14 Nov 2012

‘Safety and Protection of Women’ and ‘Child Rights'

New Delhi:(Page3 News Network)-The Ministry of Women and Child Development is celebrating the Vatsalya Mela from 14-19 November 2012 at the Dilli Haat in New Delhi. Smt. Krishna Tirath, Minister of State for Women and Child Development will inaugurate the Mela on 14th November at 3.00 pm. The theme for this year’s Mela is ‘Safety and Protection of Women’ and ‘Child Rights’. The inauguration of the Mela coincides with the ‘Children’s Day’, celebrated in memory of the birth anniversary of the first Prime of India, Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru whose love and affection for children is well known. 
As the name suggests, this Mela is organized in recognition of the love of the mother for the child. The Mela provides an opportunity to the Ministry and its attached organizations to showcase their activities and programmes and policies to the public. As many as 400 artisans, craftsmen and NGOs from different parts of the country who are working with the Ministry or its attached organizations are showcasing their activities this year. In addition, different activities are planned for all the six days of Mela. These activities have been arranged in cooperation with partner-NGOs working with this Ministry. 
The post-inauguration functions of the first day of the celebrations will include a street play cum dance titled on the Transformation of Girl child to an Empowered Woman, ‘Tare Zameen Par’ which will explore the infinite potential of the Indian child, ‘Khamosh Aawazein’, a street play on child trafficking, labour and abuse, and ‘Main bhi ek baccha hun’ a play on the life of children on Railway Children Child Marriage. 

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