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World Children's Day on November 20

Today's children are the future of tomorrow. It is our great responsibility to take care of them for a better future and life.
World Children's Day on November 20.

Today's children are the future of tomorrow. It is our great responsibility to take care of them for a better future and life.

On November 20, we mark sixty years of United Nations establishing World Children's Day.

World Children's Day is celebrated on November 20 to commemorate the Declaration of the Rights of the Child by the UN General Assembly on November 20, 1959.

The United Nations General Assembly adopted the international human rights treaty known as the United Nations Convention on the Right of the Child in 1989.

Since 1990, the UN has marked the anniversary of both these Declaration and Convention on November  20.

United Nations (UN) provides a particular theme every year for World Children Day to promote awareness among children, togetherness and improving children's welfare.

Why do we celebrate world children's Day? Children's Day is celebrated to honor children globally , aiming at protecting them from working long hours in dangerous circumstances and allowing access to rightful education.

On the occasion of Happy Children's day, we can arrange some special discounts on food, movie tickets, gifts and toys are offered. Entrance to certain parks or tourist places is discounted or free for children on children's day. In some schools, students present different performances like tableau shows and speech competitions.

Educational institutes, schools, electronic and print media and all social plate forms can play an important role in Children's Day Celebrations. They can educate and institute children and parents, society and departments to the fundamental rights of children, for instance, the right to education, the right to health, the right to play, and the right to family life.

Pope Francis said, "Every child needs to be welcomed and defended, helped and protected, from the moment of their conception."

On World Children's Day, we can do activities in school.

Here are a few suggestions:

  • Create awareness among children during the school assembly.
  • Light up the school and landmark buildings in blue.
  • Wear a blue dress, ribbon, or cap on this special Day of November 20.
  • Change your profile picture to blue on social media platforms.
  • Present tableau shows to children.
  • Educate children about their rights.

Mothers and fathers, teachers, nurses and doctors, government leaders and civil society activists, religious and community elders, corporate moguls and media professionals, as well as young people and children themselves, can play an important part in making World Children's Day relevant for their societies, communities and nations.

World Children's Day offers each of us an inspirational entry-point to advocate, promote and celebrate children's rights, translating into dialogues and actions that will build a better world for children.

There are three ways we might reimaging about childhood through children's perspectives.

  1. Children are knowledgeable
  2. Children are experienced
  3. Children are capable.

So, we need to take care of them.

The Day is a reminder that every child deserves an education, nurturing and the best of everything. They are the building blocks of the nation and hence, the country's future depends on how well they are brought up.

To those who are now an adult, keep the kids inside you alive.

 Happy Children's Day, everyone.


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