Arunachal celebrates Children’s Day
ITANAGAR, Nov 14: Arunachal Pradesh today joined the Nation in celebrating the Children’s Day to mark the birth anniversary of Independent India’s first Prime Minister Pt Jawaharlal Nehru with great enthusiasm.
Various organizations and institutions across the state organized cultural events, competitive programmes among children as a tribute to Chacha Nehru and his love for children.
Anganwadi Children from Itanagar, Naharlagun, Nirjuli, Doimukh and Balijan celebrated the day at the office premises of Directorate of Social Welfare, Women and Child Development, Naharalgun.
The Chief Guest of the occasion parliamentary secretary for Social Welfare, Women and Child Development Newlai Tingkhatra appealed all the officials of the department to work with devotion for overall welfare and development of the children in the state and implementation of all schemes pertaining to the department.
Director SW, WCD R T Riba highlighted the department’s plan for celebration of ICDS week all over the state from November 14-19.
Deputy Director (ICDS) PE Angu, In-charge food and nutrition board B Bordoloi and MLTC Principal M Gao also spoke on the occasion.
Later, Parliamentary secretary gave away prizes to the winners of various sports events conducted in AWCs of nearby ICS projects.
Heema Kids Paradise, Naharalagun celebrated the day at Hotel Tosum, Naharlagun in a befitting manner.
Speaking on the occasion as Chief Guest, Secretary Urban Development Kapa Kholi extended children’s day wishes to the children of Heema Kids Paradise in particular and the state in general.
He highlighted the importance of the Children Day celebration and also briefed the life history and achievements of former Prime Minister of India Jawaharlal Nehru.
Kholi called upon the parents to give time to their children’s education and other curricular activities, so that, they could become a good citizen in near future. He further suggested all the Kids schools of the state to conduct Kids camp programme at least once in a month in their respective school premises to build up a confident and strong determination in the young heart.
He appreciated the Heema Kids Paradise and also appreciated the parents for their cooperation to the institution.
Earlier, Chairman of Heema Kids Paradise Dr. Byabang Rana highlighting the activities carried out by the institution for over all development of the kids, informed that the institution is providing regular health check and other curricular activities to the kids.
The Chairman further appealed the parents to impart education in their respective home and assured to provide better services to its students.
Heema Kids Paradise, Principal Deepa Borah also appreciated all the parents for their cooperation to the institution.
Later, the playgroup, nursery and KG students of the institution presented songs and dances.
Guardian Angel School (residential) took out a rally in the main thoroughfare of the township with students carrying placards and banners reading ‘Unity in diversity’, ‘Unity is our strength’ ‘No child labour’ ‘Green Arunachal’ ‘Stop hunting wild animal, de-forestation’, ‘Each one plant one,’ ‘No plastic’ etc to mark the Children’s Day celebration.
The rally was flagged off at Zero point here by Dr. B N Sarmah, Liaison Officer Higher and Technical Education.
Over 400 hundred students of the school took participated in the rally along with their parents which was appreciated by all.
National Students’ Union of India Arunachal Pradesh unit also celebrated the day at Rajiv Gandhi Bhawan which was attended by PWD Minister Nabam Tuki, APCC vice president Tater Kipa, general secretary Minkir Lollen, APMCC president Yari Dulom, frontal heads, students, teachers and parent.
Essay writing and extempore speech competition were organised among students as part of the celebration and winners were given cash awards along with trophies. Nine students were given complimentary prizes and all others were given pen. The students of Arunachal Orphans School and Nrityangan Dance and Music Academy performed local and patriotic dances.
East Kameng Club also conducted drawing and essay writing competition for students at government middle school Pacha, East Kameng District as part of the children’s day celebration.
The competition was sponsored by WRD Minister Atum Welly, MLA Tapuk Taku and MLA Tani Loffa.
Source: The Arunachal Times