New Motto of NCPCR

On March 1, 2022, the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) marked its 17th Foundation Day.

Key Facts

  • Celebrations took place at 15thAugust Ground at Red Fort, New Delhi.
  • Union minister for Women and Child Development, Smriti Zubin Irani was the chief guest.
  • Event was also attended by the Chairperson of NCPCR, Priyank Kanoongo, and other officials.

New Motto of NCPCR

On the occasion, Smriti Irani launched the new motto of NCPCR- भविष्यो रक्षति रक्षित:’. The new motto encourages us to protect the future i.e. our children, because in their welfare lies the foundation of a strong Nation. Union minister also interacted with children from different States. They also visited the exhibition based on stories of freedom fighters, organised by Border Security Forces (BSF) in association with NCPCR and remembered their sacrifices.

SAHARA initiative

On the occasion, WCD Minister also complemented the collaboration between NCPCR & Border Security Force for ‘SAHARA initiative’. It is an initiative, that provide psycho-social counselling & support to children of BSF jawans who made sacrifice.

National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR)

NCPCR is an Indian statutory body, that was established by Commission for Protection of Child Rights (CPCR) Act, 2005. It works under the parent head of Ministry of Women and Child Development. It started operating on March 5, 2007. Under section 13 of CPCR Act, 2005, the commission is mandated to ensure that all laws, programmes, policies, and administrative mechanisms are in line with Child Rights perspective enshrined in Indian Constitution and UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. Commission defines child as person aged up to 18 years.



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