On the 30th anniversary of the United Nations Children’s Rights Agreement (UNCRC), Governor Draupadi Murmu met child journalists of UNICEF and discussed child rights issues with them.
UNICEF child journalists Janaki Kumari, Farheen Parveen and Mohammad Kaif participated in the conversation with the Governor. He told the Governor about the work done by child journalists – efforts to stop child marriage and child labor, and to connect children to school. Child journalists also apprised the Governor of the efforts made for publicity about the awareness and safety protocols in the community regarding Kovid-19.
During the conversation, the Governor said that if children were given a platform for expression, they could work to inspire people to create education in communities, safe for all children and child friendly environment. Said that children of Jharkhand are future leaders, teachers, doctors and craftsmen of development in the state. We are committed to promoting child rights. The government has taken several initiatives regarding children’s health, nutrition and education. We will continue to work closely with the community on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal-3030 and children’s issues.
UNICEF Jharkhand chief Prashant Das said that we all need to work together for child rights. Because, only by the efforts of the government, we cannot achieve this goal of child rights. UNICEF Jharkhand’s communication officer Aastha Alang said that UNICEF has been running a child journalist program in Jharkhand since 2009. This year, over 550 child journalists from five blocks of Ranchi have been trained on child rights issues. After receiving the training, these children are making people aware of the issues of the Sustainable Development Goal – nutrition and health for children, elimination of child labor and the need for education for all children, etc.