICPS schemes respectively.
CWC members and staffs, Oju mission welfare, Childline Itanagar members and staffs and legal advisers were also present.
The awareness programme was organized by the District ICDS Cell, Yupia.