Kathmandu, Sept 14: Deputy Prime Minister Prakash Man Singh has said that the government would increase additional budget for child rights protection. At the programme, DPM Singh and Minister for Women, Children and Social Welfare Nilam KC jointly launched the Child Rights Status Report of Nepal-2071 BS.
On the occasion noted comedian duo, Madan Krishna Shrestha and Haribamsha Acahrya, delivered an awareness creating performance around the theme of physical and mental torture against children while singer Ani Chhoying presented a song.
At a program main function organizing committee, Deputy Prime Minister informed that the government is scaling up budget towards guaranteeing child rights including their right to health and education. He also noted that the government would guarantee right of every children by delivering a child-friendly constitution and pledged to make a strong legal base for the children to assert and attaint their rights in future. He urged all concerned stakeholders to be proactive in the campaign of ending physical and mental torture being meted out against children in society.
Central Child Welfare Committee Chairperson Dilliram Giri stressed that the government should duly protect orphan children by issuing them identity cards and voiced concern over the misuse of budget allocated for the protection of child rights.