13 Sep : Acting chairperson of Madhya Pradesh Human Rights Commission Justice Shri A.K. Saxena has informed that children can send anonymous and without signature complaints to the commission about violation of child rights. The commission will investigate such complaints.
Shri Saxena was speaking at an event organised at Excellence School in Raisen, to celebrate the establishment day of Human Rights Commission. Such programmes were held in the schools throughout the state today. Justice Saxena said that a complainant is not called to the commission but it takes up the case on behalf of the complainant and sends its recommendations to the government after investigation.
Throwing light on the Right to Education, Shri Saxena said that a person can become responsible citizen by using it. For this, committees will be constituted in every school, which will comprise teachers, parents and distinguished citizens. He said that Bal Adhikar Pustika, which has been published in simple language, will be sent to every school. He said that as a right, school children’s health should be checked once every month.
Speaking on the occasion, superintendent of police Shri I.P. Kulshreshtha said that information should be given to the police about the people conducting activities of narcotics trade near schools. He said that if children are given better knowledge about human rights from childhood, there will be decrease in crimes in the future.
Journalist from Bhopal Shri Shashikant Trivedi said that most children do not know about child rights. He exhorted the children that child rights are based on facilities, protection and participation. Local journalist Shri Rajkishore Soni said that there should be public hearing of children also on a particular day of the month. Children must know their rights with a view to put forth their views unhesitatingly.
Ayog Mitr Dr. Shishir Upadhyaya while throwing light on the programme’s objectives said that discussion on duties along with rights is also necessary. Suggestions about solution to problems should also be sought from children. Principal of Excellence School Shri S.A.H Tiwari that a Youth Parliament has been constituted in the school where a student can present his problem. On the conclusion, justice Saxena held one-to-one talk with student groups separately. Dr. B.K. Sharma proposed a vote of thanks.