MIER College organises workshop on POCSO Act

Resource person, Saniya Mahajan empowering students about POCSO Act on Thursday.
Resource person, Saniya Mahajan empowering students about POCSO Act on Thursday.

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Jan 25: In a collaborative initiative between the Shrimati Shanti Gupta Centre for Women’s Studies and the NSS Unit at MIER College of Education, a workshop was conducted on the “Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act” for the NSS volunteers and members of the Gender Champions Club.
Anjali Jain and Naman Mansotra introduced the resource person, Saniya Mahajan, who is serving as an Assistant Manager at The Rakshin Project (Sakshi, an NGO) with an MOU with the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports.
Mahajan commenced the workshop with an ice-breaking activity, creating a comfortable and open environment for participants. She highlighted the significance of the POCSO Act, enacted in 2012, as a legal framework aimed at protecting children from sexual abuse and exploitation in India. The workshop delved into the provisions of the POCSO Act, legal implications for offenders. Mahajan provided information on helplines, including the toll-free number 1098, and support organizations.
Rupa Gupta, Joint Director, and Director of SSGCWS, presented a memento to Saniya Mahajan. Chairperson, Dr Renu Gupta, and patron of the Women Centre commended the collaborative efforts of both centres in addressing such a pertinent topic. Prof. Adit Gupta, Principal of MIER College, emphasized the importance of understanding the key aspects of the POCSO Act and implementing preventive measures to safeguard the well-being of children.
Arzoo Sharma and Unmesh Kant Shah, NSS volunteers effectively compared the event. Dr Bharti Tandon, Deputy HoD, School of Education and Dr Komal Sharma, Program Officer NSS Unit, supervised the workshop.