|Govt committed for safety, welfare, development of children: Ganai|
|Early Times Report|
SRINAGAR, Aug 25: Advisor to the Governor, Khurshid Ahmed Ganai today said that the State Government is committed for safety, welfare, and overall development of the children.
"The State Government has taken various initiatives towards child welfare, which include introducing and implementing various welfare schemes through Social Welfare department," Advisor said while addressing the 2nd Roundtable Conference on "Implementation of Juvenile Justice System" organized jointly by the J&K High Court, J&K Government, Juvenile Justice Committee of the Supreme Court of India and UNICEF.
Justice Madan B Lokur, Judge, Supreme Court of India and Chairman Supreme Court Committee on Juvenile Justice; Justice Gita Mittal, Chief Justice, J&K High Court; Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey, Chairman, Juvenile Justice Committee, J&K High Court; BVR Subrahmanyam, Chief Secretary, J&K; Astha Saxena, Joint Secretary, Union Ministry of Women and Child Development; Dr S P Vaid, Director General J&K Police;and Aguilar Javier, Chief, Child Protection, UNICEF also addressed the conference.
Ganai said that the State Government has rolled out the Integrated Child Protection Scheme (ICPS) which is closely linked to the theme of the Conference. He said a proposal to the Government of India has also been sent for funding to the tune of Rs 30 crore for the current financial year so that the targets fixed under the scheme are achieved.
Likewise, the Advisor said the Social Welfare Department has also implemented Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICDS) which targets more than 10 lakh beneficiaries by addressing health and nutrition needs of children, pregnant women and nursing mothers.