Child Rights chairperson listens to complaints on child rights violation

12:03 PM, Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

neena nayakMangalore : Karnataka State Commission for Protection of Child Rights chairperson Nina Nayak, made a note of child rights violation complaints from NGOs at a public meeting held at DC’s office on April 17 Tuesday.

P. V. Mohan, the syndicate member of Mangalore University, said that many city-based orphanages are looking after orphans, but moral police are giving the baseless allegations of religious conversion against them.

Reportedly, it is known that, a private institution is running the Childline in city having only two staffs working for the entire district.

The staffs of the Childline Mangalore centre, said that centre do not have vehicle and sufficient staff to attend calls. Hence, they disconnect the 1098 phone connection when they are on field duty to rescue children.

Commission also received the complaint that the government has not appointed any teacher for a school in Belthangady, which runs as the single teacher school, but still occupies the number one position among 14 other schools in the district.

Since the large number of students commits suicide, it was suggested that counseling centres must be opened for SSLC students.

Zilla Panchayat CEO Dr. K. N. Vijayaprakash, said that electricity will be supplied to all anganwadis under the Rajiv Gandhi Electricity Project including the fans.

Hilda Rayappan, Asha Nayak, the president of the Child Welfare Committee, was also present.

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