Rajasthan gets its first child-friendly police station

Rajasthan gets its first child-friendly police station

Dholpur district of Rajasthan gets its first child-friendly police station which has a colourful room for children. Formerly known as Sadar Police Station will now be called 'Bal Maitri Adarsh Police Station Sadar'.

The police station has a separate room constructed on the premises of the police station which is decorated with cartoons which depict children playing different games and sketches of animals giving the police station a different look. With an aim to keep children in a police station in a comfortable position, police station also has a few indoor games such as carom board, comic books, rackets and bat and ball.  
 
Moreover, station police station will soon be equipped with video games. "This police station is first such police station.  
When abandoned children, children accused of crimes, will be brought to the police station they will be made to sit in the room. " said Niyaz Mohammad Khan, station house officer. The children-friendly block in the police station was inaugurated on Monday.
 
This is a joint initiative by the police along with Rajasthan State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (RSCPCR). Manan Chaturvedi Chairperson of RSCPCR said, "Last year we shortlisted this existing police station of Dholpur and thought of converting it as a model police station. We will be duplicating the idea in other districts". Incidentally, Dholpur is the hometown of Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje.  
 
According to Chaturvedi, this is first of its kind police station under the 'Ek Kadam Bachpan Ki Or' campaign and subsequently, a room for children will be created at all 850 police stations across the state.
 
Cops have also invited various NGOs working for the welfare of children for crowdfunding. "We are not demanding any money. But people can bring things used to develop this place," Niyaz Mohammad added.  

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