DLSA holds camp to make people aware about children’s issues, protection laws

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 21 Apr 2017 10:15:07

Staff Reporter,

The District Legal Service Authority (DLSA) had organised an awareness camp to generate awareness about Child Friendly Legal Services to Children and their Protection Scheme 2015, at the District Court, here.

District and Sessions Judge and DLSA President V D Dongre presided over. Secretary Kunal Jadhav, Women and Child Development Committee Chief Gupte; District Child Protection Officer Mushtak Pathan, Probation Officer Pardesi; Presiding officer of Juvenile Justice Board Bedarkar and member Adv Surekha Borkute were seated on the dais.

Dongre gave information about seven different schemes being implemented through National Legal Service Authority, New Delhi for protection of children. He said that the programme has been organised to discuss issues pertaining to children, which are very sesitive and the laws relating to their protection.

Jadhav also stated that the aim of bringing various authorities together is to unitedly resolve problems of children. He also said that the directions issued by the Child Welface Committee should be followed meticulously. The legal services through DLSA on the rights of the child, are available free of any charge. Everyone should work to prevent involvement of children in anti-social activities.
Pathan spoke about role of police in handling problems of children and importance of the probation officer in resolving the problems.

Gupte said that the situation in which the offense has been commited should be carefully studied by the Probation Officer, before proceeding further. The development of the child should be ensured.

Pardesi spoke about role of Women and Child development Department and schemes being implemented by it.

Bedarkar gave information about the Juvenile Justice Board and its functioning. The basic aim of the Board is not to punish the child in clnflic with the law, but to rehabilitate it and consel it.

Adv Surekha Borkute conducted the proceedings and later proposed a vote of thanks. About 70 persons from various departments participated in the programme.