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Universal Children’s Day being celebrated today

Universal Children's Day being celebrated today
PARIS: Universal Children’s Day is being celebrated today all over the globe on Wednesday.
Universal Children’s Day, also known as World Children’s Day is held on 20th November each year.

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This day is celebrated across the world to increase awareness of the rights, care, and education of children.
The first-ever Children’s day was initiated from 1954. The idea of a universal Children’s Day was suggested by Mr. V.K. Krishna Menon and it was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly.

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This day is intended to promote the welfare and wellbeing of children and also to celebrate childhood.
According to the convention on the Rights of the Child,  children are not just objects who belong to their parents and for whom decisions are made, or adults in training. Rather, they are human beings and individuals who have their own rights.

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Further, it mentioned that childhood is separate from adulthood and lasts until 18. It is a special time in which children are allowed to grow, learn, play and develop.
The convention became the most endorsed human rights treaty that is accepted worldwide and also helped in transforming children’s lives.

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In connection with the celebration of the International Children’s Day, Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar said that proper education and training teach self-confidence and courage in children.
According to Usman Buzdar, the purpose of celebrating the day is to create public awareness about the protection of the rights of the children.

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