International Children's Day was first established in 1954 as International Children's Day is celebrated annually on 20th November to promote international togetherness, awareness among children worldwide, and improving children's welfare.
Marking the anniversary of the dates when the UN General assembly adopted both the declaration and convention of children’s rights. The convention sets out a number of children’s rights such as the rights to be protected from violence and discrimination and the rights to life, health and education.
To celebrate this day a wide range of events take place world wide but this year due to COVID 19 schools, colleges are closed and need to maintain social distancing. The UNSCR consists of 54 articles included in the agreement set out different but equally important children’s rights, from the right to survive (article 6) to the right to be protected from any work that is dangerous, that interferes with their education or that is harmful to their health (article 32). They also set out how governments should work together to make these rights available to all children.
Mothers and fathers, teachers, nurses and doctors, government leaders and civil society activists, religious and community elders, corporate moguls and media professionals, as well as young people and children themselves, can play an important part in making World Children's Day relevant for their societies, communities and nations.
The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted– and sometimes violated – several children’s rights, including their right to be heard. Even before the pandemic started, 258 million children and young people were out of school.
Need to work on the right of children during this COVID 19 action on education, including reopening of schools and improved distance learning, increasing access to healthcare.
Every year, on November 20, countries across the globe celebrate World Children’s Day as a reminder that they are the most precious resource of all, and require careful nurturing to fulfill their true potential. All children have the right to opportunities that facilitate healthy development, and to the freedom to be curious, so that they can make new discoveries and propel innovation.
On this World Children’s Day, we, at VIBGYOR, pledge to continue providing a safe and liberating environment for children, where experimenting is the natural order of things, and where they can give flight to their biggest dreams. We strongly believe that encouraging their inquisitive minds can help young explorers develop a deeper understanding of their environment. We are committed to ensuring our students have the necessary space and guidance, to forge ahead with out-of-the-box ideas, and become the global leaders of tomorrow.
- Kavita Sahay Kerawalla, Vice Chairperson, VIBGYOR Group of Schools