Representatives of Forum For Child Rights (FCR), Krishna District, will celebrate ‘Child Rights Week’ from November 14 to 20.

The FCR in association with Police, Women Development and Child Welfare, Education, Labour, National Child Labour Department (NCLP), Government Railway Police (GRP), Railway Protection Force (RPF), Vijayawada Municipal Corporation (CWC), Rajiv Vidya Mission, Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) and NGO will organise the week-long programmes, said the FCR treasurer B.S. Koteswara Rao.

Disclosing this to the media persons here on Monday, he said the Child Rights Week celebrations will begin with Children’s Day programmes, which coincide with the birth anniversary of first Prime Minister of India, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, on FCR campus at Hanumanpeta in the city.

Awareness on girl child protection, need to help the orphan and vulnerable children, ‘suraksha bandhan’, street plays on child rights by inmates of various NGOs, open forum on various issues including child labour, child marriages, juvenile justice would be conducted at different venues during the celebrations.

The seven-day celebrations will conclude on November 20 by celebrating International Child Rights Day, said the Child Welfare Committee (CWC) Chairman Fr. Thomas Koshi who also attended the press conference.

Members of Childline, representatives of various non-governmental organisations and officials will participate, said the FCR convenor P. John Raju.

Later, they released posters, cassettes and pamphlets on ‘Child Rights Week’. NCLP Project Director D. Anjaneya Reddy, CDPO Mary Bhavathi, former MLA K. Subba Raju, Childline city coordinator A. Ramesh and others were present.

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