– Will create awareness about child marriage, child labour and child abuse
Jaipur. Chief Minister Shri Ashok Gehlot flagged off vehicles equipped with the publicity system for Bal Sanrakshan Sankalp Yatra from his official residence on Friday. The Chief Minister said that programmes being run by the State Government for child protection will be informed in detail through this yatra in 140 gram panchayats of 7 districts so that people up to villages and hamlets are made aware of the child rights and no child remains deprived of the welfare schemes of the government. Chief Minister was addressing the program organized by Child Empowerment Department, UNICEF and Pink City Cycle Rickshaw Chalak Sansthan.
Shri Gehlot said, “Children are our priceless heritage and it is our social responsibility to provide protection to children along with social, educational and health development. The State Government is committed to eradicate child sexual abuse, child marriage and child labour”.
Government running important schemes for child protection and welfare
The Chief Minister said that the State Government is running ambitious schemes for the education and protection of children such as Mukhyamantri Corona Sahayata Yojana, Vatsalya Yojana, Utkarsh Yojana, Goradhay Group Balak Dekhbhal Yojana, Bal Mitra Yojana, Palanhar Yojana, Mukhyamantri Hunar Vikas Yojana, Palanhar Awasiya Chatravas Yojana, Bal Grah, Udaan Yojana, Shiksha Setu Yojana and Samajik Suraksha Pension Scheme. “It is our duty to carry the information about these schemes to the general public. The help of voluntary organisations, print media and electronic media should be taken for this noble cause,” he added. The State Government increasing the maintenance for the children below the age of 18 years has made Rs 2,938 per resident at the Government and Non-Government subsidised homes. The Juvenile Justice Board has been constituted in every district. Basic computer, mobile training and life skill training are being imparted under skill development training. Safe custody house has been set up in 8 districts.
Important contribution of NGOs in the success of welfare schemes
Shri Gehlot said that good NGOs doing excellent work along with the government in the field of child protection and child welfare deserve gratefulness and there will be no dearth of funds by the government. The Government is running various schemes but its benefits are not reaching the villages and hamlets due to lack of information. To overcome this problem, the State Government has trained 2000 youths through Prerak Yojana to carry the public welfare schemes to beneficiaries. The Government has the resources but the workers of NGOs join with a sense which makes the scheme successful. The present State Government is a government that encourages NGOs as its role is important in governance. He urged the voluntary organisations to identify the school dropouts in the State with the Government and bring them back to the schools. The Chief Minister said that life becomes dark without education. The future of the country gets better with good quality human resources.
Shri Gehlot prior to this released posters of the yatra and de-addiction, song and a short film Dali. He also signed the Child Protection Resolution. He also boosted morale by wishing the men and women teams that won gold and bronze medals in the National Roll Ball Championship.
Minister Child Rights Smt Mamta Bhupesh, Rajasthan State Child Rights Protection Commission Chairperson Smt Sangeeta Beniwal, MLAs Shri Rafeek Khan, Shri Bharosi Lal Jatav, Shri Padmaram Meghwal, Shri Omprakash Hudla, Shri Hakam Ali Khan, Public Grievances Redressal Committee Chairman Shri Pukhraj Parashar, Child Empowerment Department Secretary Dr Samit Sharma, Additional Director General of Police Civil Rights Smt Smita Shrivastava, UNICEF State Chief Dr Isabelle Bardem, Pink City Cycle Rickshaw Chalak Sansthan Secretary Shri Vipin Tiwari and others were present in the programme.