Updated: Jan 5
Over 800 children came together at J India garden in Gurgaon to celebrate childhood on 14 November.
These are from four different project that cater to children who are less privilege and less advantage in the society in and around Rajiv Nagar vicinity and other parts of Gurgaon.
The event is a symbolic observation of Pt Nehru’s birth anniversary. The occasion showcased Children’s talents in various fields of Arts and Entertainment. The event is an expression of ideas and their creative minds. The event is organized to create a space where children have the freedom of expression and interact among each other.
Beside class room learning it is an extra effort to make Children’s Day, not just a day to mark an occasion, but a meaningful and memorable day for Children.
Children are the future generations of the country. Their physically growth is essential and so is their Education. Another key area of growth for children is their minds and mental well being. One of the basic aims of the event is to create a space that will enhance their thinking and develop their outlook and thoughts so that they grow up into responsible citizens of the country.
Our effort is to re-visit laws, convention, state commitments for implementations in spirit and practice. The Constitution of India has clearly laid down children’s rights.Article 21: Right to free and compulsory elementary education for all children in the 6-14 year age group. Article 24- Right to be protected from any hazardous employment till the age of 14 years. Article 30 (e) - Right to be protected from being abused and forced by economic necessity to enter occupations unsuited to their age or strength Article 39 (f)- Right to equal opportunities and facilities to develop in a healthy manner and in conditions of freedom and dignity and guaranteed protection of childhood and youth against exploitation and against moral and material abandonment
Moreover, the 1990 Convention on the Rights of the Child states four basic entitlement :the right to survival; the right to develop to the fullest; protection from harmful influences, abuse and exploitation; the right to participate fully in family, cultural and social life
On Children’s day we once again pledge to strive for Children’s entitlement to their full potential growth. Besides our day to day work towards educating children and enhancing their knowledge and growth, We believe that Children’s day is one such occasion to reach out to a larger audience, that our message for the right, privilege and opportunity for children will reach at all levels of authority, the society and concern individuals.
The initiative is taken up by Mera Parivar, an NGO working on Child Rights with a collaborative efforts of The Helping Hand a social entrepreneur, Wheel on rasoi, Kellogg India