‘Op Smile’ for safety of missing children

Bhubaneswar: In an attempt to provide security to missing children, the state police are going to launch a dedicated month-long campaign ‘Operation Smile’ in the state from January 1 to 31 next year.

During the campaign, children residing in shelter homes, platforms, bus stands, roads, religious places will be identified and they will be documented by trained personnel by taking photographs and shooting videos if necessary.

Director-general of police (DGP) Sanjeev Marik, who had a videoconferencing with the district superintendents of police (SPs) regarding the operation yesterday, said that the particulars regarding identified children will be made available on the ‘Missing Child’ portal of Ministry of Women and Child Development.

Besides, the information will be shared in print and electronic media, Marik added.