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Universal Children’s Day celebrated at GDC Anantnag

By Naveed Suhail

Anantnag, Nov 20: The United Nations Universal Children’s Day was Tuesday celebrated at Government Degree College Anantnag.

Humanity Welfare Organisation Helpline (HWOH) Bijbehara, an NGO, in association with UNICEF and Action Aid, organised the event marking the day.

The day is celebrated on November 20th each year to promote international togetherness, awareness among children worldwide and improving children’s welfare.

Javed Ahmed Tak, chairman HWOH, spoke on the occasion and stressed upon the responsibility of adults towards the children.

The event also marked the one year of Child Friendly Spaces (CFS), a UNICEF project HWOH is part of and has been successfully implementing so far.

The audience was informed about the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), Child Welfare Society, HWOH, and their mission.

Children from different clusters of Anantnag and Pulwama participated in the event.

The children performed a play on blind faith, sang songs and danced to traditional and modern songs.

The participants were very excited.

“We liked it a lot, we enjoyed it,” said Danish, a participant.

Many other children seconded his views.

ADC Anantnag, Parvaiz Sajad stressed upon using the child helpline number (1098) whenever necessary. “Problems and issues in the society are on the rise and such steps need to be taken,” he said.

“Every day is a children’s day and that is what we all should believe in,” said Tawheeda Makhdoomi, chairman ICPS.