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Mohali now plans to work towards eliminating child beggars following the footsteps of Chandigarh. To ensure compliance to the commission’s directive under Section 76 of Juvenile Justice (care and protection of children) Act, 2015. Punjab State Child Rights Commission has formulated an extensive action plan for this and detailed guidelines have been issued to the deputy commissioners.
Suresh Kalia chairman has directed all the deputy commissioner througha letter directing them to put all well- known places and public places under a constant survelliance, in order to catch hold of those people who are forcing the kids into child labour and give them capital punishment. Suresh Kalia said a special district –level task force was being constituted to ensure forceful implementation of the action plan formulated by the commission which will give its report to the commission every three months
To rescue child beggars from different parts of the state, Kalia has suggested to create special police teams at divisional levels. He has written to private and government-run child care homes to provide shelter and healthcare facilities to rescued children.
Kalia said that Punjab government was already in the process of tracking and connecting missing child beggars with their families across the country. He said that a special campaign would be launched to identify women beggars and infants to trace their biological parents.
Just like many other cities that have taken initiative to eliminate child labour completely from their city even Mohali will soon be free of beggars. Children are the future of our nation and they should not be doing this, rather they should be going to school and gain education so that they can shape their own future as well as provide a better life to their families as well. If these kids will study they will also be able to support their family.