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

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

Indian Child Abuse, Neglect and Child Labour Group (ICANCL Group) is a nationally registered society (Registration number S-68745/2010). It was started in 1996 within the framework of Indian Academy of Pediatrics (IAP).


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, exploitation and rehabilitation.


The ICANCL Group addresses the problems of Child Abuse and Neglect (CAN) with a multidisciplinary approach with other agencies and community organizations interested in child welfare. The group has committed its efforts to reach out to the neglected, deprived and abused children for their comprehensive needs, which include health aspects, education, rehabilitation, protection and prevention. Membership of ICANCL group is open to people of all disciplines interested in protection of children. Advocacy, information and sensitization are the crucial issues. The Group has held a number of national and regional conferences and publishes a quarterly newsletter highlighting its work and informing on ICANCL issues.


Our logo depicts a boy and a girl leaping out of the shackles of barbed wire that represents child abuse, neglect and child labour. The girl holds a book, signifying the right to education. The boy has a ball, signifying the right to play, to be a child! They leap up together, holding hands, indicating their right to a joyous, healthy childhood. The rising sun represents hope, light, and a new awakening.




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


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