To create awareness among children about the negative aspects of eloping, the Surat police will carry out a campaign for children between 14 years and 17 years of age in schools and residential societies in the city.
Vidhi Chaudhari, deputy commissioner of police Zone 3, says, “The drive is to create awareness among teenagers who are between 14 years and 17 years of age, when one gets attracted to the opposite sex. Our teams of 52 child welfare police officers and child psychiatrists will explain to them about various aspects of elopement at such an age. Children in schools and slum areas in the city will be covered under this. We will also print a book with some of the cases in Surat and distribute it among them, for which the write-up has been prepared by child psychologist. Our aim is to discourage teenagers from elopement.”
The campaign will be carried out under Suraksha Setu scheme by the Surat police in collaboration with child psychiatrist Dr Laita Shah, paediatrician Dr Ketan Bharadwa and their teams. 52 male and female personnel have been trained as Child Welfare Police officials to conduct the campaign.
Source: Indian ExpressPosted in States