Kids' safety top priority for police, says DCP

Kids' safety top priority for police, says DCP

The City police are always with children and will take all measures to prevent atrocities committed on them, said B S Lokesh Kumar, DCP (South).

He was speaking at the Children’s Day celebrations at Bangalore Oniyavara Seva Coota (BOSCO) at Chamarajpet.

The police department is implementing various initiatives to protect children’s rights and ensure a better future for them. Collective efforts are required to end the exploitation of children in society. Every member in society should join hands with the police to prevent atrocities against children, he said.

Actor Kumar Govind called upon children to dream and work hard to realise the dreams. “We should achieve something meaningful in life once we are born as human beings. It’s tough to scale new heights as we are doubted and insulted. However, all such sufferings finally ensure felicitations,” he said.

Kripa Alva, chairperson, Karnataka State Commission for Protection of Child Rights, reminded children of their responsibility in building the nation. Children should fight in life to achieve heights so that each one can contribute constructively to the society and nation, she said.

Ten Civil Society members from various walks of life were honoured with ‘Makkala Mitra’ award on the occasion for their commitment and service in the area of child care and protection. Ten children were also conferred with ‘Keerthi Chakra’ award for excellence in sports, education and behaviour.

Various cultural programmes on the theme ‘Stop Violence Against Children’ were held.
Anisha, 14, a girl from BOSCO Vatsalya Bhavan, was awarded the Keerthi Chakra award for her leadership qualities and excellence in academics.

D Pramod, BBMP councillor, Joydeep Chatarjee, MD, Accenture IBC Knowledge Park and K Lokesh Kumar, Director, Joy Foundation were present.