Hyderabad: Nobel Laureate Kailash Satyarthi has exhorted for an urgent need for child-friendly policing in India.
Delivering the 32nd Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Memorial Lecture on the topic “Role of Police in Safe Childhoods – Safe India” at the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy here on Friday, Satyarthi suggested seven steps for making a safe India for safety of children through sensitizing the police.
The measures include Policy initiatives; Institutional mechanism in place; Education; Capacity building to eradicate this social evil; Accountability of the authorities in particular and citizens in general; Technological interventions and societal engagement.
Satyarthi addressed a combined session of 122 IPS Probationers of 69 RR and 14 foreign Probationers currently undergoing basic training at the Academy. His message was filled with sensitization and inspiration to the budding young Probationers.
He honestly expressed that a child feel safest when surrounded by police and he also revealed that he is the proud son of a policeman.
He explained, on the one hand how civilization and slavery cannot go hand-in-hand and on the other hand, he explained the organic linkages between child labour and exploitation; poverty; unemployment and illiteracy. He exhorted for an urgent need for child-friendly policing and also gave the following
Finally, he gave a clarion call to the young aspiring police probationers “to save India by doing a bit by everybody which can make children safe in the world”. Later, Satyarthi also interacted with the IPS Probationers in the Central IPS Mess of the Academy.
Earlier, he paid respects at the Martyrs’ Memorial by laying a wreath and then proceeded to deliver the lecture at the Academy Auditorium along with D.R. Doley Barman, Director of the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy. (INN)