App for missing children launched

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    Sep 22, 2012
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    Finally, the children's well-being is our prime concern. Days after India got a Nobel Peace Prize, with anti-child labour activist Kailash Satyarthi making the country proud, a mobile application providing information about missing children has been launched.

    According to authorities, the mobile application was launched at a symposium of the National Informatics Center (NCI) on Thursday.

    Officials of the regional Centre of the National Institute of Public Cooperation and Child Development (NIPCCD) said the app will also be used to feed data regarding missing children in different languages.

    Police and rights groups working for children will also be able to feed relevant data on to the portal directly, officials said.

    According to the National Crime Research Bureau (NCRB), a child goes missing every one minute in the country and less than 25 per cent make it back to their parents and family.

    "By the time the stake holders and agencies like police get into action, the child is beyond tracking," an official told IANS, adding the application will aid in tracking missing children.

    India affirms commitment to end child labour

    A week after Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for championing the cause of children, a UN General Assembly (UNGA) committee approved a draft resolution strongly condemning violence against children and calling on countries to protect them, a United Nations report adds.

    Mayank Joshi, a First Secretary at India's UN Mission, affirmed on Thursday the nation's strong commitment to the eradication of all forms of child labour and noted that recent amendments to laws prescribed stringent punishment to combat human trafficking, including the sale of children.

    Norwegian delegate May-Elin Stener said that the Nobel prize awarded to Satyarthi and Yousafzai sent an important message of support and recognition to those around the world who worked in defence of children's rights.

    Saluting the two Nobel Prize winners, Brazil's Antonio deAguiar Patriota said, "The award honoured many more Malalas who exist in all our countries but have not been visible or received the recognition they deserve."

    India, which was home to 472 million children making up one in five of all the world's children, has taken several steps to enhance their status, Joshi said. The Indian constitution provides for free and compulsory education for children and having achieved near universal primary eduction, the government's focus was on expanding secondary education and its accessibility to girls, he said.

    The government had also undertaken measures to ban sex-selective abortion and child marriage, he said. Utilising information technology, India has launched an innovative "Mother and Child" tracking system to ensure the delivery of a full spectrum of health care services to pregnant women and immunization services to children up to the age of five.

    The UNGA committee that deals with social, humanitarian and cultural issues also approved a draft resolution that would recommend reducing prison overcrowding and promoting alternatives to imprisonment.

    Read more at: App for missing children launched : India, News - India Today
  3. W.G.Ewald

    W.G.Ewald Defence Professionals/ DFI member of 2 Defence Professionals

    Sep 28, 2011
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    The first statistic is meaningless. What is the rate per 100,000 or something meaningful?

    India’s Missing Children, By the Numbers - India Real Time - WSJ
  4. Razor

    Razor HODLMAN Moderator

    Feb 7, 2011
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    Even this per 100k value must be expressed as being measured against a period of time.


    1. From the first post which gives us:"According to the National Crime Research Bureau (NCRB), a child goes missing every one minute in the country and less than 25 per cent make it back to their parents and family. "

    We calculate: 60*24*365= 525600 missing children per annum.

    2. From your post link in second post which says: "In India, a child goes missing every eight minutes, according to data from the National Crime Records Bureau."

    We calculate: (60/8)*24*365= 65700 missing children pa. This roughly corresponds to the value given in the article which is "almost 60,000 children" pa.

    Unfortunately I don't know which of these values is correct as both seem to be from same source: National Crime Records Bureau

    The article talks a lot about the useless Nobull Peace prize but doesn't say anything about how the app works or even the name of the app. Sigh..
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