BENGALURU: The city ushered in Children’s Day with various activities, games and messages for the young and old alike on Friday.
“Choose work you are good at but your first priority should be towards the nation. You should ensure the development of the nation,” said Governor Vajubhai Vala. He was speaking at an event organised by the Department of Women and Child Welfare at Ravindra Kalakshetra. He urged children to work and study in the country.
Child Rights organisation BOSCO celebrated Children’s Day at Freedom Park. It chose the day to instill in children the need to know their right. Women and Child Development Minster Umashree was the chief guest.
She said, “Children should think positively, debate on issues and interact with knowledgeable people.”
MTR launched an unique initiative ‘Food to Educate - Educate to Develop’, in partnership with Akshaya Patra Foundation to sponsor mid-day meal for around 500 children at the Government Model Primary School, Hebbagodi for an entire year.
Various street plays were held across the city to spread messages for safety of children, eradication of child labour and the importance of educating children. Child Right and You (CRY) chose to spread the message of ‘Learn, Not Earn’ through a street play performance.
Around 40 students and CRY volunteers from Christ University and Bangalore Institute of Legal Studies (BILS), depicted the plight of child labourers in the country who on Children’s Day will continue to be burdened with labour.