School and college students took out an impressive rally in the city on Monday to press for the right of children to proper education, health facilities and decent living conditions.
Armed Reserve Deputy Superintendent of Police K.Suri Babu flagging off the rally from the District Police office said the state had been striving to protect the basic rights of children who accounted for one-third of the population.
Students from Orchids Techno school and S.S.N.Degree college who took part in the rally to mark ‘Chilldine-Se-Dosti’ week celebrations up to the RTC bus stand, raised slogans against various forms of abuse of children including child marriages and child labour.
Later they formed a massive human chain to sensitise the public on issues involving child rights.
Special Juvenile Police Unit head and Child Welfare Officer V.Suryanarayana administered a pledge to students to contribute their might to put an end to abuse of children of various forms.
Children rehabilitated by non-Governmental organisation HELP performed skits at the RTC bus station, Railway station, Nellore bus stand to highlight the problems faced by children, who were forced to turn part-time or full-time labour, subsist on the streets and subject to trafficking. said Childline team NGO partner HELP representatives B.V.Sagar and V.Anil Kumar.