ANDHERI, NOVEMBER 28, 2011; Don Bosco Balprafulta celebrates the joy of being a child on November 20, 2011 which is universally celebrated as World Children's Day. Don Bosco Balprafulta is an NGO working with children in Slums, Missing or Runaway Children on railway stations in the city of Mumbai through their projects Rihaaee, Talash and Community. Established in April 2000, Don Bosco Balprafulta focuses on enabling children to claim their rights and be able to live in a free and protected society.
Universal Children's Day takes place on November 20 every year, first proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in 1959, which was established to bring unity and peace across the nations. It encourages all countries to celebrate this day, to promote mutual understanding about children and initiate action to benefit and promote the welfare of the world's children. The UN Convention of Rights of a Child is a human rights treaty setting out the civil, political, economic, social, health and cultural rights of children.
World Children's Day was celebrated at St. Dominic Savio High school in Andheri. Eight hundred children from twenty NGOs, Slum Communities, CBOs, and streets participated.The event comprised group work activities in thirty classes which included slogans, songs, games, quizzes and creative artwork on child rights from 9am to 1pm .The Main stage event included dances, street plays, Nickelodeon artist performance and a special children's Rock band who performed on Sadda Haq depicting the message of a right of every child. The event was supported by Disney, Nickelodeon, Provogue, Polycab, Benefactors, Bisleri, Godrej, Radio Mirchi 98.3 FM. Hundred volunteers from different Colleges like SNDT, St. Xaviers, St Dominic Savio High school and Holy Spirit Hospital.
The children left the premises with a strong message from Don Bosco Balprafulta of Sadda Haq of each child and fight for it.
The CRC follows principles which recognize every child, irrespective of their caste, creed, race, religion or social status. Almost all countries have signed the treaty and follow it strictly.
India has taken active role in strengthening it by including these rights in its Constitution. The seven fundamental rights recognized by the constitution are:
1. Right to Equality
3. Right against exploitation, prohibiting all forms of forced labour, child labour and traffic in human beings
4. Right to freedom of religion,
5. Cultural and Educational rights
6. Right to constitutional remedies for enforcement of Fundamental Rights
As we know every human being has rights but they often get discriminated due to different reasons. Children too have rights but are always discriminated or not taken seriously. Child Rights are of utmost importance and recognized by Don Bosco Balprafulta which is celebrating the Rights of Children along with 800 children across Mumbai. DBBP is connecting and encouraging every child on World Children's Day to say "I am a Child and I know my Rights, Do you ?"
Sadda Haq Aithe Raq..!!!