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Closing session of 90-day child protection campaign held

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HT Correspondent

NAGAON, Sept 11: The closing ceremony of the 90-day campaign on child protection, titled ‘Suroxito Xaishab, Sonali Axom’ (Successful Childhood, Golden Assam), was organized by the District Child Protection Unit, Nagaon, in collaboration with the District Administration and with the support of the State Child Protection Society, Department of Women and Child Development, Assam. The event took place at Kiranbala Goswami Balika Vidyapith in Nagaon.

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District commissioner of Nagaon, Narendra Kumar Shah, attended the event as the chief guest and emphasized the importance of protecting and nurturing children for a better future and a stronger nation. He reiterated the role of society as a whole in bringing about necessary social change to create a better environment for children and to combat issues such as child marriage, drug abuse, and other related crimes.

The program included a presentation highlighting the various activities conducted by the District Child Protection Unit during the 90-day campaign. These activities included street play performances addressing the issues of child labor, signature campaigns, special drives, and rescue operations related to child labor, which resulted in the rescue of 9 children during the campaign. There were also special activities for the residents of Children’s Homes and a presentation on the structure and workings of children’s homes in the district.

The closing session featured cultural performances, including chorus and dance by students of Kiranbala Goswami Balika Vidyapith, as well as yoga, dance, and taekwondo by children from the State Home For Women & Children in Nagaon, and a dance performance by the children of Butterfly Children Home in Rangalo.

Several officials were present at the ceremony, including Nagaon superintendent of police Navaneet Mahanta, CEO of Nagaon Zilla Parishad Ananta Kr Gogoi, additional district commissioner Phyllis V L Hrangchal, joint director of Health Services Nagaon Dr Arupjyoti Mahanta, Nagaon district child protection officer Anjali Arya, and the principal of Kiranbala Goswami Balika Vidyapith, Nagaon. The event was attended by teachers, staff, and students of Kiranbala Goswami Balika Vidyapith, along with officials from the Nagaon district administration.

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The 90-day campaign on child protection aimed to raise awareness about child rights and protection while engaging the community in efforts to ensure the safety and well-being of children in the district.

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