UDAAN for Children
In Jaipur, under the aegis of the National Child Rights Protection Commission, the new education policy was discussed. In this regional meeting, there was participation of dignitaries from Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Haryana, Delhi, Chandigarh, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan total states.
Dignitaries representing Uttar Pradesh team were Prof. Adya Prasad Pandey, former Legislative Council Member Dr. Veena Pandey (Varanasi); Dr. Martand Singh, Dr. Anand Kumar, Shri Purnendu Mishra (Allahabad); Dr. Satya Narayan Pandey (Faizabad); Shri Alok Mishra (Devaria); Pro. Vrashabh Prasad Jain, Smt. Sangeeta Verma (Lucknow); Smt. Ranjana Yadav, Shri Dharmendra Chauhan, Shri Sujit Kuntal (Kanpur); Dr. Ajay Kumar Singh (Auraiya); Dr. Prahalad Singh (Pilibhit); Dr. Anoop Sharma, Shri Gyanendra Mishra (Aligarh); Ms. Nivedita Chaturvedi (Mathura); Shri Manish Pandey (Noida); Dr. Seema Sharma and Dr. Satyavir Singh (Meerut). Also, Mrs Jyoti Singh (Kannauj), a member of Uttar Pradesh State Child Rights Protection Commission, was involved in this important debate.
UDAAN Society is successfully administrating Child Welfare initiative named ChildLine for past 5 years. In past years, society has achieved so many commendations that even words can’t describe them. In the pictures, little small attempts showed proves that the attempts have become so big that whenever topic of child rights will be raised in Aligarh, it will remain incomplete without the UDAAN Society and their ChildLine initiative.
On behalf of UDAAN Society, Aligarh participated in Consultation Meeting with Civil Society Organization at Hotel Land Mark organized by UNIECF Raipur (Chhattisgarh) & shared about how organization is working in UP, M.P and Chhattisgarh on different issues. Unicef Chief Shri Prasanta Dash address the participants with welcome note. Shri Shafqat Hussain, Shri Julian Boyle, Shri Sam Sudheer Bandi, Dr. Ajay Trakroo, Dr. Abner Daniel and Dr. Pratibha Singh builded capacity building of partners and had discussion on Operating Enviornment in Chhattisgarh, Understanding Child Rights, Neontal Mortality, Reduction of Stunting, Reducing Open Defecation Free by Group work which was carried out for supporting UNICEF in preparation of next Five Year AIP 2018-2022.
A press conference at Hotel Palm Tree was organized in which Media friends were briefed about an event to felicitate Bright students of 12th class who have secured 75% in Uttar Pradesh State Board and 80% in CBSE. Same event was re-organized at Gyan Mahavidyalaya few days later. Press was briefed by Shri Deepak Goel, Shri Gautam Goyal and Smt. Ritika Goyal from Gyan Mahavidyalaya, Shri Berindum Gunakar from Youth of Nation along with President of UDAAN Society Shri Gyanendra Mishra.
Tens of thousands of children each year are traumatized by physical, sexual, and emotional abusers or by caretakers who neglect the, making child abuse as common as it is shocking. It has become one of the most urgent problems of modern society. Thus, it becomes very important that awareness over this matter must be spread for safeguarding the child rights. As a part of awareness and educational campaign about child abuse District Legal Services Authority, Aligarh organized a session. UDAAN Society’s Childline India Foundation made movie named “Komal” about exploitation of child and their rights was main theme of this session which was shown to all participants. Shri Abhishek Chaturvedi, Honorable Secretary, DALSA, presented national level data on child abuse and gave status of cases over child exploitation in different courts of India. Honourable ADJ (POSCO special court) Shri Vinay Kumar discussed different aspects of POSCO act and the definition of Child abuse. Shri Gyanendra Mishra, President, UDAAN Society requested all the participants to call 1098, childline number in case of any issue related to child abuse. Shri Mustaq Ali from DCPU, Shri SP Maurya,, Labour Enforcement Officer and Dr. CB Singh, President Child Welfare Committee also presented their view. Shri Satendra Singh and Shri Ashish Paul from EHA, Shri TN Gaur from Suraksha Sangharsh Samiti, Smt. Shaiza Sidiqqui from Azad Foundation, Para legal Volunteers Smt. Nidhi Sharma, Smt. Savitri Devi, Smt. Saida Khatoon and the staff of DCPU along with members of CWC were also present in the session.
An unidentified 18-year-old girl was handed over by RPF to the ChildLine team of UDAAN Society, who was found in the Swatantrata Senani Express, received from Muzaffarpur to Hajipur route. As per the regulations of Child Welfare Committee, the child was handed over to the Hajipur Child Welfare Committee who moved her to Shelter Home located in Hajipur. About 3 months ago when we received this girl, she was severely bruised and suffered from malnutrition. The girl was given proper care by the team of UDAAN Society, Aligarh, which helped the girl to recover fast.
