Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal launched, Assam Police’s ‘Sishu Mitra’ programme in the city on August 22. CM Sonowal unveiled child friendly police jackets.
With the collaborative initiative of Assam Police and UNICEF India along with UTSAH Assam this programme focuses on bridging gaps between police and children.
It is to be mentioned that Assam Police’s Shishu Mitra programme is a first-of-its-kind in India and is committed of becoming a citizen centric police force.
As part of the programme, a child-friendly kit will be provided that will include a jacket and a manual. These jackets have a child-friendly colour that would help in altering the mood and behaviour of children when they meet the Police.
According to the POCSO Act 2012, mandates the police to not wear their uniform while recording the statement of children.