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CHILDLINE 1098 Service » CHILDLINE Se Dosti » Dosti Media Coverage 2010

» Ray of hope for the exploited young

From November 9-12, Kalyan Childline observed the Children's Day in a novel manner. The members visited different police stations of Dombivli, Kalyan, Badlapur, Ulhasnagar, Ambernath and Titwala spreading awareness about child's rights. Social workers went around tying 'dosti' ribbons to police officers, chief medical officers and the bureaucrats of these different suburbs. "We tied over 250 ribbons and informed the public about the 1098 helpline available for counselling of the children. Any child between 0-18 age group can dial the helpline number, if facing any problem or difficult circumstances," informs Sharad Barsay, convenor, Kalyan Childline.§name=CITY%20-%20Briefs§id=35&contentid=20101127201011261427236641180e967

» Childline's care for distressed highlighted

TIRUCHI: Details of the outreach service rendered by the Childline for children in need of care and protection were disseminated to police personnel by speakers at the 'Childline Se Dosti - Children's Day celebrations' organised at the Police In-service Training Centre here on Wednesday.

» When help is just a phone call away

" If you see a child ill and alone, a child in need of a shelter, an abandoned or a lost child, a child being beaten or abused, a working child being denied wages or being bullied on the street, dial 1098."Someone who cares is a phone call away," said the banner that urged people to dial '1098' toll free number to save a child in distress.

» Children join hands for their rights

TIRUCHI: Around 400 children from slums in the city joined hands to form a human chain, raising their voices in unison against child labour, beggary and violence while appealing for the right to education and life. The human chain organised by the Childline- 1098 Tiruchi marked the celebration of Children's Day at the Tiruchi Railway Station here on Sunday.

» In Vijayawada Today

Forum for Child Rights: Workshop for media personnel as part of 'Childline Se Dosti' campaign, Tana Rescue Shelter, Hanumanpet, 10 a.m.

» Childline campaign

KALPETTA: The 'Childline Se Dosthi,' a week-long campaign to sensitise the public on the functioning of the Childline Centre, began in the district on Thursday.The campaign is being organised in association with several government departments and organisations.

» In Vijayawada Today

Rajagopal Foundation: Union Minister D. Napoleon to participate in Children's Day celebrations, ICMC Stadium, 8 a.m. onwardsDakshin Bharat Hindi Prachar Sabha: 13th State-level Visharad convocation, Hindi College road, Machavaram, 11 a.m.Forum For Child Rights: Rally to mark the closing of 'Children Se Dosti' week-long campaign and beginning of 'Child Rights Week', TANA Rescue Shelter, Hanumanpet, 3.30 p.m.

» Children's Day programmes

THIRUVANATHAPURAM: Various institutions are organising variety of programmes in the city as part of Children's Day on Sunday.

Kerala State Council for Child Welfare is organising various competitions for children at its office on Sunday. Mayor K Chandrika will release Children's Day stamp. There will be public meeting of students on the SMV school premises at 2.30 p.m.

» Childline launches campaign

MALAPPURAM: The district unit of the Childline on Thursday launched an awareness campaign as part of the organisation's national-level study programme. The campaign titled 'Childline Se Dosti' will take the problems faced by children more deeply and seriously to the people.Seminars, awareness rallies, painting exhibitions, bicycle rallies, signature campaigns, open house and a programme titled ''Suraksha Bandhan'' will mark the campaign.

» Missing children's helpline gets helping hand

BANGALORE : In an attempt to highlight the increasing problem of missing children, a more robust programme has been initiated with the 'Friendship with Childline' initiative.

Around 1,000 people have been reported as missing this year in Bengaluru alone, a majority of them children. Nagasimha G. Rao, nodal supervisor, Childline, says the problem can be checked if Bengalureans were more aware of the problem and what they can do about it.

» Childline launches awareness week campaign

CHENNAI : Childline launched its annual "Childline se dhosti" awareness week programme by organising a puppet show at Tambaram railway station on Tuesday evening. Three non governmental organisations, Nesakkaram - SEEDS (Street Elfins Education and Development Society), Marialaya and Indian Council for Child Welfare organised the puppet show along with Railway Protection Force and Government Railway Police.

