Rights of the Child
Commission to study situation in State
Source: The Sangai Express

Imphal, August 28: To get a first hand account of all the issues concerning children in the State as well as the HIV/AIDS scenario, the Chairperson of the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights, Dr Santa Sinha along with three other members are scheduled to arrive here on September 3 on a three day visit.

Speaking to The Sangai Express an official source said that the Commission has officially intimated the State Government that the team will be arriving here on September 3 to study the issues confronting children and their rights as well as the issues concerning HIV/AIDS.

The Commission has also intimated the State police DGP Y Joykumar to send a detailed report on stories of children disappearing as well as crimes perpetrated against children.

The report is to reach them before they take the journey to Imphal.

During their stay at Imphal the Commission members will interact with members of the NGO dealing with children as well as personally visit the NGO offices to get the needed information.

The team will also study issues concerning HIV/AIDS and the members will also visit JN hospital and RIMS and study the functioning of the ART centres opened there.

The Chairperson of the Commission is also scheduled to convene a meeting with representatives of the Labour Department, Social Welfare Department, Family Welfare Department, MACS and Deputy Commissioners of Thoubal, Churachandpur and Ukhrul and discuss issues related to child rights as well as HIV/AIDS.

The Commission will also interact with the media during their stay here.

Even as the Commission team is set to arrive here to study the issues concerning children and HIV/AIDS, a report has been lodged with the police that a Class VIII student of Imphal Public School has gone missing while going to his school for his examination.

The school is located near the 1st Gate of Manipur University.

The student, a 14 year old boy is identified as Aheibam Bidyakanta son of A Rajen of Kyamgei Awang Leikai.

The student had gone to his school on a bicycle.

When he failed to return home, family members went to the school to check and found the attendance register marking him absent.