Dimapur, September 22: DC Peren, Sentiwapang Aier Tuesday launched an emergency 24-hours national toll-free helpline number-1098 to address issues related to children in the conference hall, DC Complex, New Peren.
Childline 1098 Peren, an initiative of Collab Organisation: Rongmei Baptist Association Nagaland & Childline India Foundation (CIF), is a project of the Union Ministry of Women & Child Development, Government of India.
Nodal Director, CHILDLINE 1098 Nagaland & governing board member, CIF, Subonenba Longkumer said Childline 1098 aims to reach out to children who are in need of special care and attention. The main motive of introducing the helpline is to provide services to abused children or children put into child labour, emotionally and physically disturbed children, abandoned children, missing or run-away children, etc.
Counseling can also be made through phone calls and so far in the district of Dimapur and Mokokchung, 620 phone calls have been received within a year and at national level about 1.32 crore phone calls have been received. He requested churches, institutions, Government and NGOs to support Childline project and urged both Government and private institutions to organize awareness programmes.
DC Peren, Sentiwapang Aier encouraged the team to give their utmost importance and strive hard so that they can reach the required target and hoped that with the launching, Peren District will experience a bigger change in the future of the children.
The launching program was moderated by Counsellor, CHILDLINE 1098 Peren, Rongmei Baptist Association Nagaland, Ganchuimei Gonmei while short speeches were also delivered by Additional SP, Peren, Limaakum T. Jamir & District Child Protection Officer, Peren, Avika Zhimomi.
(Page News Service)