Assam became the first state to observe Child Protection Day
Assam is the first state in India to celebrate Child Protection Day
Assam on 4 March 2014 became the first state in India to observe State Child Protection Day. A central function was organized with the support of Assam State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (ASCPCR) in collaboration with United Nations Children‘s Fund (UNICEF).
The day was observed with the colourful dances and skits performed by school children to highlight issues related to children namely
• Quality education
• Importance of protection of children
• Child trafficking and child marriage
Secondary Data Analysis of Women and Children report was a joint study of UNICEF and Assam Government. The report was released on the occasion.
During the conclusion of the celebration of the day, Runumi Gogoi, the ASCPCR Chairperson made every person to pledge to always work for the protection of Children against all forms of abuse and ensure their rights.
The Child Protection Day coincides with the setting up of ASCPCR in 2005 where Assam Government released the notification dated on 4 March 2010. Hereafter the Child Protection Day will be celebrated on 4th annually as notified by the Government of Assam.
Internationally Child Protection Day is observed on 19 November every year. It was launched by the Women’s World Summit Foundation (WWSF) in 2000.