In a first of its kind, CFCI Human Rights Club (HRC) office-bearers from Nannaya Municipal High School, Ward-34 shared the dais along with the city Mayor Mrs Patham Sesha Sai, District Legal Services Authority member Srinivas Rao, Ward 40 Corporator Nanduri Venkata Ramana, YSRCP floor leader and Ward 5 Corporator Sharmila Reddy, and ex-MLA Routhu Surya Prakash Rao on the occasion of Children’s Day on November 14, 2018 at Sitampeta.
The programme was more of an interactive session between officials and CFCI HRC office-bearers. On the occasion, the office-bearers highlighted the concerns related to children at schools and communities which have come to their notice during the monthly children club meetings. One of the office-bearers said that girl children were harassed while going to the school or while returning from school. Others spoke about the other issues like lack of facilities such as safe drinking water, toilets, ramps for differently-abled children, and so on.
A flabbergasted Mayor Mrs Patham Sesha Sai told the gathering that it was good to see children raising their voice against the violations of their rights and asked Ward 40 Corporator and her staff to note down the complaints and look into the matter. Corporator Sharmila Reddy gave ear to the children and affirmed that the issues would be addressed speedily. She added that meeting like these should take place more often to make the children of the city participate in decision-making.
After a month, when the staff visited the school, the issues raised by the office-bearers at the Children’s Day celebrations were already addressed at the Nannaya Municipal High School.