Seminar on ‘child rights: socio-economic and cultural dimensions’

Event organized by University Institute of Legal Studies, PU

Seminar on ‘child rights: socio-economic and cultural dimensions’

Chandigarh: The one day national seminar on ‘Child Rights: Socio-Economic and Cultural Dimensions’ was organized by the University Institute of Legal Studies, Panjab University, Chandigarh in association with State Legal Services Authority, Chandigarh, here today.

Ms. Harjinder Kaur, was the Chief Guest on the occasion. The inaugural function was presided over by Prof. Shankarji Jha, DUI, Panjab University and Dr. Upneet Lalli, Chandigarh was the key note speaker. Mr. Mahavir Singh also graced the dais.

Mrs. Harjinder Kaur, Chairperson, Chandigarh Commission for Protection of Child Rights  in her address stated that there is a need to create an atmosphere of constructive discussions and deliberations to bridge the gap between policy making and ground level difficulties. She also elaborated the role of judiciary in the protection of children against crimes.

Dr. Upneet Lalli, Deputy Director, Institute of Correctional Administration, Chandigarh highlighted the various crimes reported against the children every day and underlined the importance of the implementation of laws to protect the children against such crimes.

In his introductory remarks, Prof. Shankarji Jha,Dean University Instruction, spoke at length about the aspect of minors and the responsibility of parents from the Hindu mythological point of view.

Shri Mahavir Singh, Member Secretary, State Legal Services Authority, U.T.Chandigarh discussed the remedies available to children who are subject tocrimes and also, about the various NGO’s working for protection of child rights.

Earlier, Prof. Rattan Singh, Director, UILS welcomed the eminent dignitaries, jurists, guests and students and expressed the hope that the seminar provided a useful platform for the academicians, Advocates, Officials from various departments, Research Scholars NGOs, policy makers; Child Rights Activists, and others to address the challenges in protecting
the rights of the children. Prof. Singh said that students should continue to deliberate on such serious issues prevalent in the modern society.

 Dr. Jai Mala, Seminar Coordinator, stated that the theme of the seminar revolved around the child welfare and policy making and almost 200 participants from across the country participated in the national seminar.