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Sale of edibles outside schools banned

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Home Link software used to trace missing children

‘Adopt effective methods to trace missing children'

Effective methods should adopted to trace missing children: Biswas

Home Link software used to trace missing children

‘Adopt effective methods to trace missing children'

Effective methods should adopted to trace missing children: Biswas


Chitradurga: Deputy Commissioner Amaln Aditya Biswas has issued an order prohibiting the sale of edibles outside government aided and unaided primary and high schools in the district.

Chairing the Coordination Committee meeting of the Missing Children Bureau here on Tuesday, he said the order was issued following reports that in a few places children were being kidnapped by offering them edibles laced with intoxicants.

Nodal agency

A few children leave their homes owing to mental stress or parental disputes. To trace such children, the Don Bosco Institute had been appointed as the nodal agency in the district.

The institute was using special Home Link software to trace missing children.

Methods

Mr. Biswas stressed the need to introduce effective methods to find missing children by upgrading the present system of tracing.

Helpline

He said that the station master and the controller of KSRTC would be appointed as members of the Missing Children Bureau to ensure that they set up helpline numbers for missing children at the railway station and bus-stands. Mr. Biswas said that principals of the respective schools should bring to the notice of parents if their child was found regularly absent from classes.

Update

Mr. Biswas said that a meeting would be held every quarter to provide update to parents of missing children.

Anil Chitra of Don Bosco informed the meeting that as many as 9,929 children in the district had been reported missing from 2007 to June 2010. Of them 7,111 children were still being traced.

He urged the parents to immediately inform the police or the bureau to help them trace the children.

Additional Superintendent of Police Shivaramreddy, Women and Child Welfare Department Assistant Director M. S. Jaiswamy, Regional Transport Officer Tembad and officials of various departments were present.

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