Chandigarh, Sept 8— The Haryana Women and Child Development Minister, Mrs Kavita Jain, has said that police officers and other stakeholders should be more sensitive towards fulfilling the physical, mental and personal development needs of children.
          She was speaking at a one-day workshop on State Level Consultation on Laws related to Children, organised by the Haryana State Commission for Protection of Child Rights, here today.
          Mrs Jain said the Indian Constitution gave children all the rights of a citizen. Many states have also implemented special laws and several   policies have been formulated to ensure them their rights. 
          In this era of information technology, incidents of crime have been on the rise. Recent example is that of the Blue Whale online game. The state government has issued internet safety guidelines to alert the schools and parents. Expressing concern over the rising crimes against children, she said steps should be taken to ensure their overall development.
               Mrs Jain said the Haryana State Commission for Protection of Child Rights had been formed for the development, welfare, protection and rehabilitation of children. Such workshops not only give information about child rights, but also provide a chance to all stakeholders to come together and find a solution to the problems faced by children at the departmental level.
          Those present included Director General, Jails, Mr K. P. Singh, Additional Chief Secretary, Mr S. S. Dhillon, Chairperson, Haryana State Commission for Protection of Child Rights, Mrs Jyoti Bainda, officers of the Police, Education, Labour, Haryana State Legal Services Authority, and Women and Child Development Department.