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Uttarakhand to come up with policy on child rights: CM

Chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat on Monday hoped that the state would soon come up with a policy on child protection and child rights

dehradun Updated: Feb 05, 2018 21:37 IST
Deep Joshi
Deep Joshi
Hindustan Times
Uttarakhand News,Kedarpuri reconstruction,Child Rights
Chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat felicitates a teacher at a workshop on child protection in Dehradun. (HT Photo)

Chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat on Monday hoped that the state would soon come up with a policy on child protection and child rights.

“Policy makers need to take a decisive step in view of children’s future,” he said while inaugurating a workshop jointly organised by the Uttarakhand Commission for Child Rights and NGO Bachpan Bachao Aandolan.

Rawat hoped that an all-round policy for protection of child rights would be formulated on the basis of the recommendations made by the workshop , which would have positive results for the state.

He said a child learns its first lessons at his home and parents “need to remain alert” about the well being of their children. “Besides, there is a need to emphasise on imparting children moral education so as to develop moral norms (samskars) among them”, he said.

He said Uttarakhand “is the first state in the country, which has one teacher per 12 students.”

Justice VK Bisht, a high court judge, emphaised on the need to create social awareness about the issues pertaining to children.

“For that first of all parents need to be aware of that aspect,” he said. “Besides, organisations involved in child rights need to create awareness among the people about those issues at a large scale.”

Yogendra Khanduri, chairperson, State Commission for Protection of Child Rights said that the panel “is serious about the protection of children and has been regularly working in that direction.”

CM to flag off Kedarpuri reconstruction expedition

The chief minister will flag off a three-day ’Kedarpuri Reconstruction Expedition-2018’ from Rishikesh on Friday.

Members of the expedition will comprise officials, engineers, environmentalists and experts from geological science besides experts from different scientific disciplines.

Rawat will join them at Kedarnath on February 11, a day after they would reach the shrine town.

Experts would assess the reconstruction works, an official note said. “Changes, if any suggested by them, would be carried out,” it added.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stones of the Kedarpuri reconstruction project during his visit to Kedarnath in October.

First Published: Feb 05, 2018 21:37 IST