Open House Program for School ChildrenSubmitted by bosconrd on May 18, 2017 BOSCO CHILDLINE, Bangalore, organized Open House program for the children of Bhavani Nagar, K G Nagar, Bangalore, on May 6, 2017. Addressing the group, Vishwas A.S, Police Inspector, K.G Nagar, Bangalore, said that the police have not received any information regarding child marriages or eloping in the recent times. He exhorted everyone to report such cases to the police station so that appropriate preventive measures could be taken.
Vasudev Sharma, Director, CRT, Bangalore, said that the minimum age for marriage is 18 years for girls and 21 for boys, if parents marry them or if they runaway, sanctions under POCSO Act 2012 will be initiated and it would be considered as a punishable offence. He said that the issue needs to be addressed by creating awareness. Eeraswamy, CDPO, Bangalore, explained about the services/schemes available in the Department of Woman and Child Development. Muthuraj, Training Coordinator, Medical Psychiatric Social Work, NIMHANS, Bangalore, mentioned about Yuvaspandana, a drug de-addiction center, where children, if found to be addicted to substance abuse, could be referred to.
Syed Saajid, Hussain, Education Coordinator, Bangalore, Srinivas, President, Bhavani Nagar, Fr. Regi Jacob, Director, CHILDLINE, BOSCO, Bangalore, Nagamani, Nodal Coordinator, CRT and Jenifar, coordinator, CHILDLINE, BOSCO, Bangalore were present for the programme. Eighty five children participated in the program.