Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Children learn about their rights

Lakshmi Prakash, TNN Aug 22, 2013, 06.18AM IST


MYSORE: A daylong workshop on 'Child rights and Governance' was organized by Indian Institute of Public Administration (IIPA) on Wednesday for schoolchildren aged between 6 and 15 years.

The main aim of the workshop was to create awareness among children about the Indian Constitution which accords rights to children as citizens of the country.

Senior KAS officer A B Ibrahim, who is the managing director of Chamundeshwari Electricity Supply Corporation, inaugurated the workshop, and said: "Child rights is a special field, but people have lost interest in it and it is neglected in society. The department of women and child development and education department will have to come forward in educating children about their rights."

IIPA Mysore chapter president, R N Murthy, said: "Children have to know of their rights like the right to education, right to freedom of expression. They have the right to ask. Teachers and parents should explain child rights and special laws that are applicable to them."

A class VI student of Majestic School Dhruva Rani M said: "I didn't know about child rights and special laws applicable to us. This workshop helped us in gaining knowledge in these areas relevant to us."


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