PATNA: Surakshit Safar — a joint initiative to achieve out to migrant kids and households — was launched by the Railway Safety Power (RPF), Childline and UNICEF throughout a web-based webinar on Saturday.
Over 150 youth mobilisers (suraksha sathis) have been stationed throughout 11 railway platforms in Bihar. They’ll help the RPF and Childline in elevating consciousness on Covid-19 acceptable behaviours and determine kids and girls susceptible to neglect, abuse and exploitation among the many returning migrants. The 11 railway stations are Gaya, Narkatiyaganj, Muzaffarpur, Katihar, Buxur, Hajipur, Bhagalpur, Darbhanga, Patna Junction, Rajendra Nagar and Chhapra.
“The financial vulnerability and migration as a result of pandemic is giving rise to violation of kids’s rights. Railway stations are crucial entry factors by means of which we will proactively determine susceptible kids and girls and attain out with speedy and long-term assist,” mentioned Nafisa Binte Shafique, chief of UNICEF, Bihar.
Ashok Kumar Singh, SP (Rail), Muzaffarpur, mentioned: “We’re working along with all companions to extend the prosecution and conviction price within the instances of kid trafficking, abuse and exploitation, to ship a robust message to folks violating the rights of ladies and youngsters.”
Bina Kumari, SP, CID (weaker part), mentioned, “Each police station will need to have a toddler welfare and safety officer (CWPO) to take care of instances of violation of kid rights.”
Susovan Si, coordinator, Bihar chapter of Childline Companies, defined, “Childline 098 is a nationwide toll-free helpline service the place anyone can report about kids in misery particularly these dealing with violence, abuse and exploitation. Youngsters themselves can name, search assist and be assured their identification might be protected.”
Nipurnh Gupta, communication specialist at UNICEF Bihar, mentioned, “This collaboration will attain out with consciousness, assist and hope to migrant kids proper from the time they alight from the trains.”
Saif-ur-Rahman, state guide, little one safety, UNICEF Bihar, gave an summary concerning the undertaking and the way it will elevate consciousness on Covid acceptable behaviour and determine and attain out to unaccompanied kids, susceptible girls to make sure their security, linking them with companies designed to assist them appropriately.