Kerala Assembly Speaker AN Shamseer has called on the public to participate in the state government’s campaign against drug addiction.
He was speaking at the state-level inauguration of the fourth phase of the Bala Sauhrida Kerala (Child Friendly Kerala) program of the Kerala State Commission for the Protection of Child Rights, which was held at Thalassery block panchayat EMS Auditorium.
Mr Shamseer said many children have been becoming addicted to drugs lately, and teachers and parents should ensure this does not happen. Teachers should report these problems to parents, and parents should seek expert advice if they notice behavioral changes in their children. A child-friendly environment should be created in homes, he said
The fourth phase of the Child-Friendly Kerala project aims to set up child protection committees, take measures to prevent children from dropping out of school, protect children from sexual assault, child abuse and alcohol and drug abuse, preventing child labor and begging, eliminating child marriage, creating gender equality and promoting science awareness.
Kerala State Commission for Child Rights Protection President KV Manoj Kumar chaired the program. Magician Gopinath Muthukad, Commission Member Shyamaladevi and District Child Protection Officer KV Rajisha attended courses on various subjects.