Social Welfare joint director Bantee Singh Konthoujam on Thursday stressed the need to ensure good mental health for children who are in child care institutions, besides delivering the nutritional diet provided by the stakeholders who are running the institutions.
He was speaking at the inaugural of the two-day capacity building programme for the staff of care Institutions that was held at Tribal Research Institute at Imphal.
The capacity programme was held on the topic ‘Minimum standard of care and protection under juvenile justice care and Protection act 2015 and its amendment act 2021.’
He also stressed the need to find out the ways to handle the children in the most caring ways as the children are always in need of proper care and love.
The staff should also look for every possible factor which can encourage the children to lead them towards the positive direction, he said, adding, they should never be treated as a stranger or let them feel left out.
He stated that such a programme will be very helpful in the capacity building of the staff who are dealing with the children in need. The joint director said that giving good care and guidance to those children can be considered as an effort towards building an egalitarian society.
In the technical session of the first day, protection officer (in-charge) DCPU Imphal West M Sarda Devi spoke on ‘Roles and responsibilities of staff of CCIS’; legal-cum-probation officer DCPU Imphal West Khaidem Premjit Singh spoke on ‘After Care’ while programme manager of SARA Gyanilaxmi Thongam spoke on ‘Sponsorship and Foster Care.’
The inaugural programme also witnessed DCPO Imphal West Yurembam Indramani Singh and deputy director (WP) of Social Welfare Binobala Nongmeikapam as presidium members.