» Police reach out to girl students

SALEM : Salem City Police has launched a campaign on Friday to create awareness on child abuse, abduction, and violence against girl children and ways to prevent it.

The police team comprising women officers, will visit every school, especially those where girls are studying. The team will provide children a list of 'Do's and don'ts' they should adhere to.

» Concern over rising cases of child abuse

JAMMU : To generate awareness about the welfare of children in distress, Child Line, Jammu, in collaboration with the 35 BRTF of the Border Roads Organization (BRO), organised a function in Maratha Basti, predominantly a slum area in Trikuta Nagar, today.

In the function, volunteers of Child Line, employees of BRO, social activists, slum children and migrant labourers participated in large numbers.

» Childline organises one day workshop

JAMMU: Childline Jammu-an NGO organised a one day workshop with police personnel at GRP lines here on Thursday to celebrate 'Chilldine-Se-Dosti' week being organised at national level from 8th to 14th November, 2010.
Prof. Poonam Dhawan, Nodal Director Chilldine was the Chief Guest on this occasion.
Speaking on the occasion, Prof Dhawan stressed upon the attitudinal change required for the cause of children and the missionary approach required to deal with the children's issues.

» Childline out to make friends

CHANDIGARH : Technical Training Society (YTTS) has planned to observe "Childline Se Dosti Week" by tying over two lakh "Childline Green" ribbons to the wrist of local residents and make them "Childline Dosts". Other events during the week include a "Walkaton" and puppet show.Childline phone number 1098 caters to children in need of help in over 80 cities across the country. In Chandigarh, Childline is represented by the Advance Pediatric Centre, PGI, and the YTTS.

» Walkathon' raises awareness on Childline

CHANDIGARH: Under a unique campaign - Childine Se Dosti - students from government and private schools participated in a "walkathon", which was flagged off from Bougainvillea Garden, Sector 3, here today. The "walkathon" is one of the events being organised by a non-governmental organisation, YTTS (Youth Technical Training Society), along with Childline, which operates from the PGIMER, in a bid to create awareness among students about the prevention of child abuse. Besides schoolchildren, the week-long campaign (November 8-14) also witnessed participation of NCC cadets, Nehru Yuva Kendra and differently abled students from Vatika school and the School for Blind, Sector 26.

» Children's Day celebrated in city

SHILLONG : "It is the love that we have for you and you for us, that bound us together," said Governor RS Mooshahary to the 192 students of Ferrando Speech and Hearing Centre at the Raj Bhavan on the eve of Children's Day.

Children need care, support and security as they are the ones who will define the country in the years to come, Mooshahary added.

» Childline se Dosti campaign ends

BERHAMPUR: The week-long 'Childline Se Dosti Campaign', conducted to create awareness of the rights of children concluded today coinciding with Childrens Day.

The campaign, conducted by Indian Society for Rural Development-Childline, also aims to abolish child labour and was conducted in different blocks and orphanages involving members of panchayat raj institutions and senior government officials.

» Children's day: helpline to be re-launched

AHMEDABAD : Childline, a helpline for children in distress, will be re-launched in the city with a number of activities to mark Children's Day on November 14 and create awareness for the use of this helpline.

» Clowning glory!

MUMBAI : INDIA's first ever International Clown Fest promised not just fun and entertainment, but an eye-opener to the wonderful world of professional clowning. As a finale, on Childrens Day (Nov 14), his team will be organizing a street show for 800 street children at Shivaji Park in partnership with an NGO Childline.

» Ten cheers for Children's Day

It's not easy being a kid these days, what with so many responsibilities -- homework, TV, pesky adults to deal with and whatnot. No wonder then that Children's Day is the best time for them to let their hair down and have a blast. Soma Das scouted around town to get Mumbai's bachchas to take it easy. Walkathon 2010 is an opportunity for the general public to help spread awareness about Childline 1098 and child rights and protection.

