Srinagar, September 22 (Scoop News)-JK Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah has underlined the need for focused attention by all towards eradicating the menace of female foeticide. He said religious leaders, social activists, NGO’s and public in general have to coordinately address this issue and save the future of the State.
Interacting with a UNICEF team led by its Regional Director Karin Halshof here on Sunday, the Chief Minister said that various initiatives have been taken by the State government for the welfare and holistic development of children particularly girl child.
The Chief Minister said that UNICEF participation in creating educational environment and making schools seats of human resource development, moral and general education is welcomed and state would like to work with UNICEF to achieve the stupendous task of achieving comprehensive development of children, their protection and proper upkeep. He said capacity building in teaching community is imperative in this regard and UNICEF can extent favourable help to the State for this purpose.
The Chief Minister said that the State Government and UNICEF are presently working together for rehabilitation of juvenile and preventing them from indulging in crimes and misdeeds. He said better educational environment in schools and proper care in homes are essentially important in this regard.
The meeting was attended by Minister for Social Welfare, Sakina Itoo, Minister of State for Education, Feroz Ahmed Khan, Administrative Secretaries of Social Welfare and Education departments and various other senior officers.
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