01 Oct 2023, 20:43

Programmes taken to observe World Children's Day, Children Rights Week

DHAKA, Oct 1, 2023 (BSS) - The government and various organizations have 
chalked out elaborate programmes across the country in observance of the 
World Children's Day tomorrow and the Children Rights Week from October 2 to 

Bangladesh celebrates the World Children's Day every year on the first Monday 
of October.

This year the day will be celebrated tomorrow while the Children Rights Week 
will be observed from October 2 to 8. 

The theme of this year's day is 'Investing in our future means investing in 
our children'. 

The Ministry of Women and Children Affairs, like every year, has taken 
various programmes to celebrate the World Children's Day. Besides, the Child 
Rights Week will be observed to create awareness among people concerned about 
Child rights, protection and development 

President Mohammed Shahabuddin and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, in separate 
messages, today greeted the children on the occasion of the World Children's 
Day and Children Right Week-2023, saying that today's children will lead to 
build developed- prosperous 'Smart Bangladesh' in 2041.

In another message, Jatiya Sangsad (JS) Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury 
greeted the children urging them to groom themselves as worthy citizens of 
the country.

State Minister for Women and Children Affairs Fazilatun Nessa Indira will 
attend the inauguration ceremony of World Children's Day and Child Rights 
Week at 10am at Bangladesh Shishu Academy Auditorium tomorrow where JS 
Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury will be present as the chief guest.

State Minister for Women and Children Affairs Fazilatun Nessa Indira will 
preside over the programme.

Other programmes include: holding discussions, round-tables, talk shows, 
rallies, prize distribution ceremonies and cultural events, publication of 
special supplements, poster printing, organizing debate competitions, 
photography exhibition and arranging drawing competitions.

Various children organizations including UNICEF, Jatiya Protibondhi Forum, 
Shishu Odhikar Forum, National Girl Child Advocacy Forum, Synergos, SOS 
Children's Village, Save the Children, Educo-Bangladesh and Aparajeyo-
Bangladesh have taken separate programmes for children, marking the day.

The World Children's Day and the Children's Rights Week will be celebrated in 
all districts and upazilas of the country.

Various government ministries and local government agencies/departments will 
co-operate with the Ministry of Women and Children Affairs in celebrating the 
World Children's Day and Children's Rights Week.

The World Children's Day programmes and talk shows will be aired on 
Bangladesh Television and Bangladesh Betar and other private television 

Special brochures and memorabilia will also be released marking the day.

Besides, various buildings and main roads of the capital will be decorated 
with posters, festoons and banners. 

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