Sunday, 12 June 2016

Bengal Joins Unicef Programme

Our CorrespondentKolkata: West Bengal has become the second state in the country, after Assam, to observe Child Protection Day. This year, the theme of the day will be ‘Stop Child Labour, Start Education’.

Asadur Rahaman, chief, Unicef, West Bengal, said: “The state government is already doing commendable work to ensure that children go to school and complete their education.” Education is the key to ensure that every child gets the best start to their lives and grow to their fullest potential, he told reporters in the city recently.

“In order to remove child labour, each one of us has to play a critical role. The government or the Commission alone cannot ensure that. We, as citizens and as advocates of child rights, have to raise our voice and take action every time we see child labour,” added Ashokendu Sengupta, chairperson, West Bengal State Commission for Protection of Child Rights.