Press Releases

04 August 2022

Press Release No. 317/22


Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma today said that the State needs to identify the capability of individuals and engage them in areas of expertise to bring out efficiency and deliver maximum results. He made the remark while addressing at the inaugural function of the Meghalaya Next Leaders Workshop at State Convention Centre, Shillong being organised by the Development Commissioner Office, Government of Meghalaya in collaboration with NITI Aayog Development Monitoring Office. The workshop is supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

He said that having the right mindset is crucial to achieve success. If you do not have the correct mindset and thought process, no matter what capability you have in life it won’t make a difference, he said while exhorting that capability starts with the right mindset. Talking at length on the importance of team work, the Chief Minister said that departments should not work in silos but must converge and work together to achieve a larger goal. We need to recognise the capabilities in our teammates to build an efficient team and allow them to work, he added. Talking about different verticals for effective governance, he said that governance requires thrust in infrastructure, social, administrative, and socio economic verticals. There are a lot of times in the whole aspect of Governance that I have tried to ensure the same team would be working on these verticals together. It is important that departments and people converge and combine efforts to achieve the larger vision and goal, he added.

The workshop with the theme Building a capable learning State is being attended by Dr. Michael Woolcock, one of the developers of Problem Driven Adaptation, Dr Aron Manoharan from Suffolk University in Massachusetts, amongst others.

Press Release No. 318/22


Child trafficking is a serious crime and worst form of human rights violations prevalent in many parts of our country thereby causing a deterrence in achieving the goal of a New India, a Progressive India. Combating Child Trafficking requires interventions and attention of a cross section of stakeholders. The porous international borders shared by several districts of our country amplify the conditions that enable and attract traffickers. Children become soft targets who fall prey to the clutches of these predators constantly in search of their prey. The victim children encounter severe forms of exploitation, such as physical, sexual and emotional violence, abuse, torture, and trauma, forced and bonded labour, forced marriages and practices like slavery etc. The cruelty and injustice faced by the victims of child trafficking often go beyond comprehension, their lives scarred and beyond repair, deprived of rights.

To combat the menace of child trafficking, the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights, an apex statutory body constituted under the Commission for Protection of Child Rights Act, 2005, an Act of Parliament of India has been taking ongoing steps under its mandate and jurisdiction. In this connection, NCPCR is commemorating World day against Human Trafficking observed on 30th July, 2022. On this occasion, NCPCR with support of State Commission for Protection of Child Rights and District Administration is driving 25 days campaign on Combating Child Trafficking from 1st August, 2022 to 25th August, 2022 in 75 bordering Districts of India as a part of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav, to celebrate and commemorate 75 years of progressive India.

In this regard, District level Sensitization programme in selected 75 Districts shall be participated by representatives from Special Juvenile Police Units, Anti Human Trafficking Units, Child Welfare Police Officers of Thanas, Child Welfare Committee, Juvenile Justice Boards, Special Forces active in the district on Human Trafficking issues, in the identified 75 Bordering Districts of our country. During this campaign, NCPCR officials will be visit bordering villages and celebrate its 75th independence day with the children of bordering districts.

The main objective of this campaign is to sensitize the key stakeholders on basic indicators to identify children at risk, vulnerable children, and prevention for combating child trafficking in bordering districts of India. Expert Resource Persons from the Commission, Chairperson or Member of the State Commissions and subject experts shall be making a presentation on the subject matter and after interactive session shall plan a road map for combating child trafficking in bordering districts. Under the campaign 75 bordering districts of our country will be witnessing the awareness and sensitization programme for multi stakeholders on combating this menace of child trafficking and preventing children from this serious crime.

Back to top