KSCPCR conducted 2 days workshop for all the District Child Welfare Committee Chairperson and Members on child protection and child rights on 10th and 11th at SCM hall. Chairperson Dr. Kripa Alva Inaugurate workshop, Mrs. Kushi Kushalappa, Mrs. Sheela Devaraj, Mrs. Nina Nayak and KSCPCR member Mr. Anand Lobo discussed about diffrent topics like, JJ act and Rile 2016, how to handle POSCO cases, foster care institution care and adoption, Real cases discussion etc.
Consultation meeting on nomadic tribe children issues at chikkabalapura was conducted by Karnataka state commission for protection of child rights on 16/12/2017.
On 20th November 2017 Karnataka state commission for protection of child rights celebrated international child rights day at Belgaum with collaboration of UNICEF. This was inaugurated by power minister DK shivakumar.
Karnataka State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (KSCPCR) has organized a Samvad with help of UNICEF between Children’s of forest dependent families, especially, OTFDs and Honorable Minister for Forest, Government of Karnataka. By request of commission 19 Ngos participate along with 150 children and with their parents. It was health interaction between children and forest minister Ramanath Rai on 29th November 2017 at Vikasa Soudha, Bangalore.
Karnataka State commission for protection of child rights with association with UNICEF organized a Makkala Samvada Program with Education Minister Tanveer Sait on 13/10/ 2017. Form 30 districts more than 200 children participated in this program and these children raised more than 40 questions to the minister.
Karnataka State commission for protection of child rights with association with UNICEF organized Public Hearing on RTE Act. There were more than 40 cases on RTE issues like not providing note books, uniforms, not giving admission for the RTE children in the schools, discrimination on RTE children and forcing them to pay their school fee etc. These all the cases were kept for public hearing on 10/ 10 /2017. Justice Manohar and Justice Ashok B Hinchigiri were the judges for this panel along with our chairperson Mrs. Kripa Amar Alva and Y Mariswamy member KSCPCR.
The Karnataka State Commission for Protection of Child Rights has launched A Mass Campaign against Child Marriage on January 21st 2017 at Vidhana Soudha. This Campaign was launched by Hon’ble Chief Minister Shree Siddaramaiah.
To Stop Violence against Children and to protect their rights, the commission has designed and developed a website called ‘KARE’ which was launched by Hon’ble Chief Minister Shri Siddaramaiah on 21st January 2017 at Vidhana Soudha.
In association with UNICEF, Karnataka State Commission for Protection of Child Rights has organized voice of children with Chief Ministers. 5 students from all the districts of the state including 3 students each from Government schools, one each from Aided School and 1 from Private Schools children’s are invited to this program. More than 200 children were present and they raised more 50 questions to Chief Minister.
With collaboration of UNICEF, Karnataka State commission for Protection child rights has launched a Toll Free Number 18004252900. This was inaugurated by Hon’ble Chief Ministers Sidhramaiah on 1st June 2017.
Government School Enhancement Program is the initiative taken by the Commission to undertake comprehensive development of the government schools with the intention of improving infrastructure and quality of education to help those children from the onslaught of high fee and low quality of education in private schools.
The Commission in collaboration with line departments, elected representatives and NGOs has launched a massive compaign to bring back all non-school going, dropout, Children with special needs and migrant children to regular main stream education. The Campaign was launched at the Banquet Hall, Vidhana Soudha on 1st April 2016.
Child Rights Day in India is celebrated every year on 20th of November to reconsider the real human rights for all the children in India. A national conference is organized yearly on 20th of November by the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights to make aware to the people about all the rights of their children in this we organized Interaction session of Children with Government Officials from Various Departments in 2016 On this special occasion Karnataka State Commission for Protection of Child Rights in collaboration with National Commission for Protection of Child Rights has organized an interactive session for children with various department officers at Vikasa Soudha on November20th Such as police, education, labour, women and child welfare and media.
Commission with the help of health experts had conducted a study about ill effects of tobacco products and prepared a report. This report was released on August 11, at Vikasa Soudha. Minister for Health and Family Welfare Shri N. Ramesh Kumar, Supreme Court Judge (Retired) M. Venkatachalaiah were present in this event. Commission Chairman Dr. Kripa Alva and members of the commission were present on this occasion. People suffering from cancer and various other diseases due to tobacco abuse explained about their horrific life.