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UNIVERSAL CHILDREN’S DAY

 Nelson Mandela, Former President of South Africa, once said that, “there can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children.” Children are said to be the greatest asset of a nation and are the rocks on which futures will be built.

Over the world, there are thousands of children who leave in abject poverty. There are some that live in streets and are reduced to begging while trying to earn a living; some others are being deprived of education with their families living in destitution.

There is a wise saying that, the true character of a society depends on how children are treated. Undeniably, when the children of a particular country enjoy some level of human rights, and are fairly treated in accordance to the law of the country, such country is at the verge of having great future leaders, who would turn out to create a better place for humanity to live in.

The Universal Children’s Day,  a very important celebration in the world was launched in 1954, when the United Nations General assembly adopted both the declaration and convention of children’s rights. The day which was fixed on every November 20 was set up to promote the rights of every child and improve unity among children.

However, some children in some part of the world, are not given the privilege to enjoy some certain rights, which include, the right to health and education, right to be protected from violence and discrimination, the right to life, etc.

Unfortunately, many people seem to underestimate the significance of this celebration as they do not understand how fascinating it means to take out time to celebrate children on this day.

Nevertheless, the Universal Children Day should not be neglected, as children deserve to be celebrated at all times.

 There are various ways in which one can celebrate children on this day, which include:

  • Going on a picnic  and playing  games that are educational
  • Visiting the orphanage homes
  • Visiting the zoo
  • seeing a  movie at the cinema
  • exploring the word
  • Supporting a child’s education
  • Teaching them good morals

Frankly speaking, when you put a smile on the face of a child, you are putting a smile on the face of a community. Since every child deserves a future it would be great to give children a healthy start, every November 20 is an opportunity and a chance to help the most valuable member of the society.

Written By By Iberuche Maryann

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