Protect them today and they will protect your tomorrow
Children Day” is an event, celebrated on various days in many places around the world, in particular to admiration children. Major global variants include a Universal Children’s Day on November 20, by United Nations recommendation. Children’s Day is often celebrated on other days as well i.e. India’s Children’s Day is celebrated on November 14, the birthday of India’s first Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru.
- The World Conference for the Well-being of Children in Geneva, Switzerland announced June 1 to be International Children’s Day in 1925.
- Universal Children’s Day take place on November 20 annually. First proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in 1954, it was established to encourage all countries to institute a day, firstly to promote mutual exchange and understanding among children and secondly to start action to benefit and promote the welfare of the world’s children. It was also chosen as the day to celebrate childhood.
- The holiday was first celebrated worldwide in October 1953, under the sponsorship of International Union for Child Welfare in Geneva. The idea of a Universal Children’s Day was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1954.
Children day celebrations
On children day most schools arrange cultural performances, run by the children themselves, and teachers also get involved to make it a day to enjoy and remember. It is usually marked with speeches on children’s rights and wellbeing, children TV programs, parties, various actions involving or dedicated to children, families going out, etc.
Purpose of celebrating children day
This day emphasizes the importance of giving adoration and affection to children and keep remember the basic rights i.e. rights to life, food, health, education, freedom, identity and protection etc.
- The right to life means that children have the right not to be killed. They have the right to live and to grow up in appropriate circumstances.
- The right to food is that each child has equal right to eat and to not suffer from malnutrition.
- The right to health means that children must be permitted to grow and become healthy adults.
- The right to liberty is the child’s right to have views, to have access to information, and to contribute in decisions which affect his or her life.
- The right to protection is to live in a protected and defensive atmosphere, protected from all forms of mistreatment, discrimination, and exploitation. This preserves the child’s well-being.
- The right to education allows each child to build his or her own future. This right is essential for, social, economic and cultural development.
- Children have the right to religious freedom.
- Each child has the right to have an identity i.e. a surname, a first name, a nationality, and to know who his or her families are.
- Other focuses include child labour, street children, poor children, child soldier, and child abuse, infant mortality, oppressed and stateless child to be protected.
We should give importance to deliver all rights to children so that we can have a vigorous, strong and knowledgeable generation in future.