Select candidates who will ensure child rights, voters told

Speaking to media persons here on Monday, Director of Valored Renny D’Souza said that the Gram Panchayats are supposed to implement and ensure child rights and the basic requirements of children. Though 40 per cent of the state’s population are children, they are not eligible to participate in the voting process. Hence, it is the duty of the voters to select candidates who work for child rights and have included the facilities for children in their election manifesto, D’Souza added.

The organisations have also put forth a set of demands to the various GPs in the district. This include quality and uniform education to all children in the gram panchayat level, earmarking 25 per cent of the total revenue of the GPs for education and development of children and earmarking 4 acre land in every GP as playground.

Some of the other demands are that the civic amenities committee should meet once in 3 months and discuss the development of schools, children’s GP should be held effectively and the children’s demands should be implemented.

They also demanded that the School Development Monitoring Committee president and Head masters of all the schools in the GP should take part in the GP general body meeting.
Office-bearers of all various child rights organisations were present at the press meet.

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