The Kerala State Council for Child Welfare is organising extensive programmes on Wednesday in connection with the Children’s Day celebrations. In the programmes to be held at Child Welfare Council Hall, SMV Higher Secondary School and the University College ground, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, Health Minister V S Sivakumar and Social Welfare Minister M K Muneer will take part.
Muneer will release the Children’s Day stamp of Child Welfare Council by handing it over to District Collector K N Satheesh at 10 am in the Child Welfare Hall. The stamp designed by Ashika Santhosh, a seventh grader at Dharmadom Rotary English Medium School, has been selected this year.
The Minister would also present a trophy, memento, certificate and cash award to Ashika and the school on the occasion. Following which, the Children’s Day stamp by the Postal Department will be released by A Govindarajan, regional director at Postal Services headquarters. T S Bhavyamithra, a second standard student, and Jayasurya, a tenth grader, will be given mementoes for designing the stamp.
In a public meeting to be held at 2.30 pm at SMV Higher Secondary School, ‘Children’s President’ Theertha S P would preside over. ‘Children’s Prime Minister’ Aparna Prabhakar will inaugurate the meeting. ‘Children’s Speaker’ Sandra S Kumar will deliver the keynote address. Chief Minister Oommen Chandy will deliver the Children’s Day message. Health Minister V S Sivakumar will be the chief guest. Social Welfare Principal Secretary K M Abraham, District Collector K N Satheesh, Social Welfare Director M S Jaya and administrative officer Balamohan B will take part.
The Children’s Day rally will be flagged off by Chief Minister Oommen Chandy from SMV Higher Secondary School at 3.30 pm. Thousands of students from various schools in the city will take part in the rally, which will conclude at University College ground. Trophies and prizes would be given to schools and students who would perform well.