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03 August 2019

Snigdha Chandan Das


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Bhubaneswar: Gracing the “National Workshop on Wide Consultations by Stakeholders on Safety of Women and Children” here at the capital city, Odisha Chief Minister not only released a coffee table book on "Paree Paain Kathatiye - A word for the little Angel" and a Documentary film on “Paree”, but also laid stress on a secured environment for the citizens.

Feeling delighted to have inaugurated the "National Workshop on Wide Consultations by Stakeholders on Safety of Women and Children," the Chief Minister welcomed and appreciated the association of National Police Foundation and Institute & UNICEF in organizing this workshop. He also welcomed all the delegates participating in this workshop.

In his keynote address, the Chief Minister said, “I am glad to learn that the 15-day social awareness campaign against child sexual abuse - "Paree Paain Kathatiye" was a phenomenal success in bringing awareness on the roles and responsibilities of parents, relatives, and members of the community and also sensitising Police Personnel in prevention of sexual offences against minor children, especially minor girls.”

He stated, “I hope such noble initiatives by Odisha Police will continue in future in the next phase of Paree Campaign to help address various social evils and heinous crimes against women and girl children.”

“The Police have a responsibility to create a secured environment for the citizens. I expect the State Police to take prompt, effective and exemplary action against anti-socials and criminals,” the Odisha Chief Minister-cum-Home Minister stressed upon.

He further stated, “I hope that the daylong deliberations will yield fruitful ideas and an effective action plan will be evolved to ensure safety of women and children in our society. I am thankful to UNICEF for continued support for the cause of women and children in our State.”

Prominent among others, Minister of State for Home Dibya Shankar Mishra, Development Commissioner-cum-Home Secretary Asit Kumar Tripathy, DGP Dr R.P. Sharma, Women & Child Development (W&CD) Secretary Anu Garg, Ex-DGP UP and Chairman Police Foundation Prakash Singh and UNICEF Odisha-in-charge Dr Monica Neilson were present at the inaugural ceremony.

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Naveen Patnaik, Chief Minister, Odisha

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Dr RP Sharma, DGP, Odisha

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Dibya Shankar Mishra, Minister, Home (Addl Charge), Odisha