Hamirpur, March 19
The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) was committed to protect rights of children in the country and was closely monitoring the crime against children. This was stated by RG Anand, member of the commission, here on Thursday.
Anand said that the NCPCR had undertaken and promoted research in the field of child rights. He said the commission was focusing on creating awareness on child rights among various sections of society and the safeguards available for protection of these rights through publications, media, seminar and other available means of mass communication.
While addressing officers of the district administration, he said they should keep vigil on the cases where children were detained or lodged for the purpose of treatment, reformation or protection.
He said that the commission had started special helpline for Covid-affected children and they could seek assistance by calling on toll free number 18001212830. Another toll free number 1098 was provided by the government to address any complaints pertaining to children. — OC