Mangan, November 14 (IPR): A Block level Workshop on child rights and child related legislation was held today at Panchayat Bhawan, Chungthang, on 14.11.19 for members of Village level Child Protection Committees of Chungthang Block, North district.
The program was attended by the Chairperson and members of Block Level Child Protection Committees(BLCPCs) of Chungthang Block and Chairperson and members of Village level Child Protection Committees (VLCPCs) formed in the two GPUs and two Dzumsas of Lachen and Lachung.
At the outset the BDO, Chungthang, Shri Sonam Palden Bhutia with his welcome address introduced the members of the BLCPC, Chungthang.
The Chairperson, BLCPC, Chungthang, Smt Tshering Ongmu Lepcha addressed the gathering by motivating them to work hard towards protection of child rights.
The Chairperson, Child Welfare Committee(CWC), North, Smt. Mingma Doma Bhutia highlighted on the role of CWC in handling cases of Child In Need of Care and Protection (CNCP), and urged all the Block and Village Level Committees to produce the child before CWC or report any such case relating to child in need of care and protection.
The DCPO, North,Wendy Lepcha highlighted the pertinent provisions of child related legislation like JJ Act,2015, POCSO (Amendment) Act,2019, etc. and their roles as Child Protection Committees. It was also informed by the DCPO, North, 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 + Dzumsas have been declared as “Child friendly GPUs + Dzumsas” and the Village level Child Protection Committees (VLCPCs) will be monitoring the GPUs/ Dzumsas for effective implementation of the child protection mechanism in the community.
The program concluded by all the members of BLCPC and VLCPC taking a Child Protection Pledge and signing of the pledge.