A free counselling camp was organized by the UDAAN Society at Durga Bari Temple Complex, Maris Road, Aligarh, on the eve of Children’s Day for aiding children under 14 years of age dealing with psychological issues such as fear, anger, lack of confidence, bad habits, studies related issues, malnutrition and career counseling. Dr. Poonam Gupta and Dr. Prabhat Gupta were present who offered helping hand to the one’s in need
In the compliance of the letter sent to all the Zonal Police Inspectors of Uttar Pradesh and Police Inspector Agra Zone, the Directorate General of Police, a one-day workshop was organized in the Police Line headed by DIG Aligarh Divisional RPS Yadav. The aim of the workshop was to make the orientation of the Special Kishore Police Unit formed at the district level, according to the Juvenile Justice Act 2015, effective implementation of juvenile justice system, promotion of child protection and human trafficking, which is a rapidly growing organized crime.
It is known that special police stations have been set up in 35 districts for the effective prevention of human trafficking in collaboration with the Government of India's Home Ministry, as well as the establishment of Special Police Unit on each district and in compliance with the Juvenile Justice Act 2015. A child welfare officer was being appointed at the level, which will not be of lower level than the Assistant Sub-Inspector.
While addressing the workshop, Shri Satyaprakash of FXB India security, an international organization, highlighted the challenges faced by the police officers related to the child through various cases. He informed that in the Indian Constitution, a person under 18 years of age has been kept in the category of children and according to the nature of violation for girls violating the law of 16 to 18 years in the new Juvenile Justice Act, arrangements have been made. Child welfare committee for children requiring care and protection and a juvenile justice board has been made for children violating the law. Under both circumstances, it is necessary for the child to be presented before the committee or the bench within 24 hours.
He also defined human trafficking by highlighting statistics on human trafficking and also through various cases. He also explained the reasons for human trafficking, circumstances for human trafficking, and stressed on the need for coordination between all the units of the government. He said that in recent studies, Aligarh has emerged as a transit center for human trafficking. Due to increasing surveillance in Delhi, human traffickers can use districts such as Aligarh and Ghaziabad to trap new victims.
DIG Aligarh division RPS Yadav highlighted the importance of workshop, and asked all the present officials to learn more from this workshop. He focused the attention of all the practical problems faced by police officers.
The workshop was organized by the Childline India Foundation, New Delhi and Child Society, supported by the UDAAN Society, Aligarh. In the workshop, all the police officers of the district, child welfare officers from all the stations, DCRB in charge of the quarters, besides child welfare committee and members of the juvenile justice board, district child protection unit, child line and EHA affiliates and employees participated. SP Crime Shri PK Tiwari thanked participants and coach Shri Satyaprakash in the workshop.
A special camp was organized in coordination with Joint College NSS Unit, Aligarh, Ministry of Women Development, Government of India, Project Coordinator of Aligarh Smt. Dwulu Nancy Vargues from AMU, stressed on the public consciousness for child rights. Four rights of Balco, including rights to education, right to participation, right to live and protection were majorly emphasized. Child line 1098 is emergency service. Principal Dr. Y.K. Gupta and Dr. Hitesh Goyal also discussed the voting rights. The session was conducted by the volunteer Shri Tharthi Rajput. On-the-spot drama was conducted in the camp for awakening patriotism. And a miniature drama was presented on preventing begging. The camp was organized by Program Officer Dr. Lalit Upadhyay. On this occasion Dr. Somveer Singh, Shri Amit Kumar, Shri Nepal Singh, Dr. VK Verma, Dr. Vivek Mishra, Shri Mohammad Wahid etc. were present.
Childline Coordinator Nancy Varghese had given a lecture to aware the students of NSS Gyan College about UDAAN Society activities and the issues tackled regarding children.
For the awareness of the Childline and Child Rights, Childline, UDAAN Society, organised an open house with the help of students of NSS wing of Gyan Mahavidhyalaya at Village Padiawali, Aligarh.
UDAAN society is working towards Anemia Free India with support from International Organization like Micronutrient Initiative and Gorakhpur Environmental Action Group, under which we pledged to provide training to the teachers of Governmental, Aided Inter colleges and Aanganwadi supervisors to administer the Iron tablets to the adolescents school- and non-school- going boys and girls of age 10-19 under Weekly Iron Folic Supplement Program. The training was offered in the districts of Aligarh and Mathura at Block level. After the training, an increase of 20% in coverage of Iron Folic Supplement was observed.
UDAAN Society appreciates Dainik Jagran, LiveHindustan.com and Dainik Aaj for supporting the initiative.
A free counselling camp was organized by the UDAAN Society for the students entering the exam session at Dr. Batra’s Clinic, Aligarh by Dr. Poonam Batra, the renowned counsellor. Other dignitaries present included Dr. Anoop Kumar, Shri Chandra Shekhar Sharma (Brilliant Public School), Shri Subodh Nandan Sharma, Shri Sandeep Prakash Varshney. Childline team members included Smt. Nancy Varghese, Shri Neelam Saini, Shri Bharat Singh, which did commendable work in the initiative. UDAAN Society appreciates Amar Ujala and Dainik Jagran for supporting the program.