India, Aug. 25 -- A light blue jacket could help change children's perception of the police, child rights experts and Assam Police officials said on Friday, a day after they launched Sishu Mitra, an ambitious collaborative programme to holistically change how the men in khaki interact with young people.

The joint programme by the Assam Police, UNICEF and UTSAH (Universal Team for Social Action and Help), a child rights non-governmental organisation was launched by Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal.

The campaign's multi-pronged strategy included equipping cops with a child friendly police kit including jackets and a Do's & Dont's manual, training police officials in child laws and soft skills in all the 33 districts of Assam, child frien...