Child focused corporate social responsibility (CSR) is an investment of the corporates and PSUs toward sustainable development and welfare of children, a NCPCR member said today. “Child focused CSR is an investment for sustainable development including the health and welfare of children,” National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) member Priyank Kanoongo told reporters here. A day-long multi-stakeholders regional convention of north eastern states focusing on CSR participation in strengthening child welfare, child education mechanism in the north eastern region will be organised tomorrow to chalk out a road map for companies to invest for child welfare in various states of the region.
The convention is being organised by NCPCR in partnership with the State Child Protection Society, Assam government’s Social Welfare Department and supported by CII, FICCI and ASSOCHAM.”The convention will provide a platform to build understanding between the NGOs/civil society organisations working at the grass root level and welfare schemes of state governments, which can be leveraged through CSR activities,” Kanoongo said.
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Leading PSUs and corporate houses, government departments like social welfare and education of eight NE states, NGOs/CSOs working in the field of child welfare, child well being and child education along with the State Commission for Protection of Child Rights of the eight NE states will also participate in the convention.