Bhopal: Devi Ahilya VishwaVidyalaya, Indore and UNICEF signed a letter of intent to work together on child rights and move forward for inclusion of child rights in media studies and curriculum, to help work with students and media professionals to increase media discourse on child rights with focus on nutrition, new born care, child protection and immunization.
This was signed on Tuesday at the office of Vice Chancellor of DAVV Prof Renu Jain, who thanked UNICEF for this partnership and said that this will go long way in promoting children issues and contribute in social development. She said University students and departments will move forward to include child rights, and also get our students to do projects on children as part of their field work.
Anil Sharma, Registrar of DAVV and Michael Juma, Chief UNICEF Madhya Pradesh jointly signed the letter of Intent. Michael Juma, Chief UNICEF Madhya Pradesh said that ‘This strategic partnership between DAVV University and UNICEF provides an enabling platform for not only initiating child rights course at the school of media studies, but also provides a structured framework for mutual collaboration in research, result based management, knowledge management, evidence generation, evaluation and process documentation in pursuit to advance child rights. It also aims at creating a pool of human resources cadre with vast knowledge of the UN Convention on child rights and their practical application.
Dr Sonali Nargunde, Head of Department of School of Journalism and Mass communication, Anil Gulati Communication Specialist, UNICEF, Sujan Sarkar, Planning Monitoring Officer UNICEF were also present at the occasion.