Childline Itanagar attended 1468 calls

ITANAGAR, Sept 19:  Childline Itanagar with Don Bosco Youth Centre as a collaborative organization in Itanagar has attended 1468 cases till August last.

This came to limelight during a review meeting of Childline Advisory Board (CAB), chaired by Capital Complex DC Vikram Singh Malik here on Wednesday. It reviewed its functioning and activities before suggesting measures to enhance its services.

CWC chairperson Kani Nada Maling enlisted shortcomings being faced during rescue operations, like lack of vehicle when the DC assured to consider and extend all possible support.

Malik urged all stakeholders to work together as a team, directed officers of women and child development department to immediately functionalise the track child portal that would function as a database of all those children who have gone missing.

Earlier, Itanagar Childline coordinator Loanhang Aran, explained in detail about Childine, its functioning, credo, genesis, history and structure, with Childline India Foundation as its nodal agency.

The Childline is India’s first 24-hour, free emergency phone and outreach service for children in need of care and protection and that any child or concerned adult can dial ‪1098 to avail of its emergency assistance. Childline reaches out to children from 0-18years of age and in extreme condition to young adults upto 25 years. It works for protection of children and if any call is made for help, its team tries to reach the child and provide rehabilitation and constant follow up.

Capital Complex additional SP Harsh Indora, urban health coordinator Dr. Kabak Tamar, CWC, Childline, CCI, Oju Welfare Association, APSLSA representatives, among others, were present. (DIPRO)

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