Childline 1098-Trichy celebrated Republic Day-2020 in Child Care Institute –CCI, Annai Ashram, situated Near Airport, Trichy in collaboration with Child Welfare Committee, Social Welfare Department and Annai Ashram. A presentation on Child Safety as promoted by Children India Foundation (CIF) was exhibited to the CCI, inmates-(Girls) on Child rights such as Survival Rights, Developmental Rights, Protective Rights, Participatory Rights and Childline -1098 services for child safety. Childline 1098,(SEVAI) Project Coordinator I. Muralikumar enlightened that all children deserve equality, despite their difference and they are entitled to all child rights, no matter what caste, religion, language gender or abilities define them and further said “CHILDLINE reaches out to the children in need of care and protection in the areas of Child Labour, Abuse and Violence, Sexual Abuse, Child Trafficking, Missing, Runaways,Child Health, Addiction,Education related, Child Marriage and Homeless and The primary focus of CHILDLINE awareness to make the 1098 number known to children, show them how to call and built their confidence in the CHILDLINE service”.
Child Welfare Committee member Shri.N.Krishnamoorthy enlightened the significance of celebrating Republic day and said India became a sovereign democratic republic after its constitution came into effect on 26 January 1950. Dr. Rajendra Prasad became the first President of India and they key role played by Dr.B.R.Ambedkar, in drafting the constitution of India. Child Welfare Committee member elaborated that we need to children a happy and safe environment that would nurture them physically, mentally, and emotionally. Shri.N.Krishnamoorthy further added the Child rights go beyond just human rights; Children need more than just human rights due to a set of unique needs stemming from their vulnerabilities. Shri.N.Krishnamoorthy briefed about the further rights of children such as the right to an identity in the form of a public record, the right to health, the right to education, freedom from violence, abuse or neglect, the right to a family life, the right to be protected from violence, right to voice their opinions, free of criticism or contempt and the right to be protected from exploitation.
Dr.M.Gnavel, another member of Child welfare committee stated that it is important that the children should be provided with Medical care, nutrition, protection from harmful habits and safe working environments and special care and support for children with special needs, as well as quality health care including drinking water, nutrition, and a safe environment. Oratory program on Republic Day celebration and right of children, MIME shows, singing of child Protection by the adolescent girls of the CCI were organized on this occasion. Around 50 girls actively exhibited their skills in knowledge connectivity of safety and right of children. Prizes were distributed from the good offices District Social Welfare officer, Trichy for the participants.