UNICEF visit to study Manipur’s children


IMPHAL, April 3: UNICEF representative to India, Karin Hulshof is arriving to Imphal on April 5 on her two days exploratory visit to understand and learn more about the situation and emerging needs of children in Manipur.
In this regard an official intimation had already been given to the state government through state Chief Secretary DS Poonia last month by the chief field officer UNICEF India, and in due regard of the proposed visit of Karin Hulshof of UNICEF representative to India to the state capital on April, 5 state high level meeting was convened on March 29, last month which the chaired by the state Chief Secretary DS Poonia at his official Chamber at Old Secretariat and decided that the visiting Karin Hulshof will be announced as state Guest and Commissioner Health and Family Welfare is appointed at Nodal officer for the said proposed visit.
Further the recently held high level meeting of the state government has also chalked out the tentative programmes for her two days visit to the state from April 5 this month and as per the approved tentative programmes there will be meeting with the Chief Minister and ministers on her first day of arrival to the state capital and there will be power point presentation during the meeting with Chief minister in various issues related to child and women issues.
According to the official source Karin Hulshof, UNICEF representative to India during her visit to the state capital will inspects RIMS, JNIMS, Carmel Jyoti Children Home and Sncha Bhawan Children Home, Children Home ( Mahila Kalyan and Thangmeiband).Further the visiting delegate of the UNICEF will have meeting with NGOs working with Children and State Nodel officer at the conference hall, Old Secretariat, Imphal at about 2 pm of April 5 and will be followed by interaction with the media person of the state at Hotel Classic, the official source added.
In the meantime, the official intimation made from the UNICEF India to the state government in connection with the proposed visit of the UNICEF representative of India Karin Hulshof mentioned that, this is her first visit to the state and she would like to have a meeting with the representatives of the state government as well as other key secretaries of Departments relating to children, including Social Welfare, Health and Family Welfare and Education.
It is also further informed to the state government that, UNICEF is already collaborating with the  Manipur AIDS Control Society on programming for HIV/AIDS the objective of this meeting however, is to go beyond HIV/AIDS to learn more about the over all situation of the children in the state.
It is also mentioned that, Karin Hulshof will be accompanied by Edourad Beigbeder, Chief Field Services, UNICEF India.The official intimation also mentioned that, during this visit, Karin Hulshof also plan to meet with NGOs Working with Children and also visit RIMS and JN Institute during her stay in the state, the official sources added.


  1. our civil societies should enlighten the visiting UNICEF representative the true picture of the effect of Manipur India conflict on the lives of our children and their future….


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