Port Blair, Sept. 26: An awareness programme to sensitize the general public and youth regarding the various provisions of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offence (POCSO) Act 2012 was conducted at Yatri Niwas, Haddo, Ward No. 1 by ICDS, Urban Project in coordination with District Child Protection Unit, PRI, Health Department, Education Department & Police Department.  Awareness on different topics like child abuse, girl child safety, preventive measures, role of parents and care givers in bringing up to the children, service provided by the Govt. Department, rehabilitation, legal matters etc. were discussed with the public.

During the programme, Smti. Zarina Bibi, CDPO (Urban Project), Medical Officer (UHC), Haddo, Mukhya Sevika, Smti Meghna Pal Govind (DCPO), DCPU South Andaman, Smti Suman Barla (NIC), DCPU South Andaman, Smti Rasheeda, (Inspector, SHO), PS Chatham, Shri. B. Someshwar Rao, Ward Councillor, Social Workers, ANM & large gathering of villagers were present.  A skit on the topic of good touch and bad touch was also presented. An awareness rally was also conducted from Anganwadi Centre to Haddo Junction to aware the general public of the area.