Mangan, November 11 (IPR): The Block level Workshop on child rights and child related legislation was held today at Passingdang BAC for members of Village level Child Protection Committees of Dzongu Block. This was the first coordination meeting of Block Level Child Protection Committee(BLCPC) and Village Child Protection Committees(VLCPCs) of Dzongu Block, North district.
The programme was held to sensitize the members of the Committees on child related legislation like JJ Act,2015, POCSO (Amendment) Act,2019, etc. And their roles as Child Protection Committees.
It was informed by the DCPO,North, Wendy Lepcha that 4 Block Level Child Protection Committees have been formed in all the four blocks of the District i.e Mangan block, Dzongu Block, Kabi Block and Chungthang Block. 25 VLCPCs have been formed in all the GPUs & Dzumsas of the north District. All these GPUs have been declared & formed as “Child friendly GPUs” and the Village level Child Protection Committees (VLCPCs) will be monitoring the GPUs for effective implementation of the child protection mechanism in the community.
The Chairperson, CWC Mingma Doma Bhutia emphasized on the role of Child Welfare Committee as per Juvenile Justice Act,2015 and requested the BLCPCs and VLCPCs to produce any child in need of care and protection before CWC and to report any case relating to child so that they can be assisted to find justice and in rehabilitation.
The Chairperson, BLCPC,Dzongu, Shri Samroo Ugen Lepcha jubilantly urged the VLCPC members to be active and vigilant committees for the protection of our children and work together & fulfill their roles with utmost commitment for the betterment of the children in whose hands the future lies.
The BDO,Dzongu, Shri Tempa Rinzing Bhutia, introduced the members of BLCPC, Dzongu to all the VLCPCs and requested active support and participation in the Committee’s roles in protecting children of Dzongu.