RAIPUR : To mark the 70th anniversary, UNICEF Chhattisgarh organized a two-day celebrations on 11th and 12th December 2016 in collaboration with Department of Police in Raipur. The celebrations also showcased innovations and models initiated by UNICEF in partnership with Government of Chhattisgarh. UNICEF’s innovations like motorbike ambulance which has been ensuring institutional deliveries in ‘hard to reach areas, Nutrition Rehabilitation Centres across the state which have been contributing immensely to government’s efforts to reduce malnutrition, leadership program for middle level functionaries of Department of Women and Child Development which has been redefining Anganwadis, the significant work on improving psycho-social development of children is being well appreciated, Community Approaches to Total Sanitation helped many villages declare ODF, child friendly police stations and Child Rights cell have improved interaction between people and police and been effective in curbing trafficking.
The celebration also showcased UNICEF’s journey, its commendable work through the years in Chhattisgarh which included collaborative work in making child friendly police stations and Child Rights Cell. The event featured programmatic interventions of UNICEF and GOCG on Child Protection, Health, Nutrition, Education and Water Sanitation.
The two day celebrations was inaugurated by Mr Ramsevak Paikra, Home Minister along with Mrs Ramsheela Sahu, Minister for Department of Women and Child Development in the presence of members of legislative assembly and senior civil servants of the state. Cultural and sports events were also organised and the winners were awarded.
During the ceremony, Police Department of Mahasamund district was felicitated for the child friendly policing, few journalists from Media Collective for Child Rights and Sangwari Khabariya, a collective of child reporters were also awarded for their exceptional work.