Bihar govt committed to protect children's rights: Nitish

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Patna, Nov 20 (UNI) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today reiterated that the state government was committed to the welfare and protection of the children's rights.

The CM said that the government was determined to ensure that the childrens live with dignity having opportunities for optimum utilsation of their potentials.

Releasing a report of the government on actions being taken to ensure the protection of children's rights on world children's rights day, Mr Kumar said that several departments including the health, education and welfare had been directed to work in tandem with each other to achieve this goal.

''In Anganwadis Kendras, children upto six years of age has been providing nutritious foods and vitamins tablets to save them from malnutrition and other common diseases affecting them'', he said adding special welfare schemes were also being executed for lactating mothers.

He said that Central government should suitably change the rules in this regard to cover more lactating mothers.

''In a major step, to check exploitation of children in various industrial sectors and other arenas, the government had already banned child labour in the state and arrangements were being made to ensure livelihood of their parents, so that they were not compelled to force their wards to work at early periods of their lives'', Mr Kumar added.

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