Protection of Child (CCPCR) on International Day of Innocent Children.

Chandigarh, 4th June, 2016: State Legal Services Authority (SLSA) in collaboration with Chandigarh Commission for Protection of Child (CCPCR) observed the International Day of Innocent Children, Victims of Aggression at Snehalaya, Maloya on Saturday. Speaking on the Occasion, Prof. Devi Sirohi, Chairperson, CCPCR said “We are celebrating the International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression on 4th June 2016 to acknowledge the pain suffered by children throughout the world who are the victims of physical, mental and emotional abuse. Prof. Sirohi highlighted the role of Judicial activism in the protection of child rights in Chandigarh. She also spoke on the active participation of State Legal Service Authority which will contribute towards breaking socio-economic barriers and creating an egalitarian society.

The Chief Guest for the occasion was Sh. Amarinder Sharma, Secretary cum Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM), District Legal Services Authority. While addressing the children he said he was delighted to be part of the celebrations. He quoted the examples like Oprah Winfrey, Albert Einstein, Malala Yousafzai and several other children who have overcome difficulties and achieved success in their respective fields. Prof. Nishtha Jaswal, Member, CCPCR gave a vote of thanks and said that children had rights to live a life of dignity and respect. She also highlighted the moral values as the most important aspect for growth and development. Sh. Pramod Sharma, Member, CCPCR was also present.

On the occasion, a number of activities were organized for the children of Snehalaya; including painting competition, motivational speech and cultural activity such as Dance and Singing. Prizes were awarded to children both for the painting competition as well as children who stood first in the 10th board exams by the Chief Guest Sh. Amarinder Sharma Secretary cum Chief Judicial Magistrate(CJM), District Legal Services Authority.