24-02-2022:Chairperson, Uttarakhand Child Rights Protection Commission, Dr. Geeta Khanna, paying a courtesy call on Governor.
Rajbhawan, Dehradun, 24 February, 2022
Governor Lieutenant General Gurmit Singh (Retd) said that efforts should be made to create a good environment in the state to protect the rights of children. Children are the capital of the future of the state and the country. Child rights should be encouraged. Effective implementation of plans and laws is essential for the safety and development of children. Special attention should be paid to the development and welfare of the deprived children of the society, children without family and children affected by disasters. Along with the government and administration, all sections of the society have to take initiative in this direction. Chairperson, Uttarakhand Child Rights Protection Commission, Dr. Geeta Khanna met Governor Lieutenant General Gurmit Singh (Retd) at Raj Bhawan.
Governor Lt Gen Gurmit Singh (Retd) said that awareness regarding child rights is very important in the society. Also, there is a need to make people literate about the existing laws and safeguards for children. The Governor said that children living in correctional homes should be provided good education, health facilities and opportunities for all-over development of personality. Volunteers, social workers, social organizations and NGOs also have an important role to play for the protection of child rights and for the welfare of children. Chairperson of Uttarakhand Commission for Protection of Child Rights Dr.Geeta Khanna informed the Governor about the safeguards being taken under the existing laws for protection of child rights in the state. The Governor directed for effective implementation of child rights protection safeguards.