Directorate of Social Welfare Holds Public Awareness Program at Marina Park, Featuring Interactive Activities and Informative Sessions

Port Blair, May 13: Directorate of Social Welfare organized Public Awareness program at Marina Park last Saturday, focusing on the functioning of the Special Cell for State Child Protection Society (SCPS), State Adoption Resource Agency (SARA), Child Helpline (CHL) 1098, and Women Helpline (WHL) 181. The event was designed to educate the community on the vital services offered by these initiatives and empower individuals to contribute to a safer and supportive environment for all.

            The program started with an engaging drawing competition by Program manager, SCPS, open to all children and distributed drawing kits to all, drawing enthusiastic participation from young artists eager to highlight their creativity. The competition not only provided a fun and interactive platform for kids to express themselves but also symbolized the importance of development and supporting the aspirations of our future generation. The winners of the competition will be announced shortly after careful consideration by our committee. They will be invited to the directorate for a special recognition ceremony, where they will be awarded prizes for their outstanding effort.

            Throughout the event, informative templates were distributed to the general public, offering valuable insights and resources on the objectives and functions of SCPS, SARA, CHL, and WHL. These materials served as educational tools to enhance awareness and understanding of the services available to those in need of support and intervention.

             Women Helpline (WHL) team performed a small street play, or “Nukkad Natak,” on the compelling theme of “Stop Violence against Women.” The performance aimed to raise awareness about gender-based violence and the critical importance of advocating for women’s rights and safety in our society.

            Dr. Nitin Shakya Director (Social Welfare) expressed his gratitude to all participants and staffs of SCPS, SARA, CHL and WHL who contributed to the success of the awareness program. He highlighted the significance of engaging the community in dialogue and action to address critical social issues and support vulnerable populations effectively.

            As the event concluded vote of thanks by, Helpline Administrator (WHL) reiterated the Directorate of Social Welfare’s commitment to promoting social justice, protection, and empowerment for all individuals, especially those in need of support and assistance. 

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