» Walk for children on Children's Day

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» City gives children avenues to break free

Walk for children

Be part of the Childline Walkathon, an initiative by Childline India Foundation and the Rotary Club ofMumbai on Sunday. This is an opportunity for ordinary citizens to become stakeholders in Childline 1098 and help spread awareness about the organisation and the service, thereby creating an aware culture towards child rights and protection.

» Children's Day celebrated on roller skates in Mumbai

Children's Day in Mumbai was celebrated on Sunday with children roller-skating along Marine Drive. This was a rally organized by Childline India Foundation, a telephone helpline for children in distress. More than 250 children roller-skated their way along a 10 km stretch of Marine Drive in Mumbai.

One of the participants, Mubashira shared her experience "It was a very nice and a beautiful children's day I have ever spent"

» Several events to mark Children's Day

A series of events will mark Children's Day in Bhopal. Tania Goldner, Chief of UNICEF Office for Madhya Pradesh will inaugurate children newsletter named Jagmag brought out oby children from 3 villages of Guna at the UNICEF Office in Bhopal along with some child reporters and volunteers of Vibhavari.

Children and volunteers of child line and Aarambh, an NGO based in Bhopal, will tie the friendship band to Tania Goldner and spreading information on childline and children rights at UNICEF office.Also, Indore Special Juvenile Police Unit will be made operational by IG Police, Indore Division, and in partnership with Indore school of social work and NIPCCD.

» Walk A Mile to Save A Child From Police Gymkhana

At Police Gymkhana - Marine Lines, Mumbai on Nov 14, 2010

» Sexual abuse of children: cops

Over 50 police personnel attended a workshop on sexual abuse of children organised by Childline India Foundation, a nodal organisation supported by the Ministry of Women and Child Development. Assistant commissioners and senior inspectors attended the function.

Walk a mile to save a child

1098. This four-digit number logs over 2.3 million calls a year. The Childline helpline reaches out to kids in need of care and protection. Show that you care by shrugging yourself out of the bed early this Sunday morning for the Childline Walkathon. Commencing at Police Gymkhana at 7 am, the walkathon will see international clowns performing en route to the final destination that is NCPA. The Police Band marching along will keep your spirits high. The campaign hopes to sign up a million 'dosts' who support the cause.

» Activists bemoan lack of laws to deal with child sexual abuse

MUMBAI: As SPS Rathore, the molester of a minor who was driven to suicide following the abuse, got bail, welfare foundations held a workshop in the city on Friday to sensitise policemen about child sexual abuse.

The workshop was conducted by the National Institute of Public Cooperation and Child Development in collaboration with the Childline foundation. It saw participation from assistant commissioners of police, senior police inspectors, community police and members of the crime branch.

» Sticker campaign on child rights

VIJAYAWADA: Chairman of the Child Welfare Committee (CWC), Krishna district, Fr. Thomas Koshy, on Tuesday said development of children was key to a nation's progress. Addressing an awareness meeting for members of Auto-Rickshaw Drivers' Union at Pandit Nehru Bus Station as part of the ongoing 'Childline se dosti' campaign organised by the Forum for Child Rights, Mr. Koshy said children were priceless treasure and must be taken care of by parents in particular and society at large.

» Launch of "childline se dosti" campaign

GURGAON: Speaking at the launch of "Childline se Dosti" campaign at his office here today, Deswal advised the station house officers (SHOs) to ensure that their subordinates behaved in a courteous manner with the elderly and women.The Police Commissioner maintained that the statement of a woman should be recorded only by a woman police official.Referring to cases of child abuse, Deswal pointed out that the Gurgaon police had adopted a "zero-tolerance" approach towards cases of child abuse, which meant that no person involved in child abuse would be spared.

» Childline Se dosti Campaign launched in Gurgaon

GURGAON: Mr.Deswal was speaking on the occasion of launching of 'Childline se dosti' campaign in his office premises today. Deputy Commissioners of Police (DCPs). Assistant Commissioners of Police (ACPs), Station House Officers (SHOs) participated in the programme which was organized by CHILDLINE and Shakti Vahini. The campaign would continue till 14th November, that is, Children's Day.

