19 Sep 2023 6:20 AM GMT
The Jharkhand State Legal Services Authority, in collaboration with the Department of Women, Child Development and Social Security, Government of Jharkhand, Kailash Satyarthi Children’s Foundation, and Bachpan Bachao Andolan, organized a grand State-level Colloquium on "Protecting Child Rights: Legal Perspective and Training" on 17.09.2023. The event took place at the Dr. A.P.J. Abdul...
The Jharkhand State Legal Services Authority, in collaboration with the Department of Women, Child Development and Social Security, Government of Jharkhand, Kailash Satyarthi Children’s Foundation, and Bachpan Bachao Andolan, organized a grand State-level Colloquium on "Protecting Child Rights: Legal Perspective and Training" on 17.09.2023. The event took place at the Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Auditorium at Judicial Academy Jharkhand.
The distinguished gathering was graced by several eminent personalities, with Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul, Judge of the Supreme Court of India and Executive Chairman of NALSA, serving as the Chief Guest.
Justice Sanjaya Kumar Mishra, Chief Justice of the High Court of Jharkhand and Patron-in-Chief of JHALSA, was the Guest of Honour.
The event was also attended by Justice S. Chandrashekhar, Judge of the High Court of Jharkhand and Executive Chairman of JHALSA, along with Justice Sujit Narayan Prasad, Justice Rongon Mukhopadhyay, and other esteemed judges from the High Court of Jharkhand.
During the Inaugural Address, Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul emphasized the importance of safeguarding the rights of children, stating, "Children are the future of the nation, and their rights must be safeguarded to enable them to reach their fullest potential."
He stressed the need for treating every child with dignity, respect, and equality, irrespective of their gender or social background. Justice Kaul highlighted India's commitment to child rights under international agreements like the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and various domestic laws.
Furthermore, Justice Kaul addressed the issue of child labor, calling for comprehensive social welfare programs, access to education, skill development, and livelihood opportunities for parents of child laborers to break the cycle of poverty. He emphasized the importance of focusing on a child's immediate growth and development.
Justice Sanjaya Kumar Mishra, in his Introductory Address, underscored the global problem of violence against children and the significance of India's legal framework, including the POCSO Act and the J.J. Act. He urged stakeholders to challenge harmful stereotypes related to sexual abuse against children, debunking the notions that only girls can be victims and that perpetrators are always strangers.
Justice Sujit Narayan Prasad, in the Opening Address, highlighted the pivotal role children play in shaping the nation's future. He stressed that society must ensure the full development of every child's personality, as they are the bearers of knowledge, cultural heritage, and ideologies.
The Inaugural ceremony was followed by four technical sessions on the topic - "Schemes And Programmes For Development And Welfare Of Vulnerable Children in Jharkhand" by Sri Kripa Nand Jha, IAS Secretary, Dept. of Women, Child Development & Social Security, Govt. of Jharkhand
The second technical session was on the topic "The Legal Perspective" by Justice Ananda Sen and assisted by Shri Manoj Prasad Chairman, Commercial Taxes Tribunal, Ranchi.
The third technical session was on "Understanding Children And Their Vulnerability To Abuse And Exploitation" deliberated upon by Mr. Ravi Kant Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India & Country Head, KSCF, US.
And the last technical session was on the topic "Preparation Of Plan Of Action Including Timeline For Sensitization Of All The VLCPC Members Across The State" discoursed upon Dr. Sangita Gaur Assistant Director (Training and Capacity Building), KSCF, India.
The State-level Colloquium was a resounding success, shaping the future course of action for the protection of child rights and ensuring the well-being of the youngest members of society.
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