Sangvi: The stage of the Pavanathadi Jatra was filled with children on December 17
Atleast 500 children from different schools had come for the inaugural programme of Ward Child Protection Committees (WCPC) in all the ward zones of Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC).
The programme, organised by Arpan Sanstha, focused on women and children’s safety. The social development department of PCMC played a vital role in making the programme a success.
Giving information about the initiative, Tejaswini Dhomse Sawai, Director of Action Oriented Research For People And Nature (ARPAN) said, “As the name suggests, Ward Child Protection Committees (WCPC) will work at the ward level. Mostly government representatives like ward officers, police officers, health officers and education officers will be involved. The committee will work to protect all the issues related to children security and safety.””The committee will work to protect the four rights of children which are survival, protection, participation and development. And the aim and objective of the committee is to avoid issues such child abuse, child marriage, POCSO and many other related problems,” she added.