International Children's Day special programme 'Kids Take-Over'

Mrs. M. Geeta, Mr. Prashant Das and Raveena Ekka with members of Sangwari Khabariya

'Kids Take-Over' programme was organized as a part of International Children's Day jointly by the Chhattisgarh State Child Rights' Protection Commission and United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF). Thirteen child journalists of 'Sangwari Khabaria' of Surguja participated. Thirteen-year-old Ms Raveena Ekka assumed the role of Chairperson of Chhattisgarh State Child Rights' Protection Commission for a day. In-Charge Chairperson of Commission Mrs. M. Geeta was also present. Ms. Raveena said that the State should spread more awareness regarding child rights across the society. There should be special focus of the nutritious diet of women and children at anganwadi centres. There should be better implementation of the various State Government nourishment programmes.

It may be mentioned here that such programmes are being organized all over the globe on the International Children's Day. Ms. Geeta said there was a specific reason to organize such an event as to understand the viewpoint of kids. UNICEF Chhattisgarh Chief Mr. Prashant Das was also present. He launched 'Sangwari Kabaria' in 2014. It spreads education, health, nourishment, drinking water and swachhta awareness among the children and society. UNICEF along with the co-operation of local organizations trained the children in journalism, public relations and child rights.


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