Child Rights Commission sets up stall at Kolkata Int'l Book Fair
Kolkata: West Bengal Commission for Protection of Child Rights (WBCPCR) has set up a child friendly stall at the 42nd Kolkata International Book Fair.
Dr Sashi Panja, the minister of state for Women and Child Development and Social Welfare department and painter Suvaprasanna have inaugurated the child friendly stall of the commission at the book fair on Thursday.
This is the first time when the commission has set up a stall at the book fair. WBCPCR is the first commission to set up a stall at the book fair where lakhs of people of different age groups visit.
As a result, this is one of the biggest platforms to create awareness about child rights among common people and at the same time children visiting the book fair will get a space where they can rejoice in their own way.
The stall of the commission is situated near gate number eight of the book fair and it has been decorated in such a way so that children get a friendly atmosphere to spend some quality time.
Ananya Chatterjee Chakraborty, Chairperson of WBCPCR, said: "The basic idea is to reach more and more number of children. So, the stall has been set up where there will be different activities for children that will continue all day during the fair."
There will be interactive sessions at the stalls and children will be getting opportunity to interact with experts to gain knowledge on different safety measures, etc. Activities including quiz competition, small indoor games, etc will also be held at the stall. Moreover, different musicians will come and play music at the stall. Children will also get an opportunity to speak to the authors of literature books for children.
Booklets and leaflets will also be distributed among people to create awareness on child rights.
It may be mentioned that WBCPCR is also the first among such commissions in the country to set up a child friendly space in its office. It was opened three months ago. The child friendly space has been created in the office of the commission considering that it will be of great help when a child is brought there in a traumatised state. It will help them to come out of the traumatised state.