Dimapur, February 19: Childline India Foundation under the ministry of Women and Child Development, Government of India, held a meeting with the district administration, NGOs, public leaders, church leaders and various other organizations in the DC’s conference hall Zunheboto on February 17 with an aim to set a child helpline service in the district to provide much required protection for children and awareness on children’s rights.
Chairing the meeting, Deputy Commissioner, Peter Lichamo expressed gratitude towards the ministry and the resource person Abhishek Biswas from the concerned organization for the noble initiation. He thanked the gathering for positively attending the programme and said this initiative should be properly utilized for the welfare of the children.
Childline India Foundation, which was established in 1996 as a pilot project under the Ministry of Social Justice and came into full recognition in 2006 under the Ministry of Women and Child Development, Government of India, provides 24 hours helpline service to children across the country. The organization also covers 118 train stations and aims to develop at various bus terminuses across the country in the future.
The resource person deliberated on the requirements for setting up District Child Protection Unit like forming an advisory board, which would be chaired by DC, minimum requirements for NGOs to partner with the unit, structuring and challenges, funding and monitoring, kinds of models etc.
The meeting culminated with an interaction with the resource person. (Page News Service)