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Child rights commission celebrates children’s day

delhi Updated: Nov 16, 2012 01:21 IST
HT Correspondent

The Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights (DCPCR) and Delhi Child Rights Club (DCRC) celebrated Children's Day with more than 250 children from various socio-economic backgrounds.

This was the 123rd birth anniversary of former prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru.

The event focused on issues such as Right to Education, rights of a girl child, right against exploitation, right to a family, right to be heard, right to play and environment protection, with the children putting down their thoughts and ideas through paintings.

However, even as platforms such as DCPCR have been working relentlessly for children's welfare, children continue to remain unaware about its reach.

"As DCPCPR is a children's commission, all children must note that this is the most accessible venue to register their complaints and send in suggestions," said Kiran Walia, minister for women and child development, Delhi government.

DCRC — founded by Butterflies, an NGO — has close to 6,000 children and 15 NGOs under its wing and is involved in consultation on legislations affecting children such as the Juvenile Justice Act and Prevention of Sexual offences Act.

The programme was a mix of speeches, dramas, songs, group and other cultural performances, which touched upon social and cultural issues such as child marriage, gender preferences, child labour, right against exploitation and abuse, right to play, right to education and the right to be heard.