Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Thursday launched a mobile app – ‘Shishu  Suraksha’ – of the Assam State Commission for Protection of Child Rights, which is expected to help securing the rights of children.

“Children have limitless possibilities within themselves and the parents must avoid the tendency to pressurise their wards for success and let them grow naturally,” Sonowal said, adding that there is a need to avoid harsh words while addressing children as bad or vulgar words could impact their psychology negatively.

Remembering the first Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru, on his birth anniversary, which is also observed as Children’s Day across the country, Sonowal urged the society to put emphasis on the holistic development of children, who will carry forward the society.

“Only enacting laws would not prevent crimes against children and proper awareness must be generated in all corners of the state so that more people could use the ‘Shishu Suraksha’ app for securing the rights of children,” he said.

Calling on the people to sustain the qualities of humanity, empathy and respect in the society, Sonowal underlined the importance of keeping the children away from superstitions and dogmas by instilling a scientific temperament in them.

“Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s initiatives such as Swachhta, yoga, water conservation and all other initiatives for healthy living must be taken to the children,” he said.

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