Child Rights Day in India
Child Rights Day in India is celebrated every year on 20th of November to reconsider the real human rights for all the children in India. A national conference is organized yearly on 20th in November by the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights to make aware the people about all the rights of their children. 20thof November is also celebrated as the Universal Children Day (International Child Rights Day) all across the world. Members of the International community worldwide including the
India celebrates this day by organizing different programs to reassess child rights. According to the child rights, it is very necessary to safeguard, care and legal protection of children during their physical and mental immaturity mean childhood.
Child rights day 2019 will be celebrated on Wednesday, on 20thof November.
WHAT IS CHILD RIGHTS?
Declaration on child rights in 1959 was adopted on 20th of November 2007. Child rights include the right to survival, identity, food, nutrition and health, development, education and recreation, name and nationality, family and familiar environment, protection from neglect, maltreatment, misuse, abuse, trafficking and etc.
The government of India has set up a constitutional body like the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights in the month of March in 2007 in order to guard, encourage and protect the child in India. Many events are organized by the Child Rights Organizations, Government Departments, Civil Society Groups, NGOs and etc.
Child Rights opposes child labour and child abuse so that they can get their full right for surviving and developing and enjoy their childhood. Children should be cared for and protected instead of being the victims of violence, trafficking, and abuse. They should get good schooling, joy, happiness, and learning.
How it is Celebrated
An art competition is organized by the schools for the children at this occasion. Variety of dance, songs, poems and other events related to the child rights are performed by the students to increase and promote the awareness of child rights among people of different communities.
A program is also conducted in order to understand the child as a person and assessing their needs. Participants in this program are asked some questions. Children must get an identity as a person or individual. In order to get happiness and good childhood, they must get good shelter, protection, food, education, drawing, sports, guidance, healthy family, clothes, recreation, medical, clinic, counselling centre, transport, future plan, access to new technologies and etc.
An art exhibition takes place showing the relationship between the rights holder and duty holder to aware people about the importance of rights for children and the shortcomings of the duty bearer. Seminar and debates are held on the child rights-based approaches to understand the continuing issues even after the child rights has launched. Some of the debates go on the issues of child labour to overcome this issue and get the child his real rights.
Objectives of Celebrating Children Rights Day
- Child rights day is celebrated every year in India to make sure that children are getting rights and respect.
- Offer them a chance to fully develop and enjoy their security.
- To make sure that all the laws, regulations and aims of the child rights are being followed.
- To make stronger the child rights in society by continue working on this strategy.
- To spread, promote and communicate the child rights strategy all across the country.
- To deeply monitor the child living condition in all the different areas of the country.
- To offer all the parents parental support in developing their growing children. To aware parents about their responsibilities towards their children under 18.
- To plan and implement the new child rights policy for the children of weaker sections.
- To prevent violence and abuse, to promote their legal and social rights in the society for the children and their bright future.
- To analyze all the pros and cons of implementing the child rights policies in the country.
- To analyze and work against sexual exploitation as well as trafficking of children in the country.