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DCPCR uses nukkad natak as a tool to raise awareness on missing children

DCPCR uses nukkad natak as a tool to raise awareness on missing children

New Delhi: Nukkad Natak, dance, rallies, street plays are the tools used by the Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights (DCPCR) for raising awareness about missing children by focusing in the 20 places in the city having maximum number of missing complaints.

According to the commission, they conducted a comprehensive study from 2015 to 2017 and found that Ranhola, Narela, Samaypur Badli, Shahbad Dairy, Jaitpur, Neb Sarai, Khajuri Khas, Sagarpur, Jahangirpuri, Bhalswa Dairy, and Mehrauli were among 20 areas prone to missing children cases.

Samrah Mirza, member, DCPCR, told Millennium Post that they are taking help from Bal Suraksha Mitra (volunteers) in spreading awareness in different areas.

"Kids are participating in Nukkad Natak, plays with the topic of missing children so that they (kids) can attract more minors to see the play and get knowledge about curbing the menace," said Samrah Mirza.

She further said, "they will organise the rally and educate people regarding the menace." The Bal Suraksha Mitra are visiting different communities for the initiative. "We are also telling people to approach commission if there is any crime happening with children," said DCPCR member.

In the awareness programme, the reason behind missing, how it can be curbed are some of the factors which shown through play, Nukkad Natak and dance.

Recently, the awareness programme held in Dwarka's school and in Samaypur Badli.

Apart from missing children, the Commission also identified twenty places with an increased number of POCSO cases. Aman Vihar, Nihal Vihar, Mangolpuri, Begumpur, Kalyanpuri, Narela, Anand Parbat, New Ashok Nagar, Malviya Nagar and Ghazipur are among the 20 places where child abuse cases are high.

The DCPCR will also conduct a detailed study on the topic in different districts of the capital to know whether child marriage is prevalent in the city.

According to officials, the study will take place in North West, South West, North East and New Delhi districts.

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