‘engage children in outdoor sports, parents should lead by example’ | Raipur News
RAIPUR: Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh Bhupesh Baghel expressed concern about various forms of addictions, including smartphone addiction, in children, saying continued efforts are needed to keep children engaged in sports and entertainment to steer them away from these issues.
All of these addictions, including drug addiction, rob them of their childhood experiences. A new lifestyle often comes with facilities that, if misused, can have dangerous consequences. One such facility is mobile phones, he said at the one-day workshop held on the founding day of the Chhattisgarh State Commission for the Protection of Human Rights. the child on Friday.
The Chief Minister said it is the responsibility of elders to create a healthy environment for children and lead by example. He also launched the commission’s new website and published brochures and ‘Laika Mann Ke Goth‘ pamphlet to create mass awareness of the harmful effects of drugs. He also presented citations to talented children for their distinguished achievements in various fields.
“During the pandemic, children couldn’t leave the house, and this led them to mobile addiction. This adversely affected their mental health. Parents should engage them in entertaining activities that keep them physically healthy and encourage them to play and spend quality time with them,” he said.
Prem Sai Singh, Minister of School Education Tekam said that formal education is provided in schools, with the aim of keeping children away from drugs. The state government is taking all possible measures to ensure that there are no pharmacies near schools. However, the problem of substance abuse among children persists. The support of social welfare and voluntary institutions is needed to solve this problem. Counselling, camps and broadcast media should be used to educate children about the harmful effects of drugs, he added.
Chairman of the committee, Tej Kunwar Netamexplained in detail the measures taken by the commission for the protection of children.