Launch of Observation-Cum-Special Home in Leh District: Strengthening Juvenile Welfare and Justice

On June 20, the Office of the District Child Protection Officer, Leh, Social and Tribal Welfare Department, UT Ladakh, established an Observation-Cum-Special Home for Leh district. The inauguration ceremony was graced by the presence of Deputy Chairman, LAHDC Leh, Tsering Angchuk, who served as the chief guest. Commissioner Secretary, Social, and Tribal Welfare Department, Ladakh, Padma Angmo, and Deputy Commissioner, Leh, Shrikant Suse, were also in attendance.

During the event, Deputy Chairman, LAHDC Leh emphasized the importance of such a juvenile observation home, stating that it was the need of the hour. He further stressed the significance of effective and efficient functioning of the observation home, emphasizing the prioritization of recruitment, training, and deliberation for officers and officials.

The DIG Ladakh Police expressed satisfaction with the establishment of the observation-cum-special home in Leh. Although the crime rate is low in Ladakh, the presence of the observation home is a proactive step that will greatly assist in dealing with any juvenile-related cases, added the DIG Ladakh.

Several dignitaries and officials were present at the inauguration, including Member Secretary of the State Legal Service Authority, Spalzes Angmo; Chairman of the Juvenile Justice Board, Leh, Wangyal Tsering; District Social Welfare Officer, Leh, Nilza Angmo; officers and officials from the District Child Protection Unit, Leh, as well as members of the Child Welfare Committee and Juvenile Justice Board, Leh.

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