Our Priority is Children: MariswamySubmitted by bosconrd on Sep 25, 2017 Ward Sabha cum children’s Open House programme was organized by CREAM Project, BOSCO Bangalore, in collaboration with CHILDLINE, Special Juvenile Police Unit (SJPU) and Foster care at BBMP Girls High School, Jaga Jivan Ram Nagar, Bangalore on September 21, 2017. Speaking on the occasion, Y Mariswamy, member, Karnataka State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (KSCPCR), said, “Children are our priority. It is the bound duty of the government and civil society to create a child-friendly society”. He exhorted the concerned authority to look into the issues raised by children with immediate effect.
The programme, organized to provide a platform for children to express their views and concerns had many child leaders pointing out infrastructural deficiencies in the schools, water and sanitation issues, alcoholism, hooliganism and littering of waste in the school surroundings. Keshav Murthy, Corporator, Ward 137, Bangalore, responding to the issues raised by children, said that measures are being taken to effectively manage waste and that funds are already allocated to improve the school infrastructure. Narasimhamurthy, ASI, JJR Nagar, Bangalore, assured the children to step up the safety measures and control the antisocial elements in the area. Zabeen Taj, CRP, Padarayanapura Cluster told the students that more teachers would be appointed other academic issues would be addressed at the earliest.
Ramaswamy, Coordinator, CREAM, Fr. Regi Jacob, Director, BOSCO Nilaya,Fr. Prasad, Director, BOSCOCHILDLINE, Shivamallu, member, CWC, Bangalore and Basavaraj PN, Coordinator, Special Juvenile Police Unit (SJPU) spoke on the occasion. Child Representatives, Padma R, GKMPS, Sachin S, GKHPS, Seema Altaf Khan, Corporator, Ward 136, Ziayulla Sherif, President, SDMC, Faruke Nagar, Jinu Mathew, Programme Manager, BREADS, Bangalore, Azir Rahman Khan, Vice President SDMC, Iliaz Pasha, President, SDMC, GUHPS, Padarayanapura, were present for the programme. Over sixty members of Child Rights Clubs (CRC) from six schools in the area participated in the programme. Vinod Sandeep, Team Member, CHILDLINE, BOSCO Bangalore, compered, Sudha HG, Social Activist, BOSCO, Bangalore welcomed the gathering and Vinnarasi, proposed the vote of thanks.