Praise NGOs: RPF top official
Vishnu Sharmaa, INN/Chennai, @Svs037
Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) have always played a crucial role in bringing a positive change in the lives of people. Their services are of immense value, said IG Birendra Kumar, principal chief security commissioner, Railway Protection Force (RPF), Southern Railway.
He was addressing the gathering at an event in Chennai on May 25 to mark International Missing Children’s Day. The programme was organised by RPF in association with IJF, an NGO.
Incidents of child theft are on raise, he said, rail transport has emerged a convenient mode for those involved in child theft to transport children. Amidst this scenario, various non-government organisations have been doing a crucial work in saving children, he said.
We have commenced honoring individuals, organisations who do praiseworthy work in saving the precious lives of children from the clutches of nefarious elements during my tenure in Vishakapatnam. This has gone well, many have begun involving themselves in the good work taking inspiration from that, he said.
Bestowing felicitations on those who do good work has commenced in Southern Railway also, he reminded. Even personnel from RPF who have done commendable work on duty too are felicitated, he added.
Chief security commissioner of RPF (Chennai division) Louis Amuthan said children are not abducted for involving in bonded labour alone. They are taken away, so that various organs of their body can be removed and sold.
Children abducted are made to involve in nefarious deeds too, he said. Battling the problem of child abduction requires a helping hand from common citizens too, he said. Workshop organised on the occasion saw a participation of about 100 RPF personnel, about 20 RPF personnel from Chennai, Trichy, Thiruvananthapuram, Palghat, Madurai and Salem who saved the lives of children from nefarious elements were honoured on the occasion.