For child-friendly rail­way sta­tions

The Hindu - - CHENNAI - Staff Re­porter

In a move to raise aware­ness about chil­dren in need of care and pro­tec­tion amongst all stake­hold­ers and help make rail­way sta­tions child-friendly, Arun­od­haya Cen­tre for Street and Work­ing Chil­dren kick­started its ‘Child­line se dosti week’ at the Eg­more rail­way sta­tion on Tues­day. The cen­tre also in­au­gu­rated its re­vamped Child­line kiosk at the sta­tion.

Ge­orgy Ge­orge, Su­per­in­ten­dent, Gov­ern­ment Rail­way Po­lice (GRP), presided over the event and re­leased bookmarks and boards con­tain­ing the helpline num­ber 1098 and points about iden­ti­fy­ing and re­port­ing chil­dren in need of pro­tec­tion. The in­au­gu­ra­tion was fol­lowed by a dance per­for­mance and a play. “We hope more chil­dren are helped through this” said Vir­gil D’Sami, ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor of Arun­od­haya.

B. JOTHI RA­MA­LINGAM ■

Fun times: A re­vamped kiosk was opened at Eg­more sta­tion as part of ‘Child­line se dosti week’.

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