DPS, Police Department organise awareness campaign on POCSO Act

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 04 Nov 2017 13:03:59

Staff Reporter,

DELHI Public School (DPS), Mandla Road, organised an awareness campaign on Protection of Children from Sexual Offence Act 2012 (POCSO Act) in co-ordination with MP Police Department on Friday. The programme was organised in presence of chief guest Shashikant Shukla, Superintendent of Police, Manoj Khatri, DSP Traffic, Rekha Prajapati, Town Inspector, Crime Branch with an objective to sensitise students on sexual abuse and sexual harassment.

The programme commenced with lighting of the lamp followed by welcome of eminent personalities. A power-point presentation on POCSO ACT 2012 was taken up which focused on issues and laws pertaining to sexual abuse and sexual exploitation of children. The session threw light on provisions of law made for girls with respect to domestic affairs and also skills of wushu to safeguard at times of crises.

Session on ‘Good Touch & Bad Touch’ was presided over by Sub-Inspector Sonam Shukla followed by awareness on ‘Road Safety’, ‘Code Red’ & ‘Dial 100’.  Later the programme focused on teaching students self-defence techniques by Wushu Association. Superintendent of Police Shashikant Shukla addressed students on the occasion quenching their thirst for knowledge and curiosity during question and answer session. He further congratulated the school management for organising such event in the school premises for benefit and safety of future citizens and that the school staff and students shoulder the responsibility towards building a ‘Safe Society’.

Emphasising on traffic rules and self-defense training to be a part of curriculum, SP Shukla said that it will help students to become law abiding citizens in future and protect themselves and their near and dear ones at the time of crisis. On the occasion, presence of Director Dr H L Prajapati, Satya Narayan, Shalvi Prajapati. Aparna Choubey Principal, staff and students was present. The programme was organised under guidance of Scouts and Guides Teacher Dr Satyam Mishra. A vote of thanks was proposed by Nimisha Wadhera.