Press Releases

08 August 2022

Press Release No. 324/22

NEC AND NEDFI DEVELOP WEB PORTAL AND MOBILE APP

The North Eastern Council and NEDFi have developed a digital platform and web based initiative titled Advancing North East in the form of a web portal and mobile app which will act as a One Stop Solution in providing much needed knowledge and guidance to the students, youths and entrepreneurs of the North Eastern Region in areas of Education, Career and Livelihood. The portal can be accessed at www.advancingnortheast.in.

Press Release No. 325/22

ONE DAY DISTRICT SENSITIZATION PROGRAMME ON COMBATING CHILD TRAFFICKING HELD IN SWKHD

As part of the celebration of Azadi Ka Amrit Mohatsav and in order to commemorate 75 years of progressive India, the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights in collaboration with State Commission for Protection of Child Right and District Administration of South West Khasi Hills District today organized a one day sensitization programme on Combating Child Trafficking which is also part of World Day Against Human Trafficking.

The programme was held at the Multipurpose Hall DC Office, South West Khasi Hills District wherein Advocate Rahul Pawa, Expert Resource Person, National Commission for Protection of Child Rights was the resource person in the presence of Kum. C. Kharkongngor, IAS, Deputy Commissioner of South West Khasi Hills District, Mawkyrwat.

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.

Advocate Rahul Pawa, Expert Resource Person through a power point presentation dwelt at length on the subject by making them aware of the fact that Child trafficking is a serious crime and worst form of human rights violations prevalent in many parts of our country. As our district has a porous international border with Bangladesh that enable and attract traffickers where children become soft targets to fall prey to the clutches of these predators as happened years back, therefore it requires interventions and attention of a cross section of stakeholders in combating child trafficking.

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. he informed. He believed that such programme will benefit the people of this area with a hope that programme of this kind will be organized more in future.

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