To create awareness of child rights and need to protect girls
Superintendent of Police P. Mahendran flagged off a rally here on Tuesday.
Students of Subbiah Vidyalayam Girls Higher Secondary School carried placards in their bicycles to create awareness of child rights, protection of girls from sexual abuse, the need to prevent child marriage and abolish child labour and offences that come under the Prevention of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, 2012.
T. Kasirajan, district Coordinator, Child Line, said that a total of 22 cases concerning sexual abuse and harassment had been booked, 50 child marriages had been prevented and 12 child labourers were rescued so far this year.
The Children’s Day programme was organised by the Bharathiyar Memorial Trust in association with Rotary Club at Kovilpatti Nadar Middle School. Scores of students appeared in the guise of former Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru and garlanded his portrait.
The students staged a variety of cultural programmes and the winners were given prizes. Selvaraj. vice-president, Nadar Uranvinmurai, presided over the programme. Trust president P. Muthu Murugan, Rotary Club president Muthuselvan were present. Earlier, headmistress Selvi welcomed the gathering.
A. Anitha, Chief Educational Officer, Thoothukudi, presided over Children’s Day programme at Spic Nagar Higher Secondary School here on Tuesday. S.R. Ramakrishnan, president of school, released the school magazine – School Journey 2017. Sterlite Copper and the Vedant Kushi child care centre celebrated the day. .