Jamshedpur : NGO CRY (Child Rights and You) in association with city-based Adarsh Seva Sansthan has embarked on a fortnight long campaign to requesting politicians of all political parties to consider child rights as an important point and to include and give them in the election manifesto in elections this year.
The signature campaign started in East Singhbhum in front of the deputy commissioner’s office. The target is to achieve 20 lakh signature countrywide and one lakh from Jharkhand out of which 15000 has been completed.
As India gears up for its 16th General Elections, Child Rights and You (CRY), launched its nationwide “Vote for Child Rights” election advocacy campaign on November 14 , Children’s Day, in a bid to ensure that political parties and people in power put children first.
Speaking about the campaign, Kiran Chawla, a social worker, said “the Vote for Child Rights campaign is our way of ensuring that there is political will behind our justified demand to respect, protect and fulfill children’s rights.
It is imperative that the best interest of the child be put at the centre of all policy, legislation and practice and the Vote for Child Rights campaign focuses on that solely”.
CRY has approached and is in the process of approaching key politicians of all major political parties with an appeal to give priority to children’s issues in their respective party manifestos.
The campaign started in all the 24 districts of the state and 24 states of the country are already a part of it.
The message will be reached to all the national and regional parties so that the system can thin and implement policies on child rights in the country.
CRY also demands universalisation of age which would make the work easier. Jamshedpur MP Ajoy Kumar has signed at the campaign appreciating the efforts.