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WBCPCR Chairperson Urges Kolkata Students to Advocate for Children's Rights

West Bengal Commission for Protection of Child Rights (WBCPCR) chairperson Sudeshna Roy said the students must take it upon themselves to ensure the well-being of the children of domestic help, cook or driver at their homes.

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West Bengal Commission for Protection of Child Rights (WBCPCR) chairperson Sudeshna Roy has urged teenaged students of Kolkata schools to make the children of workers in their houses aware of their rights, a UNICEF release said.

She said the students must take it upon themselves to ensure the well-being of the children of domestic help, cook or driver at their homes.

"These children are mostly first-generation learners... teenaged students should make them aware of their rights," she said, while participating in an online discussion with school students. The programme was organised by UNICEF and Rotary International.

UNICEF's West Bengal chief Amit Mehrotra said the UN agency and Rotary International will work together to provide psychological support to students facing stress due to academic pressure.

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Mehrotra requested parents to be more empathetic towards children facing academic stress and arrange for their psychological support.

UNICEF communication specialist Suchorita Bardhan underlined the need to listen to children's voices while framing policies for them, the release said.

In the online discussion, students spoke about the academic pressure-induced stress they go through and voiced concern over the perils of child labour.

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