To provide the safety net and sensitize the area in toto, a Pilot project has been started from Maloya to combat Drug abuse and sensitize parents and children on POCSO in collaboration with Chandigarh Police, Education Department, School Management Committee and social workers of the area. A meeting under the chairmanship of Ms. Harjinder Kaur, Chairperson of Chandigarh Commission for Protection of Child Rights (CCPCR) was held today i.e. 18.07.2019 which was attended by Ms. Neha Yadav, IPS SDPO south Sector-34, Mr. Harinder Singh Sekhon, Inspector Police, SHO Maloya, Ms. Monica M Singh, Member, CCPCR, Dr.Madanjit Kaur Sahota, Dr.Parminder Kaur, Mr. Satinder Pal Singh and Dr. Gopal Singh, Members of Child Welfare Committee, Mrs. Harvinder Kaur, Headmistress of the school and members of School Management Committee and some parents of students of Government high school Maloya, Colony, Chandigarh. The meeting was attended by around 25 parents/SMC Members of the school. Mrs. Harjinder Kaur, Chairperson, CCPCR advised the parents to talk to children regarding safety tips to aware them to combat drug abuse and sensitized the parents regarding POCSO Act. She said that even the smallest incident happens in Childhood leaves a life-long trauma on the tender mind.
Parents usually do not share with the children and thus many incidents remain unnoticed. We the adult society need to put in collective efforts to save childhood and announced to start the project, “Combat Drug Abuse and POCSO Sensitization of Parents also”. Under this Project more interaction programs with the parents and School Management Committee will be held and various sub-committees will be formed. The movie Komal was also shown to them during the meeting.Ms. Neha Yadav, IPS, SDPO south advise the parents to keep an eye on their children and should know where their children are going or playing and with whom. To capture the culprit is important but more important is that the crime should not happen. Parents should know the friends of their children.Sh. Harinder Singh Sekhon, Inspector (SHO), Maloya Police Station, Chandigarh advise the parents should not leave their children with those people on whom they do not have full faith and deal with their children friendly for their better and secure future. He assured full co-operation with the school authorities to combat drug abuse and indiscipline problems outside the school gate at the time of closing of the school.Mrs. Harvinder Kaur, Headmistress of the school and Mrs. Gita, Counselor of the school wanted more co-operation and interaction from parents of the school children. They also wanted some more help from the Police Department at the time of closer of the first shift of the school to check un-towards incident at the gate which was assured by the SHO of Maloya Police Station.Ms. Monica M Singh, Member, CCPCR stressed the need of interaction of the parents with the teachers for their better future.