DDC Jammu convenes meeting of City Advisory Board CHILDLINE

JAMMU: District Development Commissioner, Sushma Chauhan, convened a meeting of City Advisory Board (CAB) members to review functioning of CHILDLINE in the district here today.

Officers from Police department, Labour, Jammu Municipal Corporation, Information, Industries and Commerce, Social Welfare, Education, Health, ICPS and Tourism departments were present in the meeting.

The meeting was briefed about the action taken report of the last meeting which was submitted by Nodal organization, Department of Law, University of Jammu and IRCs district branch.

While reviewing the functioning of CHILDLINE, DDC directed City Coordinator to furnish the details of awareness camps carried out by them along with the photographs.

She directed the Programme Officer ICDS, Chief Education Officer, Secretary, JMC to ensure display of toll free CHILDLINE help number 1098 in all the Anganwadi Centres, Schools and on hoardings of JMC for awareness among the students and general public.

DDC asked City Coordinator CHILDLINE to coordinate with District Social Welfare Officer, Jammu and Child Protection Officer, ICPS and conduct comprehensive survey/inspection of all the CHILDCARE Institute, homes of Jammu city and furnish detail report of each home regarding availability of facilities/ infrastructure along with other issues, if any, at the earliest.

Regarding Social audit of Child Care Institute, DDC asked City Coordinator CHILDLINE to coordinate with members of Task Force and fix a calendar for visit/social audit of the business establishments at least once in a week.

Regarding awareness about CHILDLINE through Print and electronic media, DDC directed District Social Welfare Officer, Jammu to take up the matter with Doordarshan and other local channels regarding mass awareness by advertising CHILDLINE Help Number during their routine programmes.

DDC exhorted upon all the members of City Advisory Board of CHILDLINE to work in coordination and take all possible steps for rehabilitation of children.

Among others City Coordinator, Rohit Khajuria representatives from CHILDLINE including Centre coordinator Pinky Jain, Counsellor Bupesh Jamwal, and other team members S.C.Bali, Mridula, prominent Educationist O.P.Gupta and Volunteer.Kushi Ram was also attended the meeting.

Later, DDDC reviewed implementation of POSHAN Abhiyan in the district during an officers meeting.

Programme Officer ICDS and Chief Medical Officer gave a detailed report on the aspects of Healthy-Nutrition Chart along with the calendar of activities under POSHAN Maah to be carried out in the district during this month.

It was informed that POSHAN Maah-2019 aims to improve coverage of beneficiaries with health and nutritional awareness campaigns by undertaking innovative initiatives like enhancing ‘POSHAN Bhagidari'and promoting ‘PÓSHAN Par Charcha'. The focus is also being laid on five critical components among others during Poshan Maah i.e first 1000 days of the child, Anemia, Diarrhoea, Handwash and Sanitation and Poshtik Aahar.

The meeting also discussed the mechanism required to be put in place to ensure complete coverage of target groups and thorough implementation of the nutrition mission in the district.

The DDC said the education department has an important role in the mission with schools hosting a major percentage of the target population.

She also stressed for organising community based activities involving Supervisors, Anganwadi Workers, and beneficiaries of ICDS i.e Lactating Mothers, Pregnant Women and Adolescent Girls.

Chauhan asked field functionaries to carry out various activities involving Sarpanchs and Panchs of respective village and emphasised on creating mass awareness on the scheme besides organising workshops at block level.

Among others SDMs, Programme Officer ICDS, Chief Planning Officer, Assistant Commissioner Development Jammu, Chief Medical Officer, Deputy CEO, Assistant Director FCS&CA, CDPOs besides other concerned officers attended the meeting.

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