Assam Governor launches U-Report India for Suraksha Campaign
Hails UNICEF, ASCPCR, Assam Police and NSS
Guwahati, Rongili Barta- The launch of ‘U Report’ for the Suraksha campaign is a good initiative to reach out to young people to increase their awareness on protection issues – so that they can learn to identify violations and report them.” said Assam Governor of Assam Prof Jagdish Mukhi at the launch of U-Report India for Suraksha Campaign in Assam organised by UNICEF in collaboration with Assam State Commission for Protection of Child Rights at a function held in the city today. Speaking on the occasion the Governor said, “I am particularly happy to launch ‘U-Report’ for Suraksha Campaign organised by UNICEF in collaboration with Assam State Commission for Protection of Child Rights. I am sure this will give a unified voice to the youth in matters concerning their education, career, skill education, health, governance, mental health and many more. I am moreover feeling happy that after being launched the ‘U-Report’ which is a free tool for community participation would adequately address issues that our people care about”. Prof Mukhi also said that India has the largest young population and their energies need to be channelized into making the country socially, culturally, academically and economically strong. “I firmly believe that our children need a happy environment at home, at the institution they study, the community they live in as well as on digital platforms to give them opportunities to be able to become stable and productive adults in the future. We need to create a safe space for our children to facilitate their socialization as well as learning,” the Governor added. Prof. Mukhi while highlighting the efforts of the Prime Minister who has put immense faith in the potential of young people of the nation, said that under the leadership of the Prime Minister, governments both at the Centre as well as in the state have taken several steps for the empowerment of the youth. He further said that he would encourage all young people of Assam to join ‘U-Report’, take the quiz and the pledge to spread awareness, act and report against any type of violence and abuse perpetrated on them. The Governor said that he was glad that UNICEF, Assam State Commission for Protection of Child Rights, Assam Police and NSS have taken cognizance of the issues being faced by the youth in Assam and affirmed that he would direct all VCs to inform their students about ‘U Report’ and ask them to participate in campaign. He would also encourage Bharat Scouts and Guides, and National Cadet Corps to join as well. The Governor hailed the efforts of all stake holders towards educating the young people about the importance of protecting themselves and others. ‘U Report’ will make the process participatory and capture young people’s opinions which will be put in to use for their protection. He said that he is very much interested to see as to how the young people in Assam responds to the U-Report and asked UNICEF to provide him with a report on the outcome of ‘U Report’ in Assam. The function was attended by Chief of UNICEF Assam Dr. Madhulika Jonathan, Commissioner of Police, Guwahati Harmeet Singh, Regional Director, National Service Scheme Shri Deepak Kumar, State Information Commissioner Dr. Samudra Gupta Kashyap, NSS volunteers along with a host of other dignitaries.