Mail News Service
Ranchi, Nov. 19: World Children’s Day (WCD) is a global day of action for children, by children, marking the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) on November 20 in 1989. In Jharkhand, a week of activities and events are being rolled out leading up to WCD.
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This year’s activities will occur in the virtual and the digital spaces. Along with grownups, children will also wear masks and maintain physical distance. That, however, does not mean that children’s voices will be any quieter – children will be Masked but not Muted!this World Children’s Day.
The Governor’s House in Ranchi, Jharkhand will light up in blue under the #Go Blue campaign in solidarity for child rights and the impact of COVID-19 on children’s lives.
Other monuments across the country – the Vidhan Sabha, Jharkhand, the Rashtrapati Bhavan (Presidential Palace), Prime Minister’s Office (North and South Block), the Parliament House and Qutub Minar in New Delhi, and other historical buildings, landmarks and key government buildings across India – will #GoBlue on 20 November, standing in solidarity for child rights and the impact of COVID-19 and climate change on their lives.
Governor of Jharkhand, MadamDraupadi Murmu said, “World Children’s Day is a fun day with a serious message. It is a day where all children are encouraged to speak out about what matters to them, like education, safe spaces to learn and play, and positive environments. By going blue for UNICEF on this day, I hope that we will provide a brighter future for children and create awareness. We have been celebrating children’s Day every year with UNICEF and the Child Reporters are setting an example for everyone by taking actions for their rights.”