Various organizations celebrated the 26th International Children’s Day all around the world on 20th November, 2015. Yuwalaya in coordination with the District Child Club Network (Lalitpur), Lalitpur Sub-Metropolitan City and other local stakeholders organized a program at Mangalbazaar, Patan.
The program started informally with performances of the children. They presented dances, songs and dramas. The formal program started with chairing of the chief guests, singing national anthem and a welcome speech by Abhisan Rai, President of the District Child Club Network. The Superintended of Police, Mr. Pitambar Adhikari, Chief Women Development Officer, Saradha Bhujel, Local Development Officer of DDC, Mr. Pashupati Pokhrel, District Education Officer, Dilnath Puri and President of Nagaer Child Club Network, Sujan Koirala were present in the program as special guests.
In the program, earthquake affected children were given Rs 5,000 as relief support to help them meet their basic needs like food, education and nutrition. Yuwalaya also handed over bags and stationery materials to the District Administrative Officer of Lalitpur to be distributed to 25 children affected by earthquake in Southern Lalitpur. The bags and stationeries were supported by Youths of Siliguri through the ‘Pocket Money Campaign’.
The Chief District Officer of Lalitpur, Mr. Yadav Prasad Koirala gave a short speech on child rights and duties of children. Following that, differently abled children from CBR Patan performed a dance. There were many other performances by the children and speeches. A special drama related to bullying was performed by Kathmandu Valley Child Club Network. Also, the winners of the dawning competition held on the occasion of 26th UNCRC Day were awarded with prizes. Finally the program ended with Vote of Thanks from the Chairperson.