» In Gurgaon, Women To Take Complaints From Women

GURGAON: In a bid to make the security forces more "courteous", local police has been instructed to make sure that complaints made by women should only be received by women officers. Launching the campaign 'Childline se dosti', an event organised by two NGOs, Gurgaon Police Commissioner Surjeet Singh Deswal instructed his subordinates to show due courtesy while dealing with women and senior citizens.

» 'Walkathon' raises awareness on Childline

CHANDIGARH: Under a unique campaign - Childine Se Dosti - students from government and private schools participated in a "walkathon", which was flagged off from Bougainvillea Garden, Sector 3, here today. UT Home Secretary Ram Niwas flagged off the event and offered support to the cause. The students met with Chief Justice of Punjab and Haryana High Court Justice Mukul Modgal on their way. He interacted with the children and told them that the judiciary was open to enforcing the rights of children. Dr Sangeeta Jund, city coordinator of the project, and Smita Gupta shared certain facts about Childline. The event was overseen by Col Ravi Bedi, chief functionary, YTTS

» Gurgaon cops told to maintain etiquette at police stations


: The Millennium City, Gurgaon, is all set to change its approach to deal with senior citizen or women at police stations. City Police Commissioner SS Deswal on Tuesday directed the police officers not to call any senior citizen or women into the police station, even if they are accused, witness or complainant. Deswal was speaking on the occasion of launching of 'Childline Se Dosti' campaign in his office premises organised by CHILDLINE. The campaign was launched in the district by the Police Commissioner, who cautioned the SHOs that he should not get a complaint about the behavior of any police personnel.

» Call for greater role of media in protection of child rights

VIJAYAWADA: "To nourish children and raise them against odds is in any time, any place, more valuable than to fix bolts in cars or design nuclear weapons."

The famous quote of American author Marylyn French was aptly recounted by M.C. Das, a member of the Child Welfare Committee (CWC), Krishna district, to set the right tone for an NICP (National Initiative for Child Protection) workshop for media persons organised by the Forum for Child Rights on Wednesday as part of the ongoing 'Childline Se Dosti' campaign. Keeping 'child rights' as focal theme, Mr. Das dwelt at length on the origin, features and objectives of the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act 2000, a primary legal framework for juvenile justice in India.

» Friendship week urges vendors to give up child labour

PUNE: Volunteers from the city's Bal Sena, the childrens' army backed by Dnyanadevi-Childline, and gammat shalas, the informal schools, are all set to celebrate Childline Maitri ( friendship week) with a sensitisation programme aimed at reaching out to food vendors and urge them not to employ child labour and to call Childline in case they spot a child in trouble.

Childline is a 24 x 7 toll free helpline for children in distress. An initiative of the Ministry for Woman and Child Development, Childline (1098) has a pan-India presence, and is partnered by local NGOs in various cities. All India Childline Maitri week is being celebrated in different cities between November 8 and 14 to coincide with the impending Childrens' Day.

»'Childline Se Dosti' campaign from tomorrow

VIJAYAWADA: The Forum for Child Rights in association with several government departments, agencies and other organisations is organising a week-long 'Childline Se Dosti' campaign from Monday. This will be followed by the Child Rights Week celebrations from November 14 to 20.

» Childline inaugurated

VIJAYAWADA: Deputy Commissioner of Police M. Ravindranath Babu on Monday said help was at hand for any child in distress in the form of '1098', the Childline toll free number introduced to rescue and rehabilitate children in need of help.

» A clown fest, with workshops for you

MUMBAI: A troupe of clowns is set to invade Mumbai this week. Children's event management company Mad Hatters is organising a 10-day International Clown Festival, starting November 5. The clowns will also perform at schools and hospitals as part of an outreach programme, and will hold a walkathon and street show for over 800 street children at Shivaji Park on Children's Day (November 14), in partnership with NGO Childline.

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