National Children's Day observed
At a function organised in Kathmandu on Friday to mark the National Children's Day, children demanded ensuring their rights as they were partners of the present, not the pillars of the future, RSS reports.
A girl Roni Shakya said children of her age were doing child labor, and roaming in the streets and suffering from sexual exploitation, whereas another child Nirendra Yadav said they were working in brick kilns and hotels and were deprived of education.
Minister For Education who also holds the portfolio of the Ministry of Women, Children and Social Welfare, Dinanath Sharma released the souvenir published by the Central Children Welfare Committee 'Status of Nepalese Children -2069 BS' and gave away prizes to winning children in various competitions.
Speaking on the occasion were convenor of the National Children's Day function Dharma Raj Shrestha, and Member of NHRC Gauri Pradhan and Nupur Bhattacharya called for implementation of child rights in practice at the programme organised jointly by the Ministry of Women, Children and Social Welfare and various organisations.
As Nepal signed child rights convention on September 14, 1990, today is celebrated as national children's' day. Meanwhile in Banke, (Khajura), A morning procession was organised and street drama staged here today on the occasion of the National Children's Day.
The procession that started from BP Chowk this morning reached Dhambojhi Chowk after going through various parts of the town and converged into a corner meeting. On the occasion, CDO and Convener of the District Children's Welfare Committee Dhundiraj Pokhrel said the present day challenge is non -implementation fully of the children's rights convention.
Women and Children Office Chief Shova Saha stressed on personality development of the children by identifying their status. Speaking on the occasion were District Children's Club Network Chairperson Prajita Gyawali, and District Education Officer Bhakta Bahadur Dhakal. A street drama on child marriage was also staged on the occasion. Nepalnews.com