RPF to help set up support centres for runaway kids

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 22, 2009 - 23:07

New Delhi: With around 300 runaway kids coming daily to the national capital from different regions through trains, the Railway Protection Force on Wednesday said it would back efforts to develop railway stations in Delhi set up support centres for the "misguided children".
"We support developing the railway stations in New Delhi
to set up centres which can help the children in need of care
and support," Ranjeet Sinha, Director General RPF said.

Addressing a consultation session of a group of NGOs
here, Sinha said RPF is already maintaining a daily diary
report to keep a tab on the movement of children who use
railways network to leave their own place in an inappropriate
way.

"We will strictly maintain the daily report to trace the
children and are willing to support any initiative aimed at
rehabilitating them," he said at the function organised by the
Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights (DCPCR).

Railway Board Member (Traffic) Sri Prakash promised to
provide space at railway stations for setting up the centres,
especially for teenage girls who often get exploited.

He said that the Railways will facilitate the initiative
to rehabilitate and reintegrate those children and expand its
activities.

DCPCR Chairperson Amod K Kanth said that a nation wide
data is being prepared to monitor the help provided to those
children.

Bureau Report



First Published: Wednesday, July 22, 2009 - 23:07

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