About Operation Muskaan/Smile
Operation Smile also called as Operation MUSKAAN, is a dedicated campaign for a month where several activities are taken up by the Telangana State Police personnel to trace and rescue the missing children and reunite them with their families. It is an initiative of the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) to rescue/rehabilitate missing children.
While addressing a virtual convergence meeting on Operation Muskaan-VIII, Additional Director General of Police, Women Safety Wing, Smt. Swati Lakra said, “Tracing of missing children, bonded/child labour, rescue of street children, beggars and trafficked children is the duty of those who are going to participate in the operation.”
Hoping for better coordination among the stakeholders of Operation Muskaan in order to realise the objectives of the programme, Smt. Swati Lakra said the rescued children should be provided good education, working skills to make them self-reliant and only then they would be able to lead their lives with dignity and respect in the society.
The Muskaan-VIII programme envisages that the rescued children have to be reunited with their families or sent to the Child Care Institutions or other hostels and the rescued children (boys and girls) would be admitted in the specialised schools in coordination with the Education Department.