Shillong(Meghalaya), Oct 29 : On the occasion of Pan India Awareness and Outreach Programme as part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, the District Legal Services Authority (DLSA), East Khasi Hills District in collaboration with the Meghalaya State Legal Services Authority (MSLSA) under the aegis of the National Legal Services Authority (NLSA) and District Child Protection Unit, East Khasi Hills District organised an awareness programme on the topics: ‘Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012’ and ‘Prohibition of Child Marriage Act 2006′, today , Oct 29 at the Community Hall Nongkrem Village.
Addressing the inaugural programme as the Chief Guest, Judge of the High Court of Meghalaya, Justice W. Diengdoh enlightened the gathering about the provisions of POCSO Act, 2012 and also encouraged the participants to sensitize others about the evils of child marriage that is prevalent in the society.
During the programme, the resource persons, Daisily Thangkhiew, Legal Aid Counsel, DLSA, Shillong, Smti Matti L Warjri, DCPO, District Child Protection Unit, East Khasi Hills District and SI I Kharjana from the Police Department covered the topics namely; ‘Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012 and Child Marriage’, ‘Role of Child Welfare Committee and District Child Protection Officer in the rehabilitation of child in conflict with law and child in need of care and protection’ and ‘Police and Public Relation in curbing crime against children’ respectively during the awareness programme.
The programme was also attended by District and Sessions Judge, N. A. Khan, Officer on Special Duty, MSLSA, T. T. M. Sangma and Miss Daphira Sohtun, Secretary, DLSA, East Khasi Hills District among others.
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