Assam Police ‘Goes Blue’ on World Children’s Day, Guwahati HQ, PSs bathe in blue light in support of ‘Child Rights’

Reiterating its commitment to ‘Protecting the Rights of Children,’ the Assam Police Headquarters and Guwahati Police Commissionerate ‘Goes Blue’ on World Children’s Day 2021.

The Assam Police Headquarters, Guwahati Police Commissioner’s Office along with 4 Police Stations, Azara, Bashishtha, Pan Bazar & Jalukbari (New) were lit up with blue lights on World Children’s Day.

November 20th is celebrated as World Children’s Day globally, every year.

Speaking on the occasion, DGP Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta said “We wish all the children a very Happy World Children’s Day. We give utmost importance to child-friendly policing in the State”.

“Like every year, this year’s ‘Go Blue’ is symbolic to our commitment towards children and their rights,” Harmeet Singh, IPS, Commissioner of Police, Guwahati City.

Partha Sarathi Mahanta, IPS, Joint Commissioner of Police, Guwahati said that a child needs care and sensitivity and the Assam police are committed to it.

With the police being the first contact point for children who are victims of crime and children who come in conflict with law the Assam Police Sishu Mitra Programme launched in 2019, is one of the largest Child-friendly Policing programmes in India. The program is run jointly by the Assam Police, UNICEF and UTSAH Child Rights Org.

The ‘Go Blue’ campaign was started by UNICEF, the UN Agency that deals with Child Rights globally. Iconic landmarks across the world are illuminated in the colour Blue, expressing solidarity with the preservation of the rights of children across the world.