The Haryana State Council for Child Welfare was established on 1st April, 1971, when the composite Punjab State Council for Child Welfare was bifurcated. The Haryana State Council for Child Welfare with its Headquarters at Chandigarh is governed by an Executive committee with His Excellency Governor, Haryana as its President and the Chief Minister, Haryana, as its Vice-President. It has set up District Councils for Child Welfare in each district of the State with full time professional workers to provide effective supervision, administration and management of its programmes. Each District Council is governed by its Executive Committee headed by the Deputy Commissioner of the District. It is an apex Voluntary Organization affiliated to Indian Council for Child Welfare, New Delhi, a wholly non-governmental organization. Its policies and programme help the children enjoy all those facilities which enable them to develop in a healthy manner and in conditions of freedom and dignity. The Haryana State Council for Child Welfare has been resolutely striving to forge ahead by exploring and utilizing human and material resources required for the potential growth of our younger generation. It has made rapid progress in the sphere of child welfare activities since its inception and is steadily growing.
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES
The major objectives of the State Council are:
- To coordinate activities and help in the development of child welfare movement in the State.
- To initiate action for promoting child welfare services in neglected areas.
- To promote and undertake welfare services for both normal and handicapped children.
- To start homes for handicapped children and children deprived of normal home life
- To influence the formulation of general child welfare policies and programmes within the State.
- To work as liaison among voluntary agencies and the Government agencies for maximum co-operation and ultimately securing continued improvement in standards of child care.
- To undertake activities for prevention of drug abuse.
A. NATIONAL AWARD FOR CHILD WELFARE 1997:
The work done by the Haryana State Council for Child Welfare has been duly recognized Human Resources Development. Government of India by awarding the prestigious “NATIONAL AWARD FOR CHILD WELFARE – 1997”. The Award was received by H.E., the Governor-President of the Council on 25th March, 1998 from H.E. Shri K.R. Narayanan, President of Indian at a function organized at Rashtrapati Bhawan, New Delhi. This award was given in recognition of the Council’s outstanding performance in the field of Child Welfare and development. The award carried a cash prize of Rs. 2 Lakhs and a citation. Earlier also one of its branches, namely, District Council for Child Welfare, Kurukshetra, had bagged this prestigious NATIONAL AWARD FOR CHILD WELFARE in1994. The award was presented by H.E., the president of India on 3rd April, 1995 at a function organized at Rashtrapati Bhawan, New Delhi.
B. RADHA RAMAN MEMORIAL SHIELD:
The Indian Council for Child Welfare, New Delhi adjudged the Haryana State Council for Child Welfare as the best State Council for its all round excellent performance for promoting Child Welfare services in the State in the year 1984-85. The President of India awarded Radha Raman Memorial Shield to the Haryana State Council for Child Welfare in a special function organized at Rashtrapati, Bhavan, New Delhi on 10.7.1985.