Mangalore, July 10: Expressing gratitude to all those who extended their active co-operation to the Child and Womens Welfare Committee (CWC), Asha Nayak ended her tenure on July 9.
Speaking on the occasion, Asha Nayak said that the CWC brought to closure 1121 cases out of the total around 1138 cases that came before it during her tenure of three years and nine months. Out of the total cases, 17 are being investigated and are before various courts. A sum of Rs 7.15 lakh has been spent towards the education of 125 beneficiary students, she added.
The CWC has also handled over 50 cases of sexual assaults on minors under Prevention of Child Sexual Offences Act. It has also rehabilitated and counselled the minor victims. She also informed that 37 children have been given for adoption to government recognised institutions.
“Efforts were also made to enlighten the public on the ill-effects of child labour, prevention of atrocities on children and on child rights,” she said.
CWC has been assisted by the Wenlock Government Hospital, Yenepoya Medical College, NITK-Suratkal, Balasanjeevini, Police Department and Department of Women and Child Welfare.
Lavanya Shetty, Mamatha Kotian and Manjula Rao of CWC were also present on the occasion.