School safety is of paramount importance: DC Baramulla
Post by RK News on Friday, March 10, 2023
Baramulla, March 09: Deputy Commissioner (DC) Baramulla, Dr Syed Sehrish Asgar on Thursday emphasised creating an environment for ensuring the safety and security of children in schools.
“School safety is of paramount importance in a region like Jammu & Kashmir which is a high-risk union territory, especially with regard to various natural calamities which impact the education of children the most,” she said while speaking presenting a detailed account of school safety and security guidelines.
The DC Baramulla was addressing the two-day training programme of Master Trainers and key Resource Persons on School Safety at Government Boys High School (GBHS) Baramulla, organized by the Education Department Baramulla
Dr Sehrish, who was the chief guest at the valedictory function, said that school safety and school security go hand in hand as an integral aspect of education sector planning. “Therefore, child protection plays an important role in ensuring the safety and security of children, whether at home or in schools,” she said adding that Child Sexual Abuse (CSA) devastates a victim for a lifetime.
On the occasion, a variety of deliberations were held during which it was expressed that children are highly vulnerable to disaster impacts and climate change, especially those who are living in hazard-prone environments and the need of the hour is to provide a safe environment for the children.
Meanwhile, the concerned Master Trainers and Key Resource Persons were also sensitized on accountability framework, whole school safety approach and multi-sectoral linkages as enshrined in the comprehensive school safety guidelines of Govt. of India.
Later, the DC accompanied by Chief Education Officer Baramulla Balbir Singh Raina inspected various examination centers in Baramulla to take stock of facilities and arrangements put in place for smooth and transparent conduct of 12th class examinations. The DC directed the Magistrates and Superintendents to ensure better coordination for fair and smooth conduct of the examination in the district. She interacted with the aspirants and enquired from them about the facilities and arrangements and the aspirants expressed great satisfaction.