Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Women and Child Development
04-March-2016 19:46 IST
National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) to celebrate its 9thFoundation Day tomorrow

The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) will observe its 9th Foundation Day on 5th March 2016. This year’s Foundation Day- themed Naya Sawera- has been dedicated to Children in Conflict With Law with the aim to create awareness among these children about their rights. The focus will be on the amendments made inthe Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, popularly known as JJ Act, 2015.

Accordingly, the celebration will be held at Adharshila Observation Home for Boys, Sewa Kutir, Near Kingsway Camp, Banda Bahadur Road, New Delhi. The programme will be attended by Chairperson NCPCR, Members NCPCR and staff of NCPCR. The Indian International Cricketer, Gautam Ghambhir, will be the Guest of Honour at the function.

The theme for Foundation Day, 5th March, 2016 will be “Naya Savera” dedicated to children in conflict with law, “नया सवेरा” विधि विरुद्ध बच्चों को समर्पित” .The highlight of the programme will be an interactive session with the children of the Observation Home, giving them an opportunity to put forward their views, concerns and queries.

The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) was set up in March 2007 under the Commission for Protection of Child Rights Act, 2005, an Act of Parliament (December 2005). The Commission's Mandate is to ensure that all Laws, Policies, Programmes, and Administrative Mechanisms are in consonance with the Child Rights perspective as enshrined in the Constitution of India and also the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. The Child is defined as a person in the 0 to 18 years age group.

The Commission visualizes a rights-based perspective flowing into National Policies and Programmes, along with nuanced responses at the State, District and Block levels, taking care of specificities and strengths of each region. In order to touch every child, it seeks a deeper penetration to communities and households and expects that the ground experiences gathered at the field are taken into consideration by all the authorities at the higher level. Thus the Commission sees an indispensable role for the State, sound institution-building processes, respect for decentralization at the local bodies and community level and larger societal concern for children and their well-being.