To carry out information about child protection schemes to villages-hamlets, and create awareness about child marriage, child labour, and child abuse, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot today flagged off a Bal Sanrakshan Sankalp Yatra.
The Chief Minister said that programmes being run by the State Government for child protection will be informed in detail through this yatra in 140-gram panchayats of 7 districts so that people up to villages and hamlets are made aware of the child rights and no child remains deprived of the welfare schemes of the government.
He said, “Children are our priceless heritage and it is our social responsibility to provide protection to children along with social, educational, and health development. The State Government is committed to eradicate child sexual abuse, child marriage, and child labour.
CM said that the State Government is running ambitious schemes for the education and protection of children such as Mukhyamantri Corona Sahayata Yojana, Vatsalya Yojana, Utkarsh Yojana, Goradhay Group Balak Dekhbhal Yojana, Bal Mitra Yojana, Palanhar Yojana, Mukhyamantri Hunar Vikas Yojana, Palanhar Awasiya Chatravas Yojana, Bal Grah, Udaan Yojana, Shiksha Setu Yojana, and Samajik Suraksha Pension Scheme. ”
“It is our duty to carry the information about these schemes to the general public. The help of voluntary organisations, print media, and electronic media should be taken for this noble cause,” he added.
According to CM, the State Government increasing the maintenance for the children below the age of 18 years has made Rs 2,938 per resident at the Government and Non-Government subsidised homes. The Juvenile Justice Board has been constituted in every district. Basic computer, mobile training, and life skill training are being imparted under skill development training. Safe custody house has been set up in 8 districts.
On the role of NGOs, Gehlot said that good NGOs doing excellent work along with the government in the field of child protection and child welfare deserve gratefulness and there will be no dearth of funds by the government.
Besides, CM released posters of the yatra and de-addiction, a song, and a short film Dali. He also signed the Child Protection Resolution. He also boosted morale by wishing the men and women teams that won gold and bronze medals in the National Roll Ball Championship.