Assam Police bags national award for ‘Sishu Mitra’ initiative
Assam Police on Thursday conferred the Governance Now-India Police Award 2020 for a child-friendly policing initiative, ‘Sishu Mitra Program’ undertaken in collaboration with UNICEF and UTSAH Child Rights Organisation Assam.
Launched by the Assam Chief Minister in 2019, the Sishu Mitra Program aims to enhance the capacities of the officers at police stations to respond to child-related cases more effectively and efficiently.
Additional DGP, Assam, Harmeet Singh received the award through a virtual ceremony on Thursday.
The national-level award has been instituted by Governance Now, an Adhikari Brothers Enterprise, to recognise innovative programmes undertaken by the Indian Police across the country.