ANANTNAG, MAY 11: District Legal Services Authority in collaboration with Humanitarian Welfare Organisation Bijbehara organised legal awareness programme on prevention of child sexual abuse today at Dak Bungliw Anantnag.
Scores of school children including a good number of differently abled-children participated in the programme.
The programme included awareness about child sexual violence and laws to protect children from sexual violence. The differently-abled students from various schools were sensitised about child sexual abuse and important provisions of J&K POCSV Ordinance of 2018.
Justice Rajesh Bindal, Judge High court, who is also the Executive Chairman of J&K, State Legal Services Authority was the Chief Guest on the occasion.
Speaking on the occasion, he said that differently-abled children are an integral part of our society and they should be treated accordingly. He added that we need to guide them properly and they will make wonders in all spheres of life. He applauded the efforts of Javid Ahmad Tak, the founder of Humanity Welfare Organisation for running a Special School for the differently-abled children. He added that all the schools have been sensitized that no differently-abled student should be refused the admission.
He reiterated that need of the hour is to properly aware and educate the children regarding the child sexual abuse, its repercussions and proper counselling of the victims. He further said that government has provided various facilities for the empowerment of the differently- abled children and adults and laws governing the safeguard and empowerment of the differently-abled persons, beside their reservation in government jobs. He added that we are looking into conducting annual competitions for children in the State.
Earlier Principal & Sessions Judge Anantnag, Mohammad Ashraf Malik welcomed the guests and apprised them about the efforts being done for the welfare of the specially-abled children.
Secretary DLSA Anantnag, Raffia Khaki conducted the proceedings of the programme and detailed about the activities of the DLSA Anantnag regarding various social issues.
Member Secretary J&K State Legal Services Authority, Mohammad Akram Chowdhari presented vote of thanks.
On the occasion, a painting competition and a cultural programme of differently-abled children was also organised and participants were awarded with certificates and mementos. Also a documentary on child sexual abuse was displayed.
Earlier the Justice Rajesh Bindal, Judge High court were given guard of honour in presence of DC Anantnag and SSP Anantnag
ADC Anantnag, Joint Registrar High Court of J &K Srinagar Wing, District Mobile Magistrate Anantnag, retainer lawyers, Para legal volunteers and social activist Iqra Wani were among the others who attended the function.