What is the Ananda Alert System?
The Ananda Alert is a nationwide system, designed to ensure speedy and safe recovery of a child in the unfortunate event that he/she is missing or abducted. The system came on stream in 2009. It involves mobilizing stakeholders to get the message of a missing child into the public domain the moment the matter is reported to the police.
The Ananda Alert Secretariat was originally established in the Ministry of Local Government (now the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development). However, since March 01, 2013, it was transferred to the Ministry of Youth and Culture (now the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information) and is being operated from the Office of the Children’s Registry (OCR), an agency of the Ministry.
The OCR has forged alliances with the Constabulary Communication Network (CCN), media houses and government agencies in publicizing information on missing and recovered children.