51st Annual National Conference of Indian Academy of Pediatrics

General Body Meeting Notice

The General Body Meeting of Indian Child Abuse Neglect & Child Labour (ICANCL) group, Indian Academy of Pediatrics shall be held during PEDICON 2014, Indore on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 8.15 am at the designated Hall 8 of the ICANCL group sub-specialty symposium


1. Welcome by Chairperson

2. Confirmation of the minutes of

    last GBM held in Kolkata

    PEDICON 2013

3. Annual Report of ICANCL group

4. Approval of Audited statement of

    accounts for the year ending

    March 31, 2013

5. Confirmation of Auditor 2013-14

6. Plan for National Conference of
    ICANCL 2015

7. Strategic forward plan for the

    year 2014

8. Any other matter from the

    permission of the chair


PEDICON 2014, Indore India

Indian Child Abuse Neglect & Child Labour group, Indian Academy of Pediatrics symposium, Jan 11, 9-10.30 am,  Hall 5 Macleods Hall



Almost all countries have signed the United Nation Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989). India ratified the treaty in 1992. More than two decades have lapsed, yet many children are still not provided crucial basic rights to Education, Health, Nutrition, Vaccinations and early development.


These crucial child rights to health should be demanded for each and every child.


Chairperson Dr Savita Inamdar

Plenary Guest Speaker


Realize Basic Right to Health for All children

Speaker: Dr. Sheela Bhambal General Secretary,  Child Rights Observatory, Madhya Pradesh , Emeritus Professor (Ped.), Gandhi Medical College, Bhopal M.P. India  - 15 min


How to achieve the goal to Right to Health for children in India

Speaker: Dr. Colonel Atul Kotwal, (Professor & Senior Advisor Community   Medicine & Epidemiologist, Director Armed Forces Medical Services (Medical Research) - 15 min


Panel Discussion on Right to Health

Dr Rajeev Seth, Chairperson ICANCL group (Moderator) 60min

Dr Prof VN Tripathi, Principal & Dean, SVM Medical College Kanpur

Dr Prof Devendra Sareen, Professor and Unit Head Dept. of Pediatrics, Udaipur Medical College

Padamshree Dr Pukhraj Bafna, Chattisgarh, Convener, Central Zone, ICANCLgroup

Dr JP Kapoor, Additional Director General, School Health, Government of Delhi



The symposia shall highlight a new systemic preventive child rights approach to protect children. The term “Child protection” must include protection from diseases, poor nutrition, illiteracy, in addition to abuse & exploitation. Our elected representatives, community leaders, panchayats should take responsibility and be accountable to protect children


Indian Child Abuse and Neglect and Child Labour Group (ICANCL Group) was formed in 1996, within the framework of the Indian Academy of Pediatrics (IAP). IAP, the apex national body with 18,000 pediatricians, is working to advance excellence in curative and preventive aspects of pediatric care in India.


 Recognizing the impact of socioeconomic, cultural and environmental factors on child health, development and overall welfare, ICANCL Group specifically focuses on comprehensive child welfare, child rights, abuse,

 neglect and exploitation, and rehabilitation. In a burgeoning population, with grinding poverty widespread malnutrition and illiteracy, the problems are many, diverse and enormous.


ICANCL Group has members from various disciplines and agencies working for child welfare chapters. It has branches in several states and large cities. Works closely with other national and international agencies towards advocacy and information, sensitization of civil society, and increasing political and bureaucratic involvement in ensuring the rights and protection of children. ICANCL members, individually and in groups, have done commendable work among underprivileged and deprived children. The Group has held a number of national and regional conferences, and publishes a quarterly newsletter highlighting its work and informing on ICANCL issues.


Indian Child Abuse, Neglect and Child Labour (ICANCL) Group is a nationally registered society (Registration number S-68745/2010).

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