SRINAGAR, June 27 : Dr. Yogesh Dube and Vinod Kumar Tickoo, Members of the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR), New Delhi, called on N. N. Vohra, Governor, at Raj Bhavan, here today.
During the meeting, Dr Dube and Mr Tickoo discussed with the Governor several important issues relating to the protection and promotion of child rights. They briefed the Governor about the activities of NCPCR aimed at securing the child rights and undertaking and promoting research in the arena of the rights of children.
The NCPCR Members, who are presently on a visit to Jammu and Kashmir to assess the child rights situation in the State, also discussed their proposal to organize a National Seminar on “Child Rights Perspectives in J&K and the Need for Setting up a State Commission for Protection of Child Rights in J&K”, at Srinagar, in September this year, in collaboration with the State Social Welfare Department.
The Governor advised the Members to also discuss all important issues, as well as the proposed seminar, with Sakina Itoo, Minister for Social Welfare.
The Governor emphasized the high importance for enlarging awareness in regard to the available safeguards for the protection of child rights by also utilizing various modes of mass media coverage. He observed that there is need for providing maximum focus on children in need of special care and protection, particularly those in distress, belonging to the disadvantaged sections of society, affected by terrorism and other unfortunate circumstances.