Hut Bay, Nov. 21: The District Child Protection Unit, South Andaman in collaboration with the school authority of Government Model Senior Secondary School Hutbay, Little Andaman on 20th Nov 2023 celebrated International Child Rights Day. The Tehsildar, Shri Ajoy Mondal graced the occasion as the Chief Guest of the program whereas the Pramukh, Little Andaman, Shri S. Parmanathan was the Guest of Honor.

The program began with a welcome address by the school Authority followed by a brief note highlighted by District Child Protection officer on the functioning of DCPU and various stakeholders in implementation of Child Protection and Child Rights under Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection) Act. Further, the Protection Officer (NIC) presented the keynote address on the significance of the day.

An Awareness session on the POCSO Act was provided by SI Seema Bhowmick from PS Hutbay. On the spot quiz was also conducted during the program, thereafter prizes were distributed to the winners of the various competitions. The Chief Guest of the program, Tehsildar, Little Andaman and the Pramukh, Little Andaman encouraged the children in their address to exercise their Rights along with their responsibilities. The Program culminated with a vote of thanks and distribution of refreshment to the children.

The entire program was coordinated by Shri Shashank Das, Incharge of the School. Similar program on Child Rights has been also conducted at Balika Niketan.