DPS Budgam in collaboration with District legal Services, Authority Budgam organized a legal awareness session on Child Abuse and Sexual Violence in Interpersonal and Digital Interface. The programme was conducted by JUSTICE TABASUM QADRI (DLSA Budgam) and other legal officers. A bulk of information about child rights and child abuse was given to the children. In the beginning of the programme, students from the different schools of the valley delivered a speech on child rights. Soon after that Justice Tabassum Qadri took an interactive session with the students and through the medium of PPT explained child rights, different forms of abuses like physical abuse, cyber violence, neglect, sexual violence, stalking, etc. She apprised the students about what a child is expected to do if he is abused. She talked about various laws that have been set up to protect the laws of children. Protocol for online safety in school was also explained at length. The role of juvenile justice board, child welfare committee, child line and ponic in a child, POCSO (protection of children from sexual offense act 2012), juvenile justice (care and protection act 2015) were also explained to the students.
The legal authorities who can help under adverse situations or how the legal aid could be provided was also discussed. It is worth to mention that the event l proved quite fruitful for the child who most of the times don’t even know that they are exploited.
The last phase of the programme was the prize distribution ceremony wherein prizes and certificate were given to the students.
The Principal DPS BUDGAM thanked the District Legal Authority for the sincere efforts and promised to conduct the programmes of such in nature in future as well.