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Awareness campaign on child sex abuse in Odisha ends

Press Trust of India 

The fortnight long state-wide awareness campaign against in came to an end here today.

The campaign was launched on May 28 to create awareness among the people as the state witnessed a number of incidents of minor cases.

The police felt that only awareness could prevent the incidents as above 90 per cent of the accused persons in the minor cases were known to the victims or their families.

The vans titled '(A word for little angel) led by the Police in collaboration with UNICEF, had started its journey from the state capital on May 28.

The 15 Paree Express covered all the 30 districts of the state, said of Police, R P Sharma at the valedictory function held here.

People from all regions and communities whole heartedly participated in the programme, the DGP said.

Though the intensive two weeks campaign comes to end today, the mission will continue in different forms, he said adding the police has chalked out programme for this purpose which will be implemented in coming days.

Women and Prafulla Samal, Ashok Panda, S B Behera and representatives of attended the function.

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First Published: Tue, June 12 2018. 20:00 IST