The students of the BSW department attended the one day training program conducted by Department of BSW-Madras School of Social Work in association with Nation Human Rights Comission, Delhi on "RIGHTS OF CHILD". The chief guest for the day was Mrs. M. P. Nirmala I. A. S (Retd)., She is the chairperson of Tamil Nadu State Commission for Protection of Child Rights. The session started at 9.30 am in the presence of the principal, Dr. S. Raja Samuel, the HOD Mrs. P. K. Vathani and the faculty of the BSW department. Mrs. M. P. Nirmala gave us a guest lecture on the topic "Composition and Functioning of NHRC/SHRC'S/NCPCR". She explained in detail about all the articles related to child rights. In-depth discussion was held on the Directive Principles of the Constitution. We were made to be aware of the composition of NCPCR and its mandate. Interactive discussion was held on crucial rights such as rights to survival, development, protection and participation. The next session was held by Mr. Satish Tarnas, program coordinator of Action Aid, Chennai. The session was held on the topics constitutional provisions, universal declaration on human rights, 1948,international covenants regarding human rights and protection of Human Rights Act, 1993. The next session was conducted by Mr. Andrew Sesuraj, Convener, Tamil Nadu Child Rights Observatory, Chennai on the topics of UN Convention on the rights of the child and its optional protocols, Right to survival and development, Right to participation and right to protection. The next session was conducted by Mr. Christuraj, Advocate, Child Rights Activist and Consultant, Chennai on the topics of right to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009 and Child Labour Issues. The last session of the day was conducted by Dr. Sheela jayanthi, Member - Tamil Nadu State Commission for Protection of Child Rights, Chennai on the topics of Juvenile Justice Act, Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses and Missing Children. The day ended with the distribution of certificates and vote of thanks.
This training was useful and an eye opener to the young social work students. Through this training they gained knowledge and this will help in the long run of career in social work.