A “Guidebook for Creating a Child-Friendly and Protective Environment for Children in Contact with Railways”, developed by National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) in collaboration with Railway Children India, was launched at an event held at the Habitat World today. The document will serve as a framework to develop the child-friendly environment at all Railway Stations.
In the same event, Information Education Communication (IEC) Materials on child protection for children in contact with Indian Railways developed by NCPCR in consultation with Indian Railways and those developed by “Save The Children” were also launched to create awareness/alertness among the people and stakeholders.
Shri Ashwini Lohani, Chairman, Railway Board, emphasised that the issue of care and protection of distressed children needs to be handled with sensitivity. There is an urgent need to create mass awareness about this issue. He mentioned that in this direction, a large-scale awareness campaign on sensitization of the entire railway staff and other stakeholders like porters and vendors at stations would be launched from 8th June 2018 in collaboration with NCPCR. Read More