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581 children rescued under Operation Smile in Cyberabad

Hyderabad, : First anniversary of Operation Smile was conducted today at Cyberabad Police Commissionerate. The Cyberabad police, under their initiative called Operation Smile, rescued 581 children till date. Cyberabad Police Commissioner VC Sajjanar, IPS, along with Anupa V Sajjanar, Cyberabad Traffic DCP SM Vijaykumar, IPS, Women & Children Safety Wing (WCSW) DCP Anasuya, ADCP WCSW Indira, CWC Chairperson Padmavathi and other police officers planted saplings at Cyberabad CP Office premises.
Cyberabad CP VC Sajjanar, IPS, said ‘Operation Smile was formed on June 18 last year. It was formed by the Cyberabad Police to search for vulnerable children aged below 14 years, who are found on footpaths, traffic junctions, working in tea stalls, dhabhas, near religious places, micro industries, begging, rag picking and so on in Cyberabad Commissionerate.
In Cyberabad, Operation Smile will run throughout the year. Separate vehicle is kept for 24 hours rescuing children. It is the responsibility of residential welfare committees to inform the Cyberabad police on Child labour in their colonies. They are three SMILE Teams working in three zones of Cyberabad Commissionerate. The aim of these teams is to prevent child trafficking and rescue children from persons who engage them in begging, sex trade and other anti social activities and to trace missing children.
Cyberabad police is operating full fledged Bharosa centres. To protect the children from sexual abuses in schools Balamithra initiative is started and is doing exceptionally well. Aasara is started in Cyberabad for the rehabilitation of the old age people and for dignified life of the senior citizens Aasara is started. Don Bosco, Adharana, Cheers and other organisations were Supporting the cause. I hope that by next year there would be no Operation Smile teams would work in Cyberabad.’
‘Cyberabad police has launched a special Whatapp No.7901115474 for reporting on child labour. Citizens requested to report on persons using children below 14 years as child labour in hotels, restaurants, dhabhas, tea stalls etc. on this number or Dial 100 or send e-mail to “”. Stringent action will be taken against the offenders. Using children below 14 years as labour is prohibited by law and carries punishment of imprisonment of upto three years. People can also report about any child found begging along with the address and the Smile team will rescue the child and help in their rehabilitation he added.
Cyberabad Traffic DCP SM Vijay kumar, IPS., said rescuing 581 children in a year is a great thing by Cyberabad police. Under the guidance, leadership and constant motivation of CP Sir Operation Smile teams were doing well. Police is recognising and protecting the kids under the Juvenile justice care and protect act. With the constant vigil by Operation Smile teams drastic decrease in the number of Juvenile conflict with law cases in Cyberabad.
WCSW DCP Anasuya Said.. Cyberabad Police started Operation Smile initiative with the motto Child is meant to learn not to earn. Operation Smile is getting good appreciation from citizens.
CWC Chair person Padmavathi said If one girl is saved that is equal to one generation saved. Till now 300 girls were saved in Cyberabad by our team. Our team is committed to the cause she added. WCSW ADCP Indira. CP Cyberabad was constantly monitoring Operation Smile teams from registering FIRs to convictions. The children showcased their talents by singing and delivering speeches.  Women and Children Safety logo launched by Cyberabad CP. Balamithra Safe buses stickers launched by Smt. Anupa VC Sajjanar.
Cyberabad CP VC Sajjanar, IPS and Anupa VC Sajjanar distributed School bag kits to the children, had a group photo with the children and Operation smile team.
The participants in the programme were Cyberabad Police Commissioner VC Sajjanar, IPS., along with. Anupa V Sajjanar, Cyberabad Traffic DCP SM Vijay kumar, IPS., Women & Children Safety Wing (WCSW) DCP Anasuya, ADCP WCSW Indira, CWC Chairperson Padmavathi, Estate Officer ACP Santhosh Kumar Operation Smile teams, Children from various orphanages and other police officials participated.

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