Child Rights Day in India is celebrated every year on the 20th of November to reconsider the real human rights of all the children in India. A national conference is organized yearly on the 20th of November by the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights to make aware the people of all the rights of their children. 20th of November is also celebrated as Universal Children’s 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 child rights, it is very necessary to safeguard, care and legal protection of children during their physical and mental immaturity mean childhood.
WHAT ARE CHILD RIGHTS?
The declaration on child rights in 1959 was adopted on the 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 set up a constitutional body like the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights in the month of March 2007 in order to guard, encourage and protect the child in India. Many events are organized by Child Rights Organizations, Government Departments, Civil Society Groups, NGOs and etc.
Child Rights opposes child labor and child abuse so that they can get their full right for surviving and developing and enjoying 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. A variety of dances, songs, poems and other events related to child rights are performed by the students to increase and promote the awareness of child rights among people of different communities.
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, a healthy family, clothes, recreation, medical, clinic, counseling center, 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 of the importance of rights for children and the shortcomings of the duty bearer. Some of the debates go on the issues of child labor to overcome this issue and get the child his real rights.
Objectives of Celebrating Children’s Rights Day
- Offer them a chance to fully develop and enjoy their security.
- To make stronger child rights in society by continuing working on this strategy.
- To spread, promote and communicate the child rights strategy all across the country.
- To deeply monitor the child’s living conditions in all the different areas of the country.
- To offer all the parents parental support in developing their growing children. To aware parents of 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 society for the children and their bright future.
- To analyze all the pros and cons of implementing child rights policies in the country.
- To analyze and work against sexual exploitation as well as the trafficking of children in the country.
|November Social Events||Date of Celebration|
|All Saints Day||1st November|
|World Tsunami Awareness Day||5th November|
|International Week of Science and Peace||9th to 14th November|
|Legal Services Day||9th November|
|Children’s Day||14th November|
|National Cooperative Week||14th to 20th November|
|International Day for Tolerance and Peace||16th November|
|National Epilepsy Day||17th November|
|National Integration Day||19th November|
|Quami Ekta Week||19th to 25th of November|
|World Heritage Week||19th to 25th of November|
|Child Rights Day||20th November|
|International Film Festival of India||20th to 30th November|
|Constitution Day||26th November|