One may think how these tiny tots can change the nation ?
Yes! they can, because today’s children are responsible citizen of tomorrow. For a country to develop lies in the hands of the child. And the foundation of knowledge, skills and attitude are laid in this impressionable period.
Children’s Day is a day to engage in fun and frolic. But it is not just that. This day reminds everyone to renew their commitment towards the welfare of the children and to teach them to live by Quaid-e Azam's ideals. and for grown-up people, it is an occasion to imbibe the qualities of childhood.
Children’s Day also reminds us of the rights of children. We are the citizens and leaders of tomorrow. So we really matter and deserve respect, special care and protection.
On this occasion let us also remember those children who are sick, abused and unhappy.
Why do we need to celebrate childrens day?
The main purpose of this day is to encourage the welfare of children all over the world.
History of Childrens day
On December 14, 1954, the United Nations General Assembly recommended that all countries should introduce an annual event from 1956, known as Universal Children’s Day, to encourage fraternity and understanding between children all over the world, while also promoting the welfare of children. On the same date in 1959, the UN General Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child and also approved the Convention on the Rights of the Child in 1989.various public and private organisations would hold seminars, conferences, rallies and walks to show the plight of those children who were deprived of the basic amenities of life.
in Pakistan Children's day is also observed on Monday,20th November,2017 with a call for ensuring the rights of children.
The violence children face takes many forms, such as exploitation and abuse, trafficking, physical and humiliating punishment, harmful traditional practices (including early marriage and genital mutilation/cutting) and recruitment into armed forces and groups.Growing up with violence and abuse seriously affects a child’s development, dignity, and physical and psychological integrity.
The issues of children were overshadowed in Pakistan repeatedly A child protection bill was also drafted towards prevention and protection of children.Pakistan offers worse conditions for children than any other country in South Asia, partially because the government has failed to implement legislation and international conventions which would improve conditions for children.
Pakistan government has started so many programms for the welfare of children . Those who could not afford the expenses of education can have the facility of free education , books , uniform in govt schools.No doubt education is superpower and the rate of educated people is increasing in pakistan as well .
Despite the fact that Pakistan is facing many challenges, a number of policy, legislative, administrative and programmatic measures have been taken by the Ministry of Human Rights, Senator Kamran said.
We must take some serious steps to save our children to save our future. They must carry Pen in thier hands and bag on their shoulder instead of mud in hands and hoe on shoulders.