Odishatv Bureau

On 20th November 1989, the United Nations General Assembly adopted and set a number of rights for children through a document. They include the right to life, education, health, play, family life, and protection from violence and discrimination. 

Since then, the world has celebrated the Day annually by advocating our children's rights, transforming the essence into meaningful dialogues and concrete action plans.

The global community, including parents, teachers, community leaders, civil society, NGOs, and Government, come forward to participate, promote awareness, and play a collective role in accomplishing the mission.

The COVID-19 pandemic has shown a few pain points as it has added to the child rights crisis in all areas of the UN charter. The cost of the pandemic was immediate, and the world collectively must fight it out. If unaddressed, it will add up to their suffering more. 

Today the global community, including young citizens, has realised that and is speaking out on appropriate platforms. UNICEF also strongly supports the international children community in raising their voices and claiming their rights. World children's Day offers a unique opportunity for young citizens to take the lead, demand their rights, and share the vision for a better world and life.

India Turns Blue on the support of Child's Rights

India joins the "Go Blue" campaign under the auspices of UNICEF on World's Children's Day. As a partner country, India conveys the nation's solidarity with the noble mission by participating in the campaign.

As part of the campaign, Iconic buildings like Rashtrapati Bhavan, the Indian Parliament, All the State Legislative Assembly buildings and several other monuments across the country will be decked up in blue light on 19th and 20th November 22

The streets of Dhar village in MP, and several small rural towns in Sarguja, Bastar region, will also witness the brilliance of blue light in solidarity with our children's rights.

The world observes and celebrates World Children's Day today, 20th November. It is an opportunity for the global community to promote children's rights and translate our dialogue into actions to build a better tomorrow for our children.