Child Helpline 1098 launched
Mandya: Observing that it is important to build a child-friendly society, Mandya Deputy Commissioner (DC) S. Aswathi has called upon every citizen to join hands for the same.
She was speaking at a District-level Child Labour Eradication Action Plan Executive Committee meeting organised at the DC’s office here recently.
Stressing on the need for protecting the rights of children, Aswathi said that Government officials must show social commitment and a zest for implementation of Government schemes and programmes aimed at welfare of the society.
The DC launched the Child Helpline number 1098 and released the 2020-21 annual report of the Committee on the occasion.
Labour Officer Manjuladevi, in her address, said that five task force teams have been formed in each taluk to carry out a survey on child labour. Pointing out that each team will have 35 members with a Supervisor leading the team, she said that a couple of NGOs too will be engaged for the survey.
Stating that the Task Force teams will be given a one-week training ahead of the survey, Manjuladevi said that the survey will be carried out in three phases, during which all children engaged in child labour will be rescued.
Assistant Commissioner Aishwarya, Women and Child Welfare Deputy Director Raju Murthy, Assistant Labour Officer Nagarathna, Mandya CMC Commissioner S. Lokesh, Vikasana NGO Director Mahesh Chandra Guru, Birds NGO Director Mikkere Venkatesh, Members Shobha, Impana and others were present.