'Gram Sabhas to be made mandatory for children'
Bangalore: The Karnataka government will make it mandatory for gram panchayats to hold gram sabhas for children to address their problems, Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar said on Monday.
"At present only a circular has been issued to conduct Child Gram Sabhas to mark celebration of Children's Day on November 14. The government will now make it mandatory by issuing an order," Shettar said.
People's representatives and NGOs should bring pressure on Gram Panchayats to hold Sabhas for children and solve their problems, Shettar said at Children's Parliament, organised by the Karnataka Legislators' Forum for Child Rights and the Karnataka Child Rights Observatory and supported by UNICEF, Hyderabad.