RANCHI: The increasing involvement of children in heinous crimes like rape has alarmed sections of the society, including eminent personalities.
Senior member of Art of Living and former DSP P N Singh said that the children aged between 12 to 18 undergo several physical, hormonal and emotional changes and the youngsters need to be guided so that they do not divert towards crime.
He said Art of Living is running a special course for children in which they are taught ways of healthy living. “Once the children are involved in positive activities they are unlikely to get inclined towards crime,” he added.
District Legal Service Authority (DLSA) secretary Abhishek Kumar said that they are focusing on around 100 children in conflict with law presently lodged in the observation homes. “A special course on farming and horticulture will be introduced in the observation homes. Regular programmes are also being held to educate the children about the adverse impact of committing crime. There is a need for changing the mindset of the inmates in the observation homes. Yoga courses are also being conducted to discipline their mind. The doctors from the Central Institute of Psychiatry have also been roped in to counsel the children,” he said.
DLSA also holds quarterly meeting with stakeholders, including non-government organizations, to chalk out plan for the overall development of inmates in the observation homes.
The organistaion is also interacting with people on the issue during its legal awareness camps in rural areas.