PANAJI: The Goa State Commission for Protection of Child Rights organized fun and sports programme on Children’s day for the children belonging to Kathkari tribals, staying at Porascadem and Virnoda.
Around 40 children were part of the various fun filled events organized for them. The programme was organized in collaboration with Human Touch Foundation and Help & Help Charitable Trust.
The Commission has undertaken various child focused programmes among these tribal children, covering health, education, and access to social protection since last two years.
Peter F. Borges, Chairperson, Goa State Commission for Protection of Child Rights said Children are the future of our nation.
“They need to be nurtured in a positive way with proper education, access to all facilities, irrespective of their background. The Commission has strived to bring some meaningful changes in the lives of these less privileged children. This programme was organized with the am to let these disadvantaged children have a moment to enjoy their childhood. Most of these children do not even know that a day has been dedicated to celebrating them and their childhood, he added.
The concluding ceremony was graced by Omvir Singh Bishnoi, IPS, Inspector General of Police and Smt. Vijayalaxmi Shivolkar, District Judge, North Goa and Assistant Sessions Judge, Panaji.
On the occasion the birth certificates of the children were distributed by IGP, District Judge and Police Inspector, Pernem PS, Sachin Lokre.
The Commission had facilitated delayed birth registration of 65 residents, inclusive of children with free legal aid support from Pernem Taluka Legal Service Committee and North Goa District Legal Service Authority.
The programme was facilitated by Masooma Shaikh, Sandhya Chawan, Usha Pawar from Human Touch Foundation and Rheya Fernandes, Nameshwari Jadhav, Santosh Badgari and Felcy Gomes from GSCPCR.