Children's Day 2007
Dated the 11th October 2007
Message from Smt. Shantha Sinha, Chairperson,
November 14th is a celebration of ‘Children’s Day’ in the memory of our first Prime Minister, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. Fondly known as Chacha Nehru his message was clear. Children came first for him and he sought to provide our children with childhood. This meant a safe and loving environment in which to grow as well as giving every child ample and equal opportunity through which they can take great strides and contribute to the progress of the nation. Children’s Day serves as a reminder to each and every one of us, to renew our commitment to children
To make the day meaningful for children and their well-being the NCPCR appeals to all the schools in the country to take up the following tasks in the schools, hostels, orphanages, juvenile observation homes, children’s homes and shelter homes and all other public institutions meant for children.
Read out the articles from the UN Convention on the Child Rights in every class, with focus on the following sections and discuss them with children:
Hold essay writing, elocution and drawing competitions on children’s perspectives on child rights.
All schools and related institutions may be encouraged to forward the prize winning essay, drawings, poems and any other material to the Chairperson, NCPCR. This material will be compiled for larger circulation so a wide audience can share in the expressions of these children’s thoughts and ideas.
Involve local public persons, NGO’s and other friends of children in the celebrations.
DISTRIBUTION:- District Collectors, All the Districts of India.
C.C. Chief Secretaries of State Governments/Union Territories.